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Archive for June, 2011

Bill Walton’s Bike: ‘My gym, my wheelchair, and my church’

Bill Walton and I have a lot in common. We both have red hair. His middle name is Theodore. People think my first name is Theodore (but it’s not). We’re both less than seven feet tall. And… and… We both have friends who follow basketball. Thanks to my high school friends’ incessant yammering about NBA […]

The True Cost of Gas

The True Cost of Gas

Kalkhoff Electric Bike in Summer Flowers

Earlier this winter and spring I published several photos of the electric bikes that we are testing in the JOYBAG project (jump on your bike and go). Now that summer is here, it’s time for the bright cheerful tones of summer to show off the lines of our JOYBAG fleet. Here is the Kalkhoff ebike […]

Lane Leather Bicycle Pannier Messenger Bag – I am not worthy

Karen Voyer-Caravona is an admitted bicycle dilettante in Flagstaff, Arizona, who blogs about her adventures on two wheels, vélo envy, her husband’s cooking, and cross country skiing at Visit her website for her endless opinions on the most stylish shoes for pedaling, critiques of bike parking, and the best bike date dining destinations. The […]

An Ortlieb Downtown Pannier Review (to Compliment a Sale)

I’ve been reviewing the Ortlieb Downtown Commuter Pannier for several months now after my prior foray with the Racktime Workit Pannier.  With our parent company Bike Shop Hub launching their semi-annual Ortlieb, Tubus, Racktime Sale, it seemed like a good time to share a few words about one of Ortlieb’s premier commuter panniers.  A little […]

Destination Reached: Bike Parking & Locking

Understanding where and how to park your bicycle once you have reached your destination is as important as learning to ride safely to your destination as a utility cyclist. If you are riding your bike to complete errands or if you are using your bicycle to commute to work, knowing how to find bike parking […]