Dear Mister Motorist

I love this. I had not seen this image before and came across the photo on the Facebook page, The Cool Hunter, but a quick Google search shows that it’s posted all over the internet. If anyone knows anything abut this photo (the photographer, who the people are, when/where it was taken) please let meContinue reading “Dear Mister Motorist”

Gary Fisher on Bicycling

Firstly I just want to say that I am not trying to promo Gary Fisher bicycles with this short clip, but more specifically bicycles and bicycling in general. It is a clip of Gary Fisher talking passionately about bicycles (but of course promoting his own line of bikes). I just think it’s a great pro-bicycleContinue reading “Gary Fisher on Bicycling”

Five Quotes About Bicycles

Photo found here. Get a bicycle.  You will certainly not regret it, if you live.—Mark Twain When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.–H.G. Wells  Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. It has done more to emancipate women than anything elseContinue reading “Five Quotes About Bicycles”

Piles of Bikes

I was in the lovely city of Toronto yesterday and as usual was impressed with the sheer number of people I saw on bikes. There are ample bicycle parking spots, and most had a large number of bikes locked to them. There are also a large number of Bixi bicycle share hubs conveniently located throughoutContinue reading “Piles of Bikes”

"High Seventies" (and truly inspiring)

Here’s another inspiring short clip from Streetfilms. This one profiles Lucette Gilbert, a French woman living in New York who (in her own words) is in her very high seventies…and she still commutes by bike to work. Not only is it inspiring what she has to say about biking but more so in her movements…lookContinue reading “"High Seventies" (and truly inspiring)”

Strange Coincidence

I’ve been hesitant to share this photo for a while, I’m not sure why…just have. But anyhow, I thought I’d share the story behind it and the somewhat odd coincidences that go along with it. Well, first of all, the man in the picture is Fred Tornow and he is standing in front of myContinue reading “Strange Coincidence”

A Car-Lite Diet (and why all my bikes are black)

This post is in response to a couple things….one is something that (nearly) happened to me, and the other is a website I came across. But first a bit about my bikes. While I have six bikes I generally only ride three (the three pictured), but all are painted black. I’m thinking about paring myContinue reading “A Car-Lite Diet (and why all my bikes are black)”

Bicycle Power Calculator

This is pretty cool (and I originally found it at treehugger). I’m not sure I’ve entirely figured it out, but if you’re at all interested in bicycling as transportation you may find this interesting…it tells you how much energy you have to generate to propel yourself on a bike. Click here to go directly witContinue reading “Bicycle Power Calculator”

It’s Not Always About the Destination or How Much I can Carry…

 …sometimes it’s just about the ride. With the weather starting to break I’ve been riding my winter bike less and the Mundo more…and for a while (during the deepest, darkest, and coldest days of winter) I nearly forgot how lovely and beautiful this bike is to ride. I had a meeting at church tonight andContinue reading “It’s Not Always About the Destination or How Much I can Carry…”

Why I Like to Carry Things on My Bike(s)

The title to this post should really read: Why I Like to Carry Things on My Bike(s) and Why I Like to Take Pictures of the Things I Carry on My Bikes and Then Sometimes Write About it. But then again I don’t really care for lengthy headings. I’m of course referring to the ThingsContinue reading “Why I Like to Carry Things on My Bike(s)”

Things That Can Be Carried On A Bike (#259), a Few Comments on Winter Biking, and a Scary Incident.

Things That Can Be Carried On A Bike (#259): A canvas bag carry an actual book and a virtual book (kindle), a day planner, and various writing implements. Also, a cardboard box containing a foil container with chicken scraps (for the pugs), a jar of peanut butter and a jar of grape jelly (PB &Continue reading “Things That Can Be Carried On A Bike (#259), a Few Comments on Winter Biking, and a Scary Incident.”

2 Bikes, 2 Short Rides, a Snowy Day, and a Change in Road Conditions

This has been a very odd winter in this region…the month of December was frigid and snowy, then it warmed up. Around new years it rained for three days and all the snow melted, and now it’s cold and snowy again. I’ve been riding the Mundo regularly again because of the lack of snow andContinue reading “2 Bikes, 2 Short Rides, a Snowy Day, and a Change in Road Conditions”

A Starry Night, a Minor Confession, and Bicycle Therapy

The Starry Night by Vincent van Gough. The past four days I’ve had off of work; today was my first day back. And being the holiday weekend I had family obligations and barely used my bike(s)…much to my chagrin I mostly drove these past four days. Come to think of it I was barely outContinue reading “A Starry Night, a Minor Confession, and Bicycle Therapy”