Archive for the 'Bikes' Category


Takes One to Know One

Posted on July 8th, 2014 · Posted in Bikes, Commuting

This excellent piece by Carl Alviani, titled “Why Bikes Make Smart People Say Dumb Things,” tackles the cognitive dissonance at work when people spew vitriol at the occasional scofflaw cyclist.. read more


Cycling Columbus

Posted on May 7th, 2014 · Posted in Bikes, Travel

My travel schedule has been nutty of late, so even fewer posts than usual. But here’s one: about my trip last week to Columbus, Ohio, a city I visited for.. read more


Cyclist Obey!

Posted on November 12th, 2013 · Posted in Bikes, Laws

Bike Snob (of course) nails it far better than I could in addressing the “you cyclists should just follow the rules and send the right message” crowd: It’s impossible, and.. read more

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Bike Notes – October 2013

Posted on October 25th, 2013 · Posted in Bikes

I walked around downtown Louisville at the beginning of the month and was stunned to see that the city has beaten Seattle to the punch with bike share – and.. read more


Denver Bike Share

Posted on July 24th, 2013 · Posted in Bikes

Today, on a gloriously sunny afternoon, I finally got a chance to try out Denver’s B-cycle bike share system. I was visiting Denver three years ago on the day the.. read more

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Lukewarm on Seattle Bike Share

Posted on May 2nd, 2013 · Posted in Bikes, Dumbness, Laws

Hub and Bespoke blog wrote the other day about Seattle bike share, with some nice links to posts about how great these systems are in other cities. And they are.. read more

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Rain Bikes

Posted on March 14th, 2013 · Posted in Bikes, Commuting

Every morning this week, I have looked at a grey but rainless Seattle sky and opted to ride my primary bike. And every day this week, it has been raining.. read more


Cyclists and the “Moral Order of the Road”

Posted on February 19th, 2013 · Posted in Bikes, Commuting, Laws

Yes, I suppose those of us on bikes may be “annoying” to those behind the wheel, but this BBC piece from psychologist Tom Stafford posits that driver antagonism toward cyclists.. read more

Maryland Considers Helmet Law

Posted on February 8th, 2013 · Posted in Bikes, Government, Laws

. . . and bike advocates say NO.  As Walter Olson points out, this may be shocking to those around the nation’s capital, but it is actually possible to be both.. read more

More Cheap Fixies

Posted on November 18th, 2012 · Posted in Bikes

Commute by Bike has a review of the low, low priced $219 (shipping included) Critical Cycles fixed-gear bike. It comes in lots of bright colors, and only one brake –.. read more