Month: May 2015

Where Paved Roads Invented For Bicycles?

The Good Roads Movement  (Wikipedia) occurred in the United States between the late 1870s and the 1920s. Advocates for improved roads led by bicyclists turned local agitation into a national political movement. Outside cities, roads were dirt or gravel; mud in the winter and dust in the summer. Early...

Different But Similar

Susan and I spend about half the riding season in the greater Kansas City area and the other half on Long Island, NY. There are significant differences. The KC area has less traffic (even in most parts of KC itself), more hills and country riding not to far away....

When Is A Sweep More Than A Sweep

Obviously, when there is a broom on the back of the bike.¬† I couldn’t resist. There is a back story to this, however.¬† Some of the riders were off to clean off a sectionof road that has had broken glass on it for quite a awhile....