Tag: Bicycle

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Day 3 (Wednesday June 16) didn’t have much in the way of roadside history, but represents the first use this year of the Helinox Chair Zero that I got two years ago.  Yes, I carry my own chair with me on long bicycle rides.  How degenerate is that?! Sometimes it’s nice to take a break […]

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After church services on Sunday, I didn’t particularly like it when Mrs R told some friends that we needed to leave right away because I was busy planning a bicycle ride. I did explain (when asked) that my destination was Castalia, Ohio, and that I planned to take four days to get there, compared to […]

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Nicole Gelinas joins Brian Anderson to discuss how cities with bike-sharing programs deal with theft and vandalism and how tech-based rental services like Airbnb are shaking up the housing market—and prompting new regulations.

Bike-sharing operators are pulling back their services as urban riders confront an old problem: nuisance crime. From Paris to Baltimore, vandalism of bikes is widespread. In San Francisco and Portland, protests against gentrification sometimes take the form of wholesale property destruction of bikes. By contrast, New York and London remain unaffected by large-scale disruptions of their bike-share programs.

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One recent afternoon during a leisurely bicycle ride, I found myself angling toward the curb. I was not going very fast, so it seemed as though the curb rose before me in slow motion, as a wave rises from the sea, giving me ample time to meditate on the impending disaster. Momentum was against me, […]

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