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Archive for April, 2007

Commuting 101: Be aware of common driver mistakes

There are three driver mistakes that cause the most accidents for bike commuters… Not obeying stop signs and pulling to far into the intersection and into your oncoming path Passing you and immediately turning right across your path Turning left in front of you as you’re going straight through an intersection Here’s a few tips […]

Exercise Your Creative Mind

The St. Louis Regional Bicycle Federation recently received a $50,000 federal grant to install between 200 and 300 more bicycle racks in St. Louis City and County in the next year. In an effort to get some cool designs, the federation has announced a bike rack design contest. Winner’s names will be placed on all […]

Commuter Story: Boulder Hybrid Journey

We are looking for tales and stories of your commute by bike. Email them to This story from Greg of Boulder, Colorado… When we moved to Colorado, my first thought was, “Look at all these lunatics riding their bikes in the snow!” Then I started working with people who owned MORE THAN ONE bike […]

When your bike is faster than your car

My Friday commute home was a good one. I live in a smaller town and my route to work is pretty much a straight shot down a four lane road. On very rare occasions do I get the opportunity to pass cars that have already passed me since there isn’t usually a ton of congestion, […]

Extrawheel is Here

This week at Wandertec, Inc.: 1.Listed the Extrawheel at the (1 sold the first day). 2.Worked out a deal to bring in a large stock of BOB Trailers. 3.Ordered Carry Freedom and Croozer trailers. It was a fairly uneventful week of waiting for the weather to change back to spring. I stayed busy shipping […]

Living with Xtracycle

Living With XtracyclePhoto by faster panda kill kill

The Xtracycle is something that you have to spend some time with. When you first start riding around town with it on your bike, it can sometimes seem like the thing is a bit of a nuisance, that it is in the way of your fast-paced-cool-biker-life. It seems as if you are always riding around with the extra weight of the Xtracycle on your bike but you never have anything to put in it.