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Archive for July, 2011

Vapid Transit

I managed to forge a cycling purpose into a non-cycling vacation in August, 2011, using the brute force of a big-ass 1996 GMC camper van. Here are the posts: Vapid Transit, Snap Judgements, How to Blow $20 in Boulder, Public Art You Can’t See from a Car, and How does your town say ‘No Bicycles?’ This is not a biking vacation. My wife and I are driving a big-ass 1996 GMC van borrowed from [...]

The Future of Fixies

I rode a fixed-gear bike for the first time the other day (after Matt’s photo shoot). I went about 50 yards and it did not weird me out as expected. And there you have my review of fixies. From now on, I can talk about them from experience; with expertise, no less. Yesterday I saw [...]

A Little Respect for Kristen the Bike Thief Thwarter

This video is getting a fair amount of play on the Internet. You may have already seen it. A thief, caught on a security camera, begins to take off with a bike. Someone, identified as Kristen, runs out and thwarts the thief. Kristen is the employee of a communications company that knows the value of [...]

Levi’s Nerd-Repellent Commuter Jeans

Yesterday my Levi’s 511 Skinny Commuter Jeans arrived at work toward the end of the day. These are the ones that have had several bike bloggers salivating. But salivating is okay, because the Nanosphere® technology on the fabric makes the pants drool-resistant. I ripped open the FedEx envelope, and… the pants were khaki colored. That’s [...]

Half-Cocked Panic About Bike Saddles

I’ve heard inferences, rumors, and hearsay that bike seats are bad for man parts. I didn’t take them too seriously, but nonetheless I made a mental note to look into it one of these days. One Of These Days arrived yesterday morning with the first bike-related thing I read: Standard bicycle seats, it turns out, [...]

US Postal Service to Issue a ‘Bike Commuter’ Stamp

The United States Postal Service is ready to again give us our day in line with stamps celebrating bicycling–having already honored The Simpsons, Cinderella, E.T., countless cars, motorcycles, aircraft, trains, plus real and fictional spaceships. (Not to mention the Gambling-Addicted Twin Sister of The Statue of Liberty). The stamps will be available in 2012. Each [...]