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Archive for December, 2007

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 […]

How Was Your Commute Today?

A weekly question to hopefully inspire and motivate. So how was your commute today? There was no commute for me today. While the significant other is out of town it is my job to take care of our two dogs, one of them is only 6 months old and can’t last inside as long as […]

Commuting 101: Roundabouts

In The Art of War, Sun Tzu advises you to “know your enemy.” I’m not saying that motorists are a cyclist’s enemy (though some of you would disagree,) but I am saying it helps to think like a motorist at times. Back in 2000 a group of researchers studied how motorists interact with cyclists at […]

Carry Freedom’s DIY Bamboo

Carry Freedom Bamboo Bike TrailerCarry Freedom has offered up plans for building a bike cargo trailer with locally available materials. They offer their plans for no cost. Their goal is to encourage the use of bike cargo trailers. By making these plans available, those who cannot afford a manufactured bike cargo trailer are better enabled to build their own trailer.

Carry Freedom is particularly interested in evolving a good Do-It-Yourself design for use in 3rd World areas with poor transportation resources. Bike cargo trailers can be used as an essential transportation tool in poor, isolated areas. While bicycles can be found in these parts of the world, bike cargo trailers are often very hard to come by. A basic bike cargo trailer is essentially a simple devise from an engineering and manufacturing view point. It is the type of devise that can be built by its user much more easily than a bicycle itself.

How Cold Was Your Commute Today?

As you might of seen from the comments from our post earlier in the week some people ride in rather cold weather! What was the weather like on your commute? What is the coldest you have ridden or commuted in? How did you dress to keep warm and dry? Share your stories!