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Archive for May, 2006

Riding in the Heat

Summer is creeping up fast, I know that there will be occasions where we’ll be out riding our bike in 90-100 degree weather. With that in mind, I found some great tips from on riding in the summer. Timing Timing is the key to life. Summer bike riding isn’t any different. Consider planning your […]

To Shave or Not to Shave!

Do commuters need to shave their legs? Nasty!

Price Point Epic Baggy Shorts Review

Overview: Price Point Epic Baggy Shorts are high on value, low on price. Helenca liner with a Microsuede chamois, leg grippers, two side pockets, seamless gussett for added comfort, and a drawstring waist. The Epic Baggy shorts come in a variety of colors and sizes. Disclaimer: As a product reviewer for Commute By Bike, I […]

Isn’t that illegal?

” FAQ: Isn’t riding your bike in the middle of the lane illegal? Let’s start with California’s vehicle code: Duty of Bicycle Operator: Operation On Roadway. VC 21202 a) Any person operating a bicycle upon a roadway at a speed less than the normal speed of traffic moving in the same direction at such time […]

Defensive Biking

Typically, when I am out on the streets with my bike, I ride defensively. What does that mean, well I basically make drivers know that I am there. If I have to yell or scream to get their attention I will. It could easily come off that I am jerk. What chops my hide is […]

Air Quality

For the most part we ride our bikes because we love to ride. Some do it because they have to, others live close enough to work and even some just like the challenge or figuring out how much money they kept in their pockets rather than it going out the exhaust pipe. However, I can’t […]

Commando or Civilian

Is it necessary to wear cycling shorts to commute? Our buddy Chris Smith request his favorite cyclist/motivational speaker/actor’s picture.

Ibex Alpine 550

Today we received the new Ibex Alpine 550 to review. I was really impressed on how well the folks at Ibex packed the bike. It took me at least 15 minutes just to take it out of the box and remove all of the protective packing materials.     After all the packaging was off […]

Can Helmets Cause More Problems?

Here’s more to the age old argument of helmets…. There is a good deal of circumstantial evidence that helmeted cyclists are more likely to crash, and data from one study [4] suggests that those wearing a helmet are more than 7 times likely to hit their heads if they do. Many falls result in arm […]

Rec Rac Review

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 product’s company or parent companies. Companies that send in their goods to be reviewed do not compensate me in any way. […]