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Archive for May, 2008

Commuting 101: Dealing with Road Rash

I had a rainy commute a few mornings ago. It was the light rain that’s heavier than mist but not quite a shower. Temperatures were pleasantly in the high 50′s. I’m usually careful of slick spots when it’s raining. Particularly, metal surfaces (manhole covers, steel plates and railroad crossings) and painted road stripes are quite [...]

Noah’s 15 minutes

Commute By Bike’s own Noah D is momentarily famous. He made the news in Kansas City, Missouri. For Noah Dunker, it started last year when a car part broke down. The Lenexa resident tried to order a replacement, but discovered there was a backlog that would delay its arrival for several months. “I live three [...]

Bike to Work Week: Invite a Friend or Coworker

Fear is the biggest deterrent I see to people not commuting by bike.  Being out of shape, getting cleaned up at work, not having the “right” bike, etc etc… these all come second to the fear of sharing the same pavement as those enormous, fast, internal combustion vehicles. When I first began riding my bike [...]

Motorist Involved in 50 (!) Bicycle Crash

I subscribe to a feed on Google News with the search term bicycle. It tends to be a rather depressing feed, with news stories of bicycles hit by cars on a daily basis. This one stood out among the rest: “Furious driver takes out 50-strong cycle pack” from the Sydney Morning Herald. Witnesses to the [...]

Little Things get you Noticed

A couple months ago my daughter drove past me as I was pedaling home in the dark. When I walked into the house she told me that she had seen me, so I took the opportunity to do a little research. Me: “Could you see me fairly well?” Miss T: “Yeah.” Me: “How far away [...]

Journalist seeks new bike commuter in New York / New Jersey area

Brooke is working on a commuting-by-bike story for CNBC.com. Are there any new bike commuters in the NY-NJ area who wouldn’t mind being interviewed? Please email Brooke at brooke dot sopelsa at nbcuni dot com.