Category Archives: Rides

An Encounter With A Spoiled Driver

With all the safety improvements and precautions motor vehicle users have been introduced to over the last twenty years, you would think that drivers might take safety to heart. Some probably do. But others see driving as a way to … Continue reading

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Sanctimonious Drivers Lecturing Random Cyclists

  Although the title of this post seems to say it all, there is more worth saying. The story behind what led to this post is as incredible as it is disheartening. It goes like this: The other day, I … Continue reading

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Cycling With Invisible Drivers

  The description “invisible drivers” can mean many things. If you’re a driver, it can refer to a car in your blind spot or a car entering the road out of nowhere without stopping to look for traffic. If you’re … Continue reading

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Stretching The Definition Of Road User

  As recently as ten years ago, I had never heard the term “road user.” I rode a bike; I drove a car; and I walked. But, I never imagined myself as a road user. Nor did I think of … Continue reading

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Driving Trends: The Surprise Bicycle Pass

  Road users are confused. Rules are changing. Roads are changing. Everything seems so different and no one knows exactly what to do or what is allowed — or what one can get away with. For decades, cars ruled the … Continue reading

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Bears And Bicycles Do Not Mix

  Some stuff you just can’t make up. Still, the same stuff is often difficult to believe. People will scoff when hearing such stories, delivered in an animated fashion full of relived emotion by a person who is confounded by … Continue reading

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Lycra Plus Craziness Spells A Recipe For Disaster

  Some days, I really wonder whether I’m awake in a distorted world or asleep in a nightmarish dream. Such bizarre things occur, right before my eyes, that I almost cringe at the thought of their being a part of … Continue reading

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Motorists Just Don’t Get It

  Cycling, in my view, is not just a hobby, a fad, or a form of recreation; it is an inherent trait of dedicated cyclists. In my own case, with the exception of my infancy, I’ve ridden a bicycle for … Continue reading

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Escaping the Jaws of an Angry Dog

  A number of years ago, I lived in a semi-rural area with narrow, winding roads lined with acres of fields as far as the eye could see. In those days, my schedule permitted me to ride midday when most … Continue reading

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Warmth In the Wind

  Summer offers few excuses not to ride, and heat is not one of them. When temperatures soar, motivation must come from within. The body feels lethargic, the legs weak, and the heart faint from pumping over-warmed blood through a … Continue reading

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