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Archive for August, 2011

Commute by Bike Taxi

I was in New York City about a month ago, and I was really impressed by how many bike taxis there were. It really appears that bike taxis are taking over the city. It got me wondering what were the forces behind this strongly emerging trend. I suspect some combination of economic, fashion and environmentalism. […]

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 […]

Saving The World With Bikes

This is what I call a lucky snapshot. I was recently visiting family in New Jersey and as we drove by this bike shop I noticed this great sign in their window. A cyclist was conveniently riding by at the same moment, doing his part to save the world.

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 […]

Ted’s Vapid Vacation

I took a vacation from Commute by Bike earlier this month, and turned it into five posts on Commute by Bike. One of the highlights was a visit to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. This is my wife, Cyd, turning one of nature’s wonders into a Bike Shop Hub advertisement: Oh Cyd, how […]