Monthly Archives: January 2012

Motorists Just Don’t Get It

  Cycling, in my view, is not just a hobby, a fad, or a form of recreation; it is an inherent trait of dedicated cyclists. In my own case, with the exception of my infancy, I’ve ridden a bicycle for … Continue reading

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Illusions Created By Cyclists

  In a subjective world, perceptions are everything. How people see things is as important as what those things are in and for themselves because it’s human nature to interpret the world around us in the context of our own … Continue reading

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Sending Unified Messages to Cyclists

  There are two basic schools of thought among cyclists. One school of thought sees cycling as something that’s done for health, economic savings and preservation of the environment. The other school of thought sees cycling as nothing more than … Continue reading

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Defying Beliefs About Cyclists

  When it comes to minority groups, the majority group always develops preconceived notions about who they are. Such ideas are based on observation, partial knowledge, emotion and imagination. Cyclists, as a minority group, have been, and continue to be, … Continue reading

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Cyclist Safety Isn’t Just About Riding

  Every activity brings with it a degree of risk. Some risks are within the control of the participant, including perceived risks whereby the participant anticipates events which may or may not happen, and actual risks which can be mitigated … Continue reading

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Riding Against the Tide

  Riding a bicycle facing traffic is never a great idea. Drivers don’t expect to see a bicycle coming down the side of a road, to their right. They also don’t expect to encounter bicycles in places other than those … Continue reading

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How Bicycle Type and Riding Style Affect Drivers’ Perceptions

  A number of theories have been proposed about why drivers react the way they do to cyclists. Some of the explanations are obvious, such as that bicycles are in their way or slow them down. Others are based on … Continue reading

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The Bicycle Moving Company Concept Comes to America

  Sometimes, I write things which seem implausible to others, at the time, but not to me. I write about these things because I see possibility in seemingly unattainable things. And, I see no reason not to wonder what if … Continue reading

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Bike Lanes Are Either Keeping Bikes In Or Keeping Cars Out

  With budgets tight and populations soaring, competition for resources has grown fierce. Around the world, competing interests dominate discussions about how a country’s revenues should be spent. Money can be allocated in many ways; what constitutes the right way … Continue reading

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