Author: RL Policar

Much Respect Due

Ok ok…I have way MORE respect for all you guys that commute in the bitter cold. This morning it got pretty cold here in Southern California, 35 degrees. Hey! That’s bitter cold for us! So I decided to go for a ride…BRRR! My ears, fingers and what ever else sticks out was about to fall…

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Cycletote First Impression

I’ve been testing the Cycletote for a few weeks now and I have to say, so far so good. I haven’t experienced any problems with the test unit that we have. Here are some shots showing how stable the Cycletote is. It also demonstrates how well the linkage works. Even when I’m cornering, the Cycletote…

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Suggestions, ideas sought for ALCo bicycle master plan

Here’s your chance to get involved if you live in the area… It’s one of the healthiest — and sometimes fastest — ways to commute around the area, and Alameda County officials are hoping to make it getting around unincorporated Alameda County on a bicycle a little bit better. The county’s public works agency will…

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Make Your Own Ski Bike

Dirt Rag Magazine came up with their own way of making a simple Ski Bike. Disclaimer: These are just guidelines for creating a snow toy. The ski bike is not even remotely safe to build, ride, or even stand next to. Many early versions of the ski bike failed miserably, and just because this one’s…

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Commuter Tips and Advice

Thanks to all those that left comments on how to make your commute better. Below is a list of all the of things people recommended for Newbie Commuters. These seasoned veterans have some great advice for the newbie as well as other veteran commuters. Enjoy! 1 Warren T If you’re going to be riding in…

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What's Yer Pleasure?

The folks of CommuteByBike (CBB) are always striving to provide our readers some fresh new content everyday. In fact there’s a number of us that post on a daily basis and we make sure that the reviews are scheduled and published in a timely manner. So with all that said… What is it you like…

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Hoss Gear: Free Shipping

Hoss is in the spirit this Holiday season, so we’re offering you FREE SHIPPING (UPS Ground) on all orders during the whole month of December. That’s right, anything you order will be shipped UPS Ground, for free. You’ll want to order right away to get your Hoss gear before Christmas. While you’re there, be sure…

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Banjo Brothers Messenger Bag Review

Introduction: Banjo Brothers Messenger Bag — The new design for 2006 has huge capacity and new shoulder strap design with quick-release buckle, plush shoulder pad, and one-handed, on-the-fly strap adjustment. Big reflective strip to help be seen. A great way to carry your stuff around town. Specs and Features: Huge 2000 cubic inch capacity (18L…

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Do your feet hurt when you ride?

I’ve always had this numbing pain on my feet, more so on my left foot when I ride. I’ve played around with the positioning of the SPD cleats and even used platform pedals. But I still feel this pain. Any suggestions?


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