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Archive for April, 2007

Parking Poll Results

The results are in for the CBB Poll: Where Do You Park. To all of you who replied, thank you. Of the 26 commuters who responded, 20 park indoors and 6 park outdoors. We split those into sub-categories as follows: Outdoor no rack – chained to whatever is available Outdoor, secured, covered Outdoor bike rack [...]

Washington D.C. area Bike To Work Day

A quick pointer for those in the Washington, D.C. area: Washington Area Bike To Work Day will occur on Friday, May 18 in 2007. The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is sponsoring morning “pit stops,” convoys of bike commuters, and even free bike rentals for the day. Register with the WABA for prizes. Via DC Metro [...]

Raleigh Coasting photos

Raleigh Coasting: Chain Originally uploaded by richardmasoner. I tried out the Raleigh Coasting hybrid bike today. This bike is one of three currently available built around Shimano’s Coasting group, which features an electronic automatic shifter and coaster brakes. The Raleigh is a very pretty bike. I’ll have a more complete review soon. In the meantime, [...]

Bike To Work Day promotional video

From Stan Ng, producer of “Try Bicycling!”: Several Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) members have collaborated to produce and star in a local public access TV show to promote Bike-to-Work Day. That show can be seen on local, basic cable throughout Silicon Valley starting on Tuesday, April 17 and continuing to Bike to Work Day [...]

Commuting 101: Don’t ride in the door zone

The door zone is the space within two to three feet of cars parked parallel on the roadway. If a driver suddenly opens his door in the path of a cyclist, that cyclist has been “doored.” As this recent tragic news from Australia reminds us, getting doored can get you killed. Sometimes the trauma of [...]

CBB Poll: Where Do You Park?

Noah, a fellow KC Area bike commuter, is trying to get some information on where we park our bikes. I’m interested as well and couldn’t think of a better forum than this to gather some data. Here is your chance to help; I’d like to get your location, which one of the following categories matches [...]