Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Cycling Sense


Paul Scott

For 38 years, Paul Scott has been commuting to work, community blogger John D. Yoder says. Over the years, his rides have added up to about 36,000 miles – the equivalent of riding around the world one and a half times.

Posted on Dec. 23, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

If you have a cyclist among your friends or family, there is no lack of small items you can get him of her for Christmas, community blogger John D. Yoder says. The items are inexpensive and very useful.

Posted on Dec. 10, 2014 at 1:56 p.m.

By seeing what other cities are doing, we can learn a lot about improving the cycling landscape in our area, community blogger John Yoder says.

Posted on Dec. 3, 2014 at 7:38 a.m.
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On a commute home during a rainstorm, community blogger John D. Yoder was fortunate enough to receive help from a young woman with an umbrella. 
Posted on Nov. 12, 2014 at 12:52 p.m.

Mechanics working on both cars and bicycles have sets of knowledge that should be honored and appreciated, community blogger John D. Yoder says. Their work allows cyclists (and drivers) to ride with peace of mind. 

Posted on Oct. 26, 2014 at 11:16 a.m.

For John Yoder, if cycling consumes his life, it becomes an addiction, something that controls him instead of him controlling it. That’s a degree of fanaticism that he thinks is unhealthy, and one he wants to avoid.

Posted on Oct. 18, 2014 at 2:06 p.m.

Community blogger John D. Yoder enjoys riding on the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail with his wife and grandchildren, ages 5 and 7. The trail is level, and there are many opportunities for safety tips and adventures along the way.

Posted on Oct. 1, 2014 at 3:46 p.m.

Riding against traffic is illegal – and dangerous. In case you need convincing, here’s an explanation of why wrong-way riders create problems from community blogger and cycling instructor John D. Yoder.

Posted on Sept. 23, 2014 at 3:19 p.m.

When cyclists encounter objects blocking bike lanes, both they and the drivers around them could be in danger. Community blogger John D. Yoder shares his thoughts on what cyclists should do when they find their bike paths blocked.

Posted on Sept. 15, 2014 at 7:19 a.m.

In his latest blog, John Yoder writes about various ways that motorists can help make the roads safer for cyclists and motorists alike.

Posted on Sept. 9, 2014 at 10:02 a.m.

As motorists, we have an opportunity to interact with the cyclists in a supportive way by letting the cyclist know that we respect their right to be on the road.

Posted on Sept. 3, 2014 at 1:24 p.m.

Cyclists who disregard the law put other cyclists in jeopardy from retaliation by angry motorists, worsen motorist-cyclist relations and could endanger funding for bicycle-pedestrian facilities.

Posted on Aug. 27, 2014 at 10:29 a.m.

A birthday bicycle ride, where the number of miles covered equals your age, is a popular way for cyclists to show themselves that though they are aging, they can still do a long bike ride.

John Yoder Cycling Sense
John D. Yoder
John D. Yoder, before retiring, was a cycling commuter between Goshen and Elkhart and continues his interest in cycling as a recreational rider, teacher of cycling classes and president of the Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, Inc.