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Archive for May, 2006

Like father like daughter

Besides being a bike commuter, I enjoy participating in charity fun rides such as The City of Angels Ride. Today, my oldest daughter, Lizbeth, participated in the St. Jude Children’s Resarch Hospital trike-a-thon. Her school organized the fundraiser to teach the kids that every little help counts for those that are less fortunate than them. […]

Share The Road License Plate

Bicycle enthusiasts across North Carolina can now show their support for bicycle and highway safety by purchasing a new specialized license plate. The plate, which features the “Share the Road” traffic sign, was recently approved by the General Assembly. The cost of the plates is $50, with $20 going to the NCDOT Division of Bicycle […]

Orange County unfriendly to cyclists?

If you’re commuting by bike, you might want to think of yourself as unarmed light infantry in a world of fast-moving tanks. Source: The Orange County Register As I was sitting on the lunch room at work, my co-worker was reading the sports section of the Orange County Register. There was a headline that caught […]

Pimp My Bike

I’m all about accessorizing your bike with necessities. Who do I call to pimp my bike?

And you thought your commute was bad…

So what’s the toughest part if your commute?

Banjo Brothers Bags

Our newest Partner, Banjo Brothers have sent us a few items to review. RACK TOP BAG (Expanding) – A sleek design that expands for those trips when you are packing extra gear. Stout The thick padding insulates your food and protects your valuables. SADDLEBAG PANNIERS– One-piece saddlebag design is easy-on and easy-off. It’s ideal for […]

Cygolite Hi Flux 200 Review

Overview: High-Intensity LED bike light with NiMH Battery for extensive All Terrain riding and commuting Disclaimer: As a product reviewer for Commute By Bike, I am providing my unbiased opinion of any products provided to us by any company. I do not posses any type of relationship with the products company or parent companies. I […]

Memorial Day

Observed Memorial Day is Monday 29 May. Please take time to honor our heroes that have paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our nation. The “Memorial” in Memorial Day has been ignored by too many of us who are beneficiaries of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Often we do not observe the day […]

Battle for the Fastest Commute

Here in NYC, we have a great organization called Transportation Alternatives looking out for us. They hold an annual race to see who can get from point A to point B fastest: the bike, the subway or the taxi. Here’s an excerpt from their press release: On Friday morning, National Bike to Work Day, Transportation […]

Stupid Politics

Unfortunately I had to drive to work today. As I drove thru my route, I pictured myself riding the KHS Urban X passing all the cars that were stuck in traffic. Once I got on the freeway, I really missed my bike. Stupid traffic was going 5 mph. But the thing that pisses me off […]