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Archive for October, 2007

My rain gear

Some people asked about rain gear and I was inspired by Warren’s post on cool weather riding. Here’s a picture of my typical cool-weather rain gear. When I buy cycling rain gear, I look for these features: waterproof, taped seams, pit zips on jackets, tail on the jacket, and adjustable ankle and wrist cuffs. On [...]

Commuting 101: Bike Clothes For All Weather

Fritz recently asked your opinion on things you’d like to see discussed and there were several requests for a post on winter clothing. I’d like to refer you to a CBB post from last year that was a big help to me. Bear in mind, everyone is different so what works for Nick got me [...]

Cholesterol Condition Coaxes Canadian Commuter Cruz

From the Vancouver Sun comes another nice feature on someone else who has discovered the joy that comes from a commute by bike. Oscar Cruz was told by his doctor that he was overweight and had cholesterol problems that would require a prescription that would eventually cause liver damage. Cruz, determined to get off the [...]

Bike Snob’s bike commute, and other links

He hates on the bikes we love, but we love him anyway: Bike Snob NYC posted a photo log of his bike commute through Brooklyn. More humor comes from the Fat Cyclist on this “How To” article on talking to non-cyclists about cycling. James the Bike Design Guy writes about Scandinavian commuter bikes. Sheldon Brown [...]

Home furnishings magazine features city bikes

Dwell, a home and garden type magazine, just published their November “Sustainability” issue in which they feature “City Bikes”. In the online version, Dwell has slideshows on bikes, bags and accessories. The print edition also features our friend Byron the Bike Hugger wrenching on a bike in a bike shop. It’s nice seeing decent articles [...]

Pedal To Properties

Boulder, CO is a great place to commute by bike. Now, Boulder has a couple Realtors that have put a new spin on work and cycling — they offer all the traditional real estate services – along with an interesting, free optional service: prospective buyers can check out properties by riding Pedal To Properties’ cruiser [...]