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Archive for January, 2011

The Rise of the Commuter & E-Bike Specialist Shop (Part 3)

Cycle 9 in Carrboro North Carolina carries both traditional commuter bike and e-bikes. Cycle 9 also specializes in cargo bikes and electric assisted cargo bikes.

Schwalbe Marathon Winter Studded Tires (700×40)

Schwalbe Marathon Winter studded tires are for-keeps. They ride on snow and ice as-advertised: capably, confidently, with nary a slip to be found. Better yet, they ride super-well on the pave’, too, without many of the troubling handling traits and noise complaints common with other studded tires.

How To Dress For Cold Weather (2011 Update)

An update from the most popular post from 2006: Nick James’ “How To Dress For Cold Weather (2011 Update)”

Utility Cycling: Scoop Me Once, Shame on You… (Roundup)

And sometimes, when I’m not looking, they will scoop me with a great article of interest to bike commuters. Last week they did that three times.

Commute by Velomobile

Have you ever wished to be commuting faster than on a road bike, to be riding protected from rain, wind and cold? How about lounge chair comfort, a trunk for our luggage, fully protected drive train or slip-protection? All of this in one bike? If so, try out a velomobile.

Bike Vigil in Tucson for Shooting Victims

I never would have thought that a video could be so moving, when it merely shows cyclists riding around at night. But this video from Tucson Velo shows the turnout for a bike vigil held yesterday for the victims of the shooting in Tucson on Saturday, January 8. The gunman killed six, and injured 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who is also a cyclist and cycling advocate.