Monthly Archives: June 2014

Improving Urban Cycling Safety By Giving Yourself An Out

I have been giving a great deal of thought to the riding instruction given to new urban riders by cycling experts. I’m not entirely certain what makes these people experts other than the fact that they have had some training … Continue reading

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Can Cyclists Always Recognize Who Belongs In The Bike Lane?

Most of us expect bicycles to use bike lanes and cars to stay out. Of course, things don’t always work out that way. This annoys cyclists, especially when they are impeded in their progress or come close to crashing due … Continue reading

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Someone Thinks That Drivers Are Dumber Than We Do

Regular readers of this blog will recall the post I wrote a few days ago about the difference between bicycling advocates’ agendas and bicyclists’ interests. In that post, I mentioned a comment I received from a regular reader who, like … Continue reading

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Bicycling Advocates’ Agendas Versus Bicyclists’ Interests

I am a cyclist. Riding is what I do. It is what I have done for decades, and what I intend to do for decades to come. The miles I have put in have taught me a great deal beyond … Continue reading

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Reading Comprehension Levels And Bicycling Blogs

Bicycling does not seem to be a difficult subject to understand. Nonetheless, most blogs are written on a third grade level (which — for my non-American readers — is one of the earliest school grades in the U.S.) — and … Continue reading

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Cars Creating Lanes

Drivers! What are they thinking?! That’s the problem. They’re not thinking. Not a day goes by when I don’t get stuck with my bike wedged between a car and a curb because the car directly in front of me decided … Continue reading

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Unexpected Flaws In A Cyclist’s Path Can Cause Disastrous Consequences

I almost missed an interesting article because of its generic title: “Injured cyclist calls for more bike-friendly city.” Surely the guy who wrote this article could not have known much about cycling. What injured cyclists would not want the city … Continue reading

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Wrong Way Bike Lane Riders

Drivers often complain about bicyclists riding the wrong way down streets. They get particularly upset when this happens on one way streets because they don’t expect to see a moving object coming right at them. Cyclists have mixed views on … Continue reading

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A Diversity Of Bike Riders Changes The Conversation

Twenty years ago road cycling was the exclusive domain of a dedicated group of enthusiasts. Most of these riders rode for recreation or to train for road racing. Since neither of those activities was particularly popular at the time, few … Continue reading

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