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Bike to Work Philosophy

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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An Amish buggy and a car wait at a red light.
Bike to Work Philosophy
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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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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Bike to Work for Quality of Life
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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 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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Getting Started

My Secret to a Relaxed and Pleasant Bicycle Commute

It has been said that you might not always get what you want, but you do always get what you expect. I doubt that it’s true in all cases, but I can say with certainty that you will experience the commute you expect. A few months ago, I was talking with neighbor who bikes to […]

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Getting Started

The Intentional Commuter: Question Your Commute

It’s something that may cost you 230 hours and $10,000 this year; it has profound effects on your body and your mind…and if you are like most people, it is something you do without even thinking. It’s time to question your commute. Intentional commuting is the recognition that we are responsible for our time and […]

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Options For Riding a Bike to Work

I bike to work everyday–rain, snow, heat, whatever; I have my reasons: I’m hard core, I enjoy it, it’s what I do. But you don’t have to be like me…or anyone else! Riding a bike to work is about doing something useful, something you enjoy, and something you find rewarding. That may mean riding everyday […]

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