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Archive for July, 2011

New Belgium Brewery: ‘If it’s not fun, it’s not sustainable’

There is a vast array of reasons to commute by bike. People who choose to cycle for transportation do so because, for many, it is the most efficient, enjoyable and sustainable way to travel. At New Belgium Brewery, bikes are a natural part of the company culture, as the Colorado-based brewerys core values and beliefs […]

Here Come the Bike Lights!

Next up on the agenda for Bike Shop Hub is finding the best brands of bike lights to offer up at the new specialty shop that we’ve got under development BikeTechShop.com. There is an amazing variety of high quality cycling lights these days and we’re getting quite excited to wrap our brains around all the […]

Misery in the Median: The Quality of Life Argument for Cycling

We bike commuters specifically, and cyclists generally, like to talk about how being on a bike heightens our awareness of our environment and our communities. But this aspect of cycling remains one of the hardest to communicate to a non-cyclist. Your most poetic description of “heightened awareness” won’t convince sedentary habitual motorist to think, I […]

Road to Ruin: A Transportation Bill Roundup

Since he introduced his proposal for the next surface transportation re-authorization bill late last week, John Mica (R-FL) has become public enemy number one in the bicycle advocacy world as well as in many other interest groups that would suffer from this proposed drastic reduction in transportation funding. The new bill calls for a 33% […]

Peace, Love, and Tour Potatoes

This morning I swung by KickStand Kafé all in the name of testing a newly-mounted bottle cage on my Dahon for its compatibility with my commuter coffee mug. While there, I found a deeper purpose to my commute. The building occupied by KickStand used to be a bike/ski shop, and the owners very shrewdly have […]

Clips of Faith

New Belgium’s Clips of Faith was in town last Friday, and even though it was threatening rain, my wife and I went. Clips of Faith is a beer sampling and independent film tour.  And even if you’re not a beer lover, it’s a nice way to spend an evening. The whole story is that until […]

Detroit Bike City

Detroit Bike City

Hell’s Backbone Grill

Last weekend my wife and I took a road trip up to Bryce Canyon. On our second day there, we took an excursion up route 12 to Boulder, Utah.Our drive took us through some amazing country as we passed the Escalante National Monument. We took a detour onto Hell’s Backbone Road, a road built in […]

Ebikes Rides at the Flagstaff Farmers Market

Here is our ragtag setup at the Flagstaff Farmer’s Market a few weekends ago. Art Babbot, a Flagstaff city council member and organizer extraordinaire welcomed us to set up a booth under the auspice of educating people about Electric Bikes. We were instructed to be low key on the marketing and focus on the educational […]

Lazer Krux Helmet Review

Keith Earickson is a transient who is currently headquartered in Flagstaff, AZ. He writes a filthy, NSFA (Not Safe For Anything) blog at www.spacedriftin.blogspot.com and is enjoying his switch from a crappy, no-name beach cruiser to a fully loaded Surly LHT way too much. He has forgotten how to drive a car. Recently I was […]