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Archive for March, 2008

General Motors buys Specialized

Update: As most of you already figured out, this is indeed an April Fool’s post. Carlton Reid of Bike Biz, Fritz, Arleigh and I were all in on it from the beginning… about two weeks ago. It was all in good fun… seems even Mike Sinyard got a laugh out of it. Silicon Valley Business [...]

Stupid, but for different reasons

Everybody has been talking about this video from Slate about the “stupidest bike lane in America.” Andy Bowers thinks his one block long bike lane makes it “the stupidest bike lane in America.” In many areas, local governments have committed themselves to striping every wide street in their jurisdiction, so these short bike lanes abound [...]

Take the Pledge

Take the commuter pledge over at Velocommuter.org I took mine today! Try riding a bicycle to your job or school. Just once! You might discover what so many others like you have found: it’s fun, healthy, and faster than you think!Leave all of your troubles behind you as you get that exercise you keep trying [...]

Product Review: Cannondale Doubletrack shorts

I bought a pair of Cannondale Doubletrack mountain bike shorts on March 24, 2007. The Cannondale Doubletrack mountain bike shorts consist of a mesh inner short with a padded chamois and a separate durable outer short. Last Monday (exactly a year after I bought them), the fabric finally wore through in the crotchal area. I [...]

Positive feedback: Complimented for cycling?

We discussed here and elsewhere the trash talk from co-workers, acquaintances, family and strangers about our crazy habit of cycling to work. It’s a proven scientific fact, however, that the mere act of being on a bike makes you more attractive. For a dramatic example of this, take a look at my wife’s cousin’s brother-in-law [...]

Exclusive First Look: Masi SoulVille SS

Masi Bikes released the SoulVille at Interbike 2007 and it has been continually sold out. As a response to this they will have a June release of the new singlespeed version. The MSRP of the SoulVille SS will be somewhere around $650 (still flexible) and will be available in 16, 18, 20 and 22″ sizes. [...]