Bike to Work Philosophy

Posts about riding a bike to work as a philosophy.

Bike to Work Philosophy

Snowcabulary

Riding a bike to work in the winter is a remarkable thing…as in people go out of their way to remark on it. “Did you ride today?!!” “Is it cold enough for you?” “You are insane and you frighten me.” I’ve written before about the joys of riding in winter, but I’ve changed my mind […]

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Celebrating people
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YOU DID IT!

I’ve ridden pretty much every day for over 11 years; it happens without my even thinking about it. Perhaps you’re in the same boat…and that’s a shame. Because when you do think about, it riding a bike to work is really remarkable! Tens of millions of Americans say that they want to get up in […]

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Bicycle touring
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You Ride To Work…What’s Next?

A few years ago, I did the maths and realized that I had ridden my bike the equivalent of all the way around the world at the equator. The realization was kind of sad…all that way and yet I had only gone back and forth from my home to the office. In this guest post, […]

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Picture of an amazing sunrise
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Why I Ride Now

It’s been about ten months since I last posted to this blog. I had run out of things to say and, frankly, I thought I was done; but this morning’s commute changed my mind. What was special about today’s commute? I’m working from home. My bedroom is upstairs and my desk is downstairs, but I […]

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My Beautiful Commute

May 12-16 is Bike to Work Week and you will undoubtedly have many opportunities to read about the health and monetary benefits of riding a bike to work. Those articles will be informative and enjoyable and I encourage you to read them. My Bike to Work Week post, however, will have no practical value. Springtime […]

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An Amish buggy and a car wait at a red light.
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Getting Started

Three Reasons You Should Be Comfortable Taking the Lane

Recently our family took a road trip from Utah to points East. Along the way from Hershey, Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C. we took a detour to Lancaster County to see “Amish Country.” Rolling hills: check. Large families tending well-kept farms: check. Horse drawn buggies: check. Other people looking at Amish Country: check. Interestingly, we (and […]

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Photo of a bike in traffic
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Being Safe by Being Confident

For years, I accepted the conventional wisdom that riding a bike was inherently dangerous. I figured that sitting on my ever growing backside on a bus was probably worse than the considerable risk of getting run over, and chalked up my continued safety to a run of good luck. After tens of thousands of miles […]

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Three Things You Can Do To Think Better On A Bike

Auguste Rodin envisioned the thinker sitting naked on a bumpy rock, but this setup is really only good for pondering questions like, “Where did I put my trousers?” To produce high-quality thinking, get off the rock…and get on a bike. Albert Einstein reportedly thought of his theory of relativity while riding his bike. Edward Elgar was […]

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Five steps to riding more in 2013

In the first week of January, resolutions flow like cheap champagne on New Year’s Eve; but in the second week of January the rubber hits the road. For those who have tasted the experience of biking to work or who are convinced that it is a great alternative to the daily drive, the timing is […]

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A Bicycle Can Change The World in 2013

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. — Arthur Schopenhauer Yeah, yeah, headline hyperbole — how can a bike change the world? It can change your world by changing the way you see it. At the beginning of the year, resolutions fly about changing our […]

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