Archive for August, 2011

Family bike rides are terrific for spending quality time together! They’re social, educational, active, and memorable. Ride around the neighborhood, or take a picnic and explore trails at a park. Kids of all ages will have fun feeling more grown […]

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ERK, IRK, or URK?

“ERK!” my son shouts out as we pass the remains of something dead lying on the side of the road. “No, that was definitely an IRK,” I reply. “I’m pretty sure it was an URK,” my other son chimes in. […]

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Dogs and Bikes

Dogs love chasing bikes and I’ve yet to see one check for traffic before darting out. Experienced cyclists invoke various time-tested maneuvers with reflex-like reaction to avoid getting bit, but can’t protect dogs from traffic. Please keep us both safe […]

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Cycling across the United States was my childhood dream that became a reality decades later. Others have pedaled across their state, around the world, or on open-ended rides without a predetermined final destination. How? Make the decision. Pick a realistic […]

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Be a friendly cyclist. Sharing the road is a two-way street. Use a good rear-view mirror and when cars can’t pass safely, pull over to let them by when it’s safe to do so. Then wave to thank them for […]

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The Cycle Goes On

A young boy traverses his expanding world on his bicycle. Almost without realizing it, he learns to ride with increased skill as he grows older. Now he gives his young son a bicycle and they have fun riding together. Their […]

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