Posts by Category: Family

Old Hobby, New Stoke

Old Hobby, New Stoke

The face and nature of advocacy is evolving. Traditionally, the face of advocacy has been seen in bike lanes and other infrastructure aimed at people who use bikes for transportation—the big ...

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Getting Around

Getting Around

It is alleged Mahatma Gandhi implored those who followed him to “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Its implication is obvious: set an example. There are times when I fear ...

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Just One Moment #3

Just One Moment #3

I looked down at my plate. A grilled chicken leg, some couscous, and two pieces of raw celery. The celery wasn’t meant to be there. It was supposed to be corn, but I was on my way to the ...

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Moving in Stereo, Part II

Moving in Stereo, Part II

Driving the bus Not all tandem experiences are created equal. I once rode a tandem that felt like I was unintentionally courting disaster. (Shepard notes that when Co-Motion started in 1988 their ...

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Moving in Stereo, Part I

Moving in Stereo, Part I

I like tandeming. I wouldn’t ever want it to be the only kind of cycling I did, but without tandems the cycling world would be less interesting. Imagine a world in which there was no ...

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The Genius of the Tiny

The Genius of the Tiny

What do we want for our children? It’s a question many people seem to struggle with. Many answer, “Success!” For some, it’s as simple as not facing the troubles they had ...

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The Magic of Good Geometry

The Magic of Good Geometry

I hear from riders all the time that they can’t tell the difference between the differing geometries of different bikes. My response is always to give them more credit than they are willing ...

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Friday Group Ride #309

Friday Group Ride #309

My poor father, running along next to me, his hand clamped at the back of the saddle, the bars wobbling like a single-engine plane in an updraft. Ironic it’s easier for me to put myself ...

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A Fresh Take on Travel

A Fresh Take on Travel

A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to go to Europe for a feature that didn’t pan out. There were some unusual factors in play, nothing nefarious, but I wasn’t in a position ...

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Language

Language

There was a space between my front wheel and the wheel I thought I was following. It grew. Then I realized despite all the effort I could muster, that space was a separation. I was no longer a ...

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