The 1989 Iron War Revisited
The Kona Ironman world championship consists of a 2.4-mile swim in a calm bay in downtown Kona; a 112-mile bike race through the barren black fields, climbing up the lush mountain road with green grass to the small town of Hawaii; then back down, through the lava fields to the Kona Surf Hotel outside of Kona
Antiperspirant: Bad to Worse?
Despite the popularity of antiperspirant deodorants today, most Americans didn’t use them until the early twentieth century. For the average person, the antidote to unpleasant smells was often heavy amounts of perfume and altered clothing, such as cotton sweat pads under the armpits.
Love Treats For Your Cycling Sweetie
We appreciate any excuse to buy new accessories for our favorite past time, but when you give them to your cycling sweetie, their excitement is all the more worthwhile. On this (pseudo) holiday, our recommendations are tailored to the spirit of the “season.”
Velo Allegro Brings Bikes and Smiles to Jenny Oropeza Elementary in Long Beach
Closing the year out for third graders at Jenny Oropeza Elementary School was the surprise of a bicycle, built by members of Velo Allegro, YMCA of Greater Long Beach and Bikable Communities.
Make The Commitment To Harmonize Work Life With Bike Life
A long-term commitment to harmonizing work-life and bike-life by becoming a bike friendly business have far-reaching benefits for both the employee and employer and once established it can foster a more productive workplace.
#OptOutside Friday: California National Monuments Designated by President Obama
Inspired by President Obama and #OptOutside, we’ve highlighted some of the National Monuments designated by President Obama in California.
My friend Ron’s granddaughter is a precocious nine years old with a penchant for mechanical things. She conceived the e-Chariot to be a vehicle that would allow her family, including her 12-year-old physically challenged sister Hailey, to bicycle together.
Lessons in Liability From The Bicycle Attorney
Thomas Forsyth Answers Our Questions Regarding the Liability and Responsibility of Bicyclists and Pedestrians BICYCLIST.fm Episode #45 – Legal Lessons available on your favorite podcast platform. Let’s discuss a scenario…
India by Bicycle: A Brief Survey
When I lived in India for six months in 2014 doing environmental research, I always traveled to my host institution in the northern Bangalore suburbs on my bicycle. It was 6 km away and only took me about 20 minutes. It was a lovely trip through a colorful neighborhood and I relished the sights, smells, and sounds. But, the rides were challenging, both physically and emotionally.
The One Way Ride to Mexico
The One Way Ride Program officially began in 2012, but these men have been carrying on this tradition for over a decade. It all started after the 2001 Rosarito to Ensenada ride when local resident Raymond “Randy” Kiefer and his riding partner, Hank Williamson, generously gave away their bicycles to two local teenage boys who were hanging around the finish line watching the riders come in.
Ride Of Silence: The Ride To Commemorate Fallen Cyclists
Participation in a Ride of Silence helps raise awareness and increase legislation to reduce the number of fatalities of bicyclists killed by motorists. It’s a free event and will be gathering in a city near you to honor our fallen comrades.
Gus Van Sant & “The Discipline of DE” Applied To Bicycles
Early in his directing career, Gus Van Sant created a short film, “The Discipline of DE,” based on a collection of short stories by William S. Burroughs, entitled “Exterminator!”. It is an enlightening film…
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