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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Mike’s BOB Ibex with Gunner in Tow

This dog looks right at home in the back of this custom painted BOB Ibex Trailer.  I’m sure the Wandertec SAX liner ads to the comfort of the ride.  It should be noted that BOB states explicitly that there trailer is for cargo only.  Maybe this was just a posed photo while parked.

Also of note is the bike rack mounted on the back of the BOB.  This is a good demonstration of how a Greenspeed Rack will do much better on the BOB as it is designed to fit over the 16″ wheel of the BOB Trailer.

Gunner going for a spin around the neighborhood...

Michael’s Multi-Angling BOB Ibex

It’s always great to see all of the clever ways that people rig up there bike trailers for utility and adventure.  This one is quite clever and really looks quite natural to the setup of the BOB Trailer.  Too big a fish might pull in the whole trailer.  If you are looking to hook a BOB Trailer, we’ve got them at 10% off through the end of January.

In Michael’s words:

I love my bob trailer, not only is it my main work transporter, it also doubles as my recreational vehicle for fishing and camping. I used PVC pipe and hose clamps to make the pole holders.

Winter Mess Riding

It’s been dry for the last month in Flagstaff. But today we woke up to a couple of inches of snow on the ground. So it is finally appropriate to publish a few images of riding in the snow in Flagstaff. And I get to test out my new winter bike commuting gear, a pair of Garmont Winter Boots that I got for Christmas and some old ski goggles that I think will do well in the flying snow.

A view of the BionX controller on the Urbana Current (Bar Mitts Frozen from being parked outside)

The Slush

Flagstaff Early Winter Bike Commuting

The last few weeks in Flagstaff have been dry like it has been in most of the country up until this point. Unlike most of the country we did start out the winter with some decent storms. Here are a few photos from early winter bike commuting.

E-Bikes: The Great New Way to Con Your Friends to Go Cycling

When my friends Ben and Jaimie were out last Thanksgiving, I was able to con them into going on a bike ride. Ben and Jaimie are not cycling nerds dying to go on a bike ride whenever possible. They do like cycling in Chicago and do some bike commuting. Jaimie even reviewed a Vaude Pannier for us recently over at CommuteByBike.com. But that said, they typically don’t consider cycling as something on the top of their recreational activities.

A visit with Ben and Jaimie more typically involves things like sitting around talking, drinking coffee, playing Settlers of Catan and other intellectually but not necessarily physically stimulating activities. As a cycling nerd, I’m always looking for a way to con my family and friends into going on bike rides without to seriously imposing on their style. With a bunch of electric bikes hanging around the shop for the JOYBAG project I had the perfect bait for suggesting we go for a bike ride.

A2B Metro and Urbana Current Electric Bikes on a Neighborhood Spin