Category Archives : Tales from the Trenches



Reveal the Path, Tonight @ Columbus Theater, 7PM

You can still get tickets for tonight’s showing of Reveal the Path. Tickets are $10 if pre-purchased online, $15 at the door, cash only.   Show starts @ 7PM and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Rhode READ MORE



What if Roads Were Treated Like Cycle Lanes?

What if roadways were treated with the same “respect” as bicycle and pedestrian facilities?  This is exactly the question The London Cycling Campaign is asking on a recent blog post.  I do encourage everyone to have a look at the READ MORE



Let’s Have a Civil Discussion

I was out riding with my family this weekend, on a road riding towards the EBBP.  At one point, we needed to pull out into the lane because cars were parked in the break down lane.  I ride tail when READ MORE



Stop Signs

Has anyone else noticed more bikes on the roads this Spring?  For the first time ever, I’ve found myself in a random queue of cyclists waiting for a light to change or for our turn at a 4-way stop.  With READ MORE



USOCF‘s Richard Durishin shows ProJo’s Pam Cotter How to BIKE TO WORK, North Kingstown to Providence Pamela Reinsel Cotter: Bike to work? I finally did it 05/16/2011 01:00 AM EDT I used to be jealous of the folks who got READ MORE



Local Super Commuter

One of our local year round bicycle commuters is honored as the Planet Bike Super Commuter for May!  Those who ride the EBBP have certainly run into Geoff at some point in your travels, he’s a mainstay on the bike READ MORE



I Can’t Believe a Bike Stopped…

I probably sound like a broken record at this point, but I’m a big believer in vehicular cycling… obeying the same rules as other vehicles on the road.  I think it makes cyclists more predictable for motorists and sure makes READ MORE



Make Your Own Bike “Chains”

Does snow on the roads have you off the bike?  Are you interested in trying to ride in the snow, but don’t want to shell out the money for studded tires?  I came across an interesting read where someone uses READ MORE



Cleaning Up the Junk

It’s pretty much a forgone conclusion that motoring will result in a certain amount of junk being cast upon our roadways:  crashes happen, fenders and lights are ripped off…  snow falls, copious amounts of sand and salt are thrown down READ MORE



Calling in a Light Sensor Problem

I’ve become more diligent recently about calling in road issues to RIDOT and local city/town governments. For the most part, the comments have been well received and are acted upon. Today, I thought I would try my luck calling in READ MORE