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Bikes and the law

“Is it about a bicycle?” The Third Policeman, Flann O’Brien No, it’s about bicycling and traffic law. I haven’t read the book from which the quote comes, but it looks fascinating, and more than a bit weird. I put it on hold at the library so I can learn what the line has to do Read the full article…

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Is this about bicycling?

“Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.” — Helen Keller Is this about a bicycle? Well, no, not really. There is a tremendous amount of effort required to learn to balance a bicycle…or anything else. Most of us Read the full article…

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Bicycles…and airplanes

“Society is singularly in debt to the bicycle, since bicycle mechanics developed the airplane as well as the automobile.” James E Starrs, The Noiseless Tenor Did you know? Several of the developers of the automobile and the airplane were “wrenches.” Rudolf Egg, Edward Butler, Léon Bollée. Peugeot. Charles and Frank Duryea. The Wright brothers and Read the full article…

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Dedication

“No quote today.” Les Leathem OK, so I didn’t start today’s post with a bicycling quote. I guess it is a quote, though…Why no bicycling quote? Because today I’m going to talk about how I spent one weekend this month. I was in Sarasota, Florida, working with LCI (League Cycling Instructor) candidates. These folks came Read the full article…

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Bikes as a workout, too

“My own preferred fitness regime is to use my bicycle. -Paul Hollywood, celebrity chef I’ve done a lot of different types of exercise over the years. Nautilus machines. Dumbbells. Barbells. Kettlebells. Aerobics. Cybex. Universal. Ellipticals. Body weight. Rowers. Bodypump. You get the idea. For my entire adult life I’ve exercised in one way or another. Read the full article…

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