Get out in the road.
It's there for you too cyclist! You pay taxes to be able to freely transport yourself from A to B. There's no law against riding a bike in the road, and for good reason. However riding on the sidewalk is a seldom enforced legal violation in many places.
I saw a man who was hit by a right-on-red motorist yesterday afternoon in Springfield, VA. If you've ever tried to ride in Springfield, the place is a bike nightmare. With the "Mixing Bowl"…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on June 18, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
You might be seeing more of these in your future:
You know that London has invested nearly £ 1 billion for bicycles and alternative transport in…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on May 10, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Pardon if my French is poor. I mean to say "Tour of Suburban Lakes."
Anyways, I had to get out and explore today. And also, it was time to buy more light bulbs: excellent excuse to go on a ride.
Don't worry, those aren't miles. It's a little over 31.5 miles in total length.…
Added by Joe Paisley on April 5, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Motion pictures are worth a billion words.
The man built this prototype out of bike parts. Bikes to the rescue again. What are your thoughts? Check out the full website…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on March 25, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
"Drivelesslivemore.com is a web-based program designed to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality by shifting local travelers from drive-alone car trips to healthier, active, and greener travel modes: these include transit, cycling, walking, carpool, vanpool, car-sharing, water-taxi and telecommuting. This is called modeshift.
The website aims to accomplish…
Added by Joe Paisley on November 5, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Photocredit: Streetblog/Elizabeth Press
Want to know how to get around post-natural disaster in a metropolitan city? Try a bicycle. Why? Roads are closed, the subway is flooded, the bottleneck effect is huge. Well how do you get more through put on a road? Just use a smaller vehicle. Are the fuel stations…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on November 4, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments
How do you think of cycling in other countries? Unfortunately, they say cycling in China is in decline. A country that has relatively prospered without a a multitude of cars is finally falling victim to an overabundance of automobiles. This is due to a lot of things, but I'm not expert on it. All I know is, it's harder for people to ride a bike when there are more cars. Evidently, the convenience and status appeal of the car has finally diffused from Western countries, and ironically I…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on September 11, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I have yet to make it to this cooperative. One day I may, but in the mean time, it looks like they're doing just fine. Check them out, work on your bike, and go hang out and bullshit. It's a great way to meet people and learn. You can't beat that.
Added by Joe Paisley on September 5, 2012 at 12:31pm — No Comments
This is my favorite Bikenetic poster.
I went in to adjust the fit of my Jamis. Thanks for the advice…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on June 26, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
For the ladies out there, I'm going to attempt to recommend an article on a subject I know nearly nothing about - women's hair styles. They say this is a good way to avoid helmet head, especially if you've got longer hair. Let me know what you think!
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Added by Joe Paisley on June 23, 2012 at 8:39pm — No Comments
Although I was unable to attend this event due to my ride in the Shenandoah Valley, I would have loved to have gone. Luckily, my bud Michael made it and took some great photos. They say it was a great success, and the fundraising for bike advocacy was exemplary. Hooray!
Added by Joe Paisley on June 23, 2012 at 7:54pm — No Comments
You know you love showing off the fact that you don't need your handle bars. Why not do cool things while not holding them? Here are a few moves to get you started. What would you add to the list?
Added by Joe Paisley on June 22, 2012 at 3:14pm — No Comments
So Ande and Brooke, on the 1Love Tour, which I will be joining shortly, have been very busy. They're currently in Oregon, getting a sense of what bike culture is like there. Ande did this short film about the "Bike Move," and what it's all about. It's amazing stuff indeed, making a usually terrible experience into a fun one. Check it out!…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on June 22, 2012 at 3:08pm — No Comments
This movie is going to be awesome. Bill Murray is a bad ass. He does his own bicycle stunts. That is all.
Added by Joe Paisley on May 21, 2012 at 3:22pm — No Comments
A man named Graeme Obree, aka "The Flying Scotsman," who you may have heard of, is attempting to break the human-powered land speed record. How? With scrap parts and recycled materials.
He broke the hour record not once, but twice. You know how he did it? He built his own bike using washing machine parts. They outlawed his bike because…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on May 7, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments
Some Rails to Trails information for you all:
The U.S. Congress last week was handed the statistical analysis of the first three years of the groundbreaking Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP), which dedicated $25 million to each of four communities across the country to accurately demonstrate whether such investments equate to significantly higher levels of walking and bicycling, and a reduction in vehicle miles traveled.
"...an estimated 32 million…
Added by Joe Paisley on May 4, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
"The final project "The use of Space" is going to be architecture Master Thesis - about how to use urban space, with bikes, skateboards or just simple with your body."
Hugo Rocha is a fixed gear rider in Porto, Portugal. I've always agreed with anyone who said a bike, or anything other than a car, is a more efficient use…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on April 30, 2012 at 7:31pm — No Comments
"I am free."
Many people who don't ride can't understand what I mean when I say that riding a bike is freedom. These guys seem to understand pretty well, and they can express it in a very articulate manner. They can say what I and others already know.
Added by Joe Paisley on April 18, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments
There's plenty of discussion for these topics, I just thought I would share this little excerpt from a British article which I found interesting.
It is safer to cycle without a helmet?
Medically speaking, top neurosurgeons and researchers at the Department for Transport have found there are no disadvantages to wearing a bicycle…
Added by Joe Paisley on April 13, 2012 at 2:02pm — No Comments
These guys are just awesome. I love what they do. If you're near the DC area, you ought to check these guys out, they can fix you right up! And they have a great new look. I especially like the bicycle coming out of the building. What they're all about:
Our Mission is to promote a vibrant and inclusive cycling community by encouraging learning through a non-profit, volunteer-run, educational do-it-yourself workshop offering training, rides, and events to empower…
Added by Joe Paisley on April 11, 2012 at 8:31pm — No Comments