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Archive for April, 2011

Commute by Big Wheel: Accidental Advocacy Strikes Again

I watched the video of a Big Wheel beating a NYC bus and (when I stopped laughing) thought, How can you argue against bike lanes in New York City?

Moving Beyond the Automobile: Traffic Calming

Traffic Calming

What is bike commuting “expertise?”

Are we the experts in the thing that requires no expertise?

Cyclovia Tucson 2011

Cyclovia is not a race; cyclovia is not a parade; cyclovia is simply a temporary space that springs up for people to interact with each other, get some exercise, and do so in safe, car-free environment.

Grand Canyon Weekend on Folding Bikes

My wife and I decided to take a quick weekend getaway to the Grand Canyon. We tossed the Brompton and Bike Friday folding bikes into the trunk of our Corolla thinking we might do a little riding. These bikes turned out to be perfect tools for tooling around the South Rim.

Bicycle = Pogo Stick ∴ P.J. O’Rourke = Carrot Top

P. J. O’Rourke complained about bikes, and cyclists, with the same whiny grievances and arguments we cyclists have heard before–only funnier.

Interview: Jeremy SyCip of SyCip Bikes – NAHBS 2011

Jeremy Sycip, of SyCip Bikes, is a well recognized name in the custom frame building world and has been making user-friendly, reliable, eye-catching bikes since 1992. Josh interviewed Sycip at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) in Austin. When I see people on the bikes, when I see them on the trails, and they […]

The Bicycle City Trailer

The Bicycle City Trailer

A Conservative Commuter’s Recycled Raleigh

A brown Raleigh Sprite! It was a mess. Something didn’t look quite right about the front wheel, the brake cables hung loose, no front derailleur, and it was all scratched up–even for a 30-plus-year-old bike.

Not the Troll

This ugly Troll Doll has been being passed around the office showing up on people’s desks and other spots. Today seemed like an appropriate day to pass it off to the interwebs.