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Archive for September, 2011

Commute to Bike

By 6:45 am on Tuesday, I had checked my tire pressure, performed a quick check on my brakes and derailleurs and gathered my helmet, shoes and glasses. At 7 am, I headed out into the light rain for a ride. In my car. I had plans to ride at 8 am at Prince William Forest [...]

No Bikes Allowed — and Thank Goodness

For the next several days, I’ll be away from the Internet, and in a place where bikes are not allowed. I’ll be backpacking in the Grand Canyon, on foot, from the North Rim to the South Rim. Bikes are allowed at the Grand Canyon, but only up on the rim and on roads. Below the [...]

E-bike is to Bike what Trolling Motor is to Rowboat

Last week the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) released a position paper (PDF) on how electric bikes should be regulated when off-road. And predictably, the pedal-power purists flipped out without absorbing the nuances of IMBA’s position — even though the second paragraph is all reasonable and stuff. IMBA believes all recreational uses of public lands [...]

Interbike 2011 Photo Dump

Interbike 2011. Just more than a week ago, I drove to Vegas with Josh Lipton and Karen Voyer-Caravona, with a very vague agenda. It seems like a blur now. This blurry guy is not a shapeshifter. He was caught between two photos I took at the Interbike media center during the lunchtime feeding frenzy. When I [...]

MonkeyLectric Bike Wheel Light Review

This is a guest post from Pete Prebus. Pete runs Electric Bike Report and is enthusiastic about spreading the word about electric bikes because they have great potential to get more people on bikes and out of their cars. Have you ever thought that something used for safety could also be fun? Well that is [...]

Richmond’s 2015 Lycra Fest

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 [...]