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  • League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor / National LCI Coach, and active transportation advocate. My goal is to make bicycling a safe, convenient, and fun mode of transportation and recreation for as many people as possible through education.
  • Bicycle touring, Playing upright or electric bass ... retired from gigging for pay, but still get out to jam ... mostly blues, a little jazz, Americana,folk, old time rock n roll
  • NE IL


  • Posted in thread: Not my fault, but I feel sooo bad on 03-03-2017 at 10:42 PM
    ...[snip]...It's bad enough with a road bike hoping to be seen, but trikes are a lot lower and
    drivers aren't used to looking down for oncoming traffic.I hear that. I don't worry about
    getting hit fr...

  • Posted in thread: Not my fault, but I feel sooo bad on 03-03-2017 at 07:21 PM
    I think it’s important for drivers to see bicyclists as people, not as traffic
    obstructions, or annoyances. To help present bicyclists as people, I always wave and smile at
    drivers in passing, k...

  • Posted in thread: traditional saddlebags on 02-21-2017 at 10:23 PM
    Very classy bag!

  • Posted in thread: How to avoid bicycle accidents? on 02-11-2017 at 03:57 PM
    Thanks for pulling this up. #3 is especially true. 'Telegraph' your moves. ex: When you plan on
    taking a lane, make the move right away with a signal. Don't just kinda meander over toward the
    center (...

  • Posted in thread: How to avoid bicycle accidents? on 02-10-2017 at 05:42 PM
    Here's a little different take on crash avoidance.The League of American Bicyclists Smart
    Cycling classes talk about “5 Layers of Safety” to minimize the chances of crashing. 1: Bike
    Control: Don’t fa...

  • Posted in thread: Florida?? on 01-14-2017 at 12:52 PM
    Another cool spot is Inverness, about 75 mi north east of Tampa, 45 mi south east of Ocala, 20
    mi west of Crystal River. It is approximately the mid-point of the 46 mi Withlacoochie State
    Trail. There...

  • Posted in thread: We Lost a Bicyclist this Week on 12-21-2016 at 05:09 PM
    Denver,My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Posted in thread: Because it's local on 12-15-2016 at 06:22 PM
    Good one, LarryM! I think it was you who posted a link to this quiz a few years back, when I
    was much more intimidated at the prospect of playing in traffic. I learned a lot from it then,
    and am glad ...

  • Posted in thread: Because it's local on 12-14-2016 at 06:52 PM
    I think the problem is actually deeper than that. From what I've seen they don't even teach any
    education in Drivers Ed anymore. It'a all for profit here and they pay outside of school for
    actual driv...

  • Posted in thread: Southern Tier Route on 12-13-2016 at 05:47 PM
    When is tornado season ?Wouldn't wanna be pedaling tornado alley in the style of Dorothy. :DThe
    tornado season varies in different areas by season. Southern states generally have more
    tornadoes in Mar...

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