Tag Archives: Bike Culture

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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How Cars Affect The Lifestyles Of Certain Populations

Many things about cars are taken for granted. They have been part of our everyday lives for so many years, we can no longer  imagine life without them. We see cars as making transportation easier. We see them as providing … Continue reading

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Scoping Out Bike Routes While Driving

Driving in and around cities has got to be one of the most stressful and frustrating experiences anyone can have. Drivers can’t let their guard down for even one minute for fear that a wayward car will lull them into … Continue reading

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City Streets Are Not Bicycle Race Tracks

There are times when city officials consent to closing city streets to traffic for the purpose of allowing a sanctioned bicycle race to take place. The purpose of closing the streets to traffic is to protect the safety of pedestrians, … Continue reading

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Cycling Weather Around The Globe

The title of this post is slightly misleading because I have been unable to review this issue around the globe. But, an article I saw about riding in the rain in The Netherlands made me wonder about how cyclists react … Continue reading

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Cycling In America Goes With Privilege Not With Necessity

The article on cycling elitism, which I wrote about a few days, ago piqued my curiosity about who is riding bicycles today and why. My research led me to several articles which confirmed that the majority of cyclists in America … Continue reading

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Is The Rise Of Cycling Elitism A Result Of Individual Goals Or Infrastructure Evolution?

As I was scrolling through a list of links to current cycling news and blogs, I came across a headline which caught my attention. It was about the rise of an upper class cycling culture. The author of this article … Continue reading

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Can We Improve Safety For Novice Cyclists By Changing Our Own Positions?

Commenting is an important part of blogging. It gives the author and readers a way to express their impressions and ideas and it facilitates discussion. This blog receives quite a few comments for a personal blog. It may not be … Continue reading

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Speed Up Slow Down Cyclists

Today I will take a break from the recent discussions on this blog about where cyclists should position themselves when sharing the road with cars, to discuss — OK, rant — about something that really irks me. As a long-time … Continue reading

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