Into the Wind

Into the Wind

A while back, I wanted to get in 25-30 miles on my bike. So, since the temperature was only in the 40’s, I put a hoodie on under my jacket, pulled on my winter gloves, and headed out into the countryside. I forgot to do one thing, though. I forgot to check the wind...
Trail Maintenance: Weed Wrangle Woes

Trail Maintenance: Weed Wrangle Woes

I really enjoy biking on the B&O Trail near my house in Brownsburg, Indiana. It’s a beautiful 8-mile paved surface that goes through a pleasant mix of town and country scenery. But it has a problem. The invasive honeysuckle has gotten out of control. So, a few...
UNICYCLING 101: FIND YOUR CENTER

UNICYCLING 101: FIND YOUR CENTER

OK, I admit it. Even though I’m an avid bicyclist, I’m just as happy riding on one wheel. After all, I’ve been unicycling since I was eleven years old. But one of my greatest joys in retirement is teaching other kids to unicycle as part of the “Juggling Masters”...
This bike used by…

This bike used by…

Have you ever been to Bike Heaven? In case you haven’t, it’s a combination museum and store in Pittsburgh, PA, that specializes in vintage bikes. I went there recently with Brooks Fetters (owner of the Huntington Bicycle Shop) and some other friends while on a cycling...
Gadgets

Gadgets

Bike gadgets are great, aren’t they? When I was a kid, my bike gadgets consisted of only two things: 1) a light (either battery powered or the kind with a small generator that rubbed against your tire), and 2) a playing card clothes-pinned to the fork that made a cool...