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Archive for January, 2008

GQ — bike commuters are “cool, chic”

Scott Schuman aka The Sartorialist has a monthly column in GQ magazine in which he features men’s fashion in the streets. For the March issue, Scott will feature “cool, chic guys I know that ride their bikes to work almost every day.” Scott often features men and women riding their bikes at his street fashion [...]

Too cold to ride!

That excuse will no longer work.  According the this NY Times article exercising in the cold is not bad for you.  Contrary to conventional wisdom your lungs are fine in the cold. …lungs are not damaged by cold, said Kenneth W. Rundell, the director of respiratory research and the human physiology laboratory at Marywood University [...]

How-To: Ensure consistent shifting all winter long

One word: Friction! I just posted an article about friction shifting over on Blue Collar Mountain Biking, another Crooked Cog Network site. If you are commuting through snowy, slushy, or just plain cold weather, it might help you out. You can check it out here.

Nissan exec: “Car culture is fading”

Here’s an interesting article from CNN. Thomas Lane is in charge of strategy and product planning for Nissan Motors in Japan. While car ads continue to push the idea that driving is pure pleasure that’s often done on open roads in pristine wilderness, commuters around the world and in America are finding that car ownership [...]

Rain/snow Lesson

Yesterday evening I had an epic commute. Okay, maybe it wasn’t epic but is was definitely memorable. When I left in the morning the local tv weather people were saying that there would be a chance of snow in the evening about commute time. Usually here in Seattle when the weather people say it is [...]

Soma Munch Box

Ok, maybe not as exciting as the new Mac in the previous post, but this little accessory has been pretty handy. This bag is called the Munch Box, and is made by Soma Fabrications. Designed as a feed bag, it’s designed to carry gels or energy bars. It can mount to either the stem and [...]