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Archive for April, 2007

Commuters at Sea Otter

A couple of us from Crooked Cog are at Sea Otter in Monterey, CA and, while this event is geared towards mountain and road riding, I grabbed some pictures of some pretty cool commuter bikes as well. The Casseroll from Salsa Cycles is a pretty nice frame. They had two built up with different components [...]

Bay Area Commuters Take Note

Attention Bay Area residents; the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition and Metropolitan Transportation Commission have started accepting nominations for the region’s 2007 Bike Commuter of the Year. Submit your nomination HERE According to the Bay City News Wire: In each of the nine Bay Area counties a bike commuter of the year will be nominated. Each [...]

Superfluous

Finally, an answer to the question I posed on March 14th: “Why would anyone NOT want to wear (a bike helmet)?” Well, it looks like sometimes a bike helmet doesn’t make sense…

Go-Go-Gadget Helmet!

This is the Pulse Bicycle Safety Helmet – a Dyson Student Award finalist in the Australian Design Awards. Student Designer Julie-Ann Davies of Monash University has incorporated a number of cool features in a sturdy helmet, including: Built-in lighting Reflective surface materials Internal ventilation system – and my favorite – An Ear Drop feature which [...]

Commuter Story: A story of a crash

Mike, a regular commenter here at Commute by Bike, got hit by a truck a couple days ago. It’s a scary story, mainly because it sounds like he was doing everything right. Here it is in his words: I was doing my normal commute, which I’ve done since 11/1/06. Most of it is lightly traveled [...]

Commuting 101: Sun Glare in April and September

The Missouri Bicycle Federation has a press release on their site that reminds us that: “…near the first day of spring and the first day of autumn. At those times of year, the sun rises and sets directly to the east and west. Many of our streets are aligned east/west. With the sun low in [...]