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Archive for July, 2012

If there’s a ‘War on Cars,’ it’s a Counterinsurgency

The “War on Cars” is a manipulative framing. And the media can’t resist regurgitating a “War on” anything. So as I listened to this recent NPR piece, “Motorists To Urban Planners: Stay In Your Lane,” I was ready to be annoyed, and NPR delivered. The report leads with a reference to a claimed “war on […]

Summer Weehoo Sale! Weehoo Company Profile

Weehoo iGo Trailer-Cycles are now 15% off thru July 31st at Bike Kid Shop! Want to learn more about Weehoo? President Stephen Rodgers took some time to answer a few questions for us in order to paint a more well-rounded picture of Weehoo, its leaders, and its values. BSH: When was your company founded?SR: August 2008 BSH: […]

Extensive Hands-Off Experience: Installing the BionX Electric Assist

I consider myself The World’s Leading Expert on BionX Retrofits… who has never actually done a retrofit himself. In a previous post, I talked about the natural ride of BionX — and I referred to bikes that come from the manufacturer with the BionX system already installed. But what about someone who wants to put […]

Green Riders: Southeast Asia Eco-Tour

Green Riders Kenny and Jamie’s “sustainable transport odyssey” from Thailand to Bali summed up: Six weeks. Two bamboo bikes. A camera. A continent of environmental stories, struggles and successes. Plus, several thousand kilometers of twisted little roads stringing it all together. These guys are really putting their Ortlieb gear, Kenda tires, and legs to the […]

Roads are for cars. Roads are for people. No they’re not. Yes they are. No they’re not. Yes they are…

On Sunday I picked a fight with a stranger. It wasn’t a fair fight. My retelling of it won’t make it fair, and won’t make it right. Our frequent contributor Tom Bowden posted this photo to Facebook: The photo was accompanied by this bit of Bowden snark: To those who say roads are for cars […]

The Cycling Movement in Puerto Rico

The Cycling Movement in Puerto Rico

Comparing Bike Trailer Hitch Styles for Two Wheel Trailers

Via BikeTrailerShop.com Email: I have been researching trailers and am seriously considering your Bongo model..a couple of reasons: made in the USA, 20 in wheels, and the hitch mount style I’ve read that a chainstay mount is superior to the axle mount. Do you have a configuration for a chainstay mount available? For the Wandertec […]

Lucky Dan’s Hawaiian Bike Tour

Dan kicked off his summer with a 6-week bike tour on Kauai – cycling from one end of the island to the other. I had everything I needed on my Ibex trailer (boogie board, fins, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad…etc.) and it performed great over everything and everywhere I went. I got compliments on it […]

The Culture of Cycling in Flagstaff: A 10‑Year Boom

Seth Muller is a writer for Mountain Living Magazine who does as much of his job as possible by bike — not the writing part, which he probably does sitting in a chair with a computer in front of him — but the part where he rides around reporting, and interviewing people, like me. I […]

The “Natural” Ride of a BionX-Powered Bike

I’m a fan of the BionX Electric Assist System for bikes — whether it’s on a retrofitted bike, or integrated on a bike right from the factory. Make that, especially if it comes on a bike right from the factory. (I’ve never done a BionX retrofit, but I think I could. Seems easy. I’ll explain […]