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Archive for September, 2011

Rediscovering Boston on an Urbana Bike

Greg Hum leads a bike-centric lifestyle in Boston, MA, going everywhere and carrying everything by bike. In college he co-founded a bike-advocacy group and still loves organizing people around bikes. He can sometimes be heard playing jazz rhythms on his handlebar-mounted percussion instruments while riding. His musings on biking and more can be found on: [...]

Commuting with Adams Original Folder Compact Trail-a-Bike

Former top pro mountain bike racer Dara Marks Marino keeps her personal blog the mama trail regularly updated with posts of her life in Flagstaff. Her in-depth, reflective style covers a wide range of topics and often circles back to her love of cycling. Most of her commuting these days is with a bike child [...]

Commutosis

I believe I’ve achieved a new level of bike commuting: commutosis Lately, I’ll be sitting on my butt at a computer — like I am right now, and you probably are too. But I’ll be working away, and I won’t remember immediately how I got to work. Did I drive? And I’ll think for a [...]

A World Without Bike Locks: Inevitable or Impossible?

Carrying a lock is an annoyance. For most commuters and utility cyclists, there is very little way around it. If you ride from home to work and back everyday, you can leave your lock in your bicycle parking area at work (if you don’t need it at home), but if you want to stop for [...]

Labor Day Weekend with Uncle Jumbo

This is Labor Day weekend here in the USA. Much of the rest of the world celebrates International Workers Day in May, but that was a little too commie for President Grover Cleveland. Besides, it conflicts with Bike Month, and everybody knows that Grover Cleveland was huge into Bike Month. Actually, he was just huge. [...]

The Donkey Boxx – It will go well with your Work Horse

If Megan Fitch were a character in a movie, she’d be the 100-pound nerd who, halfway through the film, reveals herself to be a total badass who can crawl through enemy duct work, drop through the vent, incapacitate the security guard with Ninja-Yoga, and then splice the DNA of the terrorist biotoxin rendering it harmless. [...]