Archive for November, 2010

Helmets and Risk Compensation

Posted on November 29th, 2010 · Posted in Commuting, Gear

An add-on to my recent Commute By Bike post regarding “4 Myths About Helmets and Safety:”  I pointed out that the theory of “risk compensation” – that adding riskier elements.. read more

Yeah, I Walked Home Today

Posted on November 22nd, 2010 · Posted in Commuting

Snow is a rare thing in Seattle, but when it happens – particularly when combined with cold air blowing down from Canada – the streets turn into hockey rinks.  Some.. read more

London to Ban Trucks?

Posted on November 19th, 2010 · Posted in Commuting

I’ve mentioned before the UK study regarding cycling deaths in London, including in my “10 Rules for Urban Bike Commuting” post.  One finding of the study was the women were.. read more

San Francisco/Berkeley

Posted on November 16th, 2010 · Posted in Travel

I made a quick trip to the Bay Area with some college buddies over the weekend to watch Oregon eke out a win over Cal.  The weather was absolutely perfect.. read more

Crime Riders!!

Posted on November 11th, 2010 · Posted in Laws

This goes at to all of you people concerned about us law-breaking people on bikes: (h/t Copenhagenize)

More Commentary on my “10 Rules for Urban Commuting”

Posted on November 9th, 2010 · Posted in Commuting

My “10 Rules” post at Commute by Bike continues to elicit strong reactions – this one, by Dottie at Let’s Go Ride a Bike, takes issue with my “macho” tone.. read more

Want . . .

Posted on November 9th, 2010 · Posted in Bikes

Bella Ciao – lugged frame, single speed “Ingegnere,” handmade in Italy.  And check out those fenders!  Is it too soon for a new rain bike? (h/t Urban Velo)

Make Your Own Bike Box

Posted on November 5th, 2010 · Posted in Commuting, Roads

Sure, Seattle has now added a few bike boxes, but until we get more, you’ve got to be ready to make your own.  How?  Ride through traffic to the front.. read more

Contending with Buses

Posted on November 2nd, 2010 · Posted in Commuting

Love this interview with @velobusdriver, a Metro bus guy who is also a bike commuter.  Terrific view into the issues faced by bus drivers in dealing with cyclists, and strategies.. read more

Obeying Traffic Rules ≠ Safety

Posted on November 1st, 2010 · Posted in Commuting, Laws

Expanding on my last post:  I see drivers and pedestrians make stupid maneuvers every day.  So far, I have succeeded in not generalizing these instances of untoward behavior into categorical thinking about.. read more