Bike to Work for Quality of Life

Posts about the impacts of biking to work on quality of life

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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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A car runs on money and makes you fat, a bike runs on fat and saves you money
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Going Car Free

Three Reasons You Should Have and Use a Bike

Yesterday on a train, I was asked to take yet another survey on transportation and transit. I take every survey that comes my way because I have strong opinions on the subject, but for the last year and a half or so, I have been embarrassed about my answer to one of the questions: how […]

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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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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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Five Reasons You Should Bike To Work in Winter

I saw my breath this morning — winter is coming. This post is the first of four in a series on riding your bike to work in the winter. This post looks at why; subsequent articles will describe taking care of yourself, taking care of your bike, and winter riding techniques. I began my bike […]

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The High Cost of Owning a Car

In a previous post about how I no longer enjoy driving, I alluded to the cost of a car. As the second post in car week, I’ll review what I and others have learned (often the hard way) about the high costs of car ownership. Here’s my wildly outrageous assertion: most people have no idea how […]

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Why You Should Let Your Child Bike To School

You are an adult; you have a commute; and (unless you home school), your kids have a commute as well. If you think there are good reasons for you to ride a bike to work, you may also consider good reasons for your kids to ride to school. In a recent post on “five things […]

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Why I Changed My Ride to Work

It was just a few weeks ago that I wrote about how I had found the perfect route to work and had been using it with very little deviation for over two years. Today, I changed my ride to work…and I liked it. On Saturday I needed a book from a branch library that I […]

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