How refreshing to read an article about bicycling that is well-written, well-researched and informative ("No Contest," Oct. 8).
In particular, I would like to praise the quote from Susan B. Anthony stating the bicycle "has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world".
No suburban, car-grounded attitude from this writer — Barry Evans acknowledges the importance of bicycles as transportation. Why, when we are facing a grim future of devastating climate change due, largely, upon our addiction to fossil fuels (not to mention our distinction as the fattest nation in the first world), ought this be such a challenge?
Susan Pahl, Arcata