Month: June 2011

Panaracer Ribmo PT Commuter Tire

John Coe has been an everyday, four-season bike commuter in a four-season town for almost 20 years. He blogs, when he blogs, mostly about bikes and skis and stuff at rockychrysler.blogspot.com. I’ll be honest. As a bike commuter I am a bit of a renegade. I don’t like to ride on the road. With the…

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GoreTex Bikewear Windstopper Beanie

John Coe has been an everyday, four-season bike commuter in a four-season town for almost 20 years. He blogs, when he blogs, mostly about bikes and skis and stuff at rockychrysler.blogspot.com. You’re a four-season bike commuter.  Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail deters you.  No matter what, you ride. You’re fully kitted-out for…

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Our Beloved Junk

Yesterday my bike stayed at work due to an unforeseen series of events (a.k.a. poor planning on my part). I got a ride home from my wife. And this morning–again to my utter astonishment–my main commuting bike had not found its way home on its own. I considered my options. I passed over my trusty…

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EXTREME COMMUTING!!!

While visiting a local pizza joint for lunch, I was waiting for my two slices, and having to choose from among 15 televisions at which I could stare. On the right, I found myself watching this whole other kind of cycling. My head is so deep in the commuting and utility cycling world, I sometimes…

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Crappy Fathers Day

Today was Fathers Day. I don’t have any children of my own, but I have two stepchildren, and neither of them are around today. They were with their real dad today. And these kids, since the time they’ve been a part of my life, have been the recipients of the best bikes we could afford….

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Modern life is ruining my life

BluesCat is a 61-year-old Phoenix, Arizona resident who originally returned to bicycling in 2002 in order to help his son get the Boy Scout Cycling merit badge. His bikes sat idle until the summer of 2008 when gas prices spiked at over $4.00 per gallon. Since then, he has become active cycling, day-touring, commuting by…

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