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Archive for January, 2011

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.

The Helmetclava by Outdoor Research

At $35 MSRP, the Helmetclava is more expensive than other balaclavas you can find. It is indeed a fine piece of winter commuting gear, but it takes a little getting used to.

Wishing Gabrielle Giffords Many More Commutes by Bike

Gabrielle Giffords is one of those rare leaders who commute by bike. … As we reflect upon the tragedy in Tucson and mourn this loss, let’s take this opportunity to consider the impact of inflammatory language not only in politics but in all realms where unstable individuals are liable to turn metaphor into violent action.

Motor Kit Methadone for Internal Combustion Junkies

I believe there is something about internal combustion that is deeply embedded in the American soul. I realized this after living abroad, in Africa. I didn’t set foot on American soil for more than two years. It was in Africa where I learned to maintain a motorcycle engine. When I returned to the USA, I set out on a three-month motorcycle tour to rediscover my country.

Bicycles and Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness

“I’m very happy to that our two kings–the fourth king who is now in retirement, and the present king who sits on the throne–have very recently started bicycling. … The idea is to make Bhutan a bicycle culture, supported by a public transportation system.”