Entries by LisaB

Justice gains a litte ground

The following article is about a crash very similar to the one in Texas that Keri wrote about in this post — cyclists on the shoulder hit by an inattentive driver who was not found to be impaired, texting or on the phone. The difference in this case is the attitude of the county prosecutor’s […]

Driven to distraction

Nearly one-in-five U.S. drivers have read or sent a text message while behind the wheel even though nearly all of the respondents in an AAA survey released on Friday considered it unacceptable. And, in another survey commissioned by Ford Motor Company, 93 percent of 1,000 licensed drivers surveyed support a nationwide ban on texting while […]

Anti-texting legislation update

Knowing that I work closely with the Florida Legislature, Keri asked me to follow up on some info I provided on FB regarding anti-texting legislation. I’m happy to oblige and take the opportunity to add my personal Call To Action. Over the past three years, several bills dealing with driving distractions have been filed in […]

Asheville Firefighter Shot Bicyclist

Saw this on the Roadies’ site. Yikes! Officers Say Pair Argued Over Child Safety Michael Bean, WYFF News 4 Producer 7:37 am EDT July 27, 2009 ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A driver, now identified as an Asheville firefighter, shot a bicycle rider because he was angry the man was riding with his child on a busy […]

Friday Fun!

Now here’s a great way to serve up Piña Coladas at your next pool party and get in a workout. Perfect Father’s Day gift for the cycling dad who has everything! Found at RockTheBike.

Dead Right

Great video! BTW, I’ve found that 95% of school bus drivers violate the 3-foot law. Check out the school buses in this video.

New time + new route = Nirvana

I have a confession. I’ve been avoiding my commute to work. It started during the rainy season. I live in Tuscawilla and work near OIA – 50 miles round trip. (I also have a route where I drive half way to Maitland and ride in from there for a 30-mile RT commute.) The thought of […]

Light up the night

No worries about being seen in the dark with this set of wheels. The Puma Stealth Visibility Bike sports night glow paint that collects light during the day, allowing it to glow when the sun goes down. At $1,600, it’s a bit pricey for most urban riders. But if you can get past the price […]

Now that’s what I call a convenience store

My friends at David’s World/Casselberry showed me this cool prototype from the Trek Corp. The “Trek Stop” kiosk dispenses spare tubes, bike lube, CO2 cartridges, wetwipes, ponchos and other accessories, along with a selection of energy bars, gels and beverages; a sheltered and lighted repair stand with free use of an air-compression hose and video […]

Have bike, will travel by rail

By Alexia Campbell South Florida Sun-Sentinel June 24, 2008 Brad Whidden figures he saves $65 a month on gas by riding his bike and taking the train to work in Fort Lauderdale. The 44-year-old emergency medical technician from Deerfield Beach says the exercise and environmental benefits also are good, even if leaving his car at […]