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...

May 20, 2010
Bicycle Riding and safety on Country Roads
Bike Safety – Country Roads

We are starting this blog to encourage cyclists to send in their safety ideas and their thoughts about bicycle safety.  We want this to be a forum for every aspect of bike safety.  We’ll publish all helpful and thoughtful comments, but no rants or raves or name calling or nonsense. We will also provide the...