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Archive for April, 2011

Chariot Cougar With Gepida E-Bikes

A reader recently sent in this photo with her Chariot Cougar 1. We were interested to hear that they were pulling this bike child trailer with an electric bike. Here at the Bike Shop Hub, we are about to add in a lineup of electric bikes into the mix of what we do and our […]

Wheels for Wellbeing

Wheels for Wellbeing

Vineyard Dave: Mild Mannered Velomobile Maniac

When Dave was done itemizing all the gear and specs, I got a sense of his competitive side–destroying the perception I’d been forming of him as a mild-mannered hippie dad with a funky bike.

e-Bike Commuter Guinea Pig After One Week

Steve Benning comes close to being the perfect Guinea Pig for a new bike commuter. (Sigh… If only he had high-maintenance hair.)

I read the news Earth Day oh boy…

I hold the position–ensuring that I will never get elected to anything–that rising gas prices are good.

Youth, Technology, and Bikes Around the World

Alan Winslow and Morrigan McCarthy will launch an around-the-world trip on bikes to study and document the strange and understudied phenomenon of youth. Okay, youth is probably the most overstudied phenomenon there is–what with their spending power, their trendsetting superpowers, and their forming of lifelong consumer habits. But Winslow and McCarthy aren’t anthropologists or market […]

Review of the Racktime Workit Commuter Pannier

The Racktime Workit is Racktime‘s answer to the office briefcase with a focus on function. The casual good look of the bag are ideal for a transition from the bike to the office. Easy to mount, easy to look at and easy to use. I was a fan immediately as I began my eight-week test […]

The Bike Friday Trailer

I did my monthly paper roll pickup at the Daily Sun, this time with the Bike Friday I am testing for Commute By Bike. It was a good opportunity to test out the capabilities of the suitcase/bike trailer that is available for traveling with the Bike Friday. Not only does the Bike Friday fit into […]

Two-Wheeled Navigation: Bicycle Paths, Routes & Lanes

According to a report prepared for the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation by a few people with PhDs, cycling infrastructure generally has a positive effect on cyclists without negatively impacting motorists. A survey of Portland, Oregon cycle track users found that 70% of respondents [thought] the cycle track made cycling safer and easier. Motorists […]

Hitler and Bike Lanes

But before you compare that driver who just gave you the right hook to Hitler, remember that when you play the Nazi card, you’ve already lost the argument.