Friday, July 11, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
I was coming the other way on my bike.
He said he wasn’t paying attention to the road.
My neck was broken, my shoulder torn to pieces, my hand had a spiral fracture.
Six years later, my neck doesn’t turn like yours does. My handwriting has been transformed to that of an 80-year-old.
Stuff like this happens to bike riders all the time. Not everyone is as lucky as me. A lot of cyclists get killed — more than 700 of them a year — including some people I’ve known.
Am I biased? Sure. I ride thousands of miles every year. I also drive a car tens of thousands of miles. I will fly more than 50,000 miles this year. And I cover transportation for The Post. You could say I’m biased about every form of transportation, and you’d be right.
Here’s my bias: No matter how you go — bike, car, bus, train, boat or plane — I want you to get there safely.
I’m sick to death of people who take risks with other people’s lives.
And lately I've become disgusted with all the venom aimed at cyclists.
Read more at the Washington Post.
Posted by Cycho Librarian at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
See more on Instructables.
Posted by Cycho Librarian at 4:00 PM
From April 2013, we spent 6 months on the road crossing the United States by bicycle. This is a collage of the videos I shot while on the road along with an interview with Denise (my wife and biking partner). View some of our preferred moments of the journey and get Denise's impressions as you watch the panorama unfold.
It is a long video, I know! But I could not cut any more scenes! If you like, I also suggest that you watch the video footage of some of the fantastic hosts we met along the way such as "The Bikernappers in Canon Beach" or "James at Newton Bike Shop" or Reynaldo and Leonard in "Seattle"