Month: January 2008

Starting a commuter convoy

During the 2007 Bike To Work Week, I ran across two other bike commuters en-route that I wouldn’t have necessarily become friends with otherwise. After Bike To Work Week was over, I did a few more full commutes with them. In June, I moved 9 miles closer to work, giving me about 30 miles round…

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GQ — bike commuters are "cool, chic"

Scott Schuman aka The Sartorialist has a monthly column in GQ magazine in which he features men’s fashion in the streets. For the March issue, Scott will feature “cool, chic guys I know that ride their bikes to work almost every day.” Scott often features men and women riding their bikes at his street fashion…

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Too cold to ride!

That excuse will no longer work.  According the this NY Times article exercising in the cold is not bad for you.  Contrary to conventional wisdom your lungs are fine in the cold. …lungs are not damaged by cold, said Kenneth W. Rundell, the director of respiratory research and the human physiology laboratory at Marywood University…

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Nissan exec: "Car culture is fading"

Here’s an interesting article from CNN. Thomas Lane is in charge of strategy and product planning for Nissan Motors in Japan. While car ads continue to push the idea that driving is pure pleasure that’s often done on open roads in pristine wilderness, commuters around the world and in America are finding that car ownership…

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Rain/snow Lesson

Yesterday evening I had an epic commute. Okay, maybe it wasn’t epic but is was definitely memorable. When I left in the morning the local tv weather people were saying that there would be a chance of snow in the evening about commute time. Usually here in Seattle when the weather people say it is…

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Soma Munch Box

Ok, maybe not as exciting as the new Mac in the previous post, but this little accessory has been pretty handy. This bag is called the Munch Box, and is made by Soma Fabrications. Designed as a feed bag, it’s designed to carry gels or energy bars. It can mount to either the stem and…

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MacBook Air: Perfect for bike commuters?

Today at the MacWorld convention Steve Jobs announced the new MacBook Air laptop from Apple. At it’s thickest point, the MacBook Air is only 0.76 inches and weighs a paltry 3 pounds. Even at that tiny size it boasts a 13.3 inch screen (same as previous model MacBook), a full-size keyboard and large multi-touch trackpad….

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Bicycle Advocacy

Since I started bicycle commuting, I have become more interested in bicycle advocacy. I attended a local bicycle advocacy group’s meeting last year to get a feel for what the group was about. By the end of the meeting, I had nominated myself for a position on the board! This weekend I attended the first…

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$1400 ticket for reckless driving on a bicycle On December 27, 2007, Kajuan Cornish got the present he never wanted, and never expected. “The officer who pulled me over said I was going too fast,” Cornish said. Cornish said his reckless driving ticket might one day be funny, if it weren’t so confusing. “I get some people who laugh,” he said, “and…

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