Bike, health

105-Year-Old Cyclist Rides 14 Miles In An Hour En Route To A World Record

January 4, 20172:44 PM ET LAURA WAGNERTwitter French cyclist Robert Marchand, 105, reacts after setting a record for distance cycled in one hour, at the velodrome of Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, outside Paris on Wednesday.Thibault Camus/AP Frenchman Robert Marchand set a new world record Wednesday when he cycled 22.547 kilometers (about 14 miles) in an hour… Continue reading 105-Year-Old Cyclist Rides 14 Miles In An Hour En Route To A World Record

Bike, ELF, PEBL

Can you see me?

Sometimes I think pedaling at night is easier and safer than during the day. During the day, I can’t assume they see me or my big rolling orange traffic cone on wheels. You would think they’d see me, but many times they are on the phone, and aren’t paying attention. In the last 3 months… Continue reading Can you see me?

Bike, ELF, family, health, hearing, recumbent, stress, Vacation

What kind of bike lane do you need?

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?

Bike, covid, stress, Uncategorized

My morning rides are getting dangerous

It’s been a weird slightly unnerving week. I’m not sure whether it’s pandemic fatigue, political anger or Christmas anxiety, but drivers are very aggressive lately. In the last six days we’ve had three significant bike/car encounters. That’s more than 4 years worth for us. First there was the car that purposely aimed his car at… Continue reading My morning rides are getting dangerous

Bike, covid, ELF, global warming, health, hearing, PEBL, recumbent, stress, Trike

I almost got killed: The bike and I are fine!

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!

Bike, camping, covid, ELF, health, PEBL, recumbent, stress, Trike

I think we need new tires?

Trying to find them in a Covid world isn’t that easy.

Bike, ELF, PEBL, recumbent

Are Ebikes worth it?

For anyone asking if an ebike, etrike, PEBL or ELF are worth having, I’ll say yes. But you definitely need to know your limits and try things out before you buy something so expensive. If you have trails, paths and side streets you’re better off than most. But at times it does get scary. Sometimes… Continue reading Are Ebikes worth it?