December 17, 2010
Bike Safety London
Crazy In London – Part 2

They’re crazy in London  -  Part 2 In the last entry I wrote about the London cycling scene and how the government is trying to encourage bicyclists.  It’s been successful, as riding has increased an estimated 15-20%, according to the Times of London. However the fatality rate has also increased, by an actual 10% for...

December 2, 2010
Bicycling London
Crazy in London

They’re crazy in London  -  Part 1 I just got back from two weeks in England, most of it spent in London.  My wife is a student of British History and couldn’t get enough of it.  It was great to revisit and see it through her eyes.  I learned a lot. I was shocked at...

November 17, 2010
Follow Us on Facebook and Twitter

  We’ve recently joined the social media stratosphere and you can follow us there (or not).  Either way, bike safely – Earle. Facebook: Twitter:

October 25, 2010
Bicycle mirrors
Mirrors: What You Don’t See

Based on my observation, very few cyclists use mirrors.  Look in any bike store, there are just a couple to choose from.  My riding buddy uses a small mirror that clips on his glasses.  I use a larger Blackburn mirror that attaches on the brake/shift lever.  They both work well; even with his smaller mirror...

September 30, 2010
dogs chasing bicycles
Dogs: Don’t let them hound you

A friend of mine who cycled cross country said dogs were his biggest problem. Every rider has a problem with dogs.  A much younger friend claims he outruns them, good luck to that.  I know I can’t. Here’s what I’ve tried: A water pistol with or without a very mild vinegar or ammonia solution.  Effective...

September 22, 2010
Riding Against Traffic: Stubborn and Dangerous

You don’t see it very often, but this morning I saw a young couple riding against traffic, instead of with it.  I stopped them, and tried to explain why what they were doing is very dangerous and annoying to drivers.  They were polite but very stubborn; their theory is that they can see the cars...

September 9, 2010
The Real Problem between Cyclists and Drivers

Last October in Greensboro, NC, a cyclist was killed in a particularly terrible manner by a driver who then left the scene.  The driver was recently sentenced to 17 months in prison for felony hit and run.  The local paper condemned the sentence as too lenient as did several talk radio shows.  One talk show...