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Wounded…

The problem is that you can be wounded in your mind as well as your physique. Marco Pantani A crash changes lives. The injury is real. The scars prove it. For some, getting over it and moving on is not very difficult. For others the fear paralyzes. It prevents them from experiencing the joy they Read the full article…

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Seduction

“It’s the first machine we master as children and the one we abandon when the seductions of the automobile take over.” Colman McCarthy, journalist The feeling of joy. Of confidence. Of freedom. Mastery of the bicycle is a watershed moment for many. It’s the means by which we can explore the world beyond the boundaries Read the full article…

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No. NO!

Two crashes in Louisiana. Two people riding their bikes. Two fatalities. Two opportunities to get it right. Two times they got it wrong. This is a long post, but please read it. Yes, it’s a rant, to some degree, but it’s also a plea to get it right. Knowledge is key…for everyone. One: On August 17, Read the full article…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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