Month: June 2006

Helmets Reduce Sport Injuries

Help keep our children safe. Please ensure that they wear their helmets when riding their bikes. Reducing your risk of sports-related head injuries this summer is easy: always wear protective headgear. Wearing a bicycle helmet has been shown to reduce serious head injuries by 85 percent. Wearing a safety helmet when playing summer sports is…

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LiveStrong Challenge

I’ll be riding the Southern California LiveStrong Challenge tomorrow. I chose the century to ride in support of Bobby Granger, my brother-in-law. Unfortunately he lost his battle with cancer in March. I will be riding in Bobby’s, my aunt Lupe’s and my uncle Meo’s memory. They were all victims of this incurable disease. I would…

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Bicycling in Bogota and in the Burbs

If you think the problems facing the world’s exploding cities are insurmountable then you need to spend a few hours on a bike alongside the former mayor of Bogota. That’s how I spent Thursday afternoon, and it left me with new hope for the global south, not to mention the bloated ‘burbs of Greater Vancouver….

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Money for Commuting in Indianapolis

 Millions of dollars are going to fund improvements in the Indianapolis area. Some of the money is going to make bicyclists happy. Thanks to a $500,000 grant awarded by the Indiana Department of Transportation a new bicycle initiative will take place. The federal money will be spent to support bike lanes, bike racks, a bike…

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Wrinkles Suck

There’s always the new wrinkle. One must keep one’s eyes always open. George Peppard   Here’s the problem, whether you are using a back pack, messenger bag, or panniers, your clothes will still get wrinkled, right?   There are a few solutions to this issue, take clothes to work when you don’t ride and let…

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Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. Recalls

The Safety Center here at my work usually posts recalled items that are out on the market. This particular item caught my eye and thought that it might be useful. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2006 Release #06-195 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 808-8154 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Specialized Bicycle…

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Interbike International Bike Show

 Priscilla and I are privileged to be attending this year’s Interbike in Las Vegas, Nv. The folks of BlueCollarMtb.com (our parent company) will be paying for our hotel room. So all Priscilla and I have to do is drive to Lost Wages, which is only 3 hours away from us and have fun. Then once we’re…

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Xtracycle Gets some Xtrawork

Yesterday I was able to test out the Xtracycle by riding to my work My commute consists of me riding through 5 different cities in all types of pavement conditions. My round trip milage is 34 miles per day.   Its first task of the day was to carry my stuff. I loaded up the…

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Slimed

I’ve been riding my Ibex X-ray cyclocross singlespeed to work for the last couple of weeks. I bought the Slime Lite Tubes and installed them on the X-ray for piece of mind. Yesterday, as I was crossing a bridge I heard a ‘psssssssss’ noise coming out of my front tire. I thought, no problem, I…

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