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Superb individual, master designer and builder of bikes and trailers, philanthropist, activist, and professional cyclist. Above all, a truly decent and caring person.
Tomorrow it will be two weeks since I and many others lost our good friend, Tony Hoar. It has taken me some time to come to grips with this loss, and to write this post.
I had the distinct fortune of knowing Tony as a good friend for nearly twenty years. We spoke several times a week, about life, the world, and our respective vocations.
This man was singularly farsighted, caring, and influential. He gave so much of himself on a regular basis, and devoted his life to reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. His bike trailers transformed the way that I view transportation, and helped me live my life and do my work by bike instead of by car.
Tony my friend, you will be deeply missed, and always remembered. I promise you this, and to continue working on the things we both know to be so important. Thank you for everything you are, and always will be.
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The Center for Cycling Education updated their cover photo.
1 years ago
Southbound on 5th Avenue, Manhattan, NYC, just north of 59th Street--Central Park is to the right.
The initial signal was straight out with the left arm. The lowered left arm is to let those following know that I'm changing lanes, but only moving into the right part of the adjacent lane.
1) There's no room for the driver at left to move into my lane, which is why I moved far left in my lane to prepare to move over--ya gotta be quick here.
2) I looked far down the road, and know that the cabbie in front of me has plenty of space ahead and no possible fares on the sidewalk to the right; there will be no braking.
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Let's be honest. When you ride in traffic:
1) How comfortable are you, and
2) How often do you have negative interactions with drivers?
Many riders have become accustomed to daily frustrations and near-misses. That doesn't equate to comfort.
There are ways to address these.
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