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Last bicycle commute of the year was the nastiest commute of the year. by Doug R. Patient Expert Posted Thu 30 Dec 2010 6:51pm Today was the last work day of the year for me. As usual I biked to work. It had to be the worst possible conditions I've ridden in all year. A warm front gave us thirty-five degree temperatures, dense fog and heavy rain at times. Normally that's just uncomfortable. The fact we still had some ice and packed snow on the streets made it incredi ... Read on »
Cold weather no barrier to bicycle commuting by pauldorn Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:06am 1 Comment From the Salt Lake Tribune, 10.31.08: Winter biking is no breeze--but it can be done We gathered in the back room to confront our deepest fears: Cold. Darkness. Ice. Other people. We couldn't quite wrap our heads around the idea of riding a bicycle to work in the dead of winter. Bike vs. snowplow? The physics of that seemed all wrong. And th ... Read on »
Baby on Board: Pregnancy and bicycle commuting by pauldorn Patient Expert Posted Sun 31 May 2009 10:52pm The following was edited out of the manuscript of my book, The Bike to Work Guide: What You Need to Know to Save Gas, Go Green, Get Fit. The question of bicycle commuting while pregnant has come up occasionally from site readers. Comments and suggestions are welcome. While pregnancy is undoubtedly a time when women need to pay close attention ... Read on »
Equipment suggestions for bicycle commuting by pauldorn Patient Expert Posted Mon 26 Sep 2011 9:28pm This July I was contacted by a writer for Outside Magazine , regarding bicycle commuting equipment recommendations. I sent several paragraphs of suggestions, based on my experience. The October 2011 issue is now out, and my comments appear with only one suggestion. So I thought I'd share the rest of my comments here. I offer more equipme ... Read on »
More press for Bicycle Commuter Act by pauldorn Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:06am From the San Jose Mercury-News, 10.11.08: Bailout delivers benefit to bike commuters Bicycle commuters across the nation will be eligible for a tax benefit already available to bus and train riders under an 11th-hour addition to the $700 million federal bailout for finance industries Effective Jan. 1, people who use bicycles as their pr ... Read on »
Employers warm to bicycle commuting by pauldorn Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:06am Work demands have limited my blogging activity. However, in catching up on the bicycle commuting news, a couple items in September seem important to share. One item is this video, which highlights bicycle encouragement programs at the National Institutes of Health, Discovery Channel, and Google. Another important article on bicycle-fr ... Read on »
Uncle Sam pays bicycle commuters in 2009 by pauldorn Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 6:39pm From U.S. News & World Report, 12.30.08 : Uncle Sam's Bike-to-Work Allowance Remember that big $700 billion bailout package that Congress passed? There were all sorts goodies tucked inside, including one for bicyclists. Yes, bicyclists. It's called the Bicycle Commuter Act and goes into effect January 1. While employers can already dole out ... Read on »
Alabama: Bicycle commute starts with a drive by pauldorn Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 6:39pm From CBS42.com (Birmingham, AL): Two wheels, no motor, no problem for local commuter! Everything Elisa Munoz brings to work must fit in a small backpack. "Makeup, notebook, Ipod, wallet...it's very heavy actually," said Munoz. She is one of a few local commuters who brave rush hour traffic on two wheels with no motor and no roof. "You know I ... Read on »
Bicycle commuting hot, SUV's not by pauldorn Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:06am I thought this was an interesting finding using Google Trends, a tool from Google that allows users to analyze the trends for search volume for any term. What the graphs above show is that Google search requests for the terms " bicycle commuting" have surged this year beginning in the second quarter, up between 15 and 20 times compared to th ... Read on »
Employers: Embrace bicycle commuting by pauldorn Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:07am 1 Comment From the Idaho Statesman, 06.11.08: Our View: Workers, employers: Embrace bicycling If rising gasoline prices are crimping your budget, you might find relief--and better health--by bicycling to work. The best way to reduce local gasoline use is to reduce commutes to work in vehicles that burn the stuff. Bicycling up to 10 miles "is ... Read on »