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Archive for November, 2010

‘A bunch of lycra-wearing, leg-shaving, Critical Massing, pedal-pushing hippies’

We’ve been wondering what the new Congress will do for Federal cycling projects–or do to cycling projects. So has Rick Vosper over at Bike 2.0, and he’s not feeling optimistic at all. [I]t’s a pretty good bet the new Congress isn’t going to be very sympathetic to renewing billions of dollars of Federal, State, and/or [...]

Four Myths About Helmets and Safety

Josh King lives in Seattle, where he commutes by bike every day, rain or shine. Earlier this year he switched to full-time single speed commuting; you can read his thoughts on going gearless at www.singlespeedseattle.com If I was surprised about one reaction to my “10 Rules” post, it was the number of comments taking issue [...]

Vaude Eva’s Office and Eva’s Shopper Panniers

I was introduced to Vaude when I was looking for a rack-top bag that I could use for my mountain bike as well as my folding bike. Vaude bags are German-made, with many well-thought-out details for commuting or touring. Eva’s Office and Eva’s Shopper are commuter rear panniers made from recycled materials. Each comes with a rain [...]

Phoenix’ Pre-Columbian Bike Paths

Here we go again. The framing of new cycling policies and infrastructure in New York as a “war.” This time it’s cycling advocates regurgitating this unhelpful construct. It’s in the form of a slickly produced video from EcoMobility. The cycling advocates in this video are attractive and well-spoken. In the other corner, representing the anti-cyclist [...]

Smart Cycling: A Review

The League of American Bicyclists recently released a new book called Smart Cycling: Promoting Safety, Fun, Fitness and the Environment, and this book is a very helpful resource for anyone who is getting into cycling for the first time, or has taken some time off and needs a few refresher tips.  Smart Cycling, edited by League [...]

New Travoy Accessories & Burley Trailer Sale

When I started bike blogging, not that long ago, the first thing I wanted to write about was the Burley Travoy. I seriously went on, and on, and on about it–as did Bike Shop Girl. (Although my gushing about the Travoy was so effusive that it made me a Burley sales rep’s favorite bike blogger.) The [...]