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Bicycling to or from most major airports is virtually impossible. Most airports are accessible only by major highways. If you plan to start or finish a bicycle tour at an airport, it can be difficult. However Reagan National Airport is an exception to this general rule. The primary road into the airport is the George […]
An abandoned bicycle will slowly disappear one piece at a time as bike-part vultures harvest parts. The remains are the urban equivalent of a skeleton in the desert. The wheel in the picture above has been locked up outside of a Kinkos near my house for several years. The rest of the bicycle is long gone.
There is […]
The World Anti-Doping Agency(WADA) recently announced that they are investigating the effects of Viagra as a performance enhancing drug - not sexual performance, but actually improving the ability of cyclists in competition. Viagra was invented by mistake. Pfizer was actually trying to develop a drug to treat pulmonary hypertension or high blood pressure in arteries of […]
This week I received an e-mail from the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) discussing bike projects and the recent stimulus package. The e-mail explained that although money has been allocated for bicycle and pedestrian projects, action must still be taken to ensure the money is used as planned. The e-mail explains that “Transportation Enhancements funds, […]
It is a good idea to carry duct tape when you ride, especially during a multi-day tour. You don’t need an entire roll; just wrap about 12 inches of duct tape around a tire lever (as shown in the above picture), a pump or a U-lock. The tape weighs virtually nothing but can very useful for emergency roadside repairs […]Next Entries »