Sacrifice in the Spirit of all Seasons

 I’m on vacation all week, which means no daily bike commute.  Lack of exercise plus too many Christmas cookies means I am packing on a few unwanted pounds.  My buddy Russell is in a similar situation and the Facebook photos of his new trainer guilted me back onto my old winter trainer.  Most people complain about sweating when they ride [...]

The Perfect Coat

 The Hank Aaron State Trail has been clear of snow for a while now, so I am back to riding on it.  It still has a lot more ice patches than the roads, but I ride slowly and have studded tires.  The trail adds about two miles to my five mile ride to work.  I prefer the longer [...]

More data on helmets

This just published from our cycling allies in the Motor City.  Note, this data is certainly not conclusive, but since more data is always better than less, I thought I would share it. Michigan Bicycle-Vehicle Crashes: Helmet vs. no-helmet We produced a report showing bicycle crashes from 2004 through 2009  in Michigan and the degree [...]

Meet the Governor: UPAF may get the Hoan

Last week I got a call from the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin asking for a few elevator statistics about bicycling in Milwaukee.  The staff person told me that BFW Executive Director Kevin Hardman and some bicycle industry leaders would be meeting with Governor-elect Scott Walker on Friday Dec. 17th. I was happy to supply them with a [...]