Getting There

Last night was good. I took my bike out for a spin, and it was brutal...but in a good way. I love the way my legs burn as I pedal. I even conquered most of the big hill, which was much better than my original plan of walking it. I love the feeling of zipping around the path, weaving in and out of walkers, feeling the wind whistle by, and watching the pedals spin below. Plus there's something about a bike that just makes me feel "cool". I don't know why. By the time I reached the garage I was dripping with sweat and my face was flushed. OH and I felt fantastic. ...more

Please do not shout at my bicycle

Dear Concerned Citizens, Please do not shout insults or parenting advice at me as I am biking past your car on a city street with my kids in tow. Your fear for my children’s safety is truly touching. However, if you pause for a moment, you may realize that taking your own attention away from the vehicle you are driving to startle, alarm and anger the rider of the bicycle does not make my kids safer. ...more

Apparently my fellow Californian Drivers need a refesher....

If you don't believe me you can go download a PFD of the driver's handbook - http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/hdbk/driver_handbook_toc.htm From - http://www.caldrive.com/law.html ...more

Bicycling safety: How not to collide with cars or people

Too scared to bike? It's true -- Bicycling infrastructure in most U.S. cities are rather inadequate, with roads made for cars and cyclists considered as an afterthought, if at all.  ...more

I think part of the issue is that motorists just aren't educated about watching out for ...more

Earth Promise: The Environmental Journey is Underway

Nathan is on the road.  On May 10, 2009, Lancaster, Pennsylvania native, Nathan Winters hopped on his bike to unite his love of nature with his love of exploration hoping to draw attention to support the conservation of land and nature.   Belfast, Maine was his launching point and he’ll finish across the continent in Seattle. ...more

Bike to Work Day: Many Advantages to Climbing in the Saddle

Some people, whether by necessity or choice or both, ride their bikes to work every day. They brave the weather, traffic, and sweat in order to do something good for their bodies and the environment. Other people are more casual about biking; they’ll bike to work on occasion, but only if the weather is nice or their car is in the shop. Once a year there’s also another occasion to climb on two wheels: a special event called Bike to Work Day. ...more

I biked to the gym sometimes...the only problem is that I keep my bike in a locked room, which ...more

Bike to Work Day: Join the carbon-free commute May 15

May's the month to combine business with pleasure -- that is, the business of work and the pleasure of bike riding. May is National Bike Month, and May 15 is Bike to Work Day this year -- so depending on how bike-friendly your town is, cycling celebrations will happen for a day, a week, or throughout May -- with fun events, rides, and giveaways happening for green commuters. ...more

One way to build up the courage is to talk a neighbor or co-worker into doing it with you! ...more

An Inspiring Green Dream

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler. ...more

9 Steps for bicycle happiness

Whether it's to save the environment or to save gas money, everyone's getting on a bike -- and you should to. 9 steps to get you on your bikerly way -- ...more

I have a bike.  It has two flat tires. :-)

I really do want to ride, and have been ...more

Biking with instruments

In college, I took guitar lessons for a brief time. I had a Washburn dreadnought* with a big, clunky hard case, and I had a beach bike I adored, named the Black Cadillac after the Lightnin Hopkins song. It even had whitewall tires, this bike. It was a good one. ...more
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