Entries by Eli Damon

Team Meeting

Yesterday, I met with supporters from the CHNA#4 (the group that funded the trip to Portland, ME last June). The purpose was generate ideas for how to proceed with CyclingSavvy Pioneer Valley. I got some good leads on more possible supporters. We scheduled a new meeting in three weeks. We shot this photo at the […]

A few tricks over the Memorial Bridge

Crossing the Memorial Bridge from West Springfield to Springfield can be intimidating for a cyclist who is not accustomed to riding assertively and can be confusing for a cyclist who is not familiar with the neighborhood. However, with the proper skills, it is easy and nothing to be afraid of. However, there are two tricky elements that you should know about.

Left turn onto New South Street from Route 9 in Northampton

Many cyclists, even highly experienced and conscientious ones, wait till the last minute before moving left in preparation for making a left turn. However, by making the move early, and by choosing the best point at which to make it, a cyclist can avoid unnecessary negotiations with other drivers, thus making their travels faster and easier.

Pioneers of Mobility

My very first time teaching CyclingSavvy was a class in Portland, Maine, hosted by John Brooking, in June of this year. As part of my effort, I applied for and received a grant to bring four students from the greater Springfield area with me to take the class, along with videographer Jessica Tanner to document. […]