Cyclists, beware of tram tracks. Dangerous spot on Elisabethenstrasse in Basel

I witnessed a motorbike crash this morning while cycling to work. I was cycling up Elisabethenstrasse when I heard a loud crash. A motorbiker had crashed on the other side of the street. At a place where the tram tracks and street don’t leave much space for cyclists and motorbikes. At exactly the same spot […]

Sursee – Schenkon – Sempach – Nottwil – Sursee bicycle tour

Some snapshots from my Lake Sempach bicycle tour on Sunday: The tour is about 20 kilometers. If you have an all-terrain bicycle, try to follow the path closest to the lake. That’s more enjoyable than the busy road. I managed to miss the turn-off to Sursee SBB train station. And so I saw Schenkon twice. […]

Wrong way round

Yesterday morning a cyclist decided to cycle thru one of the roundabouts the wrong way round. During early morning traffic to work. If you’re thinking probably a bicycle courier: This cyclist was a woman in her 30s or 40s. Nothing happened. No accident followed. But it still had me shaking my head. Road traffic rules […]

A fave for http://www.wenger-2-rad.ch/

This is a blog post to say thank you to http://www.wenger-2-rad.ch/. On Monday morning, I noticed that I had forgotten my bicycle lock at home. Since I don’t have a lockable place to store my bike near work, I hurried to the closest bicycle shop planning to buy a substitute. When I noticed I’d forgotten […]

Bike tour to Kandern and back

From Basel about 17 km one way. Via Weil am Rhein, Binzen and Wollbach, along the railway tracks to Kandern. Easy ride.   Wow, Google Maps now offers a bicycle option in its Get Directions menu. Though not for the route below.   View Larger Map

Biker’s Rant

An intense heading for a small observation, while cycling home from work: I noticed that many drivers and other cyclists make a lot of assumptions. A sincere road traffic faith that everything will work out in the end. For instance, I signaled that I was planning to turn left, and pulled across the road to […]