Alt Transportation

I’ve started a new Flickr set for the unusual modes of transportation I see around Davis. Coming from the east coast (and the South), I’m amazed by the number of people who use longboard skateboards as actual transportation. And then … Continue reading

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: Driving the kids with a bicycle

Four days a week, Teddy Salazar takes his son Theo to school just like most parents. Instead of a car seat, however, Theo rides in a trailer towed behind Salazar’s bicycle. Weaving around potholes and climbing hills along four miles … Continue reading

The Outspokin’ Cyclist: Hybrid car pitch a step backwards

Phillip Barron The Herald Sun September 14th marked the 108 yr anniversary of first pedestrian death at the hands of an automobile in the United States. On September 13th, 1899, Henry Bliss stepped from a streetcar on Central Park West, … Continue reading

thoughts on the way to work this morning

This summer, I had the chance to ride in a new BMW 7 series which was spec’d out with the latest high-tech interior. It had everything — from an incredibly rich sound system (refuting the old adage that a car … 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