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Archive for November, 2006

To Be Seen Or Not To Be Seen

I own one of these reflective vests. Actually I found it on the side of the road while I was driving. However, I haven’t started using it yet. Do own one and if so, do you use it?

Rain Tires?

The other day it rained in Sunny Southern California. I was hesitant to ride my bike on the rain so I opted to drive. One of the reasons I was hesitant was due to the fear of losing traction on the rain slick streets. I ‘googled’ bike rain tires but the results were inconclusive. So, […]

Sette Padded Bike Travel Bag with Wheels

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 any way. Product […]

Active Tunes i-Ride

For the past few days, I’ve been using the Active Tunes i-Ride during my commute. I must say, this bad boy really packs a punch. You could get it to go pretty loud. Listening to the music got me pumped up and made the ride a lot easier. It helped me shave off a few […]

Dollar Store Bike Bag

The other day, my wife Soraya and I went to the local dollar store to get some plastic forks. While walking around, my wife spotted a bike bag. This might be something that could help people who are thinking about giving bicycles for Christmas. This bag is huge! 60″ x 72″. And it comes in […]

Early Christmas Wish List

So here I am thinking about what would I really like for Christmas…. Last year Moe and I came up with some pretty cool gift ideas based on the products we reviewed. But this year, I think I’m going to steer away from bicycle paraphernalia. So that means, the first thing on my list is […]

A different type of bike shop

I’m always excited when a new bike shop sprouts close to where I live. The other day I stopped to check it out. I was cordially greeted by Vince Casica, the shop owner/manager/mechanic/salesperson. His one man operation is quite unique. As many of us like to upgrade bikes, we usually tell our significant other that […]

Saturday at the Bicycle Tree

RL and I met in at the Bicycle Tree in Anaheim, CA. The Bicycle Tree is a non profit group that accept bikes as donations, they fix the bicycles and re-sell them at very reasonable prices. They also have a full set of tools for people to work on their bikes for free. They also […]

Plug-In Hybrids

The movie Who Killed the Electric Car? (just out on dvd) gave an excellent review of the history of the development of the electric car in the 90’s and its subsequent demise. Much is explained also about the debate over hydrogen technology. At the film’s conclusion, the development of hybrid technology is discussed with a […]

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