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Archive for June, 2007

Be a Bike Commuter

This article from is a great read of the guilt induced start to Hannah Tennant-Moore’s commute by bike and subsequent joy she found in it. Here’s my favorite paragraph: So I bought a rusted mountain bike for the cost of one tank of gas off Craigslist, then headed to Bicycle Bob’s for a helmet [...]

Review: Banjo Brothers Waterproof Commuter Backpack

Ed – This is a review done by guest writer Chris Godsey. Check out his website. Click the pictures to see them bigger. WHO A 36-year-old, 6′ 2″, 220-lb., teacher and freelance writer. WHAT Commuting on an aluminum Kona single speed mountain bike set up for pavement riding–to and from the college where I teach [...]

Tell a dirty story and get some free CitraWipes

Awhile back Fritz did a review of the Zogics CitraWipes. If you’ve been hankering to try them out, now is your chance to get a pack for free. In 100 words or less, tell the folks at Zogics about a time you wish you had one of their nifty CitraWipe degreaser hand wipes to clean [...]

That’s Entertainment

Here is a nice, little 40 second diversion; a TV spot by Transport for London: FYI, the song is “Straight Lines” by Dawn Landes’ album Two Three Four. Tip of the helmet to Treadly and Me.

Gary Fisher – Fast City – Mendota

I’ve been off the Mendota for a couple weeks. Peter T, my 19-year-old son, is back home for the summer and I thought it might be a nice chance to get a fresh perspective on this bike from someone who has ridden a box store bike for his entire life. Peter and I have taken [...]

Commuter Story: Back in the Saddle

Remember Mike from his crash awhile back? Here’s an update… I was a hardcore rain or shine 40 mile round trip bike commuter from November 1 2006 until April 4, 2007—-when I was hit by a truck. It took me just about a month to fully heal, what with the hematomas and such. My sweet [...]