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Archive for November, 2006

A different type of bike shop

I’m always excited when a new bike shop sprouts close to where I live. The other day I stopped to check it out. I was cordially greeted by Vince Casica, the shop owner/manager/mechanic/salesperson. His one man operation is quite unique. As many of us like to upgrade bikes, we usually tell our significant other that […]

Saturday at the Bicycle Tree

RL and I met in at the Bicycle Tree in Anaheim, CA. The Bicycle Tree is a non profit group that accept bikes as donations, they fix the bicycles and re-sell them at very reasonable prices. They also have a full set of tools for people to work on their bikes for free. They also […]

Plug-In Hybrids

The movie Who Killed the Electric Car? (just out on dvd) gave an excellent review of the history of the development of the electric car in the 90′s and its subsequent demise. Much is explained also about the debate over hydrogen technology. At the film’s conclusion, the development of hybrid technology is discussed with a […]

Oooh Those Are Fightin’ Words!

How To Commute When Working From Home?

Being self-employed, and working from home, I don’t have that super long commute anymore. So how do I “commute” by bike when I really only have to walk from my bedroom to my computer in the living room. So I figured it out! I get up as I normally would, get geared up, get on […]

Black Friday Picnic

RL and I took our girls to a park nearby RL’s house. RL installed the Xtracycle Freeradical on the Ibex Alpine 550, he loaded it with food and a blanket. He also attached his child trailer making it a super long bike. I prepped the DiamondBack Transporter with the Banjo Brothers Panniers and attached the […]