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Archive for November, 2010

‘A bunch of lycra-wearing, leg-shaving, Critical Massing, pedal-pushing hippies’

We’ve been wondering what the new Congress will do for Federal cycling projects–or do to cycling projects. So has Rick Vosper over at Bike 2.0, and he’s not feeling optimistic at all. [I]t’s a pretty good bet the new Congress isn’t going to be very sympathetic to renewing billions of dollars of Federal, State, and/or […]

Four Myths About Helmets and Safety

Josh King lives in Seattle, where he commutes by bike every day, rain or shine. Earlier this year he switched to full-time single speed commuting; you can read his thoughts on going gearless at www.singlespeedseattle.com If I was surprised about one reaction to my “10 Rules” post, it was the number of comments taking issue […]

Vaude Eva’s Office and Eva’s Shopper Panniers

I was introduced to Vaude when I was looking for a rack-top bag that I could use for my mountain bike as well as my folding bike. Vaude bags are German-made, with many well-thought-out details for commuting or touring. Eva’s Office and Eva’s Shopper are commuter rear panniers made from recycled materials. Each comes with a rain […]

Phoenix’ Pre-Columbian Bike Paths

Here we go again. The framing of new cycling policies and infrastructure in New York as a “war.” This time it’s cycling advocates regurgitating this unhelpful construct. It’s in the form of a slickly produced video from EcoMobility. The cycling advocates in this video are attractive and well-spoken. In the other corner, representing the anti-cyclist […]

Smart Cycling: A Review

The League of American Bicyclists recently released a new book called Smart Cycling: Promoting Safety, Fun, Fitness and the Environment, and this book is a very helpful resource for anyone who is getting into cycling for the first time, or has taken some time off and needs a few refresher tips.  Smart Cycling, edited by League […]

Burley Trailer Blowout Sale

I’m not sure if ‘blowout’ is the correct term, but I thought it sounded exciting to have a ‘blowout’ sale on my favorite bike trailers by Burley. With the holidays in full swing, it’s nice to have 10% off that trailer you’ve had your eye on, but didn’t want to blow too much dough on. […]

The Hub says “Happy Holidays” with Sales on the Good Stuff!

It’s that time of year again. The holidays have been creeping up on us, and now it’s Turkey Day, with December poking around the corner, rearing it’s yuletide joy and gift giving spirit. Keeping with the holiday cheer, the Bike Shop Hub is launching multiple sales on bike trailers, bike bags, and bike child accessories […]

New Travoy Accessories & Burley Trailer Sale

When I started bike blogging, not that long ago, the first thing I wanted to write about was the Burley Travoy. I seriously went on, and on, and on about it–as did Bike Shop Girl. (Although my gushing about the Travoy was so effusive that it made me a Burley sales rep’s favorite bike blogger.) The […]

Happy Thanksgiving! from Commute By Bike

Photo Credit: Jackson Bike Advocates Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Among many other things, I am very thankful for the turkey poputlation’s (presumably unwilling) support of many of our upcoming bike commutes. What bike commuting related blessings are you thankful for on this Thanksgiving?

‘Don’t Be a Jerk’

Is all hell breaking loose in New York City? If it were, would anyone notice? A few days ago, I linked to a Fox News article which ridiculously framed New York City’s efforts to increase bike commuting as a “war on cars.” (And there I go repeating that nonsense again.) Forgive me, but I’m now […]