Cycling

Waubonsie Lake Park Ride and then Morton Arboretum Flowers

GPS Information Summary Went once again out to the Waubonsie Lake Park to practice on the Brompton Folding Bicycles. Afterwards we headed over to the Morton Arboretum to the Thornhill Gardens area to do some flower photography. Image Gallery Video […]

Seven Gables Brompton Bike Ride and Thornhill Gardens Photo Shoot

GPS Information Summary Rode around the Seven Gables Park to get the “kinks” out of the legs and to confirm that my “balance issues” are getting better. Then went to grab a bit of luncheon and visited the Thornhill Four […]

Brompton’s Along the Fox River Trail to Geneva

GPS Information Summary Did some more “training rides” along the Fox River Trail this time to get acclimated to the Brompton bicycles. Image Gallery Video Clips Cyclometer Information No cyclometers on the Brompton bikes…

City Safety features Pedestrian and Cyclist detection with full auto brake, day and night.

Entering the Batavia Bathroom

Background Reading We stopped in Batavia for a bathroom break when a motorist wandered into the foyer and asked in a distraught fashion what were the rules behind flashing lights on Route 31. Pedestrians had activated the yellow flasher and […]

Connie chats with Chris Stodder about the bikes.

CosmicBikes Brompton Unveiling

Connie’s Images No images today… Eric’s Images It turns out that the dynamo-drive lights on Bromptons are all the same. The “S” setting places the light in SENSOR mode. This is essentially a mode where the light detects that ambient […]

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What Cyclists Don’t Understand About Motorists

Background Reading City Summary Crash Report – 1/1/2015 to 12/31/2015 (chicagotonight) If you really want to get a “good whiff” of the nature of the problem that exists between bicyclists motorists and motorists all you have to do is read a […]

Solo female making her way on a Brompton folder with ample carrying capacity.

Be Your Own “Rebalancing” Problem Solver

Background Reading By Julie Sherman Apr 27, 2017 How Divvy “Rebalancing” Problems Can Make Commuting Less Safe for Women (streetsblog) In a July 2017 article for Streetsblog Chicago Julie Sherman bemoans the problem of untimely “rebalancing” for Divvy stations. It […]

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An Observation Of “Dooring” Victim Behaviors

Of late there has been interest in a report that showed a “spike” in the number of “door collisions” occurring in 2015 over the previous year. The reasons that this might be happening could be due to some behaviors I […]

Jason Marshall, the cyclist who struck and killed Jill Tarlov in Central Park, was an avid Strava userPhoto: David McGlynn/Splash News/Corbis

Trump Isn’t The Only One Whose Silence Is Disquieting

Background Reading Editorial: Trump’s silence on deadly Olathe shooting is disquieting Anatomy Of A Bicycle Accident: Who’s At Fault? Summary I came across one of the many Facebook articles on cycling that cross my desk daily that left me wondering whether […]