A Safety Tip for Nighttime Cycling: No Bike Ninjas!

Daylight Saving Time is over until next spring. For the majority of folks who are cycling commuters in the DC area, it’s dark by the time the office door closes at the end of the day. Every year, the same thing occurs: a lot of cyclists hit the roads without lights, wearing the standard-DC-issue black jacket, on a bike that very likely has no reflectors on it. These cyclists are bike ninjas. Most of these Read more…

Common Road Courtesy 101

Here’s some basic “share the road” advice: If you drive a car/van/truck, please be mindful of your fellow road users, especially the most vulnerable: pedestrians and cyclists. Obey the posted speed limits. Stop at all stop signs and red lights. Check your blind spots. Use your turn signals. Give cyclists at least 3 feet (1 meter) of clearance when passing. Only pass cyclists and other motorists when absolutely safe. Never use your cell phone while Read more…

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It’s true: I don’t post here very often. Don’t take that as an insult – it’s just that I tend to say more at my personal blog, randomduck. Otherwise, I’ll post more professional stuff here. And I’ll do it soon.