Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cycling Sense


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A home bicycle repair shop doesn’t require a lot of space, but to be efficient and inviting, it should be well organized, community blogger John D. Yoder says. Here are a few tips from one of his friends, whose shop serves as a great example.

Posted on Jan. 21, 2015 at 11:12 a.m.
stationary indoor biking

When the weather is bad, cycling enthusiasts like community blogger John D. Yoder turn to stationary bikes to stay in shape. Here are his tips for making your workout effective and fun.

Posted on Jan. 14, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
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When you visit Chicago and need to make a short trip in the downtown area, check out the bike-share system, community blogger John D. Yoder says. It’s cheaper than a taxi and faster than a bus for short distances.

Posted on Jan. 13, 2015 at 5:39 p.m.
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Posted on Jan. 1, 2015 at 5:56 p.m.

Cyclists tend to set mileage goals for the year to measure their progress or commitment. But there are other cycling goals to consider, and they can make your year more interesting.

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

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. 10, 2014 at 1:56 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. 3, 2014 at 7:38 a.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 Nov. 20, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
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.

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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.