The energy in this episode is off the charts, thanks to Larissa Connors! She has to have tons of energy to ride as much as she does and teach teenagers to love math. Her passion is contagious and she’s also really, really good on two wheels! Read more
Why do there seem to be so many folks that think like this? People who ride bikes are “self entitled road hogging arrogant bicyclists,” and that anyone who chooses to ride on narrow roads is “by definition a risk-taking fool.” Read more
Things are different today. Letting your kids run around and be kids is called “free-range parenting” and fraught with controversy. It seems like they can’t even kick a ball around together unless you lease a minivan and enroll them in a soccer league first. And forget cycling unaccompanied; even riding with your kids is increasingly difficult in many places. Decades of mounting traffic and increasing sprawl means you’re either confined to the cul-de-sal or else forced to undertake a lengthy car journey in order to do a multigenerational ride. Read more
On June 29th, I spent more than seven hours on my bike riding with my eighteen year old son Alex. We were riding from Snowmass to Crested Butte Village in Colorado. We rode about 170 kilometers and climbed almost 10,000 feet together. It may sound like a lot of riding and climbing, but in the grand scheme of things, it was just another day on the bike. To be more precise: ‘It was just another day out of seven long days of the Mavic Haute Route Rockies.’ Read more
From Wired What’s the shiniest, most exciting new technology for transportation? Well, there are plenty of candidates!
Be skeptical of crash reports in local newspapers. The police officer giving the journalist a quote is often sitting in an office miles away from the crash scene. He or she is only getting second information from the on-scene officer who has yet to complete an investigation. Read more
I know the word ‘fat’ makes some of you uncomfortable, but that is what I am: a fat woman who loves bikes. As such, my past four years of falling in love with two-wheeled adventures has come with its own challenges on and off the bike. And so I’ve decided to share my bits of wisdom with all of you, my fellow fatties, chubby people and plus size cyclists.
The outdoor industry is booming, there’s no doubt about it. According to the Outdoor Industry Association, the outdoor recreation economy recorded $887 billion in consumer spending in 2016, a whopping figure that accounted for two percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product that same year. The industry as a whole generates roughly 7.6 million direct jobs in the U.S., and that number is on the rise — up from 6.1 million direct jobs logged in 2012. Read more