Tag Archives: cycling safety

The cyclist’s lament

Parked at the Wilson Street entrance to Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, I glanced up to find a cyclist dressed in an Army kit waiting for the light to change. Without stopping him to ask about his connection to the military, … Continue reading

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A moment’s notice can save you pain

FIRST: Apologies for glitches in yesterday’s column. It was written through hotels and airports and I pushed PUBLISH just before jumping on the plane. WordPress sometimes flips cut or pasted copy back into place. But there’s no excuse for typos … Continue reading

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Is it better to stand your ground, charge the shooter or run away?

The strange campaign of Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson continues to entertain but seldom inspires much more than a scratch on the head at his oversimplification of every issue he encounters. As quoted in a recent New York Times story, he … Continue reading

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The fading light of September

By Christopher Cudworth The month of August is such a beautiful thing with its yellow flowers, flat blue skies and crickets singing up the twilight. It lingers into September, this feeling that summer lasts forever. Then it occurs to you … Continue reading

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But seriously, F*** Cyclists

By Christopher Cudworth So my friend Monte sent me a link to a video, now taken down at Deadspin.com, of a confrontation between a bulked up angry man and a group of cyclists who apparently did something to annoy the … Continue reading

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BEWARE THE BIKING BUBBLE SPHERE!

In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s a big graphic leading off today’s We Run and Ride. It is designed to grab your attention and encourage you to consider some important safety and mental health practices while riding. We call it … Continue reading

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Choices that bring cycling safety to light

By Christopher Cudworth A recent pair of stories really struck home on the issue of cycling safety. The first chronicled the death of a cyclist at a busy intersection on Diehl Road, a heavily traveled frontage route along I-88 in … Continue reading

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Share the Road. Who, me?

By Christopher Cudworth I have an ugly little confession to make. No, it’s not that I look dopey in this picture. It’s that I hate sharing the road with some kinds of cyclists as much as you do. C’mon, admit … Continue reading

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Watch out when the rubber hits the road if you run and ride

By Christopher Cudworth We have read quite a bit on this blog about getting down close to the road and really studying the surface we ride upon. We have celebrated tarsnakes together, and even their wintry cousins, the snowsnake, of … Continue reading

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Copenhagen shows the world how it’s done on public biking

By Christopher Cudworth (with contributions from Keith Hauser) Part of the difficulty in making the cycling and running world safer for millions who run and ride is in stretching the public imagination to see what is possible when people really … Continue reading

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