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The Secret Power of Red Cycling Pants from Betabrand (Review)

1 Comment Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Kate Watters
The Secret Power of Red Cycling Pants from Betabrand (Review)

On any given day Kate Watters would rather be biking than stuck in her car in traffic. She and her husband collected several vintage one-speed bicycles on their honeymoon road trip from Flagstaff to Vermont, riding around small towns along the way. She writes about her field adventures, creative episodes, and the wonder of the natural world in her blog, oh sweet spontaneous life. These ninety-eight dollar Betabrand red bike-to-work pants  make me feel like I am in Amsterdam where I ride my bike in these fashionable red pants to the coffee shop to write poetry. These pants make me wish I could place my two-wheeler in the collective bike rack of humanity to feel if only for a moment that ...

 

NBC’s Report on Road Rage Toward Cyclists — With 50% Fewer Clichés

8 Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Ted Johnson
NBC’s Report on Road Rage Toward Cyclists — With 50% Fewer Clichés

Recently NBC News ran this report on cyclists using bike- or helmet-mounted cameras, such as GoPro to document motorists bad behavior and/or aggression towards cyclists. And it's... not bad -- for a television news piece on cyclists and motorists. It doesn't blame the victims -- the cyclists. It doesn't paint all cyclists with a broad brush. And, most gratefully, it doesn't use that damn Queen song that, 34 years later, media outlets seem to still think is clever to use in their pieces on cycling. ; Yes, it could have been better. "Nationwide, bicycling has never been more popular." And that's true. And it's never been safer either, but the reporter, Tom Costello, didn't mention that. (Well, perhaps it was safer during that interlude before ...

 

Cyclist Cyber Monday is Here

No Comments Topics: Shop Updates Written by Ted Johnson

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For the cyclist -- and the future cyclists in your life, we have a whole mess of Cyber Monday specials.

Want something in a smallish box that you can fit under a tree?

How about this:

Garmin Edge 800 Performance Bundle Cycling Computer with GPS

The Garmin Edge 800 plus an ANT+ heart rate monitor and speed/cadence sensor. For touring, commuting, and competition.$648.99 $499.00

Note: Not suitable for aviation navigation -- flying reindeer, sleds, and that sort of thing.

Give The Edge >>

SALE ENDS TODAY20% Off ChromeHipster ...

 

‘Why is that bicyclist in my lane?’ (Friday Roundup)

1 Comment Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Ted Johnson
‘Why is that bicyclist in my lane?’ (Friday Roundup)

For those of you who don't follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook, Google Plus, etc.: Are you working or something? This is a roundup of some of the things we saw fit to share with our less productive readers over the last seven days:  

 

Combining Transit & Cycling in Vancouver

No Comments Topics: Utility Cycling Written by Melanie Colavito

Combining transit with cycling is an effective way to encourage more people to ride bikes and generally encourage people to leave the car at home more often. With a combination of options, it's easier to feel comfortable leaving home without the car. If you want to arrive at work clean and dry, you can take your bike on transit on the way to work, and then ride home at the end of the day when you aren't worried about sweating, etc. as one user of Vancouver's Translink system notes. Streetfilms recently documented the ways in which Vancouver is encouraging and mixing walking/ cycling with transit networks by combining and linking different types of routes and infrastructure. Indeed, Vancouver has been ...

 

Franken-Fixie: A Hipster Bike with a Clean Republic E-Bike Kit

11 Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Pete Prebus
Franken-Fixie: A Hipster Bike with a Clean Republic E-Bike Kit

This is a guest post from Pete Prebus. Pete runs Electric Bike Report and is enthusiastic about spreading the word about electric bikes because they have great potential to get more people on bikes and out of their cars. Yes, I know, an electric motor on a fixie bike is a little sacrilegious, but it might have its place as a simple and economical e-commuter bike. Hipsters are cringing, but hear me out. Recently I rode and reviewed the Critical Cycles fixie bike and it proved to be a simple and sturdy urban commuter that comes with an amazingly low price tag of $219. Then I thought, What if we electrified this simple commuter with an electric bike kit that was equally simple and ...