Month: January 2007

My Kind Of Town

Tip of the hat to Paul over at Bike Commute Tips Way to go Chicago. You know, I was kind of leaning towards the Colts before I read this story from Reuters… “People are getting hot about cold biking,” he said. “We don’t have hard stats but we see more people every year on the…

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Inspiration

If you’re looking for some inspiration to grab the bike instead of the car for your commute this morning… check out the Windy City Biker’s last blog entry: Around 6:00 am the morning news reported 1° and 10 mph winds from the southwest at O’Hare. A thermometer outside my back door read about °. ……

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Virginia is for bike lovers

Tax incentives proposed for Virginia bike commuters Virginia HB1826 will, if passed, give a $5,000 tax credit to employers who provide showers and bike parking, as well as a $15 per month tax credit for employees who bike to work at least ten days per month. Read more. Seen at Gwadzilla and Bike Commute Tips….

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Setting up the Bike Trailer Blog

Another week of living the dream, doing business, making sales, & dreaming some more. Here’s our list of projects started and completed during the week: 1. The new workshop got insulated. Now I can stay warm for the rest of the winter. 2. I started looking for an improved FedEx account so I can have…

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CitraWipes hand wipes

Think back to the last time you wrenched on your bike. Perhaps it was at home for some maintenance. Perhaps it was on the road because of a broken chain or even a simple tire repair. If you’re at home, you washed your hands in the sink, and then you had to clean the sink…

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What should a commuter eat?

I’m that guy that usually skips breakfast for a cup of coffee then heads out the door. I’ve never thought much about how it could effect my commute until yesterday. My wife picked me up so we could do lunch as a family and I opted for the “Belly Buster Stromboli” at the local Italian…

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Dirt Rag Staff Commutes 467 Days, over 10,000 miles

From Dirt Rag Magazine Staff: One year ago, publisher Maurice Tierney took to heart his employees’ dedication to commuting to work by bicycle. In addition to already providing a commuter-friendly environment-full bicycle repair facilities, shower, bike storage and laundry machines- he decided to provide further incentive for their commutes (between 14 and 25 miles each)…

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New Stuff from Chrome

A couple weeks ago I posted my review of the Chrome Shins knickers. Then yesterday I received a press release from them announcing three new products (click the thumbnail pictures to see them bigger): Chrome compliments the existing line of technical riding gear with a front zip Merino Wool riding jacket. Hard core cyclists and…

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Confrontations

Quick disclaimer: The following contains no real useful information. It is presented for entertainment purposes only. I couldn’t resist sharing it. The Sun-Sentinel has a compelling reason to try to avoid confrontation. Still, if someone driving a 2005 Cadillac ignored a red light and hit me while riding my bike, I would probably want to…

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Sharrows to become federal standard?

The U.S. National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices voted last week to recommend to the Federal Highway Administration the inclusion of sharrows in the next edition of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Sharrows are used to show motorists that cyclists may “take the lane” and it helps show cyclists good lane positioning,…

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