Cargo Bikes in Copenhagen

Michael Giberson I could have used a Copenhagen cargo bike (see video at linked post) last year when I occasionally carried my son’s baritone horn up to school for him. Come to think of it, I could probably still make use of a cargo bike.  Better yet, my son could make use of a cargo bike! Want more … More Cargo Bikes in Copenhagen

Back from the Birkie

Lynne Kiesling This weekend the KP Spouse and I headed six hours north into northwest Wisconsin and joined a cabin-full of friends in the American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race, although my pace was not so racelike! We did the half distance (the Kortelopet), which is 23km (14.26 miles), classic style (i.e., not the skate style … More Back from the Birkie

More on Vitamin D’s Health Benefits

Lynne Kiesling Courtesy of Glenn Reynolds, an article from Patrick Cox on the health benefits of Vitamin D, which complements my earlier post on the subject. He makes a point that I had not made explicit: in doing the relative risk assessment of sun exposure and wearing sunscreen, there is some evidence suggesting that higher … More More on Vitamin D’s Health Benefits

Research Mounts Showing Vitamin D’s Health Benefits

Lynne Kiesling Over the past year or so I’ve been following the debate and research on Vitamin D intake. Initially Vitamin D supplementation was recommended simply to reduce the incidence of rickets in children, but increasingly Vitamin D is associated with a wide range of health benefits, from reducing fatigue to improving metabolism to improving … More Research Mounts Showing Vitamin D’s Health Benefits

Roads and Paths As Common-pool Resources, and the Problem of Governing Them

Lynne Kiesling Yesterday at Reason’s Hit & Run Tim Cavanaugh wrote about something that I’ve been thinking about for a long time: the institutions we use for governing the shared use of paths between cyclists and motorists on roads, and among cyclists, walkers, runners, rollerbladers, etc. on multi-use paths. Tim’s starting point was Christopher Beam’s … More Roads and Paths As Common-pool Resources, and the Problem of Governing Them

Did Prediction Markets Miss the Call on Chicago’s Olympic Bid?

Michael Giberson The IOC recently selected Rio de Janerio over three competing bids to host the 2016 summer Olympic games.  The Chicago bid was favored in public prediction markets, with prices at Intrade between 50 and 60 at the time of decision and prices at Betfair implying about a 50 percent chance.  Did the prediction … More Did Prediction Markets Miss the Call on Chicago’s Olympic Bid?

Is Bicycling “Bad to the Bone”?

Michael Giberson Research studying competitive cyclists suggests that cycling can reduce bone density. … most recreational cyclists probably don’t need to worry too much about their bones. “The studies to date have looked primarily at racers,” [researcher Aaron] Smathers says. “That’s a very specialized demographic. These guys train for hours at a very high intensity. … More Is Bicycling “Bad to the Bone”?

Share the Road …

Lynne Kiesling OK, this comic hits a leeeetle too close to home!

My Own Private Idaho Stop Law

Michael Giberson Danny Morris at Common Tragedies explains and advocates for wider adoption of the Idaho Stop Law: The law, named after the clever state that instituted it in 1982, says that cyclists may treat stop signs as yield signs (they must stop for those w/ the right of way, but can proceed w/o stopping … More My Own Private Idaho Stop Law

Race Report: Trek Women’s Triathlon Wisconsin

Lynne Kiesling I took some time off from triathlon in 2008, largely due to my cycling focus in preparation for and in the wake of our mondo Lewis & Clark bike ride. But this year I’m back, and today was my first race of the summer. It was a gorgeous day for a race! Punch … More Race Report: Trek Women’s Triathlon Wisconsin