Monthly Archives: August 2011

Sweet Wheels in Motion

While taking a bike ride is fun, biking to a destination is even better. Knowing that I’m much more motivated when I’m headed somewhere specific, I came up with the most appealing destinations possible for my Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee … Continue reading

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A Bike with a Go Bag: Cycling and Emergencies

Washington D.C. has had more than its fair share of natural disasters lately. We’re used to jungle-like humidity, but earthquakes and hurricanes? Thankfully, the earthquake caused little real, non-ridiculous damage and Hurricane Irene looks like it will impact New York … Continue reading

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A brief neighborhood interlude

This was an actual conversation that just occurred in my yard with one of the neighborhood kids. He was probably 10 or 11. Bunch of kids riding on bicycles: F***, b*****, you (incomprehensible swearing) Me: Hey guys, could you stop … Continue reading

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And for our next trick…

Derring-do runs in my family’s blood. My great-grandfather planned on cycling across the country in the early 1920s. He got very sick and had to abandon the idea in Ohio, but two of his companions made it to California, where … Continue reading

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To the Fair We Go!

I love county fairs – always have, probably always will. Which is why myself, Chris, and my mom (who was visiting) headed off to the Montgomery County Fair on Monday afternoon. As it turned out, it was a perfect day … Continue reading

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