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Archive for March, 2013

YardStash II – A Bike Crash Pad

When we started remodeling our house last year we moved some walls around, and we have had to resort to temporarily storing some household goods in BluesCat World Headquarters, resulting in reduced square footage available for bike parking. One day, I made the mistake of grumbling about having all the bikes jammed together now, and […]

Anne Marie’s Housecalls with Wandertec

We’re thrilled to start the week off by humbly showing off our own equipment – the Wandertec Bongo. Working together with local metals craftsmen, Stuart Henderson, we launched the Bongo that has become the foundation of Wandertecs new direction.Anne Marie modified the always versatile Bongo to suit her needs as a bike commuting massage therapist. […]

More National Bike Summit

More National Bike Summit

The Axis of Dirtbags and Yuppies

I’m very happy that there is a good network of mountain biking trails where I live, though I rarely use them. But here’s how stupid I am: I’ve always thought that bike infrastructure for daily life (getting around town, running errands, biking to work) was it’s own thing, and not related to recreation. I live […]

JSK: ‘What’s good for Trek is good for America’

Janette Sadik-Khan is the rock star of transportation bureaucrats, not just because she is the current Commissioner of the Department of Transportation in America’s largest city. But that has something to do with it. Embarrassing confession: I’ve passed up the opportunity to see Sadik-Khan two previous times. I mean, how exciting could a transportation bureaucrat […]

Troubleshooting Bionx Kits

Via e-mail: My BionX Li-Mn 36v power system seems to be dead. I cannot get it charged by either the plug-in charger or pedal action. Please advise. It was resourceful of you to try to charge your battery using regeneration, but BionX warns that you should “not attempt to ride the bicycle to revive […]