I was the skinny kid bullied in gym class. Now I’m riding 300 miles to my 40th class reunion – and thank CyclingSavvy for the empowerment to do so.
About John Brooking
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Entries by John Brooking
Great passing was not always the norm for me. In my early days of commuting, I remember some terrifying close passes. Nowadays, it’s rare that a motorist doesn’t move at least halfway over a double yellow line to pass me, assuming there is no oncoming traffic. Many change lanes completely to pass. What’s different?
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!
Communication is the most useful thing that most cyclists never do.
Why did that person–and sometimes it seems most of society–assume cyclists belong at the edge of the road? Why will strangers presume that it’s OK to get in your face and yell at you? While I’m not a sociologist, I have some theories.
Hidden away on a rocky point off the coast of Maine and close to two lighthouses is a small but popular seafood place that calls itself “The Lobster Shack.” It’s a few miles off the nearest numbered state route and there’s no sign advertising its presence, yet locals and tourists alike know of it. In high […]
Where Do Cyclists Like to Ride? Not all routes are the same, and that is especially true for cycling. We all like to have relaxing, lightly-travelled routes that do not require constant vigilance and decision-making. Unfortunately, not all roads are like that. For those of us who ride for transportation, there is sometimes no avoiding […]