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Archive for June, 2011

The HybridBackpack Pizza Test

Karen Voyer-Caravona is an admitted bicycle dilettante in Flagstaff, Arizona, who blogs about her adventures on two wheels, vélo envy, her husband’s cooking, and cross country skiing at www.sheridesabike.com. Visit her Website for her endless opinions on the most stylish shoes for pedaling, critiques of bike parking, and the best bike date dining destinations. In [...]

The Brontosaurus and the Sentimental Fuel

I’ve been meaning to get a photo of this brontosaurus statue ever since I first saw it appear in front of our local Sinclair station. (Yes, I know that kids these days are learning to call it an Apatosaurus, but it will always be Brontosaurus to me.) It’s been a few months, but this is [...]

Strida: The Ethiopian Food of Folding Bikes

About ten years ago, I developed a case of folder envy after a trip to The Netherlands. In a leap of faith, I ordered a folding bike from a Web site without having ever ridden that model–or any other folding bike. The Website was Yahoo Auctions (if anyone in the US can remember that). The [...]

The Best Excuse for Not Bike Commuting

We spend a lot of time overcoming the excuses people come up with not to bike commute, or to not even give it a try. Some people–adults–don’t know how to ride a bike. Never learned. Who hasn’t heard the statistics on adult literacy. Something like 21 percent of American adults could look at this majestic [...]

Send us your videos!

Just a few days ago we released a video of bike commuters. Bill Springer is the 14th commuter in the video. This morning I saw Bill out for a ride, and I yelled out to him, “Hey! I put you on YouTube.” He stopped and looked at me like, Do I know you? Should I [...]

Relief, Sweet Relief: The Commuter Relief Act

Update: See “Confusion, Sweet Confusion: The Commuter Relief Act” for Stacey’s search for answers to the questions raised by this article. Recently, U.S. House Representative Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore, proposed the Commuter Relief Act. This legislation, which is co-sponsored by Virginia’s Jim Moran (D) and Hawaii’s Mazie Hirono (D), seeks to equalize the field for all [...]