March 20, 2013 by Carolyn Szczepanski Guest post by Marya McQuirter Years ago while working on her dissertation on the social history of blacks in D.C. during the first half of the 20th century, McQuirter came upon an article about five black women who biked from New York City to Washington in 1928. She is trying… Continue reading WOMEN’S (BIKE) HISTORY: 3 DAYS, 5 WOMEN, 250 MILES
The thing to remember there’s a real difference between the needs of a cyclist, general fun touring, and a commuter. Most larger towns build for the tourist or casual fun biker. They build scenic paths through parks and areas of interest. Then retail and restaurants give the paths destinations for the biker to pedal to.… Continue reading What kind of bike lane do you need?
What the heck. Honestly, I said a lot more than that at the time! A driver just tried to kill me. They saw me and purposely swerved and pushed me into the curb. I have a rear view camera, guess who’s going to be checking that video. I even have a loud horn they heard… Continue reading I almost got killed: The bike and I are fine!
May 2020 As the riots continue just a few miles away, the smoke from the buildings that were set on fire fills my house. I can hear the sirens, I can see the helicopters. The bank where we had a safety deposit box was burnt to the ground. Tonights conversation at home was, “did we… Continue reading Covid-Lockdowns-Protests-Riots-Curfews
by Kevin Schrader Just my thoughts ….As of today there have been over 60-thousand deaths from COVID-19 in the United States.For some perspective on this, consider the following:58,220 Americans lost their lives in the Vietnam war between 1966 and 1973 (7-years)38,800 Americans lost their lives in Auto Accidents in 2019 (1-year) We have been tracking… Continue reading COVID-19 the facts and numbers
What a strange world we live in right now with Covid19. Follow along as a text message travels thousands of miles, but really only needed to go 100ft. Tonight, I received a text message from my daughter, who lives ten miles away across town. It was a forwarded message from my neighbor next door. Normally,… Continue reading Staying Connected in a Covid19 World
I’ve had 13 months of learning to hear again. My deafened world has left and it’s so amazing to hear even simple sounds. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a WOW, moment with my Cochlear Implant. After all I’ve had it 13 months now. Just today, I can say WOW again.Driving home in… Continue reading Today it’s Anyone Can Hear
Totally not bike related but bare with me. It’s amazing how our journeys differ and there’s no right or wrong. Some people want louder timers and louder clocks. I have a silent alarm clock that just shakes the heck out of me. But just last week I said to myself, “why in the world does… Continue reading My Cochlear Implant Diary of Thoughts