Gear

Can You Suggest a Bike Shop?

I was helping register bikes1 and a kind citizen asked me the $64 “I'm looking for a new bike. Where should I go?” I've researched this question for decades and I'm ready to answer: “Your local bike shop.” The follow-up question was inevitably asked: “Which one?” My years in La Crosse have helped me know, with certainty, the answer: “All…
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Education

Bicycles Are Traffic – Please Treat Them Like It

While plenty of articles can and will be written about drivers ignoring people on bicycles -- please give them 3 feet when passing -- I am going to point out another issue: drivers being too nice. Situation 1: I am on Oak Street heading north turning left (east) onto Third Street (the intersection near the south Kwik Trip in La…
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Advocacy

Thinking On…

I’m thinking of a on a word. Better. It is a favorite word that makes me smile. Upon reflection, there are some memories which make me wince. Hmmm. Ouch, da! You guessed it. Bike. Such a simple word. 4 letters. Easy to pronounce using the first sounds we learn as children. Bike. As stolen from the dictionary: Pronounced noun 1.…
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