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Archive for September, 2010

Pedal Transportation with Google’s Monorail

The Schweeb, a monorail powered by pedals. It’s one of five ideas that have won a share of the $10 million prize money stumped up by Google for its Project 10100 competition – 10100 is 1 googol – which called for “ideas to change the world”. Those ideas came in thick and fast, with over [...]

September 22d : World Car Free Day

World Carfree Network uses the term “carfree movement” rather broadly, to refer to: those promoting alternatives to car dependence and car culture, including alternative modes such as cycling, walking and public transport; those promoting carfree lifestyle choices, within either a car-dependent, car-lite* or carfree local context; those promoting the building of (usually mixed-use) carfree environments# [...]

Did You Know That Best Buy Carries E-Bikes?

Does any readers have a local Best Buy that carries Light Electric Vehicles (LEV)? If so, please contact me. The entry into the category by Best Buy last year was heralded as perhaps a move that would reverse 115 years of consumer indifference. The consumer electronics powerhouse opened a light electric vehicle (LEV) department at [...]

2011 Civia Bike Teasers

It is the week before Interbike and everyone is putting out teasers of their new product that they will be launching.  Civia is one of these companies.  Known for throwing show stoppers, for example in 2007 when they released the brand with a $2500 commuter bike.  Since then they have branched out in all directions [...]

2011 Breezer Uptown Infinity with NuVinci N360

Combining the proven ride-ability and reliability of the Uptown with the award-winning NuVinci N360 CVP transmission will make for an even better, fully-equipped commuter that is infinitely fun and infinity practical,” said Joe Breeze, president and founder of Breezer Bikes. I’m glad that Breezer is once again taking steps forward before the bicycle industry with [...]

SKS Black Alley Cat Fenders Preview

Isn’t black the new pink, which was the new brown, which was the new black.  Even though hands down my favorite fenders are the Velo Orange Alumnium Fenders, I can embrace a subtle matte look for the ninja commuter..  If you keep a low profile, or simply want to match the rest of your components [...]