Author: Tom Bowden

Wide-Eyez Helmet Shield Review

If youve read any of my posts here on Commute by Bike or follow me on Facebook, you might know that I do not subscribe to traditional helmet orthodoxy. I believe they have their place, they can, in fact prevent or reduce the severity of some injuries, and that the decision to wear one should…

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New Word: Velocapitalist

Tom Bowden is a bike commuter from Richmond VA, a "suit" – a corporate lawyer with an MBA, and a conservative "“ You betcha! He chairman of Bike Virginia, a bicycle advocacy organization in Virginia that raises money to promote cycling, walking and active lifestyles. The New World Bicycle Dictionary, 3rd Edition (2012) contains this…

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Experiencing the Breezer Finesse

This review would not be complete without a tip of the helmet to the guy without whom it would not be nearly as interesting. To wit: the one and only Joe Breeze. If not for Joe perhaps this would have been entitled "My impressions of the Advanced Sports Model U106 Utility Bicycle" instead of "Experiencing…

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Portland did what? Pinch me. Am I dreaming?

Tom Bowden is a bike commuter from Richmond VA, a "suit" – a corporate lawyer with an MBA, and a conservative "“ You betcha! He is also a board member of Bike Virginia, a pro cycling and pedestrian group in Virginia that raises money to promote cycling, walking and active lifestyles. Tom’s lawyerly blogging can…

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Bike Advocacy from the NRA Playbook

Tom Bowden is a bike commuter from Richmond VA, a "suit" – a corporate lawyer with an MBA, and a conservative "“ You betcha! He is also a board member of BikeWalk Virginia, a pro cycling and pedestrian group in Virginia that raises money to promote cycling, walking and active lifestyles. Tom’s lawyerly blogging can…

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