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Archive for August, 2011

Saving The World With Bikes

This is what I call a lucky snapshot. I was recently visiting family in New Jersey and as we drove by this bike shop I noticed this great sign in their window. A cyclist was conveniently riding by at the same moment, doing his part to save the world.

Man vs. Towelette: Commuting to a Showerless Workplace

To paraphrase John Wayne, “I see you talk the talk but do ride the ride?” Bob Caravona is an Urban Planner and an amateur triathlete who not only talks the talk, but also swims the swim, bikes the bike, and runs the run. He strives for local government to follow through with the same conviction. […]

Have you realized your racks, bags, and panniers are junk?

When I was younger I used to buy my bike bags at the army surplus store. They weren’t actually army surplus equipment. There was nothing army about them. They were cheap junk. I still have some of them. I’ve bought several cheap bike rear racks too, including the classic cast-aluminum “mousetrap” rack, shown here pinching […]

BICAS Refugee Program

BICAS Refugee Program

Ted’s Vapid Vacation

I took a vacation from Commute by Bike earlier this month, and turned it into five posts on Commute by Bike.One of the highlights was a visit to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. This is my wife, Cyd, turning one of nature’s wonders into a Bike Shop Hub advertisement: Oh Cyd, how crass!Truthfully, […]

Cycling Over 50: ‘The benefits just don’t outweigh the potential consequences’

Every now and then I must relearn the lesson that doctors aren’t necessarily scientists. This is from The Huffington Post: “Cycling Injuries: A New Epidemic?” I have treated hundreds of [facial] injuries. Facial fractures may result from any significant blunt trauma — motor vehicle accidents, physical altercations, sports injuries. … In the last year I […]

Hydration & Nuun: A Product Review Disguised as a PSA

And now, an important message on hydration, brought to you by Commute by Bike. Research indicates that ten out of ten Americans need to consume adequate amounts of water to survive. Most people have heard the sage advice, “drink before you’re thirsty;” by the time that you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. With dehydration […]

Bikeways in Bogota

Bikeways in Bogota

Seepless in Seattle: The O2 Nokomis Jacket

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 Given Seattle’s reputation for rain, it’s surprising how infrequently you really need a real, honest-to-goodness cycling rain jacket when commuting in-town. […]

Final 2011 Ortlieb, Tubus, Racktime Sale + Logo Panniers!

We’ve just launched our final sale Ortlieb, Tubus and Racktime for 2011. With all of these incredible bike bags and racks at 10% off through August 24th, I thought I would take this opportunity to announce the new logo panniers that we just got in. We decided to have our wheel logo emblazoned across […]