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Archive for January, 2011

Australian Family’s Crazy Taxi Trailer

“The area (Queensland) is known as the dry tropics. The arrangement that you see was used for grocery shopping when I lived back in place called Wodonga in the north eastern part of Victoria. Now I have a kiddie Chariot trailer taken the place of the BOB as we have an increased family size and the grocery bill that goes with it.”

Carrying Your Stuff: Bicycle Cargo Trailers

Last April, we covered the most common methods for transporting goods on a bicycle in Stacey Moses’s article Carrying Your Stuff: Bicycle Bags and Racks. Now it is time to turn our utility cycling obsessed brains in the direction of a less frequently used method for transporting goods by bicycle, bicycle cargo trailers. Though used […]

My First Bike Commuting Crash

This past Thursday, I was in my first ever bike commuting accident. The result: a broken bike, a broken helmet, a badly bruised knee, a mild concussion, and some post-accident anger.

Montague Boston: Single Speed Folding Commuter

This would be an ideal bike for a commuter (a) living in a fairly flat big city, (b) who does not need to fold and unfold the bike during the course of his or her commute, and (c) has cozy spots for the bike both at home and at the office.

Sarah Outen: Circumnavigating Solo by Bike and Boat

Sarah Outen, a citizen of London, England plans to ride and paddle her way across Asia, the Pacific ocean, North America, and then back to her hometown across the Atlantic in a two-year tour. Her journey is scheduled for April 1st, 2011, but she’s already begun to prepare with strict training regiments and getting her gear together.

The Rise of the Commuter & E-Bike Specialist Shop (Part 4)

The New Wheel is a “mobile bike shop” in San Francisco doing demos across the city at farmers markets and offering personal test rides to potential customers.

Jen and the Art of Life on Bikes

It took Jenny about five years to ultimately embrace life on bikes. In these videos, she openly discusses the rough road from being “addicted” to her minivan to realizing that her family of six was better off without it.

Riding in the Winter

Riding in the Winter

Cargo Hitch with Trailing and Offset Modes

Having to tow lengthy cargo (golf clubs, fish tanks, suspiciously unmarked cardboard boxes: the essentials) is definitely a problem, but one of our readers has come up with his own hitching system to offset the literal “drag” of figuring out how to set up your trailer to fit in bigger packages.

Recovering and Rediscovering Cycling after 20 Years

I used be a cyclist. Then I wasn’t. After almost twenty years I’ve started cycling again. Why such a big gap? What has changed in that time?