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Oh God, I have a flat! And I have a trailer and some angry children staring at me….

2 Comments Topics: Family Cycling Written by carissa sipp
Checking the Bike Attachment and Trailer Hitch

I started out with the mindset to write solely about Burley D'Lite trailer maintenance. I kept however returning to the idea that the day to day maintenance of all trailers AND bikes are some common. The basic care, tools and checklist is really what is so important and not enough people discuss this other than, maybe your user manual and who reads these, really :)? I finally changed my mind on the topic when, recently, I had that lovely opportunity to change omy rear bike tire (the worst tire to get a flat) when hauling the kids back and forth to school. This was on one of those days almost too hot too ride but without a car not really an ...


Tandem Living

7 Comments Topics: Bike Touring Written by Matt Maynard
Sometimes a stoker wants to ride shotgun

The deal was quick. Cash in hand. I picked up the second-hand tandem from a carpark on the London ring road in the summer of 2012. It was an oppressively warm afternoon by English standards, the break rubber toasting against the rims as I rolled the machine down to the railway station. Getting a tandem onto a train is not an easy task. I was scolded when stepping onto the first one; the driver telling me over the tannoy to remove myself and my vehicle with a tone reserved only for beyond-hope incompetents. Yet I got lucky with the second, quickly learning that a tandem must be held parallel to the platform edge so the inbound train driver is not alerted to ...


Cruising with Croozer at Interbike

No Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Matt Duffin
Cruising with Croozer at Interbike

Croozer another one of our favorites bike child trailers! Croozer makes child trailers easy to buy because it's a 3-n-1 trailer, it comes with everything you need to got outside! It comes with a Cycling kit, jogging kit and strolling kit. What else do you need? The new Croozer click and cruise makes this even easier. Croozer has really put a lot of thought into making a trailer that easy to use in your busy life. Seriously this is huge. Check out the Video below and see the features for yourself. We have the new Croozer Click and Cruise Bike Child Trailers, its the first no QR system as seen here on the Jogger kit, it's QR free, easy to ...


What’s in an appraisal form? Evidence the real estate industry hasn’t caught onto the demand for walkable, bikeable places

3 Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Emilie Bahr
Our house the day we  bought it.

When my husband and I set out to buy our first home together last year, we were pretty shocked to find out just how little we could afford in our rapidly-gentrifying city. Gone are the days in New Orleans where you could find a peeling shotgun for a steal. Despite sluggish economic times elsewhere in the state, the real estate market here is going gangbusters, to the point where my husband and I started to worry that the only places we would be able to afford would be found out in the suburbs. This, however, wasn't an option for us. As fairly typical members of our generation, we have long been enchanted by the trappings of city life and more than willing ...


No helmet? No problem. Seattle’s bike share includes helmet workaround

No Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Emilie Bahr
A Pronto bike station near downtown Seattle.

I'm in Seattle visiting family this week and getting a much-welcomed reprieve from the summer heat back home. It's been a few years since I last visited the Emerald City, and one of the first changes I spotted upon disembarking from the ferry terminal the other day was the stations filled with lime green Pronto bikes along the Puget Sound.  


A Brief, Illustrated History of the Bicycle at War, Part 1: Boers on Bikes

1 Comment Topics: Utility Cycling Written by Wesley Cheney
The Bicyclist Always Gets Through.

"A Bike, A Bike, My Free-State for a Bike!"

The utility of any invention is most tested when it is put to war, and the bicycle is no exception. Like any invention, mankind was quick to press the bicycle into making war. After all, here was a vehicle that gave a man the mobility of a horse, but for only the fraction of the cost, fodder and water. Never mind the steam train, the bicycle was the true Horse of Steel.