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Archive for March, 2012

Halfway to Fredericksburg: Tom and Ted’s Advocacy Adventure

What is Tom & Ted’s Advocacy Adventure? Read this. Here’s the rundown. We’re hanging out resting at a Denny’s in Carmel Church, Virginia. I just ate a hockey puck disguised as a veggie burger. We’re more than halfway to today’s goal: Fredericksburg, Virginia: View Larger Map The television above me is reporting on the two […]

Trailer for transporting a large dog

Would it be possible to haul my 184 pound Irish Wolfhound behind my Cannondale Jekyl mountain bike, or my BLT steel touring bike? Both are geared very low, and I am interested in using it on nearly level paved bike paths. Could the Surly Bill Bike Cargo Trailer be adaped to such use? The dog […]

A Saddle Bag for Downton Abbey from Kaufman Mercantile

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. I […]

International Bike Advocacy Organizations

Bike advocacy is a key element in the improvement of cycling in all its forms: sport, recreation, and utility. Recently, in the United States, bike advocacy issues have taken center stage, especially as cycling has become a heated issue on Capitol Hill and beyond. There have been many proposals to cut funding for bicycling and […]

Thomas’ BOB Modified for his Scooter – Against Our Advice

Even though we don’t recommend, support or condone the use of BOB trailers, or any other bike cargo trailers, on any motorized vehicles other than electric bicycles that are regulated the same as standard bicycles, I have to say that this setup sure does look sweet.  Given the number of questions that we’ve gotten about […]

Tom & Ted’s Advocacy Adventure

Tom Bowden: Months of detailed planning and analysis are about to come to fruition.  Ted Johnson, fearless and philosophical editor of Commute by Bike is flying eastbound for Richmond, Virginia, from whence he and I will depart, on our lugged framed steeds of steel, on Monday morning for Washington DC to attend the League of […]