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Perception

“Distance measured with a pair of compasses is not precisely the same as when measured by the leg.” –Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men on the Bummel He’s right. It’s all in the perception. Point A to Point B. Here to there should be the same, regardless. But it’s not. We all think of time passing Read the full article…


Support. And Freedom.

“The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom. The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard.” – Sloan Wilson, journalist   What an analogy! It’s hard to add to that, Read the full article…


Awareness

“The world lies right beyond the handlebars of any bicycle.” – Daniel Behrman, The Man Who Loved Bicycles Yes, it does. In one of my League of American Bicyclists courses, we do an entry exercise that includes the question, “What is the one word that describes what learning to ride a bike meant to you?” Read the full article…



You Never Know

You may know that I am a League Coach for the League of American Bicyclists. In that capacity, I have conducted seminars across the country, certifying new League Cycling Instructors (LCIs). They then teach bicycling skills and safety in their own communities, from “Learn-To-Ride” sessions for children and adults, to bike rodeos, to road use Read the full article…


That Ain’t Right…

“Nobody ever died from not knowing how to play flag football. Yet we spend tax money teaching kids its nuances in gym classes, while bicycle safety is still foreign to most school curriculums. That ain’t right.” – Don Cuerdon, cycling writer I was at a drivers’ education symposium last year, representing a state advocacy/education organization. Read the full article…


Motor Vehicle Law: A “Bike’s-Eye” View

Motor Vehicle Law: A "Bike's-Eye" View

A new course offered by the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition and Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University–New Brunswick provided law enforcement officers in five counties with the training necessary to help them understand how New Jersey’s motor vehicle code applies to bicyclists. Although New Jersey law explicitly gives bicycle riders the same rights Read the full article…



Melancholy…no

“More than any other emotion, melancholy is incompatible with bicycling.” –James E. Starrs, The Noiseless Tenor   What he said. I’ve ridden my bike at various times with various emotions and feelings: in happiness and in uncertainty. With vigor and in deep tiredness. Mindless and mindful. Hot, cold, wet, dry. With riding companions, and alone. Read the full article…