Wednesday, July 15, 2015
It's been a long time since I last posted and a lot of things have changed since then. Among these, I have decided to not have a car or driver's license. There are many reasons for this, about which I will go into greater detail in future posts. But for now I will say that it is in line with my commitment to reducing the number of cars on the road and assert cycling as a viable form of transportation.
I have identified myself as a cyclist for 25 years, In that time, I have seen the amount of car traffic increase dramatically. This is definitely NOT a good thing. I consider it to be very bad. I feel much less safe on the road. I believe that cars are expensive, wasteful, largely unnecessary and just plain fucking dangerous. And they need to GO AWAY. The new focus of this blog is on my experience as a daily cyclist. I will point out what I think is significant, both good and bad. I will also be looking at related gear and clothing.
Pictured above is my main commuting bike. It is a custom, built on a Bridgestone XO-3 frameset. I built it up in about 1994. It has served me very well. I will go over the details in a future post. Until then, I encourage everybody to hide your car keys and get out and ride!