Monthly Archives: April 2013

The 2013 Christina Clarke Genco Mother’s Day Memorial Ride

Depending upon how we look at it, a finite period of time can either fly by or drag on for an eternity. Occasionally, both things seem to happen simultaneously; time can be both long and short, contingent only upon one’s … Continue reading

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Another Use For Bicycles: Solving Serious Problems

When most of us think of bicycles, we think of riding for transportation, for recreation, or for racing. Bicycles are generally seen as a way to travel from one place to another. We see bicycles as reducing pollution by replacing … Continue reading

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New Trends In Cyclist Harassment

  Just when I thought I’d seen it all, I became a victim of a new cyclist harassment technique. As I was riding down a narrow road, a car followed closely behind me. I could hear it braking and accelerating, … Continue reading

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Triumph, Agony and Sorrow

Before bicycles the main form of human powered transportation was feet. No vehicles existed. They had not yet been conceived of. So humans relied on their feet for travel and safety. Many millennia ago, when humans roamed the plains, they … Continue reading

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Separate But Equal Revisited

Traffic laws are a sticky issue for cyclists. Whether to obey traffic laws or not has been a topic of hot debate. And neither side can manage to see eye to eye with the other. I’ve written about this topic … Continue reading

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Is Consuming Food And Beverages On A Bicycle Part Of Bicycle Infrastructure?

Cyclists must be harder to understand than I first thought. Even though the idea of accommodating a growing number of cyclists has come to the forefront in many countries, how to do that still remains a mystery. City planners and … Continue reading

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Building Bicycle Infrastructure Must Be Either Temporary Feel Good Politics Or Permanent Change

Riding a bicycle in the Boston area is precarious business. Boston’s horrendous traffic and legendary reckless drivers are only part of the problem. The other part is the roads themselves. After a long, snowy winter, many of the roads look … Continue reading

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Can Cycling Cure The Obesity Problem?

The current trend towards obesity, if left unchecked, may become one of the biggest problems facing societies going forward into the 21st century. Globally, obesity rates have doubled since 1980. This problem is no longer the sole province of wealthy … Continue reading

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Life Inside The Door Zone

  The door zone is a scary place for cyclists who know what it is. Not knowing gives one peace of mind, but increases one’s danger. Now that spring has arrived, and people have begun to emerge from their winter … Continue reading

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