A Few Images Through an Inexpensive Lense

This post is twofold. Firstly, it is another in the theme that when you walk or ride a bike you witness so much more than when in a car (yes, I know I’ve been harping on this lately but it is important in my daily life), and in the case of myself–or anyone–it offers near-countlessContinue reading “A Few Images Through an Inexpensive Lense”

An Evening View From My Handlebars…

It was such a beautiful evening tonight as I pedaled home…unseasonably warm for this time of year, not a breeze or cloud to be found, and the nearly full moon shone high in the sky (if you look close you can see a star or planet clearly visible to the moon’s lower left). It wasContinue reading “An Evening View From My Handlebars…”

Sometimes when it rains…

It seemed quiet on the streets tonight; maybe I was just imagining it. It was also raining…not heavy, just a light drizzle; slightly heavier than a mist…a drizzle. It was also a typical autumn evening…cool and damp; I could smell wood smoke in the air as I pedaled. And as I pedaled and coasted IContinue reading “Sometimes when it rains…”

(just a few of the many) Reasons I Choose to Ride a Bike

The above picture is Pilgrim-St. Luke’s UCC, the church of which I am a member. I love taking pictures of old Buffalo buildings–especially churches–but that’s not what this post is about. It’s about what I was thinking as I pedaled to church this morning. It was a beautiful autumn morning…couldn’t have been any nicer; youContinue reading “(just a few of the many) Reasons I Choose to Ride a Bike”

Half Moon over Buffalo

Today was the first day I’ve felt mostly back to “normal” (what is normal), meaning I am finally starting to feel well after a week-and-a-half illness, an early cold. Nothing major, but I was really sick for a bit. You know what I’m talking about…when you are so rundown that everything is a chore. Anyhow,Continue reading “Half Moon over Buffalo”

What Tips Do You Have (I’d like to know)

A couple things. Firstly, no that is not a current picture; it’s one I took last winter. Though I live in a snowy area of the world it has not snowed yet (and hopefully won’t for at least a month or two). The other thing is this. I am currently writing a short article whichContinue reading “What Tips Do You Have (I’d like to know)”

Cycling For Everyone

I love this video. It’s a new inspirational piece put out by the Dutch Cycling Embassy. It offers first a brief history of cycling in Holland and then what is happening today regarding cycling in their beautiful country…mostly how cycling is integrated into daily life. Living in the automobile-centric U.S. I’d be fibbing if IContinue reading “Cycling For Everyone”

Something I Saw Today

If you’ve been to this blog before you may be growing tired of me proclaiming the many benefits of bicycling (but then again, maybe not). Anyhow, I’ll again state the obvious. When you ride a bike you see things and are able to interact with the things and people you see that would be impossibleContinue reading “Something I Saw Today”

The Tao of Calvin

First off, I don’t necessarily agree with everything the dad in this cartoon says–at least not to the extreme–because I still own a gas-powered vehicle, but I don’t use it that often. Tonight was the first time I used my truck in more than two weeks (emergency school supply run for my teenage son). IContinue reading “The Tao of Calvin”

Interesting old Bicycle Adverts

I enjoy old advertisements…it gives a glimpse of life during certain periods, and I particularly like old bicycle adverts (these two were found here…there’s many more if you’re interested). What I found interesting about these two–despite their odd titles–was their subject matter…both are promoting the bicycle as a healthy way to travel; that they areContinue reading “Interesting old Bicycle Adverts”

Red Sky at Night

I just snapped this photo from my front porch a few minutes ago. Beautiful, isn’t it?  But I’m still shaking a little…my nerves are frazzled. Not because of the photo or beautiful sky of course, but because of what happened a little while ago. I was on my way home from the local pizzeria withContinue reading “Red Sky at Night”

Biking in the City: Two Short Videos

I am an urban cyclist not only because I think it’s fun (and saves money, the environment, etc.) but also because it makes the most sense…indeed it is often quicker–and less stressful–to get from point A to point B by bike in the city. Anyhow, with that in mind, here’s a couple short videos. TwoContinue reading “Biking in the City: Two Short Videos”

Bicyclists Behaving Badly (and my improper response)

Image found here. Before I begin I have to state a few things in the event you’ve not read this before on this blog. Firstly, while I am a bicycle advocate I am by no means car-free but I am car-lite; sometimes more lite than others…and during the summer months I am nearly car-free. TodayContinue reading “Bicyclists Behaving Badly (and my improper response)”