I got yet another bike. :-) It’s not as bad as it sounds. This summer, we cleaned the house. I got rid of a road bike that I haven’t used in decades. I no longer want to wear spandex and have distracted drivers speed by me too close on two-lane country roads. I also got… Continue reading I got a new-to-me bike
A new study looks at why bike share is so much safer than regular biking. Surprisingly, a combination of inexperienced riders riding heavy bikes in urban areas without helmets (along with a few other factors) results in safety.
Today I completed a 5K. No, not a 5-kilometer race, but 5,000 miles on my bike since my family gave it to me on Fathers’ Day 2013. Yeah, it’s hard for me to believe, too. :-) Ride on!
This great ad campaign was created by Bike Pittsburgh to encourage us to drive with care. They’re now working with People for Bikes to take it nationwide. I like it! Credit: “Bike With Care” by Bike Pittsburgh. Used under Creative Commons license.
Today’s morning commute went less well than planned. Rounding a gentle bend, I detected a squishy wiggle from the rear tire. After biking a short, hopeful distance I stopped. Squeezing the rear tire confirmed my suspicions — I had a flat. And it was covered in gray gutter goo. Ugh! After fixing the flat I… Continue reading Gray gutter goo
My September Bicycling Accomplishments Not much a month to write home about, as I biked only 144 miles. I biked that low mileage even though this is BTA Bike Commute Challenge month. I got sick at the beginning of the month, working from home for much of a week and then I took a week’s… Continue reading Biking recap for September 2014
My August Bicycling Accomplishments I biked all but four days in August, including biking every weekday to work. I didn’t quite hit my monthly record, but 462 miles is within 9 miles of it. Close enough! ;-) I hit 2,000 miles so far for the calendar year. At this rate, 3,000 miles for the calendar… Continue reading Biking Recap for August 2014
Another day, another bike ride. Today I biked my 2,000th miles so far this year. Last year it took me until December. At this rate, more than 3,000 miles is possible. :-)
My July Bicycling Accomplishments This wasn’t much of an accomplishment for me, but another big thank-you to Hillsboro’s Bike N’ Hike. I broke two spokes on my rear wheel within the span of a fortnight. The second time I questioned whether it would make more sense to get a brand new wheel. Maybe mine had… Continue reading Biking Recap for July 2014
Why Bikes Make Smart People Say Dumb Things. A good discussion on why those who drive cars think those who ride bikes are scofflaws and some good arguments why we’re not. Money quote: “The likely conclusion is that people riding bikes don’t break more laws or fewer laws than when they drive cars, but they… Continue reading Why Bikes Make Smart People Say Dumb Things