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Archive for October, 2008

Review of the Carry Freedom City Trailer

My girlfriend and I went on a bike tour through Northern England and Scotland last month. We had the opportunity to test out an Orbit touring tandem from JD Cycles. With somewhat complicated travel plans, we decided that the Carry Freedom City trailer would make for the easiest overall travel experience. Our Plans: 1: Fly […]

Russ Roca on Discovery Channel

I profiled bicycling photographer Russ Roca in the current edition of Momentum Magazine. He also appeared recently on the Discovery Channel, where he was featured in a short segment as the Eco Friendly bicycling photographer. Here’s video of that show. Russ uses his cargo bike to haul himself and his photo equipment around the Los […]

Who plans to commute through the winter?

How many of you plan to commute by bike through the winter months? What are your greatest concerns and how do you plan to address them? I constantly point winter cyclists to ICEBIKE; what are other good resources for winter cyclists?

Bike to Work Book poll: Choose the cover design

Tim Grahl (of this site), Carlton Reid, Mikael Colville-Anderson, Marc von van Woudenberg and David Hembrow have written a Bike To Work guide, and Carlton is hard at work on a cover design. He’s designed so many covers he can’t decide which is best and is asking for your help. Click through here for more […]

Natural cleansing wipes

In 2005, Martha Van Inwegen’s mother was suffering from cancer. While she watched her mother deteriorate, she tried a number of palliatives to ease some of the suffering and created what would eventually become the basis of natural Action Wipes wet wipes. They’re great for those who need a quick wipe down after a ride […]

Xtracycle Build : Getting it home

Arleigh is building, documenting and writing out her build up of a Salsa Ala Carte mountain bike with 650b wheels and a Xtracycle Free Radical Kit. This is an on going series so stay tuned for more installments. Late this past week I took delivery of an Xtracycle Free Radical Kit at the shop. The […]

Urban Legends fashion show video

The folks of Momentum Magazine posted the Interbike Urban Legends Art & Fashion show video with help from Masi Bikes. You also see details about the bikes, accessories and clothing at Momentum Planet.Videography by David Niddrie and Gwendal Castellan. Photography by Wendell Challenger, Richard Masoner (aka Yours Truly), Carlton Reid, Joe Sales.Edit by Tim Grahl:I […]

Salsa Casseroll : First Impressions

In late August I took delivery of a Salsa Casseroll in the single speed variety.  Since then the bike has been my (almost) daily ride.  It has caused me to get rid of my car and be a true car-free commuter and cyclist. There have been transformations of the bike which have been documented well. […]

The etiquette of bike parking

James of Bicycle Design sent me a link to this story about the etiquette of bike parking. With more and more cyclists taking to the roads and designated bike racks in short supply, where they park has tremendous capacity to annoy. So how can those on two wheels avoid winding up officialdom, pedestrians and even […]

Broken Bones and other stuff Clogging our Blogging

It’s been a hectic few weeks here at the Bike Trailer Shop thus the lack of new posts. But what’s kept us away has all been good fodder for Bike Trailer Blogging, so look out for forthcoming content. On Sept 10th, I took off for an 8 day bike touring holiday riding from Ilklely in […]