Tag: Trips

5 Tips for Safe Bicycle Trips

There’s no better way to enjoy a beautiful summer day than with a bike ride with the family. When we think of bikes we think of healthy exercise, but we can sometimes forget that bikes are not just outdoor toys.  Several years ago, I was in a bicycle accident and my head hit the ground so hard.  Had I not been wearing a helmet, I am sure I would have had more than a fractured hip. That is just one safety measure of cycling, but there are many more than can protect you and your family.

Bicycle accidents account for 2% of all traffic fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, over 700 people die from bicycle injuries each year. Bike safety is important for everyone especially our children. 300,000 kids each year are hospitalized for bike injuries.

People most at risk are young kids ages 5-14

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This Bicycle Day, Celebrate LSD’s Inward Trips

On the afternoon of April 19th, 1943, the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann dropped acid, and rode his bike home. Hofmann, who worked in the pharmaceutical department of Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, had first synthesized LSD in 1938 while trying to create a stimulant to treat respiratory and circulatory problems. He had no idea the compound had psychedelic effects, and it yielded no visible results when tested on sedated animals, so he set it aside. 

Five years later, Hofmann decided to revisit his creation. On April 16th, 1943, he synthesized another batch of LSD. This time, he accidentally absorbed a tiny amount into his skin, and sank into “a not unpleasant intoxicated-like condition, characterized by an extremely stimulated imagination.” He decided to experiment on himself with an intentional dose to confirm the compound’s effects, and at 4:20pm on April 19th, he ingested 250 micrograms of the chemical. He soon realized

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Europe Bicycle Touring: Trips and Advice

Europe Bicycle Touring: Trips and Advice

Europea Bicycle Touring
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by David May

 

A non-commercial site.

This non-commercial site presents much of what I have learned in twenty years of bicycle touring in Europe.

You will find here cycling descriptions and photos for many of Europe’s premiere cycling destinations that I have chosen to ride. You can use these to find a bicycle tour meeting your needs—whether a commercial group tour or a self organized trip. For each destination there are a suggested routes to chose from, and practical details for a trip if you are organizing it yourself..

You will also find here as well my opinions and research on general topics such as budgets for European Bike touring, touring styles, bicycle choices and so on. (Self-organized bike tours are much cheaper!)

Sister Site: www.mayq.com, Cycling into and out of Paris on bike paths

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