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Archive for February, 2008

Lance Armstrong: “We have to promote bike commuting”

He really said that! Lance Armstrong will open “Mellow Johnny’s,” a bike shop west of downtown Austin, Texas this May. From Austin 360: Armstrong said he’d like to see Austin evolve into a place like Portland, Ore., where biking is part of the culture and people pedal to work, to restaurants and to run errands. […]

Exclusive First Look: Gary Fisher Simple City

Here is an exclusive first look at the pictures, prices and final specs for the Gary Fisher Simple City. Update: We’ve got more pictures with better color options. Every since the first pictures showed up of a prototype from the 2007 Trek World, people have been clamoring for news on when this bike will appear […]

Bicycle Storage – The Claw

Whirlpool’s Gladiator GarageWorks division announced yesterday that they will become the first major U.S. manufacturer to commercially produce a product from the ABC Television network reality show, American Inventor. From the press release: The bicycle storage device prototype designed by Craig Forrest and David Moeller will be displayed at IBS then restyled, rebranded, renamed and […]

Update: SE Lager

This is the second in a series of posts that will serve as my review of this commuter offering from SE Bikes. In this post I discuss the overall feel of the bike after several months of riding. You can see my first post on the SE Lager with more pictures here. Riding the SE […]

Los Angeles Bicycle Master Plan Update

Those of you in or around the Los Angeles, CA area may be interested in attending one of the Master Bicycle Plan Update public workshops starting this Saturday. According to their press release: “The intent of the Bicycle Plan is to expand bicycle usage through further development of bicycle riding facilities, improvement of existing facilities, […]

Commuter bikes at Handmade Bicycle Show

I’m at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) in Portland, Oregon this weekend. This fourth annual show is by far the best so far. A record number of exhibitors are here and the show has become a real media event with coverage in local and national mainstream media. Almost every imaginable variety of bike […]

Flint Michigan Commuter – Doug Cook

For your enjoyment, here is a very complimentary article in The Flint Journal regarding a fellow bike commuter, Doug Cook, who commutes in Flint, Michigan. Doug rides a 16 mile round trip whatever the weather may be, and this winter has been a tough one. Doug is one of those rare individuals who really puts […]

DiNotte 200L – Quick Fixes

At the beginning of November, I put together a very thorough review of the DiNotte 200L-AA-S headlight. DiNotte’s lights have been praised by commuters, tourers and randoneers alike because of their long run time, ample light output and intuitive and flexible battery solutions. I’ve now been using the DiNotte 200L for about three and a […]

Keep Your Office Clean

If your office doesn’t currently have a policy regarding bicycles in the office, it’s most likely because nobody has given the management a reason to create one. It’s in your best interests to keep it that way! I’ve seen the fear of dirty carpets get bicycles nixed from offices on more than one occasion. I […]

Chicago Bike Proposals

Chicago Sun-Times reporter Fran Spielman has an article on Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley‘s proposal for fines of $150 – $500 for drivers who endanger bicycle riders. The fines would come into play if the cyclist is caused to crash. From what I can tell, it looks like the three main concerns are dooring, cars […]