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Bicycling deaths portrayed in film

Bicycling deaths portrayed in film

Source: veggiebiking.com

Source: veggiebiking.com

For the second time I can remember, I saw a movie over the weekend where one of the lead characters was killed while riding their bicycle. Spoiler alert – if you don’t want to know what happened in these films, don’t read beyond this point.

Source: mediumhappy.com

Source: mediumhappy.com

The first instance was when Meg Ryan’s character died in City of Angels. That was terribly sad, but…

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Pun variation

Q: Why are people afraid of global warming?
A: because of atmos fear

Q: Why are people so scared of heights?

A: the atmos fear

Separation Enhances Bike Lane Success
Using your noodle for quick bike delivery

Using your noodle for quick bike delivery

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Noodles & Company delivery person returning to the store.

Kathy and I enjoyed our dinner Friday night at Noodles & Company in downtown East Lansing. This particular location has always impressed me because it is one that actively employs a fleet of bicycles to deliver meals to customers within a 1.5 mile radius of the store. Given the dense nature of downtown, the easy access to the Michigan…

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No title necessary :-)

The hilarious cartoon above needs no title, because each and every cyclist can definitely relate to it.

No title necessary :-)

The hilarious cartoon above needs no title, because each and every cyclist can definitely relate to it.

Crafting the ultimate dream bicycle…one component at a time

Crafting the ultimate dream bicycle…one component at a time

Author Robert Penn and his bike - Source: letourripon.co.uk

Author Robert Penn and his dream bike – Source: letourripon.co.uk

I finished reading the captivating book by Robert Penn entitled, It’s All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels, last week. This fascinating read approaches the evolution of the bicycle and its storied history in a unique fashion – by the author crafting his own bike from scratch utilizing top-notch, often…

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Puttin’ on your training wheels

Puttin’ on your training wheels

On July 10th, I had the pleasure of attending Training Wheels 2014 – a bicycle facility design training session sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), hosted by the City of Lansing, and taught by two excellent instructors from the T.Y. Lin International office in Chicago – Nate Roseberry, PE and Tim Gustafson, AICP. The six–hour course was superb and covered a wide…

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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: