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Archive for December, 2011

Brian’s Nashbar/BOB Love Child

As a purveyor of BOB Trailers, we’ve often looked in disdain at Nashbar’s knockoff single-wheel trailer offering at about half the price.  We’ve also spoken and heard about quite a few Nashbar trailer customers that have not been happy with the performance.  There must be a few happy customers our there, but we’ve never heard […]

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 […]

How Bikes Can Save Us! or Things that You Probably Already Know in a Nice Graphic

What seems like an “Internet Marketer” sent in the following graphic to post to Commute By Bike. As we recently posted a thinly veiled link farming attempt with this not very expert post about mountain bike commuting, I didn’t want to subject our readers to two in a row. For what appears to be a […]

Seeing Dog / Seeing the Light

“Apophenia is the experience of seeing meaningful patterns or connections in random or meaningless data.” It is the very human tendency to put meaning into random and unrelated information. For example, I recently saw Dog in the wood grain of a baseboard at a local restaurant. Some would call it pareidolia (a vague and random […]

The Ortlieb MudRacer Saddle Bag: Built to suit or not?

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. I […]