Sub-freezing weather, apparently no problem for hearty Minnesota bicycle riders. Sub-zero thins the herd.
Worth the boost? Battery-powered bikes reach speeds up to 30 mph. Green, yes. Safe, doubtful. At that speed, electric bikes are twice as fast as most leisure riders. Should they ride in bike lanes?
There’s a dude in California who makes a school bus out of bamboo. Actually, it’s a seven-place bicycle and everybody has to pedal, but it is made of bamboo, which grows on every continent. Perfect for developing nations. No, silly, they don't make them out of hemp.
In 1896, a division of Buffalo Soldiers rode bicycles from Missoula, Montana, to Yellowstone – and back. That’s 800 miles on rudimentary bikes.
The first Tour de France Cycliste was a mad dash of 1,509 miles spread over six days. The year was 1903.
If you are young, you roll dehydrated, sore, cramping. If you are older, you cruise on a friendlier bike. Either way, on the bike, we find solace, clarity, perspective. A mental re-boot. And we are healthier for it. Saddle up.