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We get to see and touch and test all sorts of great cycling gear here at our world headquarters. But we actually get to meet very few of our customers in person.

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Monthly Archives: May 2006

$3 Gas/Allure of Summer Evening Cruises

Those of us who applaud all things cycling are quietly applauding the rise of the price of gas to $3 per gallon. I applaud especially, as I ride past the gas stations with everyone’s faces turned long as the pump drains their credit card. Not only do I applaud $3 gas, I would like to see the price double. Though $3 gas has caused plenty of belly moans, the majority of people will just grin and bear it. But if the price climbed to $6 or $7 per gallon (as in Europe), it would necessitate that the masses finally embrace alternative transportation.

With summer approaching, I’ve begun to embrace the summer evening bicycle ride. There is nothing like cruising through town or the forest after a long day of work. On these rides I just let the world roll by. It’s the perfect time to explore the city. I like to ride through and see what is going on in the downtown. I make no plans but happen into the bar, restaurant, bookstore, or coffee shop that seems to have the right shine at the moment

Bike to Work Week

I hope everyone is celebrating Bike to Work Week. Here in Flagstaff, Arizona, our local cycling association does a great job of really promoting this celebration of efficient commuting… http://flagstaffbiking.org .

Though I love the sentiment behind Bike to Work Week, I believe it would be even more effective to promote an efficiency transport to work week, promoting all things efficient including mopeds, motorcycles, electric cars, trains and buses. As a life long cyclist, I would be very happy to see more bikes everywhere, but I also realize that there are individuals who have different needs. In trying to improve our transportation capabilities, we need to reach out to a wide capacity of travel options in looking for solutions.

Cyclists should try to form coalitions and promote the wide spectrum of efficient transportation as an alternative to gas guzzling.