Month: August 2012

Bill's Ortlieb-Revelate-Extrawheel Extravaganza!

Extrawheel trailers are on sale!! at Bike Trailer Shop thru September 4th.  Showcasing the Extrawheel Voyager‘s tremendous cargo carrying capabilities is Bill’s custom built ready-to-tour bike.  The setup includes a Revelate Designs Tangle frame pack, the rack mounted and ever-popular Ortlieb Back Roller Classics in black and yellow (black and yellow black and yellow, everything…

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Bike and Beer Research with the Growler Crate

The Growler Crate is designed to carry half-gallon (1,900 ml) bottles of beer. It was not designed to to be carried on a bike. John Coe (RockyChrysler) asked, “Why the hell not?” To which Commute by Bike replied, “Yeah! Why the hell not?” Two rigorous and independent tests began immediately. John Coe Carrying my undeniably…

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Infoschmucks: Anti-Cycling Infographic Disguised as Pro-Cycling

There’s a new infographic making the rounds. If you follow bike-related blogs, Facebookers, or Twitterers you might have seen it. And it purports to provide “Depressing Statistics of Bicycle Accidents” on cycling in Great Britain. The only thing depressing to me is how many bloggers, Facebookers, and Twitterers uncritically regurgitated this — as they always…

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Rick's Sick Helmet Plummage, Bro!

Rick has been a busy collector on his 10,000 mile bike journey through the southern California desert.  1200 miles in, he has collected eight feathers from eight different species of bird.  Wonder what the next 8800 miles will bring?  And the rest of you: beware the mighty and elusive mythical desert peacock.  

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