Author Archive for Brian McEntee

Gear Prudence: How Can I Become a Consistent Bike Commuter?

There’s a simple answer and more complicated answer.

Gear Prudence: When Is a Bike Considered Abandoned?

Snitching on abandoned bikes and recovering from close calls.

Gear Prudence: I’m Worried About Potholes. What Can I Do?

As with most unpleasant things, the best strategy is avoidance.

Gear Prudence: I Want to Bike With My Dog!

Cycling with pets and puddle etiquette

Gear Prudence: Why Don’t Cyclists Use Available Bike Lanes?

When there is a bike lane present and a cyclist isn’t in it, it can be baffling. But there are reasons.

Gear Prudence: Should I Let My Bikeshare Membership Expire?

It’s OK; Bikeshare wasn’t exclusive with you anyway.

Gear Prudence: I’m Perfect. How Can I Force Other Cyclists to Behave Like Me?

If you want to call someone a dick, call him a dick. It’s a free country.

Gear Prudence: Should I Buy a Bike From Craigslist?

There are three big reasons to be concerned about buying a bike (or anything else, really) from online listing sites.

Gear Prudence: Are Cycling Shoes Worth Buying?

Having shoes that attach to your bike is useful if you’re the kind of person who is always misplacing your shoes.

Gear Prudence: Get Outta the Bike Lane, Runners!

Also: How to tell a bike-commuting colleague he needs a shower

Gear Prudence: Should I Sneak in Front of Cars at Lights?

Shoaling: It's not just for bikes anymore!

Gear Prudence: I Can’t Stand Blinking Bike Lights!

Lumination is laudatory, but be considerate.

Gear Prudence: What Are The Perils Of Winter Riding?

Beware the darkness, snow, and tauntaun guts.

Gear Prudence: Biking in D.C. in 2015

What's ahead in 2015 for biking in D.C.

Gear Prudence: Do Bad NFL Teams Cause Road Rage?

Plus: Gift ideas for the bicyclist in your life