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Archive for February, 2010

Urbana in Portland

Haniya of Urbana Bikes will be in Portland, OR next Wednesday & Thursday, March 3 – 4 at the Jupiter Hotel, 800 E. Burnside St. She’s in town to show off the 8 speed Urbana to Portland bike dealers, but she’s also giving demo rides to interested consumers. To schedule a meeting to test ride […]

Shopping Anyone?

We received this most excellent photo from Tony at Tony’s Trailers. Ever wonder what happens to those abandon shopping carts you see miles from any food store? It’s not just the bag people that make good use of them. No need to try and come up with some creative cargo trailer, the food and grocery […]

Bicycle Land Services

It’s been quite some time since we wrote about cycling services here at Utility When we set out to define utility cycling, we came up with three subcategories related to the topic of cycling services, including retail and commercial services, emergency and patrol services, and land services. We did a four-part series in late […]

Planning for the Bicycle in Copenhagen

Urbana Bikes: Serious Fun

Many people wonder why racing cyclists train on ludicrously expensive bikes and wheels. Theoretically, a racing cyclist must work harder riding a heavy clunker, getting more benefit from this harder workout. The secret lies in the psychology of motivation: it’s simple stupid fun to go fast and to push yourself to new personal bests. I’m […]

Seattle’s Mayor Rides to Work