July 23, 2013
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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
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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...

June 4, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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Hydration while cycling
Hydration

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
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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...