Rants on Cycling and on Life:
Photos of people and bicycles that pass in front of my camera
There should be a special day when bikes stay home and the streets are all for cars! Bikes stay at home day!
Who ever you are, this is a bike blog. Get the heck off OR us bikers will kill you!
in other cultures there are roads just for cyclists...if our culture did more to make cyclings safe there would be more cycliststhe roads themselves are not for carsthe roads are for cars, trucks, motorcycles, bikes, etc....just as the bike path is multi-useso is the roadwe live in a society addicted to carswe need to start rethinking how we treat the cars
In Southern California, most of the roads are bike friendly and have bike lanes which makes it much more plesant place to ride a road bike. They also have a lot of bike path and multi-use parks for MTBing. Washington DC and the surronding citys have a long way to go to make it a much nicer place to ride to work. For starters they could dedicate at least a certain part of the road for bikes, or even close roads completely to be used by bikes only. Look at the sucess of the Capitol Cresent Trail. I wonder how many people use it to comute to work everyday. That trail is so crowded that it actually has a rush hour! I remember when they were paving that trail and it was just a dirt road, and of course trian tracks for years before that. What a great idea!As an ex-bike messenger in Washington DC, I used to deal with traffic all day. It seems that you just get used to taking up a whole lane to protect yourself. So far I have rode my bike in to work 4 days this week. But that doesn't really count because I ride my bike in at least this many time year round!
take the lanethere is a web site telling that perspectiveI like to take the laneyescalifornia is very progressivenot perfectbut more civil than the east coastthe city makes me angryanger is now a part of meI wake up angry
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