Tag Archives: bike commuting

Ten banes of a bicycle commuter

These are presented in my order of annoyance. Please feel free to pass yours along. It might be fun to compare notes. – 1. Headwinds – Why does it always seem that I am riding into the stupid wind? Aeolus … Continue reading

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A capital idea – bike sharing in Greater Lansing

Back in late October of 2011, I wrote a post about bike sharing programs instituted by major universities and cities in the United States and Canada. Here in Greater Lansing, 1,051 area residents responded to a survey about establishing a … Continue reading

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The urban bicyclist’s magazine du jour

Just this past weekend while manning the MSU Bikes booth at the 17th Annual Quiet Waters Symposium in East Lansing, I was introduced to a bicycling magazine I had not come across before – Urban Velo.  After reading a few issues, it … Continue reading

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The Danish carbon footprint diet – cycling

Most of us have heard of the Hollywood diet, the South Beach diet, and many other trendy weight reduction plans. Well, in Denmark, they are showing the rest of us how easy, fun, and healthy it is to go on a carbon … Continue reading

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Ten safest states for bicycle commuters

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, here are the ten safest states for bike commuters in 2009 as determined by Kory Northrup’s terrific and award-winning research project at the University of Oregon. The data are based on deaths per 10,000 … Continue reading

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Lessons learned as a year-round bike commuter

This morning I completed a goal that I had set for myself several years ago when I first started bicycle commuting on a regular basis – to bike commute in every month of the calendar year. Thankfully, the unseasonably mild … Continue reading

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Building a basic bicycle commuter’s log

Below is the bicycle commuter log I created a few years back as a way to track my rides. Personally, I prefer to track the number of trips by month and year. That way I can try to set or … Continue reading

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Who would have thunk it?

When this year started out, my goal was to exceed my previous record of bike commutes in a calendar year by at least one. That meant achieving a total of 61 round trips. Today (Dec. 19th), I commuted by bicycle … Continue reading

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Dispelling the myths of bicycling

Great stuff here by Dave Schlabowske of the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin. “Shooting down misconceptions about bicycling” Posted on October 17, 2011 by Dave Schlabowske, Communications Director Even though very nearly half the adults in Wisconsin ride bicycles every year, … Continue reading

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Cycling kudos to the Post Office

As an avid cyclist and bike commuter, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the United States Post Office for promoting bicycling as part of the stamps to be issued in 2012. I also want to congratulate them for depicting … Continue reading

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