Posts Tagged ‘Bikes’

Gear Prudence: How Can I Convince My Girlfriend to Ride the Bike I Bought Her?

You’re going to need to trick her.

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: 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

Gear Prudence: What’s a Good Bike-Themed Halloween Costume?

Advice for playing dress-up, without Lycra.

Gear Prudence: Can We Talk About Bike Helmets?

Plus: Are earbuds dangerous?

The Needle: Delayed Homicide

Guns Kill People: Former White House press secretary James Brady's death this week was due to injuries suffered when would-be Ronald Reagan assassin John Hinckley shot Brady in the head, the Virginia medical examiner's office ruled. Brady's death counts as a 2014 D.C. homicide for statistics. Don't expect this to do much to help bring sanity to public discourse [...]

Buy D.C.: Bikes

Each week, Buy D.C. will highlight shops and items you can only find in the D.C. area, featuring different goods from different shops all around the city, curated by 94.7 Fresh FM co-host and CityShopGirl.com owner Kelly Collis.
Clean Trousers
The ultimate accessory for biking to work (or maybe a date)? The trouser strap helps keep the urban cyclist’s pants [...]

Man Hits Up Every Capital Bikeshare Station, Because YOLO

Just because you've seen one Capital Bikeshare station doesn't mean you've seen them all. Unless you're Paul Wasneski and you have actually seen them all—all 245 of them.
Wasneski, a 34 year-old Navy Yard resident and public-transit aficionado, went on a three-weekend mission to hit up every Capital Bikeshare dock. As proof, he took photos at each [...]

Video: Cab Driver Cuts Into Bike Lane, Gets Caught

When bike commuter Bill Walsh caught a cab driver making an illegal U-turn across the Pennsylvania Avenue bike lane Thursday, he figured it was just more proof of a long-running problem. Instead, the video has become a hit, earning more than 500,000 views since being posted Friday.
In the video, a cab U-turns into Walsh's path. [...]

District Line Daily: Maybe Next Year

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That game. Taking RGIII out would've been a tough call for Mike Shanahan, but you don't [...]

Cyclist Wants $70,000 for Capitol Hill Dooring

Dooring—the unexpected opening of a car door in the path of a bike—can be the bane of urban cyclists. Now one biker who says he was injured when a taxi door opened in front of him is suing the driver, the cab company—and the federal government.
Eastern Market resident Micah Dammeyer was headed north on 1st [...]

What the Examiner Should Have Written About Capital Bikeshare

Things Examiner reporter Liz Essley could’ve written about in today’s Examiner, based on the statistic that there are more driver-biker crashes given the rising number of cyclists in D.C.:

Why more cyclists on the road mean more crashes, but also mean roads are safer
Whether better education is needed for drivers and cyclists
If there's a critical [...]

Harriet Tregoning Busted for Unbagged Bike on Metro

You can't take a folding bike on Metro during rush hour unless it's in a bag. Even if you're Office of Planning director and Brompton acolyte Harriet Tregoning.
Tregoning tried to bring her Brompton onto a Metro train last Friday, on her way to a meeting in Virginia Square. Lo and behold:
“I had some hardass station [...]

Photo: Tire Toss

Yards Park, 3rd and Water St., SE.  June 16th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

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