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Archive for August, 2011

BackTpack: A Bag for the Zombie Apocalypse (and Good Posture)

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. The [...]

Man vs. Towelette: Commuting to a Showerless Workplace

To paraphrase John Wayne, “I see you talk the talk but do ride the ride?” Bob Caravona is an Urban Planner and an amateur triathlete who not only talks the talk, but also swims the swim, bikes the bike, and runs the run. He strives for local government to follow through with the same conviction. [...]

Have you realized your racks, bags, and panniers are junk?

When I was younger I used to buy my bike bags at the army surplus store. They weren’t actually army surplus equipment. There was nothing army about them. They were cheap junk. I still have some of them. I’ve bought several cheap bike rear racks too, including the classic cast-aluminum “mousetrap” rack, shown here pinching [...]

Cycling Over 50: ‘The benefits just don’t outweigh the potential consequences’

Every now and then I must relearn the lesson that doctors aren’t necessarily scientists. This is from The Huffington Post: “Cycling Injuries: A New Epidemic?” I have treated hundreds of [facial] injuries. Facial fractures may result from any significant blunt trauma — motor vehicle accidents, physical altercations, sports injuries. … In the last year I [...]

Hydration & Nuun: A Product Review Disguised as a PSA

And now, an important message on hydration, brought to you by Commute by Bike. Research indicates that ten out of ten Americans need to consume adequate amounts of water to survive. Most people have heard the sage advice, “drink before you’re thirsty;” by the time that you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. With dehydration [...]

Seepless in Seattle: The O2 Nokomis Jacket

Josh King lives in Seattle, where he commutes by bike every day, rain or shine. He switched to full-time single speed commuting in 2010. You can read his thoughts on going gearless at www.singlespeedseattle.com Given Seattle’s reputation for rain, it’s surprising how infrequently you really need a real, honest-to-goodness cycling rain jacket when commuting in-town. [...]