Grind My Gears

Cyclists hot for the cold

Dec 29, 2016 / 6:00 am

Even as the weather gets cold and the snow hits the road, cyclists are still riding around the city. Cyclists live the motto erroneously attributed to the U.S....

Riding on wheels of fear

Dec 1, 2016 / 11:00 am

The other day, I had a great conversation with a friend who gave me the idea for this article. She’s mainly a car user, but she does bike and will commute...

Biking in the light

Nov 17, 2016 / 12:00 pm

The days have gotten darker, but people on bicycles have not disappeared. Neither have pedestrians but people on foot do not have any laws requiring them to...

Little girl learns to ride

Nov 3, 2016 / 11:00 am

A milestone was just reached in my house last month that I'd like to share. My three-year-old daughter asked for pedals to be installed on her bike, and it...

Doing Dutch can save lives

Oct 20, 2016 / 11:00 am

If you look up the definition of “critical thinking” you will find that it says “the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to...

Naughty and nice collide

Oct 6, 2016 / 11:00 am

A friend watched her son almost get hit crossing the street in front of their house. Thankfully, nobody was injured and the traffic kept flowing after all...

Ride over the elephant feet

Sep 22, 2016 / 11:00 am

The other day a question was asked about Dilworth Drive and the work that was done coming down the mountain. Someone asked why the bike lane was so skinny and...

Education lost

Sep 8, 2016 / 6:00 am

We have education programs for everything — cooking, reading, math, driving, gymnastics, surfing. People not only attend these programs, but pay serious...

Cyclists' lives matter

Aug 25, 2016 / 11:00 am

Last week,I was reading the forum thread that started from the crash that occurred when a woman turning left cut off a cyclist who was going straight. Nice...

Cyclists hogging the road

Aug 11, 2016 / 11:00 am

The clash between bike and car often jumps into a higher gear on rural roads where group rides run free. Residents of East Kelowna complain about groups taking...

The winner Is - no one

Jul 21, 2016 / 6:00 am

Last week, I participated in a critical mass ride in honour of Patricia Keenan and the other cyclists who have died during the last 12 months. You would have...

Etiquette for the heck of it

Jul 7, 2016 / 12:00 pm

Pedestrian and cyclists can be thankful that cars aren't silent. At least, that is, until Elon Musk has his way and we’re all driving electric...

Slow down, pay attention

Jun 23, 2016 / 12:00 pm

In March, the Provincial Health Officer recommended that the speed limit in urban areas be lowered to 30 km/h from 50 km/h. Now, the B.C. Coroners Service has...

Too many have died

Jun 9, 2016 / 6:11 am

Next month will mark the anniversary of a year that has seen three cycling deaths. In honour of Patricia Keenan, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a good friend,...

Bike theft a big problem

May 26, 2016 / 12:00 pm

We’ve already seen the articles talking about how the number of bike thefts has grown since last year, and this is after the RCMP busted a bicycle chop...

More butts on bikes

May 12, 2016 / 9:30 am

At the end of May we’ll be seeing an increase in the number of cyclists on the road, and that’s important for everyone, even though you might not...

Nowhere to park

Apr 28, 2016 / 5:41 am

Foreword: Almost two weeks ago Kelowna experienced another cyclist death. I want to express my deepest sympathies to the friends and family of the man who died....

Riding against traffic

Apr 14, 2016 / 6:49 pm

It's bad for your health We are not salmon. We should not be trying to swim upstream against traffic. When you’re riding in the bike lane, one of the...

Riding into danger

Mar 31, 2016 / 3:08 pm

You’re driving south on Gordon just past K.L.O.. You’re in the right lane, going 50 or 60 kph, depending on how much of a time crunch you feel is...