Author Archives: Vintagengine

About Vintagengine

Long history in the bicycle safety world. League Cycling Instructor and expert witness in human behavior in traffic.

Worn out

The morning session of the Women’s Forum is complete and I am already worn out. The energy is so powerful as people, women, stand up and talk about what they are doing to change our world. The message about getting … Continue reading

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First session (Media Training)

The 2014 Summit kicked off with the Advocate Media Training session. StreetsBlog USA, StreetFilms, and reporters from newspapers and TV stations. Room is full, lots of people of both genders. Sitting next to Tom Wald, Executive Director of Bike Austin. … Continue reading

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Weather and Travel

Today is mild (69) and grey in Alexandria where I am staying but just wait. Tonight it will start raining and the temperature is headed below freezing. Should have sleet and freezing rain to lay a nice base of ice … Continue reading

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Advocates and airplanes

Sitting at the Austin airport, I looked up from my coffee to see Eileen Schaubert walking my way. She has moved out of Austin to Santa Monica so it was a big surprise to see her in Austin. Eileen is … Continue reading

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National Bike Summit

It’s here again, the National Bike Summit, when hundreds of your fellow cyclists travel to our nations capital to learn and educate. This year there will be a women’s forum on Monday with informational sessions on Tuesday and visits to … Continue reading

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Bike Facilities

This is the first time I’ve been on in a while. Lots of things have kept me from blogging but I am beginning to believe that they are mostly unimportant fluff. The City of Austin has just broken ground on … Continue reading

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Cycling in the Neighborhood.

The Ghisallo Foundation in Austin TX is doing some interesting work. One of the things that has come out of their neighborhood work is an infographic about cycling in the Rosewood neighborhood in Austin. Pretty impressive work and tells a … Continue reading

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All of us on bikes!

The League of American Bicyclists was founded as the League of American Wheelman in 1880, primarily to bring together thousands of “Wheelmen” in an effort to encourage the development of “good roads.” Modern cyclists on carbon fiber frames running on … Continue reading

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Traffic Cone Bag

I’ve known Lynette Chiang for years. She had a great job, Product Evangelist for Bike Friday and travels all over on her pink Bike Friday.  At one point I had the joy of her attendance as a Candidate at a … Continue reading

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Small Town goes Up Town

Last night I watched as a small town City Council made a big step towards making their community more bicycle friendly. Bee Cave, TX sits at the confluence of three major state roads, Hwy 71, FM 620 and FM 2244. … Continue reading

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