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Anatomy Of A Cycling Accident: Part Two

As a lifelong bicycle rider (45+ years) I’ve made some observations over the decades that I like to share on my blog every once and while. I reckon I’ve put 17,000+ miles on my Gitane 12 speed over the last … Continue reading

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Anatomy Of A Cycling Accident: Part One

                      As we swing into the height of summer tens of thousands of cyclists are hitting the streets and trails of America’s most bike friendly metro area (Minneapolis/St. Paul MN). … Continue reading

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Beware the “Right Hook”: Safe Cycling and Experience

I’ve been thinking a lot about “expertise” amongst bike riders in the last few years. The United States has had a persistently higher bicycle accident and fatality rate that many other nations for more than two decades now and I’m … Continue reading

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Riding a Bicycle Through an Intersection in America: Not So Simple.

In my previous annual bicycle safety blog I discussed the fact our road infrastructure is by and large not designed to accommodate people riding bicycles.  People driving cars often get frustrated with cyclists for not following the rules so I … Continue reading

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Twin Cities Bicycle Riding: The Safe Way

Well it’s that time of year when temperatures here in Twin Cities edge above freezing and that means hoard’s of people will be digging out their bicycles and hitting the roads and trails for the next few months. Of course … Continue reading

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Portland’s bike lanes, Helmets, And Why Are the Dutch Such Good Bike Riders?

I still have bike riding on the brain. Hopefully two blogs in a row about bicycles will provoke a catharsis that will let me get on with my life. My last bike blog reviewed and critiqued Grant Petersen’s book: “Just … Continue reading

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Practical Bike Riding: A Book Review and More

I’ve got bike riding on the brain, I admit it. How could I not? About three weeks ago I read a really nice little book about bicycling called: “Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike” by Grant … Continue reading

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My Beautiful City of Lakes and Reflections: Taking a Bike Ride to Dinner

So my wife ditched me for a girl’s night out at the West End of my suburban paradise. My response was to swallow the pain and go for a nice evening bike ride to the Lake Harriet Pavilion where a … Continue reading

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