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Archive for January, 2009

How do you motivate yourself to ride?

Sean asks an excellent question: How do we keep ourselves motivated when it’s cold and wet outside and the days are short? What do you do to stay motivated to cycle to and from work, day in and day out? Sioux gave her suggestion: she thinks of every ride as an adventure. So how about [...]

Wall Street Journal: Get rid of your car

It’s a strange new world indeed when the Wall Street Journal publishes an article showing how much of a money pit the family car is. If you really want to see where your money is going, take a closer look at your car. Foreign or domestic, it doesn’t matter. It’s a cash guzzler, and it [...]

Update on Commuter Station

My new shop has been open about 2 months now and we are slowly working out the commuter station and various areas of the shop to promote using your bicycle for transportation, utility or recreation. The first thing we did when laying out the shops floor plan was make half of the shop for recreation.  [...]

Commuting 101: The Essentials

One of my readers has the following quandary about bicycle commuting essentials. I can only go by personal experience, but I figure it’s a good discussion starter

What Prompted you to Commute by Bike?

While reading Bowling Alone : The Collapse and Revival of American Community, by Robert D. Putnam, I came across a statement about people dependent upon television for their primary form of entertainment: “People who are social isolates to begin with gravitate toward the tube as the line of leisurely least resistance.” I’m not sure why, [...]