I got a new-to-me bike

Townie 7D Step Over 26 Matte Black

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

Why is bike share safer than regular biking?

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.

5K!

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!

Gray gutter goo

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

2,000 Miles in 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. :-)

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Why Bikes Make Smart People Say Dumb Things

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