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Archive for May, 2006

Air Quality

For the most part we ride our bikes because we love to ride. Some do it because they have to, others live close enough to work and even some just like the challenge or figuring out how much money they kept in their pockets rather than it going out the exhaust pipe. However, I can’t [...]

Commando or Civilian

Is it necessary to wear cycling shorts to commute? Our buddy Chris Smith request his favorite cyclist/motivational speaker/actor’s picture.

Ibex Alpine 550

Today we received the new Ibex Alpine 550 to review. I was really impressed on how well the folks at Ibex packed the bike. It took me at least 15 minutes just to take it out of the box and remove all of the protective packing materials.     After all the packaging was off [...]

Can Helmets Cause More Problems?

Here’s more to the age old argument of helmets…. There is a good deal of circumstantial evidence that helmeted cyclists are more likely to crash, and data from one study [4] suggests that those wearing a helmet are more than 7 times likely to hit their heads if they do. Many falls result in arm [...]

Rec Rac Review

Disclaimer: As a product reviewer for Commute By Bike, I am providing my unbiased opinion of any products provided to us by any company. I do not posses any type of relationship with the product’s company or parent companies. Companies that send in their goods to be reviewed do not compensate me in any way. [...]

Two wheels and no fill-ups

Courtesy of Rain or shine, Morrison now bikes the six miles from his home in Fairfield, about 45 miles northeast of San Francisco, to the packaging plant where he works as a machine operator. Six months after switching to two wheels, he feels more relaxed and healthier, having lost nearly 50 pounds. “Every time [...]