Yearly Archives: 2014

Bicycle Bandits Should Avoid Motor Vehicles

Surprisingly, the use of a bicycle as a getaway vehicle is on the rise. This is probably because robbers can’t flee quickly enough on foot, and a motor vehicle would be too easy to identify. A bicycle provides the best … Continue reading

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With The Advent Of Motorized Vehicles Came The Concept Of Traveling Out Of The Way

One thing about riding a bicycle is that most cyclists try to find the most direct route to their destination. The shorter the route, the easier it will be physically, barring the existence of steep hills, for them to get … Continue reading

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Humans Creating Divisions Among Themselves And Drawing Comparisons

If there’s one thing humans like to do, it’s categorize people. Everything from race to religion, height, weight, age, gender, ethnicity, ability, talent and achievement — to name a few — are considered. Once everyone is classified into at least … Continue reading

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When Is Being Seated Not Sitting?

As a photographer, I tend to see the world as an interesting and ever-changing collection of “interesting shots.” These shots do not include selfies. For while selfies can loosely be defined as photos, they do not reflect the photographer’s eye … Continue reading

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Motorcycle And Bicycle Interactions

Most discussions about bicycles on the roads revolve around their interactions with cars. Cars are the dominant and most abundant vehicles on the roads, and bicycles are the most vulnerable and least prevalent vehicles on the roads. So, naturally, given … Continue reading

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Designing Affordable Bicycle Components For Transportation And Practicality

In the U.S., bicycle components are often seen as luxury items. All sorts of fancy, high tech designs have been created in the name of precision and shaving weight off of the bike. None of these components are designed with … Continue reading

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Everyday People Thinking Up New Uses For Bicycles

From even a cursory exploration of the subject, it would seem that there are a finite number of uses for a bicycle. Technically speaking, there are. But, just when it seemed as if we had exhausted all options, someone thought … Continue reading

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Knowledge, Technology And Social Networking Converge To Recover A Stolen Bicycle

Bicycles, as lightweight objects which can’t be permanently affixed to anything, are an easy target for thieves. Even when they are locked, a determined thief will manage to break them free. It’s a combination of determination on the part of … Continue reading

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A Cyclist Who Should Give Thanks On Days Other Than Thanksgiving Day

There are some really strange stories on the Internet about cyclists’ experiences. And given that they are posted on the Internet, one has to wonder about their veracity. It isn’t always easy to know who wrote the story, although sometimes … Continue reading

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Misinterpreting Statistics To Show Cyclists As Causing More Bike-Car Crashes Than Drivers

Yet again, the passage of a 3 foot passing law, designed to protect cyclists as drivers pass them, sparked a debate. This time, the debate ensued in San Diego, California. The argument was over sharing the road, not surprising given … Continue reading

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