Paul Tolme

Cycology: Summer Cycling and Climate Change

Let’s start with an obvious fact: most people don’t love bicycling on cold, dark, and rainy days. Shocking, right? Sure, I ride through the winter, wrapped in sweaty waterproof clothing and rain booties–but it’s an act of determination, not joy. Summertime is when everyone becomes a cyclist. Long sunny days eliminate excuses and beckon us outside to explore and enjoy …

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Those of us who ride bikes are a big and diverse community. Some of us ride for fun, fitness, and adventure. Others bike for transportation—commuting across cities and towns to reach their jobs, schools, or friends.  Bicycles are magical machines. They propel us overland more efficiently than any other mechanism of human transport. They extend our horizons, allowing us to …

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