Month: October 2005

Quick Fix for a Quick Ride?

When I was a child from age 6 or so up until 11th grade (1975), I rode a bike everywhere. From 71-75 I rode a single speed, banana seat, high bars, burnt orange colored, Schwinn. I’d run out of the house, jump on the bike, and pedal 2 or 3 miles around the hood, to…

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Sun Bicycles Ez 1 SX Recumbent

Just a few days ago Sun Bicycles became our newest Partner and hooked us up with a sweet EZ-1 Recumbent to review. Check out the pics below. Sun Bicycles actually carries a whole line of bikes that range from retro cuisers, beach cruisers, comfort/hybrid, recumbents, adult trikes, folding and youth BMX. Learn more about Sun…

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Prodigal Cyclist

Hello Commute by Bike readers, I am John LaPierre (jj), a prodigal rider returned for good; for my good, and the good of all mankind. OK,I’m not quite that noble, however it seems that doing a good thing, even for ourselves, benefits others as well.
I ride in Columbus, Georgia and the surrounding area. A lot of Army brats will know my town well. Columbus is the 2nd or 3rd largest city in Georgia, depending on which population count you go by. (About 190,000) Riding in Columbus probably has many of the same challenges and pleasures that riding in any city has, but I hope I’ll be able to share something beneficial or at least entertaining now and then.
In October of last year, I weighed 350 pounds, I now weigh 250. Still large compared to nearly any cyclist, but definitely going in the right direction.

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We found him!

Quite a while ago we had an altar call to see if we can find just the right person to help us out with the site. Well, we found him! Meet John LaPierre: John is from Columbus Ga. and he’s a big cycling fanatic and you guessed it a bicycle commuter! He even had his…

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Eliminating bike lanes not the solution

Regarding Mr. J.H. Jenkins Jr.’s letter in the Oct. 10 paper on the inexpensive solution to traffic congestion by eliminating bike lanes. Cyclists are required to obey the same rules of the road as automobiles. We can be ticketed for riding on the sidewalk just as you would be ticketed for driving on the sidewalk….

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Building a bike-friendly campus

22-year-old UC Santa Cruz graduate Jacob Aftergood works in the newly opened Bike Shop in Wooden West, which has opened as part of the university’s Bicycle Master Plan. The university has also installed bike lockers in several parking lots in hopes of increasing ridership among students, faculty and staff. With stair-covered hills, car-clogged streets, pedestrian-filled…

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Bike Riding Robot?

Dang this thing is awesome! Japan’s Murata Manufacturing unveils the “Murataseisaku-kun” bicyle-riding robot driving on a balancing beam during Asia’s largest electronics trade show Ceatec. The robot, which measures almost 20 inches in height, can drive at different speeds on its bicycle. Courtesy of

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