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Archive for May, 2007

Mendota: Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb

While hiking with a bunch of fifth-graders last week, my youngest son and I started reciting lines from one of my children’s favorite books. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read this thing aloud over the years — but it sticks with you. Anyway, I was riding to work on the Mendota, thinking […]

May 15: Gasoline boycott day

The annual ” Boycott Gasoline” emails are making the rounds again as the price of gas tops $3/gallon in much of the USA. The date for the 2007 boycott — May 15 — happens to fall right on Bike To Work Week! I think I’ll participate in the boycott! Oh wait, I already do boycott […]

Commuting 101: Get a Helmet

Next week’s Bike to Work Week may have inspired you to check out our site; if so, thanks for stopping by and I would encourage you to peruse our Commuting 101 section. There is a lot of debate about whether or not you really need to wear a bike helmet; personal experience has shown myself […]

Bicycle commute safety in tornado alley

I lived in central-south Illinois for eight years, commuting by bicycle for most of those years. For six of those years I commuted over 40 miles round trip mostly through flat corn and soybean fields, sharing county roads with combines and old Camaros. Thunderstorms can pop up with frightening speed in the U.S. Midwest, and […]

Bike valet parking at JavaOne

My employer once again encourages event participants, partners, employees and vendors to “Go Green” and ride a bicycle or take public transportation to the JavaOne conference this week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Sun has again partnered with the San Francisco Bike Coalition to offer a free “Bike Valet” services. The “Bike Valet” […]

Xtra Carry Freedom

This Week at Wandertec: 1. Listed Carry Freedom Trailers at the BikeTrailerShop.com. 2. Listed Croozer Trailers at the BikeTrailerShop.com. 3. Stayed busy all week long. As things start to really pick up with the business, I no longer have the relative luxury to work on the parts of the business that are truly intriguing to […]