zipping around by bike, again

I noticed today that the only time I make a point of sharing a transportation experience via social media is when I drive a car. At least twice now I have posted updates on Twitter (I really can’t bring myself … Continue reading

The Outspokin’ Cyclist: Mountain biking helps Durham youth stay focused

WAKE COUNTY — “This is my first race, and I got third place,” says Edgar, a sixth-grader at Brogden Middle School in Durham. Out of breath, Edgar just raced a mountain bike through lakeside trails of Harris Lake County Park … Continue reading

The Outspokin’ Cyclist: World needs your old bicycles

In Ghana, the availability of a reliable bicycle turns a 2 hour walk to school into a 25 minute ride. In Guatemala, it means that someone who previously could not carry their wares to a market now has a way. … Continue reading

The Outspokin’ Cyclist: New Durham cabs are pedal-powered

On a recent Sunday, while I was dropping off some donated wheels and frames at the Durham Bike Co-op, two of Durham’s newest taxi cabs stopped by for repairs. MarcDreyfors parked his cab on the sidewalk, jacked up the front … Continue reading

who needs a car?

Not me. I’ve got a truck. A two-wheeled pick-up truck. I sold my car this spring after realizing that I’d put gas in the tank a handful of times within the previous year. Then a friend reminded me of the … Continue reading

Column: Could the Triangle be the next mountain biking mecca?

DURHAM — OK, OK, we don’t have the steep slopes or off-season ski resort infrastructure of British Columbia or West Virginia. Even in the state, we’re at a bit of a disadvantage. Western North Carolina already boasts the world-famous Tsali … Continue reading