Cycling in the Age of COVID

I should be cycling in France right now, riding through some incredible scenery, blogging every evening and working on another Biking France eBook or two. That was the plan. I’m not, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions. I’m explaining, not complaining, because: Overall, I’m doing OK. A bit bored, but healthy and able … Continue reading Cycling in the Age of COVID

More Signs You’re A Cycling Fanatic: From Lots of Fanatical Readers/Riders

I'm not alone! There are plenty of cycling fanatics out there, and my recent post on the warning signs struck a chord of recognition with so many of you. Scores of reader/riders commented, confessed, felt a little better ... and then probably went for a long ride. So, here's my follow-up post with several of … Continue reading More Signs You’re A Cycling Fanatic: From Lots of Fanatical Readers/Riders

More Squirrel Squashing Stories: Plus Skunks, Groundhogs, Snakes and Other Critters You’ve Run Over On Your Bike

Wow, it seems a lot of us and our bikes have squashed some critters. My recent post about riding over a squirrel, and what happened next, seems to have brought back a lot of painful memories. I heard from cyclists who've had a similar experience with a squirrel, or another kind of creature. And from … Continue reading More Squirrel Squashing Stories: Plus Skunks, Groundhogs, Snakes and Other Critters You’ve Run Over On Your Bike

The Tour de Trump: The Story of this Actual & Very Real Bike Race

Donald Trump and cycling … there’s actually a connection.  A couple of them. Including the Tour de Trump race in 1989 and 1990 and then, while running for president in 2016, his use of cycling to mock John Kerry after a crash and broken leg: “… and then goes into a bicycle race at 72 … Continue reading The Tour de Trump: The Story of this Actual & Very Real Bike Race

Sink Laundry: The Sequel, With Tips & Advice From More Cycling Fanatics

I thought I was an expert on doing bike-trip, sink laundry, until I wrote this post about it … and discovered I have a lot to learn. From you. I got scores of comments, tips and pointers, most of which were pretty darn good. So, thank you … and here’s the accumulated wisdom from several … Continue reading Sink Laundry: The Sequel, With Tips & Advice From More Cycling Fanatics