A hidden class of “bike-to-workers”?

On the eve of the annual "Bike to Work Day" - which this year is observed nationally in the USĀ on 19 May 2017 (with some exceptions like Chicago andĀ Colorado) - here's a quick look at a couple of aspects of bicycling that don't seem to get much attention: people who bike to work regularly, largely … Continue reading A hidden class of “bike-to-workers”?


Mountainbiking in the Futa Jalon, 1986-87 (a Peace Corps retrospective)

A recent story in Wired magazine, "The Roots of Dirt: How Mountain Bikes Went From Clunkers to Global Phenomenon," brings to mind a brief personal experience with the genre in Guinea, West Africa in the mid-1980s. Since bicycling in the Vienna, Virginia area was a topic on this blog previously, I thought it would be … Continue reading Mountainbiking in the Futa Jalon, 1986-87 (a Peace Corps retrospective)

Reflections of a Vienna bicyclist

For various reasons, I've been doing a lot of bicycling over the last few months in Vienna. No, not that Vienna (dream on), rather the one in Virginia, not too far from Washington, D.C. This has me thinking about a number of things: transportation, energy, environment, sociology of bicycles, etc. In this season, bicyclists really … Continue reading Reflections of a Vienna bicyclist