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Archive for January, 2012

Nonviolent Transportation

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. And I’m at work. (No, it’s not because I live in Arizona. We actually do have this holiday here — although you may remember that our state was notoriously reluctant to observe the holiday. Rather, it’s because of FedEx. I work for an online retailer, so if FedEx [...]

From Cambridge: A Radical Theory Combining Cycling, Commuting, Suits

When I think of Cambridge University, I think of Stephen Hawking, theoretical physics, cosmology. Heavy-hitting brainpower being applied to the most elusive and fundamental mysteries of the universe. Don’t you? Slackers. When are the navel-gazers associated with that so-called University going to take on a real challenge, such as a grand unified theory that combines [...]

Eric Cantor’s Thoughts While Biking

House Majority Eric Cantor (R-VA), has been a leading opponent of funding for cycling programs in the Federal Transportation Bill. Of more than $50 billion that US Congress will authorize for transportation (maybe someday), Cantor would prefer to see it all go to real transportation projects — interstate highways, roads, bridges, etc. for motorized vehicles. [...]

Ted Johnson (me) on The Outspoken Cyclist

I was interviewed on The Outspoken Cyclist last week, and the interview went live over the weekend. Feeling obliged to be likewise outspoken as a guest, I asked Diane Lees permission in advance if I can say ass on her show. That’s just the kind of rebel I am. I received her permission (by way [...]

Full Windsor’s Fold-n-Fix Fender

Nathan Friedman specializes in living the good life and making it look easy. Mountain biking all summer and skiing all winter, Nate is a rock star of the outdoor opportunities in the Southwest. To get some inspiration on living life to the fullest, check out his blog, Handlebar Sandwich. Over the last couple weeks, I’ve [...]

Fyxation’s Gates Pedals and Straps

Vanessa Marie Robinson is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer who’s blog For The Love Of Bikes covers her multifaceted interests in all things cycling. She is typically found either riding in the city on a single-speed or training upstate on her road bike — year-round! I’ve actually been eying Fyxation’s wide and nubby Gates Pedals for a while now so [...]