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Archive for January, 2011

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.”

Musicians Who Gig with a Bike Trailer Rig

The Haulin’ Bass Project got me wondering about other musicians or bands that use bike trailers, or pedal power exclusively. Here’s what I turned up: The Haulin’ Bass Project

The Very Best Bike Locks

If you want to keep your bike, and I’m pretty sure you do, you firstly need two good locks.