Monthly Archives: June 2013

Ride with Pride

Nearly two years ago I was riding home and without planning to, ended up near Stonewall  in the West Village. I noticed a huge mass of people gathered and dozens of news trucks set up. My first thought was “Hmm, … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle- Anne Rides Again

Weekends in the country are a chance to recharge my soul. It’s a peaceful less hurried existence upstate- (mostly) unplugged, the birds and the sun are my alarm clock and the sunset is my evening “TV”. My friends Anne and … Continue reading

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How Much is That Doggy in the Basket?

The rising power of the Bike Lobby has NYC going to the dogs I tell you. Man’s best friend has joined the begriming people powered two wheeled revolution.  What will we do? It’s a ruff decision. Personally, I’ll keep pedaling.

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Love and Rage

Yesterday, on my way to work I was stopped at a red light at 50th Street and 5 Ave. A large commercial truck was stopped next to me and the gentleman in the passenger seat started a conversation by asking … Continue reading

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Sartorial #bikeNYC – The Men

Attitudes towards bicycles as transport in NYC are shifting . It’s been subtly and slowly changing from a ‘sport & sweat” perspective to the normal idea of ‘just people on bikes’. Since Citibike has launched, it’s becoming even more prevalent- … Continue reading

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Snapshots of an Evening on the Loisaida

When I moved to NYC in 1989, my first apartment was on the Lower East Side, also known as Alphabet City or Loisaida. I’ve lived in many neighborhoods (and even another continent) since then, but in spirit this is still … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

Nearly forty years ago, my father gave me the gift of learning how to ride a bicycle. For that and so much more, I am eternally grateful.  It’s up to us to build a kinder, gentler place to live – … Continue reading

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