By Stan Purdum This winter, and for the past few, my wife and I have been able to escape the northern cold and spend January and February in Florida. And so, of course, I bring my bicycle along. Our place is in central Florida, not far from Disney World, but far enough away that I have some feasible options for road riding. … [Read more...] about Winter Cycling In Florida: More Traffic, Yet More Trails
Editor's Note: A buddy and I were riding last weekend when he mentioned that, while on a recent trip to Singapore, he read about a cyclist (a bike courier) getting charged for murder after running down a pedestrian. My mind immediately went to the two well-publicized instances I could recall of cyclists killing pedestrians in the U.S. – and then, later, I thought of an article … [Read more...] about Correcting the False Equivalencies in the Cars vs. Cyclists Debate
By John Yoder One of my favorite cycling goals is to ride as many miles as I am old on my birthday. So, for example, when I turned 65, I did a 65-mile ride. I’ve done this birthday ride many times, sometimes alone, often with friends, and I find that the day is always an affirmation of life: I’m still here and mobile! I admit that I’m not a slave about riding on my … [Read more...] about On My 66th Birthday, I Did 66 Steps Instead of Miles
By John Yoder The summer I retired, our office hired a young intern named Roseabeth who was interested in cycling and, like me, lived in the same town 15 miles from our work. When she heard that I commuted to work by bike, she asked if she could ride with me some morning and learn the route I used. I said that I'd be happy to show her the route – and so, my mentoring … [Read more...] about How I Became a Cycling Mentor
By John Yoder Recently, I was sitting in the bleachers at my grandson’s baseball game when a teenage boy on crutches hobbled to a seat in the first row near me. He was walking by leaning on the top of his crutches, and as he sat down with some friends, he greeted them with the words, “These things hurt,” an obvious reference to the crutches. … [Read more...] about Should I Intervene – Or Not?