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Nashbar Slicks on Sale

Tuesday, June 21st, 2005

Nashbar has a sale on their ATB tire. It’s perfect for commuting or riding around the neighborhood. SLICK SALE

Go Back to the Tricycle: My Own Personal Elf Quest

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Call me Cutter. A few days ago I chanced to drive up out of the Chesapeake mudflats to the Carolina foothills, where I found a taste of the future in a cherry red, hot rod hybrid trike. If bicycling is the future of transportation, then the velomobile is the future of bicycling: the epitome of […]

Volvo Life Paint is the equivalent of Colt Camo Paint

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

The NRA convention just concluded a few days ago, and let me say that I had a great time — not being there. But I’ve been thinking about the NRA for the last week because of the ongoing fuss over Volvo “Life Paint” — the amazing new reflective paint that Volvo thinks will bolster their […]

New Crowdsourced Bike Safety Map: BikeMaps.org

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Anything that combines two of my favorite things – geography and bicycling – is something I can’t help but share with you all! Hooray for bike maps! Earlier this month, at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, geography professor Dr. Trisalyn Nelson launched a new bike mapping website called BikeMaps.org. The website is a […]

Thule Pack ‘n Pedal Commuter Panniers – A Review

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

A big drawback to using a pannier that doubles as a messenger bag is that, at some point, without thinking about it, youre going to throw it over your shoulder and smear road-dirt and dried mud all over the back your clean work shirt. But thats about the only drawback to Thules Pack-n-Pedal system commuter […]

The Cadillac Backup Plan

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

When I returned to bicycle commuting in 2008, my backup plan for handling problems out on the road was pretty simple: I carried a spare tube, a set of tire tools, a multi-tool and a cheap frame pump. If I encountered anything I couldn’t handle with that basic kit, I carried my cell phone to […]