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?
Some conditions are good for cycling, some not so good and the difference between them may be a bit surprising. In this post, I am limiting my discussion to cycling to and from work, commuting, rather than racing or fitness (such as a race-training ride) or pleasure (such as heading out for a coffee or … More Best Conditions for Winter Commuting by Bike
Cycling during the winter is challenging, not just because you have to get used to dealing with and dressing for the cold but also because, in snowy climates, you have to cycle in snow and ice. Snow is not as solid as pavement, neither does it nor ice provide the traction of pavement and so, … More Controlling the Bike in the Snow
There seems to be a lot of entitlement these days: people seem to behave more and more as if they’re entitled, by that I mean, they behave as if they are the most important and you must respect that. What I’m thinking of at this time is that entitled persons depend on (challenge?) others to keep them … More Safety is a Personal Responsibility
Despite the play on words, getting hooked is one of the most dangerous situations you can get yourself into when riding a bike on the road, and it has nothing to do with boxing. Hooking is the generally the result of not being seen, not seeing and/or an inflamed sense of urgency. So, what is a … More Defense Against Left and Right Hooks
A right turn is easy to make: you’re already on the right hand side of the road, all you do is put out your right hand to signal and turn right (after you make sure there are no pedestrians, or worse yet, cyclists on the sidewalk). Left turns are a bit trickier because, at minimum, … More Turning Left in Traffic
With regard to giving advice on how to cycle in rain, thunder and lightning, well, I can’t help you, I just don’t. I don’t mean to suggest that I haven’t, I am saying that I choose not to. Really, what I’m focusing on is riding when there is lightning and thunder, not about riding in … More How to Cycle in Rain, Thunder and Lightning