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We intend this site to focus on the Good
News about Bicycling as a means of transportation and recreation in everyday life.
Edlin's Crank An exquisite study by our favorite artist, Taliah
Like Edlin, who's crank appears above, you may not have a racing bike
(regardless of the pretentious logo), but if you have a bike, any bike,
you can join the human race instead of the rat race. A quiet evening
ride or a trip to the store does not require a $2000 bike.
bicycle web sites are "event" oriented. Lots are interested on races or racers.
Most are seasonally oriented, and a few are advocacy oriented. We are not disinterested in
these things. We are simply more interested in the promotion of cycling as a
"normal" means of transportation for every day travel needs as well as
recreation and healthy exercise.
|We also want to counter all the fear mongering, intentional and
unintentional, that happens when bicycling is discussed.
Sometimes cycling enthusiasts are their own worst enemy.
It starts when fairly
competent cyclists start lobbying for bike paths and bike lanes at local public
meetings. It ends with school districts banning bicycles as a means of
transportation, or with local road closures because elected officials are afraid of
Bicycle Driver's Manual
Bicycle Commuter Guide
|We like to cover issues of media
bias, faulty reasoning, and misinformation. We hope by pointing a finger at these
things you will be able to recognize falsehood when you see it, and have a ready answer
when someone asks why you ride a bike.
But we also intend to cover the good news about cycling, the health aspects, the pure
enjoyment, the cost benefits, both to the rider and the community.
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|We want to show that the bicycle is not only a reasonable means of transportation, but,
in the majority of instances, the method best suited for personal needs.
Crank and Hub Answer your Bicycle Questions
Now don't assume we are just a bunch of Anti-Automobile bigots running off at the
mouth. We all drive. When necessary. It's just that we have found that
the definition of "Necessary" varies dramatically from person to person, from
time to time. Biking is a lot more fun.
So come on in, snoop around and tell us what you think.
|More about Bicycling Life
Our Links Page.
Chock full of Resources.
My Butt Hurts
Assignment: Bicycling Amsterdam
Wet Century Anyone?
our Cycling Safety Quiz
Little Summer Ride
Bicyclists and the Language of
(and when) to Change Your Chain
Right to Travel by Human Power
Safety Measures Made Cycling More Dangerous?
Advocating Wide Lanes
Gentle Intro to VC