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Archive for August, 2008

Spike Bike

Since some people are talking guns and bikes in the previous post, I thought I’d bring up Bob Fishell’s old “Spike Bike” stories from the late 80s. Bob wrote those stories in 1988 and 1989. One story was published in an issue of the now-defunct Cyclist magazine. Bob told me a short while ago that [...]

The continued clash of bike and car commuters

This New York Times article, Moving Targets, is a fascinating read about the growing animosity between cyclists and drivers on the roads. While the main subject focuses on the issue of sharing the road, there’s also several interesting nuggets of information gold buried in there. Here’s my take on it…

Orioles pitcher Jeremy Guthrie commutes by bike

This story about Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie is very cool. As a Mormon he spent two years as a missionary, so perhaps that’s where he got his bike riding start. It’s excellent that he still gets around by bike. It seems as if half the Orioles team gets around on two wheels and [...]

Friday news and blog roundup

SF Bay Area firm pays 58.5 cents per mile for employees who bike for their jobs. “Schools move to eject cars from campuses,” USA Today. Dutch Bike Company Seattle to open a store in Chicago next month. They’ll sell Bakfiets, Velobris, Retrovelo, WorkCycle and other European utility bikes in the Windy City. Check out this [...]

Setting Up a Commuter Station

Recently Cool Breeze Cyclery in Mooresville, NC gave me a small sector of their store to make into a “Commuter Station.” The idea is to have all the prominent commuter products in one place, with information and maybe a Trek 7.2FX bike with all the accessories installed to show how they work. My question for [...]

Sport Utility Bike

Anthony and Nickie Stout live car-free in Longmont, Colorado with their two small children. Among their several bikes is the “Lllama” — a Surly Big Dummy with custom crafted rear seats that they use for camping trips in the Colorado Rocky Mountains Front Range. Of the Big Dummy, Anthony writes: it is remarkable how much [...]