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William Phelps Eno honorary driver's license issued in 1912

William Phelps Eno, My Hero

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When you go out today — reasonably certain of being able to get where you want to go without incident — thank this man. He had something to do with your safe travels, even though you’ve probably never heard of him.
cycling in winter with daytime lighting

Daytime Lights: Magic Bullet Or Not?

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Should you be using daytime running lights? The answer is, uh, maybe. But they are usually not necessary, and they don’t fix some mistakes.
men riding bikes on sidewalk and on road

The Cyclist's Dilemma

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The paradox is that while it appears cyclists give up independence by accepting and responding to the principles of traffic, they actually gain freedom of travel.
Motorists don't drive in the door zone, why would you?

Navigating Snowy Streets

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If I had any inclination to ride close to the parked cars — which of course, being a savvy cyclist, I didn't — the snow would have prevented me. In effect, the snow is creating a very effective door zone buffer!
cap says "Make America Fun Again" with bikes

E-Bikes: Education, Training & The Law

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Cyclists using e-bikes need to know how they and their bikes work together, especially under high-speed, emergency and/or adverse conditions. As Clint Eastwood said in the movie Magnum Force, “A man’s got to know his limitations.” Therefore, the faster you intend to go, the more skill and training you need.
e-cargo bike instead of car

Everyone's A Racer Now

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Four days after returning to St. Louis, I walked into my local e-bike dealer with my credit card ready. My husband and I didn't own a cargo bike. After riding my sister’s electric cargo bike in Nashville, I wanted to see for myself if an e-cargo bike could truly replace car trips.
Shannon and her car

Savvy E-Biking To A Car-Free Future

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E-bikes aren't replacements for bikes. They replace cars. They can move you across town, and over steep hills, at higher speeds with less effort while still offering clean, low-cost transportation. But there’s a catch many people don’t realize.

Use Horse Sense To Avoid A Horse Wreck

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Communication is central to success as a bicyclist. With other road users, it is mostly through lane positioning, hand signals and head turns. Horses, though, respond to different signals.
5 women stand next to a man holding a boy on street corner Amoco sign in background

The Day CyclingSavvy Saved My Life

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I took several deep breaths and attempted to compose myself. My understanding of traffic patterns, bicycle handling skills, and brakes in good working order had just saved my life.
When road conditions are less than optimal, best strategy is to use "driver behavior."

Empowered for Unlimited Winter Travel

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When cold weather threatens to keep you off the saddle, tell Old Man Winter you can take anything he can dish out and still get to your destination under your own power.