Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Dangers Of Drivers Who Trivialize Car Crashes

A few days ago, someone I follow on Twitter tweeted a link to one of the most frightening personal confessions I have ever seen. In the past, we never saw such things. Now that personal disclosure has become a national … Continue reading

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Power Grips Pedal Straps

Although many cycling products today are aimed at enthusiasts and racers, there are some products which are perfect for riders who use their bikes for transportation, particularly for shorter trips. One such product is Power Grips pedal straps. This particular … Continue reading

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A Case Of Wheel Truing Thumb

Those of you who don’t do your own bike maintenance may not be able to truly appreciate this post. But, you might want to read it anyway to get the flavor of what it is like to be a home … Continue reading

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Winter Weather Doesn’t Deter Certain Cycling Families

It’s no secret to those who know me: I walk around with a camera most of the time. As the owner of more than one camera, I do not consider phone cameras to be real cameras. Sure, you can take … Continue reading

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The Myth Of Boston Drivers, Boston Bicyclists And Boston Walkers

Boston drivers are legendary. People from all over the U.S. and many other parts of the world are familiar with the fast and wild driving that goes on in and around Boston. These drivers should really be called Massachusetts drivers … Continue reading

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Wheels Are Really A Very Natural Part Of Human Movement

Yes, the photo at the top of this post contains no bicycles, on a bicycling blog no less. However, it depicts something so central to human ideas and behavior that it should not be ignored. I, however, somewhat ignored my … Continue reading

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Are Crashes Involving Only Cyclists Accidents?

Recently, I read about the untimely death of a well-respected local cycling leader in Los Angeles. She died as a result of a crash which occurred during a group ride. Despite following the story over a number of days, not … Continue reading

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Princess Drivers Suffering From Cycling Envy

We’ve been led to believe that drivers would never want to be cyclists. Too often, drivers disparage cyclists, stereotyping them with all sorts of negative characteristics and claiming that they are a nuisance on the road. It’s all been said … Continue reading

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Bicycle Racing As A Denial Of Aging

Most people who follow bicycle racing have heard by now about the story of a 62-year-old racer, David LeDuc, who was caught using performance enhancing drugs. A test he was given after the U.S. Masters National Road Championships this summer … Continue reading

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