Gene Bisbee

Author's details

Date registered: March 1, 2012

Biography

Administrator and author of Biking Bis. Currently live in the Seattle area; previously Texas, California, Maryland, Georgia and Ohio. Own a Lemond road bike for light riding and Rockhopper for poor weather riding and touring.

Latest posts

  1. A new study confuses the record on prostate cancer and bicycling — July 22, 2014
  2. Bike commuters beat the back-up on I-90 — July 21, 2014
  3. Wildfires close cross-state bicycle routes in Washington state — July 20, 2014
  4. Bicycling to beat this week’s I-90 closure kerfuffle; my wife takes the bike challenge — July 20, 2014
  5. Bike importer recalls GT downhill mountain bikes — July 18, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. How to enforce 3-foot passing law to protect bicyclists — 48 comments
  2. Indiana town says “No” to bicycle tourism — 17 comments
  3. 10 longest rail-trails for bicycling — John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Washington leads the list — 16 comments
  4. Proposal for bicycle ban raised in Missouri — 10 comments
  5. Bicycle registration, license plates and single-file riding pushed in Georgia — 9 comments

Author's posts listings

A new study confuses the record on prostate cancer and bicycling

Study in Journal of Men's Health

There’s no argument that bicycling is good exercise for men. It reduces the risk of Type II diabetes, coronary disease and stroke. It reduces stress and releases endorphins that create an overall feeling of well-being.

Now, a UK survey of 5,000 male cyclists reports an increase in the rate of prostate cancer for those who …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/22/a-new-study-confuses-the-record-on-prostate-cancer-and-bicycling/

Bike commuters beat the back-up on I-90

Cyclists pass construction zone Monday morning...

Scores of bicyclists took to the Mountains-to-Sound/I-90 bike trail this morning to avoid being stuck in traffic at the Interstate 90 work zone in Bellevue.

Although no one was making a count of bike commuters, I’d estimate that bike traffic passing the kiosk at the base of the Eastern Connector bridge was equal to or greater than the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/21/bike-commuters-beat-the-back-up-on-i-90/

Wildfires close cross-state bicycle routes in Washington state

Carlton Complex fire closes SR 20; inciweb.nwcg.gov/

Bicyclists traveling across the state of Washington should check for road closures before they get too far along.

Numerous wildfires are burning across forestland, creating road closures and bad air quality.

The biggest fire that could effect touring bicyclists is the 238,000-acre Carlton Complex in northeastern Washington, as it lays in the midst of a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/20/wildfires-close-cross-state-bicycle-routes-in-washington-state/

Bicycling to beat this week’s I-90 closure kerfuffle; my wife takes the bike challenge

A cyclist on Mercer Slough causeway in the winter

My wife usually takes the bus to work in the South Lake Union neighborhood in Seattle, and whenever there’s the chance of a huge traffic gridlock, I usually joke, “Why don’t you bike to work?”

I used to think it was funny, but now it’s just a tired, stupid comment. She finished her last metric century …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/20/bicycling-to-beat-this-weeks-i-90-closure-kerfuffle-my-wife-takes-the-bike-challenge/

Bike importer recalls GT downhill mountain bikes

Recalled GT downhill mountain bike

Wilton, Conn.-based Cycling Sports Group is recalling two brands of GT downhill mountain bikes because the faulty wheel hubs can break and cause the break systems to fail.

The importer and the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports five cases of broken hubs. Consumers are urged to stop riding the bikes and to return them to the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/18/bike-importer-recalls-gt-downhill-mountain-bikes/

Happy 100th to the Snoqualmie Tunnel

Snoqualmie Tunnel 1912 - 1914

When I went overnight bike-camping on the John Wayne Pioneer Trail last week, I paid particular attention to the inscription above the west portal of the 2.3-mile long Snoqualmie Tunnel.

“Snoqualmie Tunnel — 1912 – 1914″

Looks like there’s a centennial anniversary coming up.

The unlit tunnel is at the high point of the rail-trail that runs …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/16/happy-100th-to-the-snoqualmie-tunnel/

Colorful mural replaces drab walls of bike trail tunnel

BGTunnel2

Art is in the eyes of the bicyclists as they pass a brightly painted mural taking shape inside the Burke-Gilman Trail tunnel in Bothell, WA.

I pedaled up there on Tuesday and saw a dozen  volunteers enjoying their task of filling in the lines drawn by local artist Kristen Ramirez.

It looks like they’re just about done with the project …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/15/colorful-mural-replaces-drab-walls-of-bike-trail-tunnel/

RAGBRAI — where Armstrong is still welcome

In 2011, Armstrong poses with Livestrong Army at RAGBRAI

Disgraced pro cyclist Lance Armstrong is returning to the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) next Sunday when more than 20,000 cyclists pull out of Rock Valley for the cross-state ride.

It’s one of the few places he’s felt comfortable after authorities stripped him of 7 Tour de France titles for doping.

This will …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/13/ragbrai-where-armstrong-is-still-welcome/

Hot cycling weather arrives just in time for the STP

Water stops every 10 to 20 miles

 

Did you want hot and dry weather for cycling?

It’s here now, as 10,000 cyclists prepare for this weekend’s 200-mile Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic. It will be as close to cycling through a furnace as you can get on this side of the Cascades.

Temperatures should be in the uppers 60s when waves of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/11/hot-cycling-weather-arrives-just-in-time-for-the-stp/

Cyclists made first century bike ride on penny farthings

Ten thousand cyclists are preparing for either back-to-back centuries or a 1-day double century in the Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic (STP) this weekend.

The root of the event — the century bike ride — was first documented by two guys on penny farthings more than 130 years ago.

Today, most recreational bicyclists target the goal as they become …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/07/cyclists-made-first-century-bike-ride-on-penny-farthings/

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