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Archive for November, 2011

Xuzhou’s Bike Touring Smorgasbord for Black Friday Sales

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving celebrations. Now that you’ve fueled up on some good home cooking, like the rest of retail America, we are encouraging you to burn up all those extra calories in a buying frenzy. We’ve got a whole bunch of Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Specials underway. Here is a quick […]

Thanksgiving Turkey and the Many Hats of Robin Carlson

I thought today would be a good day to post some silly photos of Robin wearing some of his packing material based hats for two reasons. #1 Robin is our own in-house turkey keeping us all entertained with his antics and this is the day of Turkeys. #2 it just so happens today is Robin’s […]

Green Guru Spinner Backpack

Zipper pulls. That’s really all I’m asking for. Zipper pulls. I’ve owned a lot of backpacks over the years. Messenger bags, too. And, for several years, mostly just so that I would be able to confidently tell people, I’ve commuted with a messenger bag for years, I’ve been commuting somewhat consistently with a messenger bag. […]

A Raleigh Traditionalist and The Raleigh Classic Roadster

I’ve been a Raleigh fan for as long as I can remember. My first 10-speed was a Raleigh Record, bought and paid for with hard-earned car waxing money. I knew all about “wax-on, wax-off” long before Ralph was just a gleam in Mr. Macchio’s eye. But for all the cars I waxed to earn that […]

Alpine Pedaler Spotting

I was downtown this weekend and spotted this pedaling party on wheels rolling down the street. I fumbled for my camera and got this somewhat blurry shot. This is a new business here in Flagstaff for pedaling parties through the downtown area. Looks like a blast and I think I’m going to have to get […]

Geek my Fixie – Part 1: Ortlieb Ultimate 5 Compact Classic Handlebar Bag

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 As I’ve said before, my fixed-gear bike is no fashion statement. It’s my daily ride to work, and, increasingly, my go-to […]