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Archive for November, 2007

Gift Guide: Lights and Reflectors

Everybody loves a good stocking stuffer and what better gift than the gift of safety? With the time change and darker months upon us, it’s important to have a lights and reflectors for night riding. Here’s a few options available: Standard blinky light – This is your standard option that I used for years. You [...]

Top Gear – Race Through London

Top Gear answers the question: which is the best way to cross London, one of the most congested cities in the world? They pitted a Mercedes GL SUV against a bike (Specialized carbon fiber road bike), a speed boat and public transportation during the peak of Monday morning rush hour. Guess who won… Part 1 [...]

Recent bike commuter posts

I’m a little busy now so I’ll just link to a collection of posts from bike commuters around the blog-o-sphere. Bike Chicago gives their tips on winter cycling. Adam reduced his auto insurance rate by $186 per year after he started commuting by bike. Slow Motion gives his tips for motorists in his open letter [...]

Wal-Mart concept store features ‘real’ bike shop

Bike Biz: The new Wal-Mart Supercenter in Highland Village, Texas, opened yesterday and has been built to minimize its impact on the environment. [...] As many of the neighbourhoods in the Highland Village area are connected by a system of biking and walking trails, Wal-Mart has installed a store-in-store full-service bike shop. keep reading…

Out of the Box: SE Lager

This post will be the first in a series of posts that will serve to give my review of this commuter offering from SE Bikes. In this post I will provide you with the overall specs of the bike and my thoughts on the bike straight out of the box. SE Bikes is known primarily [...]

Tracking Hazards

The Right Ride has several sites available to help cyclists track safe routes and dangerous spots around various cities in the U.S.. It’s a nice Google Maps mash-up allowing visitors to click on individual pins on the map for more information about the routes and hazards which registered users have added. Registration is free if [...]