June 4, 2013
The Ride Of Silence Doesn’t Do Anything For Bike Safety. Courtesy Does.

Last year, I rode in the annual Ride of Silence.  While it is a wonderful idea to honor those cyclists hit or killed by motorists, I was turned off by the event.  I believe the execution defeated the purpose, which is to raise awareness of cyclists by drivers and to promote bike safety.  It is...

April 16, 2013
You Can Get Hurt On A Bike – educate them…

Last Sunday was the first really warm spring day in Greensboro, NC, so I decided to go for a bike ride.  Instead of going out into farm country where I usually ride because there’s very little traffic, I went to the nearby National Military Park which commemorates a Revolutionary War battle. I thought it would...

January 21, 2013
The Lance Armstrong Confession

http://tinyurl.com/a4a8sl2 – click here to read full Dan Wetzel article I was deeply saddened by the first night of the Oprah/Armstrong debacle.  The Dan Wetzel article above really spells out that this is a ruthless, arrogant bully, totally uncaring and unfeeling.  Dan expresses what I feel better than I could. I always suspected that Lance...

August 11, 2011
Hydration while cycling

I had a minor heart attack ten years ago, so I see a cardiologist every six months for a checkup.  My cardiologist is a cyclist too and a real good guy, so we usually take a few minutes to talk about new routes and other riding stuff. I was complaining about the heat to him...

April 13, 2011
Bicycle lanes and safety issues
Can’t We All Just Get Along?

The Wall Street Journal for April 2nd, carried a humorous anti-bicycle article by satirist P. J. O’Rourke entitled ‘Dear Urban Cyclists: Go Play in Traffic’.  It argued that bicycles are taking over city streets.  One of his better lines read, “The bicycle is … a donkey cart without the cart, where you do the work of...

February 18, 2011
Cyclist Hit
Why I Started see me wear™

Quite a few people have asked me why I started see me wear.  After all, I’m 76, not exactly a kid.  But, I like a challenge and I see such a need for the product, I simply couldn’t pass it up.  Anyway, staying active may keep me around a little longer. As a cyclist I’ve...

January 28, 2011
bicycle safety gear
You have to be crazy not to wear fluorescent bike clothing

The December, 2010 issue of Bicycling magazine has an interesting and important article about high-visibility clothing, written by Bob Mionske.  The data was researched by Rick Bernardi, J.D. Here’s an excerpt, “There’s safety in numbers-especially when the numbers show how high-visibility clothing can prevent an accident.  Experts use two figures to measure how drivers see...