Posts Tagged ‘commute by bike’

Ten Things To Liven Up Your Commute

June 21, 2009

Editor’s Note: Here are some fun tips from our contributor, Anthony Coley…….

Subject: 10 things to liven up your commute

1. Stop and buy your sweetie some flowers, you’ll be loved!
2. Stop mid way for something to drink and do some people watching.
3. Ride slower and check out the scenery.
4. Run an errand on your way to or from work.
5. Take a detour somewhere you’ve never been.
6. Stop and help someone with a bike problem, flat, slipped chain….
7. Ride a different bike every once in a while.
8. Ride earlier or later than normal. Riding when it’s dark changes everything.
9. Ride with a stranger and talk about something other than bikes. Easier said than done.. 😉
10. Compare gas prices at the different gas stations you pedal by.
— This was the lowest on my Friday commute: (Note: Now gas is over $3.00/gallon!)Since this photo was taken gas is over $3.00 per gallon!

 …….and two more I just thought about..

11. Count the number of traffic lights. My commute has 39. Seems like alot…
12. Take some pics to show your cool commute:
— Here are a few from yesterday:ac1

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Be Careful When The Kids Are Around!

May 21, 2009

Editor’s Note: Anthony Coley, contributor to The Cyclist, gives us a good reminder why you need to be careful when the kids are around our bicycles.

Watch those kiddies and your chain.

Tonight me and my two boys ( 4 and 2 ) were in the garage and my 2 year old got his finger caught in my fixed gear chain. Ugh!!!! They always play with whatever bike I have in the stand and I’m always telling them “watch the wheel, keep your hands out of the spokes, watch the chain…” Tonight I was preoccupied with my 4 year old when I heard my 2 year old start screaming. When I saw him I instantly knew what had happened. Luckily it only caught the tip. It could have been much worse.

Here’s a pic of his little hand:

By the way, he's going to be all right.

By the way, he's going to be all right.

 

Take care of those kids!