Distracted driving blamed in state’s 8th bicycling death

Alex Beld contributed to this story. A man who reportedly glanced down at some papers while driving on Highway 14 in Cross Plains hit and killed a 62-year-old woman from Madison, who biked the route almost daily to work at HSA Home Warranty. Cynthia Arsnow is the eighth person killed while bicycling on a Wisconsin [...]

Share & Be Aware: Right hook leads to fatal crash in Waukesha County

A collision in the right turn lane of a suburban thoroughfare in Waukesha County killed a 59-year-old man riding his bicycle Monday afternoon, according to the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department. A semi-tractor trailer turning right from westbound Watertown Road onto northbound Redford Blvd. hit the cyclist, who also was in the far right lane. That [...]

“Shut up legs,” speak up mind

  Cyclists have been celebrating Jens Voigt’s “Shut up legs” quote for years, while too often overlooking the flip side of that famous quip: speak up mind. The retired grand tour rider got me thinking about the all-important second leg of wisdom – and the Zen of riding trails – during a talk at the [...]

Will Roads Continue to Deteriorate?

I understand Mark Gottlieb’s position. Wisconsin’s Secretary of Transportation has just announced that the budget he submits to the governor later this year will contain no tax increases and therefore an emphasis on fixing only our state’s most heavily travelled roads. Gottlieb is in a bind. He knows this isn’t sustainable, but two years ago [...]