Tag Archives: Cycling Life

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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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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When A Bicycle Becomes A Lock

Those of us who are active in the cycling world are accustomed to regarding bicycles as vehicles. We see them as a means of transportation. We see them as a form of recreation. And, we see them as an integral … Continue reading

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Should A Cyclist Give Advice When Safety Is In Question?

When you ride a bike as much as I do, you see almost every kind of riding at least once. Sometimes it seems as if there are as many ways to ride a bicycle as there are cyclists. Each one … 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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A Man And His Bicycle

It’s not every day that you walk past a familiar pond only to see a man, wrapped up in music only he can hear, with his trusty bike leaning nearby. The man was gazing out on the water as if … 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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Should Exercise Be Removed From The Activity Of Bicycling?

Exercise and cycling are seen as virtually synonymous. Health benefits are among the main attractions for choosing cycling over other modes of transportation. Cycling advocates and enthusiasts point to the cardiovascular benefits which come from pedaling a bike, as well … 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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A Cyclist Becomes The Deer In The Headlights

We’ve all heard of the proverbial deer in the headlights. This phrase is used to describe either a deer itself or someone who is staring mindlessly as if he or she was a deer in the headlights. Deer have an … Continue reading

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