I think this morning was the first time that I have been yelled at from a car because of my front light. The yell came from an oncoming car in the far lane so they weren’t close enough to threaten me but it did cause me to think about the light. The incident occurred at … More Is My Bright, Blinking Headlight Bothering You?
There are many times when I have had my cell phone with me and used it to photograph a morning sunrise, a deer not far from the side of the road, thick fog I’ve had to ride through, things found on the side of the road and millions of selfies (just kidding). As you ride … More Bring Your Camera With You
For those who wish to achieve a goal that involves cycling—distance per month or year, number of days cycled—keeping a record of your rides and consulting the record regularly will inspire you to keep going. If you participate in challenges such as #30DaysOfBiking or the Great Cycling Challenge, it is good to keep track of … More Record Your Rides
Being unprepared for a change in the weather, especially a change for the worse, can ruin a bike ride, whether it be commuting to work or a recreational ride. Some people don’t sweat on easy rides into work (that’s not me) and those people might be able to cycle to work in the clothes that they’ll be … More Watch the Weather Forecasts
There are two components to being seen: active and inactive visibility. I use “active visibility” to describe lights. You should have both a bright flashing front white light and a bright flashing rear red light on your bike. Lights don’t have to be expensive: for most of us, you only need lights so that you … More Be Seen