Month: March 2007

El dia de ir al trabajo en bicicleta

Denver BTWD Spanish Flyer. Originally uploaded by richardmasoner. That mouthful is Spanish for “Bike to Work Day” or, literally, “The day of going to work on a bicycle.” In my area, many of the more visible bike commuters tend to be nerdy engineers riding fairly expensive rigs with pricey accessories and clothing. To us engineers,…

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Shop Drawings

This Week: 1.Had a look at the drawings for the new workshop. 2.Started writing about 30 posts for the Bike Trailer Blog simultaneously. 3.Spent way to much time messing around in the world of Search Engine Optimization. My buddy Pete showed up with the layout for the new workshop. It’s looking nice. Now its time…

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$250 instant rebate for folding bicycle

Santa Cruz County residents can receive a discount of up to $250 on folding bikes through the Santa Cruz Area Transportation Management Agency. The Santa Cruz Area TMA started the folding bike program yesterday to encourage area resident to ride the bus. Santa Cruz County also offers instant rebates of up to $375 for electric…

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Do NOT Stop the Presses

I promise you I’m working on some other articles – but I couldn’t pass up this link to a Boston Herald article about bike commuting. This one leads with a chef who has a three hour roundtrip bike commute six days per week and has my favorite quote thus far of all the recent, numerous…

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Seven steps to a bicycle friendly workplace

Bicycle Colorado recently posted these seven steps to a bicycle friendly workplace. Encourage your co-workers to bicycle to work as a way to promote health, decrease turnover, and relieve crowded parking lots. Post a bike map with local bicycling routes in office break areas or near the main entrance to highlight good routes near your…

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Bike Commuters in the News

I was happy to see several positive news stories in the last few days about those of us who commute by bike. Here are a couple quick reads: A Hartford journalist goes on a ride-along. According to the article, we are “part of a national movement.” Bike commuters are also refered to as “Pioneers” who…

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Fuel saving tip: Ride a bike!

Daily Fuel Economy Tip is an informative blog to help people buy less gasoline and save money. With gasoline prices hitting $3/gallon in California again, I’m sure there’s renewed interest in these kinds of things. Last year, the Daily Tip was to reduce your driving, suggesting the bike as a means to get around. I…

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Commuter bikes at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show

NAHBS: Thursday Bicycles "Muttonmaster" Originally uploaded by richardmasoner. I attended the 2007 North American Bicycle Show in San Jose, California this past weekend, where craftsman displayed their works of art and admired one another’s worksmanship. In addition to showing fascinating concept bikes and high performance racers, several builders specializing in utility bikes also appeared at…

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Brainstorms

This week: 1. Redesigned the little bracket part that makes a Greenspeed Trike’s rear rack mount nicely onto a BOB Yak trailer. 2. Took photos of & posted a listing for a security cable lock setup for BOB Trailers, the above mentioned Greenspeed rack mount, and a B&M 4D Toplight to mount onto the Greenspeed…

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