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Archive for March, 2011

Review: Timbuk2 Shift Messenger

I don’t yet know if the Shift Pannier Messenger is the bag to meet all my biking needs but it certainly covers a lot of ground.

Am I The Bike Tester From Hell…

This is the second time in less than a month that I’ve wiped out a demo bike.

Photos and Stories of New Orleans’ Bicycle Culture

Everyone who rides falls in love with their bikes. It seemed to me that the people in New Orleans fall a bit harder for their bikes than in other places, and I wanted to show that.

E-Bikes vs. Toys

The folks who make e-bikes aren’t stupid. They aren’t targeting solely serious cyclists as their market. They’re targeting folks who may not remember what it’s like to pedal a bike. More cynically, and some of them targeting the consumer who doesn’t know junk from quality.

Me and Mrs. Brompton

For as long as I’ve had a Dahon folding bike–about 10 years–I’ve been flirting with Brompton bikes from afar. The Brompton is the bike I really thought I wanted, but couldn’t afford.

My Winter Commute + an OHM XS 750 E-Bike

This morning I became convinced that e-bikes may keep fair-weather bike commuters on their bikes–and out of their cars–when conditions are less than ideal.