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Optimizing Tire Tread

Most tire manufacturers agree that supple sidewalls and a thin tread make a tire fast, but the role of the tread pattern remains poorly understood. Most modern tires have either a completely smooth tread (slicks) or a coarse tread pattern similar to car tires. 820 more words

exmaschine reblogged this on The Road to Revelation and commented:

More excellent informative tire data from Jan Heine

Bicycling with the Bolines

(Author’s note: We were visited yesterday by my childhood friend, Michael Boline, and his lovely wife Filomena.  Fittingly, we four went for a 20-mile bike ride around beautiful Berrien County, Michigan, and, as we rode, Mike and I fondly recalled a childhood ride we had taken with our pal Dave Casey.   1,178 more words


Living (Mostly) Without a Car

We’re moving to Ogden Utah to live life (mostly) without a car.  We plan to use active transportation extensively.  We will supplement as much as possible with transit.   849 more words


BRT Series: Bicycle-Friendly Infrastructure

When riding Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), users need more than just a bench and shelter at stations. Many users of public transit ride bicycles to and from stations. 612 more words


A delightful, injury-free day on the Kal-Haven

(South Haven, Michigan) We had begun to feel that we were cursed every time we rode the Kal-Haven Trail State Park between South Haven and Kalamazoo, because we had each suffered falls on that 34-mile linear park.   355 more words