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Crossing signals at street intersections should never default in favor of cars

Crossing signals at street intersections should never default in favor of cars

Source: roadtrafficsigns.com

Source: roadtrafficsigns.com

Far too often, crossing signals at street intersections are being pre-set to default in favor of cars and other motor vehicles. In other words, the pedestrian or bicyclist must activate the crossing signal before it will allow them to cross at an intersection. This is totally bass ackwards! Even more confusing and unsafe is the fact that at some locations, one street…

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The funniest bicycle quote of all

There many great quotes about bicycles, but easily the funniest to this blogger is the following:

The funniest bicycle quote of all

There many great quotes about bicycles, but easily the funniest to this blogger is the following:

Q: Why do redheads hate going to the dentist?

A: gingervitis

Six days, six lovely sunsets

Six days, six lovely sunsets

Below are a series of six lovely sunsets taken this past week (Monday thru Saturday) at Lake Wawasee, Indiana.

Monday

Monday

Tuesday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Thursday

Friday

Friday

Saturday

Saturday

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Every bicycle lover’s dream stable

Every bicycle lover has gotta dig this hilarious cartoon. Particularly like the reference to the Fixie in the bottom right corner.

Every bicycle lover’s dream stable

Every bicycle lover has gotta dig this hilarious cartoon. Particularly like the reference to the Fixie in the bottom right corner.

Riding the Maple City Greenway

Riding the Maple City Greenway

0716141546Kathy and I spent much of yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon riding three segments of the Maple City Greenway in Goshen, Indiana. They include the one mile long Winona Interurban Trail linking Goshen College and Waterford Mills, the two-mile long Center City Trail linking Goshen College with downtown Goshen, and the 2.75 mile long Millrace Canal Trail. It had been about 10 years since i was last on…

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A potpourri of bicycle head badges

A potpourri of bicycle head badges

Handmade 1978 Assenberger of Swartz Creek, Michigan

Handmade 1978 Assenmacher of Swartz Creek, Michigan

Attended an excellent bicycle facility design conference (Training Wheels 2014) last Thursday in Greater Lansing.  After the two-hour ride to observe local bicycle infrastructure, I thought it would be fun to photograph the variety of bicycles that attendees had brought along for the ride, by documenting their head badges. As you will see, there…

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If the movie “Wild” is half as good as the book…

Here’s the trailer for Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon. The movie is the screen adaptation of…

Random fun on the road

Counted the number of vehicles between East Lansing and Roseville, Michigan that were loaded with bicycles this afternoon – 34. Also 13 with kayaks, canoes, or flatboards on board. Just some random unscientific data collection on the road.

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The modern patriot

Andy Singer hits the nail right on the head again. Driving a gas-guzzler is hardly patriotic, it’s selfish, unhealthy, wasteful, stupid, and unsustainable!

The modern patriot

Andy Singer hits the nail right on the head again. Driving a gas-guzzler is hardly patriotic, it’s selfish, unhealthy, wasteful, stupid, and unsustainable!