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Another seed planted(via)
Since before I've been seriously biking, Reese has been seriously jogging. I, of course, have been slowly and subtly working to convince her that she should be biking instead of jogging, so I'll have fun people to ride with. :)
I get featured on Change Your Life Ride A Bike(via)
I wrote about my biking, and they gave me a link. :)
Second bikeavaersary
Two years ago, today, I walked into a bike store and rode out on a new bike, with the idea that it was fairly stupid to be driving 10 miles to work when I could bike 5 miles and take the train the rest of the way. I figured that I'd save money and get some exercise...
Bike Party: Light Rider
I'd heard about Bike PArty before and wanted to go but didn't get around to it. Finally, Jess went and had a blast. So I finally added the Bike Party website to my RSS reader and made sure to show up...
Biked to the pacific for the first time...
I have to keep adding more extreme bike rides in order ot keep myself motivated. There's so many cool spots to reach via bike and if I keep my eye on the next cool spot that's just a little bit farther than I could reach before, I'll be motivated to keep trying.
Why Bike To Work Day is important to me
I've realized that, over the past two years, I have become exceptionally passionate about biking. I wasn't always like this...
How to join in on the Bike To Work Day fun
So I've been doing the bike commute for about 2 years, with some stretches of driving because of my bike getting stolen. And I've seen the same people over and over again riding the train with me and then I've seen some people who got frustrated and returned their bikes to the dustpile. The thing is, ten years from now, I probably can't be as effective of a voice as I can be now because some of it is still very much new to me too...
How to join in on the Bike To Work Day fun
So I've been doing the bike commute for about 2 years, with some stretches of driving because of my bike getting stolen. And I've seen the same people over and over again riding the train with me and then I've seen some people who got frustrated and returned their bikes to the dustpile. The thing is, ten years from now, I probably can't be as effective of a voice as I can be now because some of it is still very much new to me too...
A simple guide to satire(via)
Too many college kids have written "Get off the road" articles about cycling for their college papers. I think this explains why they are stupid.
Old La Honda Road
Hill climbing is my nemesis. The problem is that I've got a fairly decent amount of power output, but my power-to-weight ratio is pretty poor. On the flat ground, power-to-weight doesn't matter nearly as much as going uphill.
New rules for telling me to get off the road
If you tell me to get off the road while I''m going faster than the speed limit in my bike...
Bike Hauling Problems
I've had some problems hauling what I want to haul on the bike lately. This culminated when my lunch ended up falling off my rack and ending up in the dirt, plus when I stopped, my bike toppled over and landed on it's side...
The Blessing Of The Bikes(via)
I like this much better than putting SUVs on the alter praying for lower gas prices.
One Year
On April 20, 2008, I purchased a new bike to replace my old bike, which was stolen from the secured parking garage underneath my apartment building. I didn't want to spend too much money on it, given that the previous bike had been stolen so quickly. And I was sufficiently paranoid about the whole thing that I don't really like letting the bike out of my sight outdoors anymore...
Idaho Stop explained in video form(via)
My friend Cygnoir commented that she's been nearly run over by "bicyclists who treat stop signs as yield and red lights as stop signs." I like this video because it explains why a proper Idaho-styled stop... well.. it's like a Chicago-stop to me. Personally, I view stop signs and stop lights as an excellent opportunity to make sure that my muscle memory for unclipping is getting built up and I get that extra bit of turning-me-into-one-buff-mofo exercise... but I can see why some folks want a law like this.
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