Joe Montgomery and a small cadre of innovative thinkers started their bicycle brand in humble quarters, not far from the railroad station that gave the company its name. What began with bike trailers grew into a premium global brand. Here’s my latest feature for the Hearst Connecticut Media Group, which covers Wilton – where CannondaleContinue reading “Cannondale: It all started above a pickle factory”
What happens when you stick a crosswalk in the middle of a 55 mph zone?
“I think in this country, cars still win. It’s very hard to change a mindset. … We’re socialized into where cars and trucks come first, and all the rest of that is like litter on the side of the road.”
‘ve been buzzed, berated, beeped and barked at by passing motorists (and their dogs). Told to get the *%&@ up onto the sidewalk or the bike path. I don’t carry a tape measure with me when I ride, and yeah, I know everybody’s driving SUVs named after huge ships and mountains. But passing a 3-foot passing distance law – and actually enforcing it – definitely gets the point across: Share. The. Road. New York’s latest effort to follow the lead of 35 other states is mired in Albany politics, as usual. How many more years will it take to make this happen?
My latest article for The River Journal previews a program that raises questions about equal treatment under the law, as well as access to transportation and recreation opportunities. Photo: Innocence Powell and son on the Empire State Trail in Kingston, NY., by Matthew Fass/courtesy of ScenicHudson.org
It’s been the best of times, and the worst of times for local bike shops and their customers.
Jim Skelley started Nyack Bicycle Outfitters in 1973, long before the village became a destination for cyclists and tourists.
“When I ride a bicycle, it feels like my problems disappear,” says Alan Snel.