Category Archives: bicycle commuting

Every Bike Commuter Needs Some Outlier Climbers

Every bike commuter wrestles with the same question: Do I dress for form or function? I have a seven mile commute to class. Not exactly the Tour de France, but it’s far enough to work up a sweat. It’s also … Continue reading

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Bike to Work for my Birthday

I’m excited to see that the city of Louisville is promoting Bike to Work Day, which just so happens to be on my birthday this year.  I don’t want to get preachy, but I really believe cycling is the most ergonomic … Continue reading

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Bike Commuting in Istanbul

Couple of strategies for bike commuting in Istanbul I’ve learned over the past year: Know your route. you need to use 100% of attention to watch what people/cars/buses/teyzes are doing around you. if you’re looking for your turn, you’re probably … Continue reading

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Amsterdam

I had just enough of a layover in Amsterdam to take the train into the city, rent an ugly little single speed with coaster brakes, and bike around part of the city. Got some tasty coffee at Screaming Beans and … Continue reading

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>Bike Istanbul: the helmet cam.

> Biking in Istanbul is crazy. But you could say that about biking in a lot of urban areas. Somehow it doesn’t accurately denote the full significance of cycling in Istanbul. Thankfully, my roommate Seth set out to document a … Continue reading

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>Bicycle Commuting as Polemic

> Warning: This post could come across as pretentious. At 19 degrees with patches of snow to avoid, today was a pretty challenging commute. I’ve basically passed the point that I think I’m saving the world by commuting via bicycle. … Continue reading

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>Rain

>Although I was successful in beating the rain to Quills, I was not as successful in waiting the storm out at Quills, so it was a very wet ride home. Thankfully I always keep a back fender on my bike. … Continue reading

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