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Archive for October, 2007

Baylands Nature Preserve, Palo Alto California

My commute by bike is usually on city streets, but I decided to detour through some lovely area trails this morning. The view was breathtaking. I passed within five feet of a gorgeous falcon which sat perched on a signpost. He just swiveled his head looking at me as I biked by. I can’t describe […]

Strida folding bikes

I have to admit that when I first saw the Strida folding bikes I wasn’t all that impressed. It looks somewhat like Sinclair’s “A Bike” and I assumed the Strida bikes would have the same performance characteristics as the Sinclair. I tried the Strida 3.2 and 5.0 briefly on the show floor at Interbike and […]

Lock that rear wheel!

Chicago’s Rapid Transit Cycles reports that they replace more rear wheels to theft than they replace front wheels. Apparently, some cyclists believe the rear wheel is more difficult to remove than the front wheel, so they wrap a lock through the frame and front wheel but leave the rear wheel unlocked. Reality, of course, is […]

Commuting in Rochester

First, a quick note of congratulations to Fritz. Cyclelicious has made the list of the top 100 lifestyle blogs (blogs tagged as lifestyle on Technorati). You can check out the list HERE as I harness my best Casey Kasem voice and say: “Coming in at number 48…” Now, for your weekend reading enjoyment, another nice […]

CBB Poll: How far is your commute?

My morning commute recently doubled (temporarily) and it got me to wondering: How far is your ride to work (one way)? 0 – 5 miles | 0 – 8 km 6 – 10 miles | 9 – 16 km 11 – 15 miles | 17 – 24 km 16 – 20 miles | 25 – […]

Cycling: Safer than you think

Alan Durning posts his explorations on the safety of cycling over at Grist. He was motivated to learn just how dangerous cycling is after his son was nearly hit by a car. He makes some good points in his article: Biking is safer than it used to be, cycling is safer than you might believe, […]