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Archive for August, 2007

Hoss Technical Gear clothes for your commute

Hoss Technical Gear started a couple years back with the goal of making comfortable, functional and affordable clothes for mountain bikers. Instead of creating jerseys that were tight and showed off all the wrong things, they launched with wicking jerseys and T’s that were loose and comfortable to wear but also kept you cool and [...]

Fast Boy Fenders

Beautiful, aren’t they. They’re Fast Boy Fenders — “Handcrafted bicycle fenders for you.” I first noticed Fast Boy Fenders on flickr while searching for other, bicycle related photos. One look at the craftsmanship that must go into these and I just had to know more. I contacted Ezra and asked him to tell us a [...]

Commute 101: Riding at Night

Ed. – A lot of commuters have to deal with riding when the stars are out instead of the sun. RL Policar of BikeCommuters.com recently spent several months doing just that and was kind of enough to write up this guest article with his tips on staying safe while riding at night. Leave a comment [...]

Automatic turn signals and brakes

Sue in Chambana, Illinois wants more lightning and turn signals for her bike. This cyclist jacket idea with a brake light on the back and turn signals in the arms might do the trick. See the video below to see this jacket in action. Found via Cycle Dog.

Weekend Project: Ride your bike for fun!

Bikes aren’t just for getting from point A to B. Remember what it was like to ride a bike when you were a kid? A bike meant exploration, working on your sweet jumps and spending time with friends. This weekend spend some time on your bike having fun. Guidelines Some of us need rules just [...]

Take action: Transportation Secretary says “Bike facilities are just pork”

(Apologies to Tim for pre-empting his excellent article on the Simple Bike Commute, but this news is too important to delay.) My children and I cross the Golden Gate Bridge bicycle path. When counts were last done in 2002, 1600 bicyclists daily rode across on weekdays. Anecdotally, bicycle use has climbed significantly since then. The [...]