Heading North

The call has come.  We are moving north.  I don’t know whether I should be scared or not.  It’s been a while since I’ve had to deal with true winter.  Kansas City has been good to us, but my ladyfriend has a new job in the Twin Cities.  Minneapolis actually looks pretty cool (no pun … More Heading North

Hummer = D-bag

Yet more proof that only stuffed shirts and douchebags drive Hummers: a KC cyclist was chased down and then assaulted by a man driving a Hummer H2.  I don’t know what kind of tool cuts off a person (regardless if it’s a car or bike) and then gets mad at the person they cut off … More Hummer = D-bag

There are soon to be more

More bikers. That’s right folks, rising gas prices are bringing more people into the light. RideFridays.org has been doing a great job of encouraging and informing for a while now. A recent post covers the increasing use of alternative means of commuting in the KC area.

…better than one

I’m lucky that my wife is not only the better looking but smarter member of our pair. As usual, I rolled out in semi-awake fashion, not realizing until I was 9 miles out that I left my cell phone and pager (90’s pimp style) at home. Being without a cell phone, I was unable to … More …better than one

Reality sucks

Holy crap. April is gone, and our wedding tour of the Midwest is taking its toll on my energy, time, and wallet. I wasn’t able to get a camping trip in during the month of April. I don’t know if I’m allowed to make it up or not. I guess that kind of forfeits my … More Reality sucks

Bike to Work Week

May is National Bike Month, and May 12 – 16 is National Bike to Work Week. So get out and ride! I can understand how biking to work is difficult to get started, but with a little additional planning, it’s easily attainable. Commuting by bike for a week can push a person’s comfort level, and … More Bike to Work Week

Sleeping in

I woke up late yesterday. It was just one of those mornings. Ladyfriend has class in the evening, so we don’t carpool. Time to bike. If I was smart, I would pack my clothes and food at night instead of scrambling in the morning. But I’m not smart like that. I’m never sure if I’ve … More Sleeping in

Look both ways…

My ride home last night was mostly average, the morning’s tailwind became the afternoon’s headwind, and the average descent became the ascent. However, I did come across a notable discovery: a difference between Johnson county and Jackson county. In Johnson county when someone almost runs you over, they apologize. In Jackson county, they usually ignore … More Look both ways…