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Archive for May, 2007

Mendota Meets Mud

It has been raining for days in my area and the streets and the path I ride were wet and had several patches of thin, slick mud on them. I figured this would be a great opportunity to test the Mendota on wet pavement. According to their website, the Mendota is “fender-ready for utility,” but […]

A Wild Ride

It is National Bike Month and here is another reason why I choose to ride my bike rather than drive: wildlife. I find it odd that after spending 3 days camping out with Boy Scouts and 3 days in the outdoors at Wildwood with ~70 fifth-graders, I had to get back on my bike and […]

First Impression: Deuter Rack-Pack I Panniers

We’ve received a set of the Rack-Pack I panniers from Deuter USA for review. Up until this point I’ve used a messenger pack for all my cargo carrying needs, however there have been plenty of times where I have to forgo bringing something along because there’s not room or it’s to heavy. This is where […]

Media guide to helmet wear

takin helmet wearing to a whole nuther level Originally uploaded by faster panda kill kill. If you get interviewed on CNN about finding a big snake on your bike ride, be sure your helmet isn’t on backwards for the entire nation to see. The big bulbous part goes toward the rear of the head. If […]

May is U.S. National Bike Month

Hey, kids, it’s that time of year again to dust off the bike, pump up the tires, and ride that bike. 2007 is the 51st anniversary of National Bike Month. I’ve already hung posters promoting Bike To Work Day around my office building and encouraged other bike commuters to do the same. If you need […]