December 2, 2013
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
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...

November 12, 2013
Bicycle Safety: Hand Signals

Since we don’t have turn signals or brake lights on bikes, at least not yet, a few simple hand signals can alert drivers to your intentions. It’s important to signal early so as not to surprise drivers. When you surprise a driver you stand a very good change of being hit, so signal early. These...

November 1, 2013
Catrike Road Recumbent Bicycle
Is There a Recumbent or a Trike in Your Future?

After Adventure Cyclist published an issue about recumbents and trikes, I thought I should look into them a little more. I haven’t found a recumbent to ride yet; I’d sure like to find one of the high speed titanium models. But a good friend has a neighbor who owns a Catrike recumbent. He was very...

October 27, 2013
Texting to Someone Who is Driving May Cost You

Here's one example of why texting while driving is a threat to bike safety. In an incident in New Jersey in 2009 a teenage boy hit and very seriously injured a couple riding on a motorcycle. The boy, texting messages to his girlfriend while driving (not a smart idea), drifted across the center line and...

July 23, 2013
bike safety tips - driving
Look Out For New Mothers, and Everyone Else

A new study conducted by American Baby and Safe Kids Worldwide, and reported by the Car Connection, indicates that new mothers are among the most distracted drivers on the road. According to the study nearly 10% of new mothers had a motor vehicle accident while driving with a new baby. This is three times the...

June 8, 2013
cyclist motorist accidents
I Didn’t See Her, I Was Blinded by the Sun; Anyway It Was Only A Cyclist

Last April (2012) Katherine Shubert, 38 was riding her bicycle on country roads in Summerfield, NC when she was struck from behind and killed by an SUV driven by Kimberly Mann who lives in Summerfield, NC.  The cyclist was wearing a blinking red flashing light on the back of her bike jersey for visibility. You...