Month: October 2007

Cycling: Safer than you think

Alan Durning posts his explorations on the safety of cycling over at Grist. He was motivated to learn just how dangerous cycling is after his son was nearly hit by a car. He makes some good points in his article: Biking is safer than it used to be, cycling is safer than you might believe,…

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My rain gear

Some people asked about rain gear and I was inspired by Warren’s post on cool weather riding. Here’s a picture of my typical cool-weather rain gear. When I buy cycling rain gear, I look for these features: waterproof, taped seams, pit zips on jackets, tail on the jacket, and adjustable ankle and wrist cuffs. On…

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Xtrarecycling

This past few weeks at Wandertec: 1. Watched my shop being built 2. Attended Interbike 3. Picked up some Wandertec woven labels 4. Rode in the Tour de Fat parade. 5. Unsuccessfully attempted to fight a bicycle traffic ticket The expansion of the Wandertec shop is starting pick up some steam. The framing and roof…

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Xtracycle at Interbike

It appears that 2007 has been a good year for continued development in the realm of bike cargo trailers as evidenced by a variety of new products sprinkled around the wide expanse of Interbike.

Xtracycle had a booth at Interbike after being absent in recent years. They had plenty of reason to be there as they were debuting a range of exciting new accessories for their Xtracycle FreeRadical.

Xtracycle KickstandAt the top of the list was their long anticipated kickstand. It took a while but it was worth the wait. The new kickstand appears to give very solid support to the Xtracycle. This will be great for loading and unloading as well as using the Xtracycle as a seat, table, handing out pamphlets, blending or anything else that a mobile platform is useful for. The kickstand folds back and is held up and out of the way with a built-in ratching system.

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Bike Snob's bike commute, and other links

He hates on the bikes we love, but we love him anyway: Bike Snob NYC posted a photo log of his bike commute through Brooklyn. More humor comes from the Fat Cyclist on this “How To” article on talking to non-cyclists about cycling. James the Bike Design Guy writes about Scandinavian commuter bikes. Sheldon Brown…

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Home furnishings magazine features city bikes

Dwell, a home and garden type magazine, just published their November “Sustainability” issue in which they feature “City Bikes”. In the online version, Dwell has slideshows on bikes, bags and accessories. The print edition also features our friend Byron the Bike Hugger wrenching on a bike in a bike shop. It’s nice seeing decent articles…

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Pedal To Properties

Boulder, CO is a great place to commute by bike. Now, Boulder has a couple Realtors that have put a new spin on work and cycling — they offer all the traditional real estate services – along with an interesting, free optional service: prospective buyers can check out properties by riding Pedal To Properties’ cruiser…

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