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Archive for December, 2007

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 [...]

That’s the way, patriot.

I posted about this video a couple of years ago, but it’s marking the rounds again and is worth a repeat. “That’s the way, patriot. Let the OPECs keep their gasoline. We’ll just tap into a far more efficient energy source.”

Bicycle commute news

Snow and ice has gripped part of the U.S. Midwest, but there’s still plenty of bicycle commute action happening. Seen in the news recently: Cycling is becoming more accepted among the middle class in India, where workers in the high tech industry are now seen bicycling across the traffic clogged streets of Bangalore. Since the [...]