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Archive for April, 2008

Snapple’s Antioxidant Water

Snapple recently announced the release of their new line of Antioxidant Water. As part of their launch I was contacted by them to try out and review some of their new water. Apparently we were chosen because this site promotes fitness. If only they actually knew me and how much of a slacker I really [...]

Turn signal cycling jacket

Here’s something just for Sue, who keeps asking for turn signals for her bike. Michael Chen of Middlesex University in the UK designed his “Reactiv” responsive cycling jacket. The jacket uses an accelerometer that senses movement to change the color of the LEDs in the back from green (accelerating) to red (braking). It has amber [...]

Earth Day 2008

Tomorrow is Earth Day! If you are a sometimes commuter, why not make tomorrow one of the days you ride your bike to work? Earth Day has been celebrated every April 22 since 1970, sparked by US Senator Gaylord Nelson’s desire to push the environment on to the national agenda. It was intended as a [...]

Batavus Personal Bike AT

Seattle Bike Supply is the USA distributor for “the Dutch Biking Sensation,” Batavus bicycles. At the 2008 Sea Otter Classic, SBS showed some of the Batavus models now available in the United States such as the Personal Bike AT. The Batavus Personal Bike AT features a very low step through frame, skirt guard and chain [...]

Basil bags now available at YOUR local bike shop

I and many of you have gone ga ga over the beautiful panniers and bags available from Basil Bags in the Netherlands. I loved them so much I bought for my wife last year from Clever Cycles of Portland, OR, which had arranged their own import deal. I learned just today that the big bike [...]

The bike industry is coming along

My biggest beef with the US bike industry is the lack of vision of what a bicycle is and can be. The bicycle was stolen by the sport market and they are now seen large and wide as a hobby and/or toy. But things are changing. I spent a lot of time the last three [...]