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New Contributor

By • Mar 13th, 2009 • Category: Info

My name is Dave Hughes, and I’ll be contributing here from time to time, mostly about the adventures of an older, outta-shape guy in transition to a bike commuter. Thanks to Adriel for allowing me this opportunity!



I started a personal blog

By • Aug 11th, 2008 • Category: Info

http://www.adrielickler.com I will be posting the more personal type posts there, and keep this one to cycling. Thanks.



Thursday night Buda ride (Austin on 2 Wheels)

By • Aug 8th, 2008 • Category: Info

I rode with these guys to Buda last night and it was fun. Similar to a club ride, but more laid back, and everyone waited for the slowest cyclist. I recommend it for anyone wanting a longer ride. Check for times at http://www.austinbikeevents.com or email nate at austin on 2 wheels dot org (no spaces)



The legal right to “Take the lane”

By • Aug 6th, 2008 • Category: Info

http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/TN/content/htm/tn.007.00.000551.00.htm The official vehicle code. Note the word UNLESS, § 551.103. OPERATION ON ROADWAY. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), a person operating a bicycle on a roadway who is moving slower than the other traffic on the roadway shall ride as near as practicable to the right curb or edge of the roadway, [...]



The Effect of Cycle Lanes on Cyclists’ Road Space

By • Aug 4th, 2008 • Category: Info

This study was done in england, but after looking at it much of it applies to us here. The part about a minimum cycling space being 2m (6 feet) I fully agree with.  Bike lanes narrower than this have serious problems, and should not even exist. Read the PDF here Some interesting quotes: — Cycle [...]



Safety is no accident

By • Aug 2nd, 2008 • Category: Info

This is not a cycling post, but a lot of us are drivers, and also this is the sort of thing that could make the roads safer for everyone. — You are supposed to drive in a way that allows you to stop for your visibility in all conditions. If you cannot do this you [...]



Austin Bike Events Calendar

By • Jul 20th, 2008 • Category: Info

http://austinbikeevents.com Intended to be a “one stop shop” for all bike events in Austin, From Time Trials to Frankenbike, to BAC meetings, and of course with links out to the organizations sponsoring these events. I cannot do this alone, if you like the idea, please volunteer to help me.  I think if every organization manages [...]



Some Good movies with bicycles.

By • Jul 20th, 2008 • Category: Info

http://www.sfgate.com/c…2008/07/18/PKUL11MFN1.DTL



Excellent Resource on Road Rage

By • Jul 19th, 2008 • Category: Info

This site gives you a place to post any bad experiences you have had with motorists. Including license plates. Don’t hunt the guy down on your bike, post about him on the website. You can blow off steam without dying.



freebiketips.com is up and running.

By • Jul 19th, 2008 • Category: Info

I still have to make a unique layout, but I took the quick way and duplicated the theme I am using here. visit freebiketips.com, make suggestions, send me content you think should be there, and above all, if you find it helpful, tell a friend.