biking

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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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Cycling to work is fun

For some reason. Beyond my understanding. My regular bike to work (still) draws exclamations of amazement from some work colleagues. Walking into the office on Thursday morning with my bicycle helmet in my hand, I heard the usual comments. For the record: Cycling to work is fun. I don’t need to force myself to get …

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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 …

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