Category Archives: Cycling

February 21

Achieving Optimum Nutrition for Cycling

Guest post by Evelyn Pearce Whether you cycle for fun, use it as a way of keeping active or for transport, eating well for cycling in these instances is just as important as if you were participating competitively. While you don’t need to consume extra food if you are not cycling a distance or for extended periods […]

December 26

Upgrade?

My husband has been dumping on my bike for a few months.  He kept telling me that I’d outgrown my Cannodale Quick 6, but I wanted to keep riding it for sentimental reasons.  It was the first bike I’ve had since I’m 12, and is truly responsible for a positive all-encompassing change in my life, […]

OK I Couldn’t Resist…

Show us what you got!   Did I mention there’s a messy-wrapped something that looks like a bike under my tree?      

The Many Versions of A Visit From St. Nicholas (‘Twas the Night Before Christmas)

WASHINGTON DC, December 23, 2012- Few works of literature have had as many alternate versions written as Clement Clarke Moore‘s A Visit From St. Nicholas (‘Twas the Night Before Christmas).  Here are a few of the ones I’ve found. My favorite by far is the Spanglish version, for obvious reasons: A Spanglish ‘Twas the Night […]

20 Christmas Gifts For Cyclists

From my column at The Washington Times Communities WASHINGTON, DC, November 21, 2012- If you have a cyclist or occasional bicycle rider on your Christmas list, it may be difficult to find just the right bike-related gift.  Some of the items on this list are practical, others are fun, some are for gadget lovers, and others […]

DC, Maryland and Virginia launch the Street Smart Fall Campaign

From my column at the Washington Times Communities WASHINGTON, DC, November 16, 2012- Fall in the DC area is a beautiful time, but also a time for increased traffic-related cyclist and pedestrian injuries and fatalities.  As Daylight Savings changes to Standard Time, it is often dark by five p.m., just in time for the evening commute.  […]

November 11

Biking for Beginners: 10 Tips to Ride Your Bicycle Safely in Traffic

Riding in traffic, even slow traffic, is one of the scariest obstacles that many beginning riders have to overcome.  Thinking of being hit by a car while on your bike is enough to discourage many from even attempting to ride their bicycle in the city. When I first started riding, I had visions of myself […]

My One Word…LIBERTAD!

I saw this on MEMOW‘s page and had to share my one word for my bike: libertad! RACCONTAMI | BIKE IN ONE WORD | BFF 2012 MILANO from SAUCE PATROL on Vimeo.   What’s yours?   Back to Cycling    

October 24

The Bicycle Helmet: to wear or not to wear?

Debating whether helmet laws save lives or discourage cycling From my column in the Washington Times Communities WASHINGTON DC, October 24, 2012- Last month, a friend and cycling blogger sent me an article and asked me whether I wore a helmet when I rode my bicycle.  I said that I did wear a helmet, but […]

October 12

Bikeonomics: The Economics of Riding Your Bike

WASHINGTON DC, October 11, 2012–  Step out on a weekday at 8:45 am on the intersection of U and 15th streets in NorthWest DC, and there are dozens of bicycle riders on the bike lane, waiting for their dedicated traffic light to change.  Some are dressed in suits, others more casually.  Some people are riding […]