Category Archives: Car free

Bicycles are menace? How about cars?

I sometimes wonder if drivers realize they have a potentially deadly weapon at their disposal every time they get behind the wheel. A few days ago a letter to the editor in the newspaper where I work appeared that struck … Continue reading

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Winter already? Say it ain’t so

So here I sit on the 15th of November and the temperature isn’t supposed to get above freezing today. Up to an inch of snow is supposed to fall within the next few days, and on Monday the temperature isn’t … Continue reading

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Blogging hiatus over — for now

I had been on a blogging hiatus. I’m not sure why. I just posted my first blog in about six months when I joined a blogging link-up party and wrote about my four-legged running partner. Since last blogging, I’ve run … Continue reading

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Cars vs. pedestrians and bicycle riders

My wife likes to say “all drivers are idiots.” She tells my son that all the time when we are out and about. I tell him that too many drivers are completely unaware of pedestrians. They don’t walk anywhere and … Continue reading

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Janathon Day 2: Winter blows in

I had not planned to run Thursday, and I didn’t. I also did not ride my bike to work because I got Thursday off for the New Year’s holiday. Instead, I took a couple of walks — one in the … Continue reading

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Four days until Janathon

2014 begins on Wednesday and with it the annual Janathon challenge. It’s simple idea: Exercise every day during January then blog about it. I participated a year ago, and I think I exercised about 25 days. Of course being car … Continue reading

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Active transportation: Walking, bicycling & running

I don’t know that I had ever heard the phrase “active transportation” until I read Todd Litman’s online blog “Mythbusting: Exposing Half-Truths That Support Automobile Dependency.” He exposes the idea that bicyclists have inferior rights when using roadways. Elly Blue … Continue reading

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