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Fair Weather

It’s almost winter. The weather has been changing and there have been some pretty rainy days. While the weather’s gross and I have other transportation options, I still end up on my bike....

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Not-Cyclists

There has been a move to build more infrastructure for cyclists here. However, with limited space on the road, this comes at a cost… which has local businesses concerned. But there is the...

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Serious about Safety

Every bike commuter knows is that safety is a complicated issue. They face it every day. However, some safety campaigns focus entirely on helmets. But that means there’s been a crash. What if it...

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The Myth of the Open Road

I bike pretty much everywhere in the city these days. But I also have a driver’s license and 16 years of driving experience. And occasionally I still drive. Like the other day I...

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Real Women

Having worked in advertising a bit, I was intrigued by the ongoing debate about the representation of gender in bicycle advertising. At first, I was inclined to be offended too. But then, as I was...

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Thick Skin

It’s not good to honk at a cyclist because, well, it’s startlingly loud: I can understand the need to communicate, but horns don’t do the trick. But even when some folks use their...

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Wear & Tear

I bike pretty much everyday. And biking is great. Until it’s not. Then I have to come to terms with reality. Yes, I biked so much I basically wore out my bike. While...

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A Sign

There are many new bike lanes around town. However, just because there’s a bike lane it doesn’t mean that I get to bike in it. For a while I tried flag down cops...

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Fast Girls

There are what some folks call “fast girls:” And then there are fast girls: Apparently I’m the latter. And I feel bad sometimes because I really don’t mean any harm. But when the weather...

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