Archive for December, 2011

12 deg F, but still good biking

23 Dec 2011

My last day biking to work for a while…


Here’s what I need

13 Dec 2011

for riding in Wisconsin in the winter, the Surly Moonlander:

Revised bicycle laws in Wisconsin

1 Dec 2011

A newsletter from the Madison B-Cycle folks pointed out that the biking laws in Wisconsin have been revised somewhat, in interesting ways (at least to me).

  • You can now stick your arm out to the right to signal a right turn. (I didn’t realize that this was wrong.)
  • Studded bike tires (important for riding on snow and ice) are now legal. (I didn’t realize that they weren’t. I wish I’d had them when I crashed and broke my elbow back in 2008; now I don’t need them as I’m not risking riding on snow in any case.)
  • You can have a rear light in place of a rear reflector. (Again, I didn’t realize that this would be wrong.)