Posts tagged "Cycling Commentary"

Deciphering the Bicycling News Feed

As you can see from the shiny new button above, I’ve added a Bicycling News Feed courtesy of Google Reader. If you’re jonesing for cycling stories to make the Chicago Winter more bearable, you may just find an interesting article or two to read each day. That is, of the eight hundred or so that... Read more »

Urban Cycling and the Fate of Pedestrians

Considering how cold it is outside, urban cycling really seems to be heating up. In the past week, I’ve read countless articles and blog posts attesting to the increase in city cyclists in urban areas where bicycling infrastructure has been improved.  Whether it’s been the installation of protected lanes in Chicago and NYC or the... Read more »

Cyclists; Are We Elitists Or Terrorists?

As George Clooney’s character said in the movie Up In The Air, “I’m like my mother.  I stereotype.  It’s faster.” The truth in that simple statement made me laugh.  Who among us hasn’t cringed when a family member summarized an entire group of people with an inappropriate epithet?  Rarely do we call them out on... Read more »
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Critical Miss; How One Blogger Got It Wrong

I hate to see anyone pour gas on a fire. When that “anyone” happens to be a fellow Chicago Now blogger and a self-proclaimed urban cycling expert, well, that really burns me up! When I read the headline “A Critical Mass… uh, mess” on the front page of the Chicago Tribune’s Perspective section today (Sunday,... Read more »

Running Barefoot in a Grass Skirt

Running Barefoot in a Grass Skirt
Let he who is without carbon cast the first stone… But you can’t cast that stone from behind the plastic keyboard of your battery-equipped laptop.  Or from your smartphone.  Or using the desktop at the public library. If you feel the latest technology will only contribute another dead battery to an overflowing and toxic landfill,... Read more »

Best Competition on TV - Saturday's Tour de France Stage 14

Best Competition on TV - Saturday's Tour de France Stage 14
It’s a tough time to be a Chicago sports fan.  The Sox are hovering at five hundred and the Cubs, well, is it too early to say “wait ’til next year”?  Bears training camp is still a ways off and most of us remain in disbelief that the Bulls weren’t the team that humbled the... Read more »
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Seven Reasons Why You Should Be Watching The Tour De France

Seven Reasons Why You Should Be Watching The Tour De France
Lance Armstrong has retired again, so what’s the point in watching a month-long bicycle race if a single American superhero can’t dominate it? There are several reasons why you may actually enjoy watching the Tour de France through the 24th of July: You’re not a racing fan, but you’ve been known to watch NASCAR just... Read more »