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Archive for May, 2011

Dealing with Dogs

I somehow have managed not to read Mark Twain’s essay, Taming the Bicycle until recently. I particularly enjoyed the section on dogs: There was a row of low stepping-stones across one end of the street, a measured yard apart. Even after I got so I could steer pretty fairly I was so afraid of those […]

Rapt Cycling Advocacy

Saturday came and went with no rapture to speak of. If you were aware of Harold Camping’s prediction, you fell into one of three broad categories: People completely convinced the rapture would happen, and bewildered when it didn’t, People who didn’t really expect the rapture but passed Saturday with your fingers crossed, hoping for the […]

Back in your cars, everyone. Bike to Work Week is over.

Inside the drab building you see in the video below is the headquarters of Commute by Bike. But yesterday we de-drabified the building a bit with a new stainless steel sign. And today–at the conclusion of Bike to Work Week–the online cycling accessory powerhouse that is Bike Shop Hub is unveiling a nice showroom squeezed […]

Bike to Work and/or Beer

I’ve gotten in touch with my inner lawyer, and feel compelled to clarify that today is Bike to Work Day–and not, as I wrote yesterday, Bike to Beer Day Yes, there is a Bike to Beer event today sponsored by my local bike advocacy organization and a local tavern. But today is Bike to Work […]

Bike Shop Hub’s Grand Opening – This Saturday at Noon!

We’ve had a windy and wet Bike-To-Work week here in Flagstaff. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the warm weather comes back as predicted this weekend for our showroom Grand Opening. The Showroom Grand Opening starts at Noon at our Downtown location at 120 E. Phoenix Ave. We’re featuring our lineup of Electric Bikes by […]

Bumps in Bike to Work Week: It’s a conspiracy, I tell you!

The oil companies and the auto industry control the weather! Wake up people! That’s how I felt yesterday afternoon, riding into what felt like a relentless spray of icy buckshot. The day started out just a bit chilly and drizzly, but that didn’t keep more than 100 dedicated bike commuters from visiting a “Bike to […]