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Archive for December, 2007

New Cycling Safety Signs a Possibility in Seattle

According to this post over at Bike Hugger, Seattle is considering a new street sign to raise awareness about the issue of cyclists getting doored. If you don’t know what being “doored” means, it’s when you are riding close to cars on the street and someone unexpectantly kicks open their car door right in front […]

Bicycle Commuting in Dallas

“We have this picture of cycling commuters as being like supermen, and that discourages other people from doing it,” said P.M. Summer, transportation alternatives coordinator for the city of Dallas. “When I came into this job, our thinking was we needed to enable cyclists to make 40-mile bike trips. Now my thinking is we need […]

Bicycle Fenders

Fenders or mudguards protect your bike and your clothing from grit and grime when the roads are wet from rain and melted snow. Although they won’t keep you completely dry when it’s actually raining, fenders help tremendously to keep your backside and bottom side dry and clean. Good Fenders also protect your bike by helping […]

Christmas lights on the bike

I bought some inexpensive battery powered LED Christmas lights from Walgreens, secured them to the Raleigh One Way with electrical tape and the result is a new incentive to ride! Right now, the batteries are strapped underneath my seat bag. If you run lights along your chainstay like I did, ensure the wires and lights […]

Winter Riding Tips From Someone Who Knows

I’ve been sidelined by the Midwest ice storm so I’ve had to delay the inaugural ride of my XYZ Bikes Beach Cruiser. Actually, tomorrow marks a week of not riding for one reason or another. I wimped out, mostly; so here are some tips on riding in snow from one of the people who inspired […]

New Shop on the Verge…

This week at Wandertec Bicycle Cargo Design: 1: Dug out from 2ft of snow. 2: Watched as the workshop is getting achingly close to completion. The shops is in a bit of chaos now as the buildings are being joined together. Once completed, I’ll be moving the ShopBot and sewing machines all into the same […]