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Archive for December, 2011

Liquor Store Drive-Thru by Bike

It was getting late. I knew it would be cold outside. I was starting to think of my commute home, and thinking of what pretext I might have to get a ride home from my wife — a pretext that would not involve an admission that I just didn’t feel like cycling home. Aha! My [...]

A Car Named Haig: Driving Seen Decreasingly as Compulsory

Kids these days. Are they assimilated into car culture as ruthlessly and inevitably as ever? My frame of reference goes back a few years. When I turned 16, I couldn’t wait to get my driver’s license, but I wasn’t very interested in having a job. I got my license, and started driving my mom’s car [...]

Commute by Bike’s Top 10 Posts of 2011

So, 2011 is almost over. It’s time to coast across the finish line with a look back at those times when I wasn’t feeling quite as lazy as I am today, after three days off. To determine the top ten posts of 2011, I took a look at how many times each post was viewed [...]

Happy Christmas, Bike Commuters

If you celebrate Christmas, here’s wishing you a happy one. I hope you got those cycling accessories you were wishing for. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, get on your bike! It’s Sunday! Go on a ride and enjoy the light traffic — courtesy of the lousy economy and those of us who are at home [...]

Ridekick: A Nicotine Patch for Car Addiction

At the beginning of this year I went on record with this New Years resolution: I’m going to eliminate as many of the reasons as I can that require my wife to spend time in a car, beginning with the grocery shopping. I may start with some shopping panniers, but ultimately I may have to [...]

A2B Metro Goes South for the Winter

BluesCat is a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, who originally returned to bicycling in 2002 in order to help his son get the Boy Scout Cycling merit badge. His bikes sat idle until the summer of 2008 when gas prices spiked at over $4.00 per gallon. Since then, he has become active cycling, day-touring, commuting by [...]