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Cigarette Cyclist

Seen this week in San Jose, California. Remember, kids, smoking kills.

Tips for cycling on cigarette cards

Before World War II, several tobacco company included trading cards in their cigarette packaging, similar to baseball cards included in some modern packages of bubble gum. One British brand, Ogden’s Cigarettes, ran a series of cards with tips for Boy Scouts as a kind of Victorian age Instuctables. These tips included a few on cycling read more »

Sherlock Holmes: The Solitary Cyclist

Among the 13 stories published in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Return of Sherlock Holmes is “The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist,” in which a Victorian gal on a bike is stalked by a fixie riding hipster.

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Public safety and the bike commute

An online acquaintance was mugged while riding his bike home from work the other evening, prompting a discussion on personal safety while bicycling.

RIP Ellen Fletcher

Holocaust survivor, PTA mom, city council member, and bike advocate: Ellen Fletcher succumbed yesterday at age 83 to lung cancer at her Palo Alto home.

Happy Friday

My commute this morning was a little more interesting than usual. While biking across Menlo Park I watched an obviously impaired driver in an old Subaru attempting something like a three point turn that became more like a 15 point turn. This is on a low speed school zone road, and the other drivers kept read more »