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Bicycle!

“Act Bicycle! Speak Bicycle! Write Bicycle! Advise Bicycle! Impact Bicycle! Meet Bicycle! Recruit Bicycle! Persist Bicycle! Subscribe Bicycle! Communicate Bicycle! –Roger Hertz, cycling advocate What he said. Yep. The mind immediately jumps to the folks who are in front of politicians or talking to the press about “cycling issues.” Of course these people are advocates Read the full article…


Reading bike books…

So I’ve been reading bike books. Yep, my inner bike geek is showing. I recently bought “Bikenomics” by Elly Blue. It’s about how bicycling can make a huge difference in the economy…now there’s a surprise! From the title, you might have suspected…what? But that book will be the subject of another post. I’ll just say Read the full article…


Lifesavers

I’m on the plane on my way home from the annual Lifesavers Conference: 2,500 of my closest, newest, friends. It’s a national meeting: the largest gathering of highway safety professionals in the US. Attendees comprise law enforcement, EMS, planners, engineers, and advocates. Never heard of it? Neither had I until a friend said he wanted Read the full article…



Educating enforcement

After my own crash a few years ago, I decided that I had to figure out a way to expand my reach in educating people about “smart cycling,” as it’s called by the League of American Bicyclists. I enjoyed (and still do) seeing the “Aha!” moments when riders, both new and experienced, begin to understand Read the full article…



coming back to the bike

“It’s when you come back to bicycling, after long dispractice, that you realize how exquisite a physical art it is.” –Christopher Morley, author, The Romany Stain Long dispractice. Yep. Bought property. Sold property. Moved across the country. Fix up/ decorate/ make the house ours. Inertia. Not an urban rider. Few roads for road riding. Don’t Read the full article…