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Can Everyday Bicycling Make You Happier? | Momentum Magazine

Photo by Eugenio Marongiu/ Shutterstock Sheri Foster began riding her bike to work every day when she was working as a lifeguard while studying for her undergraduate degree. 20 years later, biking remains an essential part of her day. Foster strongly believes that cycling is responsible for her improved mental wellness. For Foster, making the decision to commute by bike was not just about physical fitness. The exhilaration of rolling along a bike path and the challenge of riding year-round through any kind of weather has prepared Foster for the work day, and helps her unwind at the end. “If I don’t bike, I feel as though I’m missing a part of my day,” said Foster. “When I bike each day I feel happier. I’m more at peace and more relaxed.” [Keep reading at Momentum Magazine]

Lexington grad's ride marks 30 cancer-free years | Mansfield Journal

When John Robinson was diagnosed with cancer he was told he had a 35 percent chance of survival. Thirty years later, he's biking across the state to raise money for research that he calls 'the cure to cancer.' / Photo submitted MANSFIELD  — Lexington graduate John Robinson was 14 when he was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia and told he had only a 35 percent chance of survival. A persistent nosebleed during summer camp in 1984 had alerted doctors. He went through the usual treatments, chemotherapy and radiation. He missed his sophomore year of school. He lost his hair, 48 pounds and nearly lost his life. Flash forward to this year. Robinson found himself asking, what do you do when you survive cancer 30 years longer than expected? His answer: “330 in 30 for 30.” [Keep reading at Mansfield Journal]

The Marginalization of Bicyclists

How the car lane paradigm eroded our lane rights and what we can do to restore them Dan Gutierrez, who helped write this article, took the video from which these snapshots are taken. In the left photo, Dan’s colleague Brian DeSousa is riding close to the curb in the right-hand lane of a multilane arterial. That position invites motorists to pass him within the lane, and sure enough, one does. On the right Brian is in a  lane control  position, which tells motorists they need to change lanes to pass. Not long ago I was riding in the middle of the right-hand (slow) lane on a 4-lane urban street with parallel parking and a 25 mph speed limit. I had just stopped at a 4-way stop when the young male driver of a powerful car in the left lane yelled at me, “You aint no f***ing car man, get on the sidewalk.” He then sped away, cutting it close as he changed lanes right in front of me in an attempt, I suppose, to teach me a lesson. That guy stated in a profane way the world view of

Edward Masters: The Spirit Of Enduro

How To Wear A Cycling Cap | Cycletips

As cycling continues to boom I feel that it's part of my duty to educate and inform on the finer details of the sport. On the surface wearing the simple cycling biretta appears to be a no-brainer. What could possibly be done to mess it up? As it turns out there are many variations to wearing a cycling cap that are easy to get wrong. [Keep  reading  at CycleTips]


About Buddyrider™ If comfort and safety are priorities for you and your best friend then there is no better alternative than the Buddyrider™ pet seat. Your dog sits in a comfortable position safely strapped in making the experience very enjoyable for both of you. The unique design has been engineered to fit almost any modern adult bicycle, with a measurment of at least 48cm (19") between the seat post and the handlebar stem. Center mounted seats for children, and in this case for pets, have proven to be far superior to those mounted behind the bicycle seat and also those mounted on the handlebars. It gives the rider much better control because of where the extra weight is positioned over the center of the bicycle. Being able to see them at all times is a bonus. The Story Over 20 years ago I took a standard bicycle seat and attached it to the cross bar of my bicycle as an experiment. I was searching for a better way than the rear mounted child seat that we had previously

Trike Share: Paris Introduces World's First Bike Share For Kids

With P'tit Velib, parents can get their tykes some practice on bikes at attractions all around the city. More than  700 cities  now have bike-share schemes, and some even have rental services for  e-bikes , scooters, and cars. But Paris can now claim to have something the others don't: bikes for tykes. The French capital recently unveiled  P'tit Velib , which offers four models aimed at children two to eight years old. "La Draisienne," the smallest, has no pedals. The largest has a 20-inch frame and looks like a cut-down version of the standard grey Velib bike. Prices start at €4 ($5.44) an hour. In bike-friendly European cities, it's common to see very young cyclists and the P'tit Velib website talks of the need to get kids riding young. "Because good habits begin early, the mayor of Paris wishes to familiarize children with using more environmentally friendly modes of transport, and from a young age," it says. The bikes are currently

MANTA Saddle

Radical Seating Technology The MANTA saddle brings an exceptional level of seat comfort to any bike, providing minimal peak pressures, redistributing body weight evenly with a mobile, constant-contact support surface WHY MANTA? Saddle discomfort is a big problem for many cyclists. Conventional nosed saddles cause pain, numbness and fatigue, discouraging many people from cycling more often. The Manta saddle offers chair-like comfort in motion. It’s a completely different,  pain and pressure-free riding experience. Resurrects those static trainers, exercise bikes, power-bikes.

Safe Streets Ordinance Hearing & VOTE at Columbus City Council TONIGHT @yaybikes

2nd Reading and VOTE Join other Yay Bikes! members and followers in a silent, respectful demonstration of support for the adoption of the proposed “Safe Streets Ordinance” to protect bicyclists on Columbus streets. How? Attend this meeting of Columbus City Council in Council Chambers wearing your bike helmet. Where: Chambers at Columbus City Council 90 W Broad St, Columbus, Ohio 43215 When: 5:00PM For more information, go to