For the longest time I tended to greet Ride2Work day with a yawn and shrug: it's really not much of a big deal when every day is ride to work day. But then I heard about the Tour de Breakfast, where the idea is to hit as many community breakfasts as you can between opening and closing—and try not to be late for work in the process. Suddenly Ride2Work day got interesting.
Entries by Treadly and Me
Complete lack of surprise that the Herald Sun does dishonest reporting on a recycled anti-cycling story.
When you take your car out to run an errand, do you ever take a scenic detour on the way home just for the pleasure of driving? When you take your bike out to run an errand, do you ever take a scenic detour on the way home just for the pleasure of cycling?
We're clearly still in the silly season when a headline like this one pops up in the feed: "Sexism behind over-investment in cycling infrastructure: report".
"The apparent mindlessness of pedalling can not only make us happier…but also leave room for other thoughts, from the banal to the profound." —Simon Usborne in The Guardian
"If anything can come close to addressing all the world's problems at once, it's bicycles." --@ellyblue
"Chicks dig scars because they like to see evidence of terrible pushbike-handling skills and a functioning immune system." --@jothornely
Who is more deserving of victim-blaming: the "real cyclist" or "someone who's just riding a bike"? As it turns out, neither.
I never used to be too concerned about Bike Shaped Objects. I mean, when it comes down to it, a bike is a bike. Of course some bikes are better than others, but underneath it all they are all bikes. And bikes are cool, right?
"Being massively out of form riding is still better than not riding at all." --@BW1978