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The Range Backpack from Incase: Made with Mac people in mind

11 Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by John Coe
The Range Backpack from Incase: Made with Mac people in mind

John Coe has been an everyday, four-season bike commuter in a four-season town for almost 20 years. He blogs, when he blogs, mostly about bikes and skis and stuff at rockychrysler.blogspot.com. It's a backpack. What else can you say? It stays on your back, doesn't flop around. Puts all your needful things in one place and keeps them safe as you go from here to there. Doesn't chafe. Doesn't kill your shoulders. Has pockets both big and small. It's a backpack. And, as backpacks go, the Incase Range Backpack fits the bill. But, there's a bit more to the Range Backpack's story. It's not your everyday, run-of-the-mill, go-from-point-A-to-point-B pack. It's made with Mac people in mind, you see. And, as with all things that ...

 

David’s Extrawheel Advert for Beach Ride Advertising

No Comments Topics: Utility Cycling Written by Josh Lipton
David’s Extrawheel Advert for Beach Ride Advertising

Our sales of the Extrawheel Advert have been picking up pace as it is discovered as an easy to use bike trailer for advertising. David sent in this photo of his setup for advertising on his ride to the beach in Southern California. "I ride frequently to the beach from my house so why not earn some extra cash during the summer."Using the Advert is a clever way to gain marketing exposure especially if you frequently ride through high population areas with valuable potential customers. We've even seen the Extrawheel Advert added to a portfolio of green advertising options for clients as done here by Green Wheel Marketing.

 

The Best Pannier for Bike Commuting

No Comments Topics: Forum Written by Josh Lipton

Via BikeBagShop.com Email: Recently purchased a Focus Maleta Disc (2011) bike. I have not taken delivery just yet, but was looking for advice on best panniers for commuting. I need to carry my lunch bag, and occasionally a change of clothes, and would also like to keep my lock and tools in the bags as well. The bike comes equipped with a bike rack. We would be hard pressed to choose what the best commuter pannier for everyone would be given the variety of conditions and situations people face. Here is a brief list of questions you might consider when choosing the pannier that is best for your commute. Would you benefit from a waterproof pannier? How much stuff will you be carrying and ...

 

Tips from the Cycling Sloth

5 Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by BluesCat
Tips from the Cycling Sloth

BluesCat is a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, who originally returned to bicycling in 2002 in order to help his son get the Boy Scout Cycling merit badge. His bikes sat idle until the summer of 2008 when gas prices spiked at over $4.00 per gallon. Since then, he has become active cycling, day-touring, commuting by bike, blogging (azbluescat.blogspot.com) and giving grief to the forum editors in the on-line cycling community. I'm the Lazy Bum mothers always warn their daughters against marrying. But in almost thirty years of marriage to Mrs. Cat, I have developed certain tactics for getting just enough done to satisfy the more industrious members of my family. I am a Natural Master of Indolence, so it is important that ...

 

Squid’s NYC Biking Story

No Comments Topics: Utility Cycling Written by Melanie Colavito

Streetfilms is back at it with their great bicyclist profile series called "My NYC Biking Story." The most recent profile features Kevin Bolger aka Squid, who is a long-time bike messenger in New York City. He notes that a lot has changed in NYC since he started riding in the early 90's, especially the addition of more bike infrastructure. Although Squid has a long, storied history with the NYC alley cat and bike messenger community, he is now also involved with Bike Ambassadors and other programs to promote bike safety and education. It's great to see the perspective of someone who has been riding in NYC for such a long time. Enjoy!MY NYC Biking Story: Squid from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

 

Replacement Parts for Kidarooz Trailers

15 Comments Topics: Forum Written by Josh Lipton

Via BikeKidShop.com Email: I have a Kidarooz and need another axle mount adapter. My bikes have quick release hubs and the piece I am looking for slips between the axle and chain stay. There is a square metal bar to which the trailer attaches do you sell this part and if so how do I go about ordering it? A little background here. Our understanding of the brand of Kidarooz bike child trailers is that it is a sub-brand of Croozer. Croozer is a brand of bike child trailers that is owned in partnership with Chariot (now owned by Thule). Chariot/Thule is the distributor of Croozer in the US. With all of that in context, lets get down to using Croozer parts for ...

 

Two-Wheeled Trailer Recommendation for Bike Touring

No Comments Topics: Forum Written by Josh Lipton

Via BikeTrailerShop.com Email: We ride a tandem for touring and are looking for a two wheel trailer. We did the TransAm towing a BOB but could never learn to stand with the loaded trailer. We tow our grandchildren in a Burley D'lite and standing is no problem. The choice in two wheel touring trailers seems to be between the Radical Designs Cyclone and the Burley Nomad. Since we can't find either at a local shop we will have to decide without actually seeing either trailer. Do you have a preference and if so, why? The Nomad does not seem as weatherproof but that can be an advantage when you have to pack a wet tent (often happens in the East with the dew). ...

 

E-Bikes Land on Mars… Hill

8 Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Ted Johnson
E-Bikes Land on Mars… Hill

Remember learning about that guy a century ago who thought there were canals on Mars, built by an intelligent alien civilization? That was Percival Lowell. And remember all those crybabies who took it so hard when Pluto was demoted down from being a real planet to being a mere "dwarf planet?" Those crybabies were the population of Flagstaff, Arizona (the city with the most astronomers per capita in the world). Flagstaff is where Pluto, "the ninth planet," was discovered at the Lowell Observatory. And here in Flagstaff, it is Bike to Work Week. And because it's Bike to Work Week, The Lowell Observatory was giving a two-for-one pass to anyone who would bike up Mars Hill to the observatory. It's only about three-quarters ...

 

Una vida en dos ruedas

No Comments Topics: Utility Cycling Written by Melanie Colavito

You don't often hear a lot about cycling on island nations, especially urban or utility cycling for that matter, but Cyclelicio.us had a post with this video about cycling in Puerto Rico today. Eye Tour Puerto Rico is bringing some attention to Puerto Rican cycling with a series called Una vida en dos ruedas (A life on two wheels). Check out the trailer below.TRAILER: Una vida en dos ruedas from Puerto Rico Indie on Vimeo.

 

Josh’s Oversize Package Moving on a Wike Cargo Trailer

No Comments Topics: Utility Cycling Written by Josh Lipton
Josh’s Oversize Package Moving on a Wike Cargo Trailer

Sometimes, it's just as easy to move a large package short distances on a bike cargo trailer as it is trying to stuff them in the back of a car. It looks like Josh here would agree by the looks of this photo contribution.