Monthly Archives: September 2010

Bike the Big Apple

I’m back from New York City.  As I mentioned in my last post, I decided to take my Dahon, but use my Burley trailer and Schwinn Dutch conversion to get to and from the Milwaukee airport. That whole thing worked out … Continue reading

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Pedalling to NYC

OK, not the whole way, just to the airport.  As I mentioned in my earlier post, I will be in New York City Monday through Wednesday at a pedestrian safety summit. I know I was all hyped to rent a cool … Continue reading

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Heading to NYC: to rent or fold?

 I have to go to New York City next Monday. I was all set to take to take my Dahon folding bike when I noticed that AirTran charges$20 for the first checked bag. So it will cost me $40 extra just to bring my folding … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to summer

Last night was autumnal equinox, officially the end of summer. But on Tuesday the temperatures climbed into the 80s for the last time this year, and I said my goodbyes then. I said goodbye to the blooming wild flowers on my … Continue reading

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Bike plan approved! Now comes the real work.

The City of Milwaukee Common Council approved the new bicycle master plan on Wednesday with only one vote opposed from Alderman Joe Dudzik. This is a pretty big deal.  Before I post about the next steps toward implementation, I wanted to briefly discuss … Continue reading

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Rainy ride

  Last Sunday my father-in-law asked me to help take the pier out at his cottage on Lake Tichigan.  He is very generous and lets us go out there whenever we want, so the least I can do is help with the … Continue reading

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Scorchers and Scofflaws: Just the Facts Please

  I can’t tell you how many times I hear complaints (from motorists and cyclists alike) about cyclists who run red lights and ride on the sidewalk.  If I had a dollar for every time someone told me that cyclists … Continue reading

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Fashion Forward Friday

Friday at work is casual day, which means jeans for lots of people.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, I only recently bought a pair of jeans.  I busted them out last Friday.  I paired them with a white … Continue reading

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Fun Friday Photo Contest Winners

It took a while to get the Wald Woody Baskets as they were out of stock at a lot of suppliers, but they are finally in.  The prizes for the last contest are being mailed or delivered this week and … Continue reading

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New Friday Photo Contest: Cyclechic Milwaukee

 A regular reader of Over the Bars dropped a ton of really good cycling DVDs on me.  He has watched them all and in an effort to simplify his life, he is getting rid of stuff.  He offered his collection of … Continue reading

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