Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Premiere Of Ride Crazy: The Single Man March

  One of the perks of being a cycling blogger is that people contact you with all sorts of interesting things related to cycling. Not long ago, I was contacted by a director/producer regarding the upcoming premiere of his new … Continue reading

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Casual Cyclists Sometimes Lose The Ability To Think

As a cyclist, I’m tuned in to any bicycles in my vicinity. Sometimes, I even notice the familiar movement of a two-wheeled vehicle out of the corner of my eye, which I attribute to a bicycle, even though the cyclist … Continue reading

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Cyclists Encountering Aggressive Turkeys

Even though the title of this post sounds as if it should have something to do with the Thanksgiving holiday, it doesn’t. It’s about turkeys in their natural habitat, not on someone’s dinner table to be eaten for a feast. … Continue reading

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What More Truck-Like Vehicles On The Roads Means For Cyclists

For many years, virtually all of the vehicles on American roads were passenger cars. These vehicles were known as sedans, station wagons and sports cars. While they varied in size, none of them could be confused with trucks in any … Continue reading

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Scheduling Time For Movement

  All animals frequently move. They run, they climb, and they swim. Movement is part of their lives. Humans used to be the same way. Before the advent of agriculture, humans were nomads, or more specifically, hunters and gatherers. They … Continue reading

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Why People Should Buy Cycling Specific Clothes

Here we are again, in the middle of the holiday season, where the focus of most people’s lives is on consumerism. We are compelled by custom and marketing messages to shop for our loved ones, our acquaintances, our co-workers, and … Continue reading

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Biking Without Trust

One of the great unsolved mysteries in life is how to know who can be trusted, and when. Some people are inherently untrustworthy. Even trustworthy people can’t be trusted some of the time. Trust can be measured by the consequences … Continue reading

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Either Cycling Has Changed Or The World Has Become Less Safe

Changes are rarely sudden. More often than not, things evolve over a prolonged period of time, sometimes so subtly that changes are only perceptible in hindsight. Even then, it’s not always easy to know what changed. This problem struck me … Continue reading

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Cycling Chivalry And Damsels In Distress

Years ago, before cycling became mainstream, cyclists always waved to one another when crossing paths. A sense of camaraderie existed between them; it seemed almost like a code of honor. Most of these cyclists were men, as are most road … Continue reading

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