Month: November 2010

Four Myths About Helmets and Safety

Josh King lives in Seattle, where he commutes by bike every day, rain or shine. Earlier this year he switched to full-time single speed commuting; you can read his thoughts on going gearless at www.singlespeedseattle.com If I was surprised about one reaction to my “10 Rules” post, it was the number of comments taking issue…

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Vaude Eva's Office and Eva's Shopper Panniers

I was introduced to Vaude when I was looking for a rack-top bag that I could use for my mountain bike as well as my folding bike. Vaude bags are German-made, with many well-thought-out details for commuting or touring. Eva’s Office and Eva’s Shopper are commuter rear panniers made from recycled materials. Each comes with a rain…

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Phoenix' Pre-Columbian Bike Paths

Here we go again. The framing of new cycling policies and infrastructure in New York as a “war.” This time it’s cycling advocates regurgitating this unhelpful construct. It’s in the form of a slickly produced video from EcoMobility. The cycling advocates in this video are attractive and well-spoken. In the other corner, representing the anti-cyclist…

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Smart Cycling: A Review

The League of American Bicyclists recently released a new book called Smart Cycling: Promoting Safety, Fun, Fitness and the Environment, and this book is a very helpful resource for anyone who is getting into cycling for the first time, or has taken some time off and needs a few refresher tips.  Smart Cycling, edited by League…

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Burley Trailer Blowout Sale

I’m not sure if ‘blowout’ is the correct term, but I thought it sounded exciting to have a ‘blowout’ sale on my favorite bike trailers by Burley. With the holidays in full swing, it’s nice to have 10% off that trailer you’ve had your eye on, but didn’t want to blow too much dough on….

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Happy Thanksgiving! from Commute By Bike

Photo Credit: Jackson Bike Advocates Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Among many other things, I am very thankful for the turkey poputlation’s (presumably unwilling) support of many of our upcoming bike commutes. What bike commuting related blessings are you thankful for on this Thanksgiving?

'Don't Be a Jerk'

Is all hell breaking loose in New York City? If it were, would anyone notice? A few days ago, I linked to a Fox News article which ridiculously framed New York City’s efforts to increase bike commuting as a “war on cars.” (And there I go repeating that nonsense again.) Forgive me, but I’m now…

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