FOR the past two decades, New York has been an inspiration to other American cities looking to revive themselves. Yes, New York had a lot of crime, but somehow it also still had neighborhoods, and a core that had never been completely abandoned to the car. Lately, though, as far as pedestrian issues go, New York is acting more like the rest of America, and the rest of America is acting more like the once-inspiring New York.
And yet, here in New York, we even have the debate over bicycle traffic backwards. We focus on drivers
Having been caught a couple time with my cell phone going off I while biking I have to say that riding one handed, navigating pot holes and talking is almost impossible and could be a danger to other people. Let us know what you think?
"Some" motorists turn off their brains when driving? I would say "most" and even that is generous! And the real problem with these over-speed passes is that in my experience, they usually occur before the driver intends to cross railroad tracks, go down a hill with speed bumps, roll through a residential street/neighborhood, make a right hand turn in front of me, or before we both have to stop at a red light/stop-sign: making all these types of over-speed passes COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY!Key in; ignition on; brain off!
... packing only a change of underwear and a pearl-handled revolver, Annie Londonderry
Running Time: 8 minutes 30 seconds
Iowa City Press Citizen
What makes for a better Christmas present than a shiny, brand new bike?
This year, the Bicyclists of Iowa City have collaborated with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County to give away $1,000 worth of free bikes to children just before Christmas.
not a car to be seen, not even a Dodge.
The tools were all placed on the table with care,
in case they be needed to perform a repair.
The bikes were nestled all snug in their stands,
with remnants of touring from choice far-off lands.
And Mama in her spandex, and I in my tights,
had just finished stretching and grabbing quick bites