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I’ve enjoyed many conversations lately about bicycles and bike-riding. There are dozens of stories about what riding a bike means to people. Someone said to me recently: “I only ride a bike if it’s sunny, there are no hills and I’m in Europe!” I heard another person say… “I’m not a serious rider, I just ride for exercise.” Every person has a story to tell about riding (or not riding) a bike…. Read More

It’s been two months since I started this experiment to ride my bike as much as possible in everyday life. Every good experiment needs some statistics to make sense of what’s happening – at least that’s what the beancounter in me says. So, I’ve been recording some facts about my bicycle riding: where I rode, why I rode, how far it was, how long I took and, if in the past, I… Read More

Any good experiment needs some statistics to make some sense of what’s going on. Since starting this experiment, I’ve been recording some facts about my cycling trips: where I rode, why, how far it was, how long I took and for a bit of fun, the maximum speed I rode (which at present is 45.2 km/hour! It was downhill with a tailwind – I had very little choice but to go fast… Read More