The Smith Compound
Don’t daydream on a bicycle?

…every cyclist must assume that every car driver could kill them. And you should never daydream.

Here at the Smith Compound (SC) we can’t say that Timothy Egan is wrong in this sad NYTimes piece about the death of a 31-year-old Seattle woman.

Indeed, while cycling we assume that every motorist, pedestrian and cyclist in the immediate vicinity is about to do something stupid, as they very often do.

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…every cyclist must assume that every car driver could kill them
County closes damaged roads, but just to cyclists (again)

It could just be wishful thinking, but it looks like Boulder County’s transportation decider—or perhaps someone who writes the words for him—has modified his internal-combustion bias ever so slightly.

He was quoted as follows in a Longmont Times-Call story about why the damaged canyon roads are closed to cyclists:

While these conditions are experienced by both motorists and bicyclists, bicyclists…

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Fact: Cycling Makes You Happier

…there’s nothing like cycling to chase the blues away

via Fact: Cycling Makes You Happier | Bicycle Movies Online Store.

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A Thanksgiving question: What are these?

A Thanksgiving question… What are these things?

What are family, friends, love, health, smiles…

…sunshine, starry nights, laughter…la différence

…coffee beans, winding roads, snowy peaks, music…

…imagination, forgiveness, presence, salvation?

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