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Bicycling and Reagan National Airport

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

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 […]

The Carcass Of An Abandoned Bike

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

 

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 […]

Viagra and Doping

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

 

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 […]

Bike Projects and Stimulus Dollars

Friday, March 6th, 2009

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, […]

Ten Reasons To Bicycle With Duct Tape

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

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 […]

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