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Archive for June, 2011

This Bike Could Use Some Lights

I’ve been trying to capture photos of bicyclists out on the road at night. It hasn’t proved to be an easy thing. This shot worked mainly because of the bright lights of the truck and car behind. Hopefully this guy at least had a rear blinkey….

Velopalooza Cargo Bike Ride

Velopalooza Cargo Bike Ride

Casey Neistat: ‘Nobody gives a s*** about concise political arguments’ (Interview)

Casey Neistat’s latest video on bike lanes as gone viral, with more than three million views in the first week since it was added to YouTube. If you haven’t seen it, go here, and while you’re there, check out the comments. You’ll see in the comments that I pretty much became the standard bearer for […]

Confusion, Sweet Confusion: The Commuter Relief Act

Two weeks ago, on June 1st, I wrote an article for Commute by Bike explaining the Commuter Relief Act. This proposed piece of legislation was introduced by longtime bicycle advocate U.S. House Representative Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore, and it seeks to incentivize “public transit benefits, vanpools, and other market-based solutions.” One of the provisions that was […]

Internal Hub Meets Shaft Drive

Last week I received a shaft-drive commuter bike from Dynamic Bicycles. The model is the Crossroads 8. I had short call today with Patrick Perugini and Devin Kelly of Dynamic Bicycles, and I asked them the one question that’s been on my mind about shaft-drive bikes: Since shaft-drive and internal hub technologies have been around […]

The Burley/BOB Train Grows a Caboose

Choo..Choo….It’s the final day of our Burley Trailer Sale, so I thought I’d post this fun looking setup of a Burley Solo.Glenn recently sent us this updated photo of his BOB Trailer/Burley Solo Bonanza. Glen sent us some images when he was first got this setup underway. His setup has taken the step from interesting […]

Fix-Curious? An Experiment in Fixed-Gear Commuting – Part 2

Josh King lives in Seattle, where he commutes by bike every day, rain or shine. He switched to full-time single speed commuting in 2010. You can read his thoughts on going gearless at Its been about six weeks since I started my experiment with fixed-gear commuting. Its been a bit surprising, even though I […]

2011 Bike to Breakfast Video

When you think of Arizona, you probably think of deserts. Maybe you think of suburban sprawl baking in a cultural wasteland. Maybe you think of conservative patriots or conservative nutjobs, depending on your perspective. You probably don’t think of icy rain in the middle of May. You probably wouldn’t think of hundreds of bike commuters […]

Social Gatherings & Festivals by Bike

Of the many subdivisions of utility cycling, community building is perhaps the most abstract, but bringing people together for social gatherings and festivals through the shared enjoyment of bikes can be as useful as riding to commute or to provide bike services. Within community building, there are a of host different activities, such as critical […]

Juxtaposition: Timbuk2 Control and Chrome Salvage

I’ve heard about two new bike bags this week. Seeing them side-by-side, there’s an irony there somewhere, and I can’t put my finger on it. Timbuk2 has a new laptop case called the “Control” which is “TSA Compliant.” Control… Compliant… Control… Compliant… What makes this bag TSA Compliant is that you can open it up […]