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Archive for January, 2008

REI, Bikes Belong give for Bicycle Friendly Communities

Happy Monday. I hope you all are enjoying the cold rain in California, the warmer temperatures in the northern United States, and cycling wherever you’re at. REI provided the cash and the bike industry Bikes Belong organization directed that cash toward the Chicagoland Bike Federation and New York City’s Transportation Alternatives to help their respective […]

Help Wanted

EDIT: This position has been filled. Thanks for your interest. I’m getting settled into the new shop nicely. The sign-cutting, CELLO bike trailer, shipping case-carving CNC machine, the shopbot, has been relocated to the new shop. I’ve been putting up some large pallet racks and I’m now shopping for shelves, bins, and racks for getting […]

Woman receives maximum jail sentence after laughing over bicyclist homicide

AOL News: A judge sentenced a woman to nearly the maximum prison term for negligent homicide after hearing a recorded jail conversation in which she made light of the bicyclist she killed. Melissa Arrington, 27, was convicted two months ago of negligent homicide and two counts of aggravated DUI in connection with the December 2006 […]

Commuting 101: Intersection Safety

Now that we all agree on whether or not to obey traffic laws… I thought I’d bring up a lesson I try to drum into the minds of my children when they are learning to drive: Just because your light turned green doesn’t mean it is now safe to GO. I don’t know about your […]

Commuter profile: Nina in Santa Cruz

Nina and her husband live simply and off grid in the Santa Cruz mountains in California. She bikes a few miles into Scotts Valley, where she catches a bus to her job at the San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation, where she designs exhibits. Although we sometimes ride the bus together, I only knew her […]

Photo: Cyclist in skirt

All of you readers were clamoring for photos of a cyclist in a skirt. Never let it be said that we don’t listen to our readers requests. This is Don Walker, the bike builder behind Don Walker Cycles in Indiana. (When did he move to Indiana??) Don Walker is also the organizer of the North […]