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2011 Utility Cycling Year in Review

Another year has come and gone here at Utility Cycling. It’s been a year of ups and downs. The year started out strong with lots of great posts from myself, Josh Lipton, and Stacey Moses. We made some good progress in the summer towards the Utility Cycling book we’ve been dreaming up for a while. […]

Liquor Store Drive-Thru by Bike

It was getting late. I knew it would be cold outside. I was starting to think of my commute home, and thinking of what pretext I might have to get a ride home from my wife — a pretext that would not involve an admission that I just didn’t feel like cycling home. Aha! My […]

A Car Named Haig: Driving Seen Decreasingly as Compulsory

Kids these days. Are they assimilated into car culture as ruthlessly and inevitably as ever? My frame of reference goes back a few years. When I turned 16, I couldn’t wait to get my driver’s license, but I wasn’t very interested in having a job. I got my license, and started driving my mom’s car […]

Chrome Bags and Striped Socks

We’ve been selling Chrome Bags for about a year now. I’m not sure if its made us any more stylish than we were before, but as I’m noticing who is carrying them around Flagstaff, I’m a little bit more aware of the current fashion trends, as I was here spotting this Chrome Citizen Messenger Bags […]

Commute by Bike’s Top 10 Posts of 2011

So, 2011 is almost over. It’s time to coast across the finish line with a look back at those times when I wasn’t feeling quite as lazy as I am today, after three days off. To determine the top ten posts of 2011, I took a look at how many times each post was viewed […]

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Happy Christmas, Bike Commuters

If you celebrate Christmas, here’s wishing you a happy one. I hope you got those cycling accessories you were wishing for. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, get on your bike! It’s Sunday! Go on a ride and enjoy the light traffic — courtesy of the lousy economy and those of us who are at home […]

Brian’s Nashbar/BOB Love Child

As a purveyor of BOB Trailers, we’ve often looked in disdain at Nashbar’s knockoff single-wheel trailer offering at about half the price.  We’ve also spoken and heard about quite a few Nashbar trailer customers that have not been happy with the performance.  There must be a few happy customers our there, but we’ve never heard […]

Ridekick: A Nicotine Patch for Car Addiction

At the beginning of this year I went on record with this New Years resolution: I’m going to eliminate as many of the reasons as I can that require my wife to spend time in a car, beginning with the grocery shopping. I may start with some shopping panniers, but ultimately I may have to […]