June 19, 2014
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Time to Take Action

Another dead cyclist, another hit & run by a distracted driver. Please folks, bicycle safety is very important. If you are a cyclist and want to continue to ride and live, we want to hear from you. We want to start a national movement to use technology that totally disables smart phones and in-dash digital...

May 15, 2014
09
Bicycle Safety & A Ghost Bike Tribute
Spooked by Ghost Bikes

Dear Reader, as always please be safe on the roads...always wear a high visibility bike jersey or high vis jacket and do everything in your power to practice proper bicycle safety, so that we don't have more unfortunate deaths on the road. About a week ago, my buddy RAK and I were riding one of...

February 28, 2014
10
distracted drivers kill cyclists
You Can Help Fight Distracted Driving

Distracted driving crashes kill over 3,300 Americans each year. Every one of these deaths is totally unnecessary and totally preventable. Cyclists and pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to distracted drivers. A major University Hospital evaluated every traffic death in America over a six year period and found the rate of pedestrian deaths increased 45%; while bicyclist...

December 27, 2013
11
Hands free apps safer texting
Crash Text Dummies

More about bike safety and dealing with texting behind the wheel: In the November 2013 issue of "Scientific American" David Pogue, who writes the 'TechnoFiles' column, discusses the latest research on texting while driving. The study compared hands-free texting to hands-on texting. The results are surprising. There appears to be no difference between either method...

December 19, 2013
12
High Visibility Jackets Don’t Affect How Close Motorists Pass Cyclists

Check out this interesting article on bikeradar.com regarding high visibility jackets and then see my take on it below. This is a very interesting article. To me the most important thought in the article is the third paragraph; “…there is little that cyclists can do with their wardrobe to influence motorists’ behavior once they’ve been...

December 2, 2013
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Cyclist safety issues on roads
Is It O.K. to Kill Cyclists?

Check out this great article from The New York Times, and then read below on how I take bike safety a step further. This is a very important article; every cyclist and driver should read it. I fully support his recommendations. Every cyclist should heed the last paragraph. Each time you get on a bike...

November 21, 2013
14
Bike Sharing Programs

The Economist is probably my favorite general interest, non-enthusiast magazine.  Edited in the UK, it’s been in business over 100 years and while it has a unique British perspective it is quite pro-American.  It offers excellent insights into world events. Photo courtesy of The Economist/AWL Here's an interesting article they published about the rapid growth...