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Archive for January, 2007

How should we deal with aggressive drivers?

I recently received an email asking for a discussion on what our response should be when we encounter an aggressive driver (Thanks Paul!). This is a question that I often think about. I haven’t dealt with a whole lot of problems. A few times I’ve had people get close and blow their horn and my […]

Volunteers Wanted in Portland Area

If you commute in or around the Portland area, please check this out and consider volunteering. “Portland State University professor is looking for help to study the travel patterns of a particularly elusive creature: the urban bicyclist.” Can’t believe I scooped BikePortland on this one (although I haven’t searched back very far…) In other news: […]

Bike facilities at work

Where I work, we have secure, covered bike parking; lockers and showers (with shampoo and soap provided!). The employee shuttle buses all have bike racks on them. We’re also permitted to keep our bikes in the office (which I do). On job interviews, the first question I ask is “Can I ride my bike to […]

Are you Fred?

Bobby asked what a Fred is. According to the Glossary of bike terms and slang, Fred can either be the poseur buying more bike and kit than he’s capable of utilizing; or he’s (and Fred is generally a “he”) the bearded utility cyclist with sandals, rack, pannier or milk crate and with jeans tucked into […]

NiteRider MiNewt Review

Our sister site,, has just posted their review of the NiteRider MiNewt light. There are two posts so make sure you scroll down to check them both out.


One of my resolutions for the New Year is to become much more revealing in the Wandertec Blog. My goal in this is to try to get to the guts of what happens here at Wandertec. I hope the readers of this Blog will find this perspective an interesting and revealing example of a start […]