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Archive for December, 2010

MapQuest Bike Directions: Answers from the Inside

MapQuest is incrementally adding more and more cycling directions to their mapping services. Antony Pegg, Principal Product Manager for MapQuest’s Open Data Initiative, answered our burning questions about open source data, comparisons to Google Maps’ “Bike There,” and more.

‘Best of all you won’t feel guilty when you reach for seconds from the holiday dessert tray’ (Roundup)

A Christmas tree made out of bikes. Zip ties for snow traction. Winter cycling infographic. More holiday gift ideas.

‘What are you driving, a bicycle, you little punk?’ (Roundup)

I walked into work this morning singing a tune by Todd Snider. Then it occurred to me how perfectly the song employs the attitudes of car culture; the lyrics would be completely ineffective on someone who didn’t understand these values. You oughta hear the **** that I get from my daughter She says that she [...]

Dayworks Inc. Little Red Trailer Review

Bikes and things-wooden are, at best, an uneasy and uncommon mixture. Not so for the Little Red Trailer, a handy and inexpensive (MSRP: $86.00) little bicycle utility trailer made almost entirely out of recycled wood by Dayworks, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

How to Talk About Cycling to a Conservative

Tom Bowden is a bike commuter from Richmond VA, a “suit” – a corporate lawyer with an MBA, and a conservative – You betcha! He is also a board member of BikeWalk Virginia, a pro cycling and pedestrian group in Virginia that raises raises money to promote cycling, walking and active lifestyles. Tom’s lawyerly blogging [...]

De-Evolution of a Commuter Bike

I’m very close to admitting that my mountain bike isn’t really a mountain bike anymore.