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Violence against Bikers: Civil Rights?

Jan Heine just mentioned a big deal: Cyclists are experiencing a Civil Rights fight. It was shocking to me to see it finally put that way. (He said he saw it somewhere earlier.)

It's what I've been living almost my whole life. I wonder if PTSD even plays into it.

Think about it. Like thousands of other Americans, I've been biking a lot since the 70's…

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The Symbolism of Helmetry

It seems to me that helmets have entered a new phase. Actual safety is a totally different topic from sociology. I think the social side is more interesting than the safety side…

Lansing Bike Party: Spring Fling & More ... Much More!

Yesterday's "Lansing Bike Party" ride had more going on than you could shake a stick at. More layers than a cake! It had everything I love about bike socializing…

How to Save the Canoe? (Why?)

How to save the Canoe? ...Maybe 3-seaters about 16-ft long with a rudder could do the trick. Can be paddled solo and gives both solo and tandem setups easy control…

Radical Humanizing of Cities: Solving the Car Problem?

This is a perennially cool topic. I used to be involved with book publishing for all areas of engineering. One aspect that we never touched on, nor did I notice any publishing about, was the History of Engineering or the Social Critique of Engineering…

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