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Archive for March, 2007

Bike Trailer Videos Part 1

I’ve been gathering up videos involving bike cargo trailers for your viewing pleasure. Though not a category likely to be given an award by the academy anytime soon, there is definitely some creativity and enthusiasm in all of these short films. Over the next week I’ll be posting my collection.

Bicycle safety quiz

Safety is always a big topic among cyclists. We usually share the road with multi-ton motorized vehicles. Motorists depend on safety features built into their vehicles such as restraining belts, air bags, crumple zones, antilock brakes, and traction control not to mention the safety provided by the mass of the vehicle. For cyclists, protective equipment […]

Bike commuter benefits act of 2007

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) announced his plans to re-introduce the Bike Commuter Benefits Act. The bill would amend a section of the IRS code to include bicycles in the definition of transportation covered by fringe benefits. If passed, it would provide strong financial incentives for employees to bike to work. Currently, employers may offer a […]

Don’t Need It ‘Til You Need It

20 years ago I thought bike helmets were silly and didn’t wear one. Back then I only commuted by bike occasionally, about a 20 miles round-trip, in traffic, and I never worried about safety issues. 17 years ago my wife convinced me that since my children were getting bike helmets, I should too in order […]

Today’s gas saving tip

Gas prices are spiking all around the United States. Blame who you like — Republicans, Democrats, Environmentalists, Big Oil, Communists, Fascists, Terrorists, whoever — the fact remains that you are ultimately responsible for the gas you buy. In that spirit, I present today’s gas saving tip, which is the title of this blog! Commute by […]

Hang your light on the ulock

I like to keep my ulock under the back of my seat but that doesn’t leave any space for my blinky light so I attached it to the lock. Out of the way and not obscured in any way.