Archive for March 2013

This Saturday is Opening Day for Trails!

This Saturday is Opening Day for Trails!
Our friends at Rails to Trails Conservancy want to remind us that this Saturday – March 30th – is the official Opening Day for Trails. There won’t be elected officials with giant pairs of scissors on hand to snip a ceremonial ribbon at every trailhead. There won’t be marching bands, concession stands, and souvenir vendors... Read more »

30 Days of Biking begins next week!

30 Days of Biking begins next week!
When 30 Days of Biking kicked off on April 1st of 2012, I had already been out on my bike twelve times and ridden over 200 miles. This year’s tally; zero. It’s easy to blame it on the weather. Every one of those 12 rides last March featured temperatures above 60 degrees. Six were in... Read more »

Tired of exercise - ready to Adventure-cise!

I think I speak for everyone when I say that I am tired of winter. As I write this – two days before the official start of spring – it is 14 degrees with 25 mph winds and a wind chill factor of minus three. I am tired of the cold! I’m fed up with... Read more »
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Cycling season starts this weekend with two great events

You wouldn’t know it by looking outside, but bicycling season is officially here. Yeah, there’s still a foot of snow on the ground. Sure, none of the bike paths have been plowed and the road shoulders are all littered with debris churned up by the snowplows. Potholes are emerging like Florida sinkholes. Skies are still... Read more »

Pardon my gas, but it's not as bad as yours!

Pardon my gas, but it's not as bad as yours!
How some people get elected to public office is truly a mystery. A congressman from the state of Washington recently emailed a constituent that he believes cyclists contribute to air pollution while they ride. “Also, you claim that it is environmentally friendly to ride a bike. But if I am not mistaken, a cyclists (sic)... Read more »