There are few things as grand as
Bicycling in and around Atlanta.
Friday, April 28, 2006
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Carrying groceries on a bike can be a pain but it doesn’t have to be. As with almost all other loads a bike rack is a big help. Some people like baskets others prefer panniers. If you don’t have a rack you can always use a trailer. And if you don’t have a rack and don’t have a trailer, there’s always the backpack or messenger bag. No matter how you transport your food the most important thing is to plan ahead. There’s nothing worse than buying more than you can carry and having to bicycle home with a frozen chicken dangling from a plastic bag hooked around your handlebars.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Under Sec. 132 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 companies may receive tax benefits for subsidizing alternative transportation for their employees. Now Senator Ron Wyden (D Oregon) has introduced a bill that would place bicycle commuters into this tax advantaged group. You can read about the Bicycle Commuter Act here.
Monday, April 24, 2006
Well as predicted here Floyd Landis took the win in stunning style, having to borrow a wheel from a teammate to complete the final stage.
Meanwhile bicycle commuting looks more attractive everyday as gas prices keep rising. I’m personally betting on +$3 gas for the entire summer.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Monday, April 17, 2006
No not "the tour" but rather the Tour de Georgia which gets underway tomorrow. Now I enjoy a good bike race as much as anyone but what really bugs me about the Tour de Georgia is its name. You see we don't have sizable French speaking population in
Now if I were running the Tour of Georgia, I would make a couple of small changes. First I would make
Friday, April 14, 2006
Nothing sums up the state of cycling in
I suppose what bothers me the most about this story isn’t just that it’s a car or even a SUV, it’s that it’s a Hummer and because of the way tax law is written my tax dollars are subsidizing her purchase. You see by claiming the vehicle is “a cool, outdoor come-on for the business,” the owner is allowed to claim tens of thousands of dollars in tax breaks financed by you and me. So I’m going to find this bike shop and expose its Hummer driving owner. They won’t get my business and I hope they won’t get yours either.
Thursday, April 13, 2006
I love classical music and I've noticed that many cyclists share this love. It makes sense. Enjoying classical music and bicycling share a common need, patience. It's something that's often in short supply these days but a little patience make life's sweetest rewards even sweeter.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Monday, April 10, 2006
I’ve lived in and around Atlanta my entire life, I’ve seen it transformed from a sleepy southern capitol to a thriving metropolis choking on it’s own growth. And for the past four years I’ve not only lived in Atlanta but I’ve bicycled here as well. Bicycling in Atlanta has given me a new perspective on my city, I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. After reading blogs of cyclist in cities like Portland and Minneapolis, both of which seem far more bike friendly that Atlanta, I decided to create Atlanta By Bike.
The focus of Atlanta By Bike will be transportation but I’ll try and cover every aspect of cycling from riding with the kids to racing. I don’t expect this blog will change the world or even Atlanta, but if I can bring the message of bicycles as an effective means of transportation I’ll be very satisfied. So stay tuned, I try and post at least once a day during the week and if I ever post anything you disagree with or if I get something wrong feel free to let me know.