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Archive for May, 2011

Flagstaff Commuter Snapshots

Bike-To-Work week is next week and with that in mind, I thought I’d post up a some snapshots of riders riding around Flagstaff this spring. Check out Flagstaff Biking for the full rundown on Bike-To-Work week participation and events. We are proud to be a co-sponsor of this years events and will be active in […]

Trekking Handlebars and Other Comforts

BluesCat is a 60-year-old Phoenix, Arizona resident who originally returned to bicycling in 2002 in order to help his son get the Boy Scout Cycling merit badge. His bikes sat idle until the summer of 2008 when gas prices spiked at over $4.00 per gallon. Since then, he has become active cycling, day-touring, commuting by […]

Velo Orange Saddle Review (Coming Soon–butt not soon enough)

I just received a Velo Orange saddle to test. It’s a Model 3 Touring Saddle. As you can see, it’s not even mounted on my bike yet. I’m scared. I’ve always looked at leather saddles on bikes belonging to other people and scratched my head. I never gave it any more thought, besides Why? If […]

Still Life with Gas Pump

On my commute this morning, I passed by an antique store on Route 66. I stopped to check out the bikes for sale out front, hoping to find a rarity. (Once this store had a Schwinn tandem out front for about an hour before someone snagged it.) Today is was a Huffy and another generic […]

Thorn Tandem Parking at the Radisson

My wife and I enjoy going on weekend tandem rides that wrap up with dinner at some location not to far from our house. Last weekend we went to Sakura a Tepanyaki restaurant at the Radisson Hotel. Not surprisingly, they didn’t offer their guests any bike parking. The stair railing turned out to be a […]

On Parking and Bikeshare: Not all Republicans Think Alike (if at all)

Tom Bowden is a bike commuter from Richmond VA, a “suit” – a corporate lawyer with an MBA, and a conservative – You betcha! He is also a board member of BikeWalk Virginia, a pro cycling and pedestrian group in Virginia that raises raises money to promote cycling, walking and active lifestyles. Tom’s lawyerly blogging […]