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Archive for January, 2012

Bike Advocacy from the NRA Playbook

Tom Bowden is a bike commuter from Richmond VA, a “suit” – a corporate lawyer with an MBA, and a conservative – You betcha! He is also a board member of BikeWalk Virginia, a pro cycling and pedestrian group in Virginia that raises money to promote cycling, walking and active lifestyles. Tom’s lawyerly blogging can […]

Michael’s Multi-Angling BOB Ibex

It’s always great to see all of the clever ways that people rig up there bike trailers for utility and adventure.  This one is quite clever and really looks quite natural to the setup of the BOB Trailer.  Too big a fish might pull in the whole trailer.  If you are looking to hook a […]

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 […]

Winter Mess Riding

It’s been dry for the last month in Flagstaff. But today we woke up to a couple of inches of snow on the ground. So it is finally appropriate to publish a few images of riding in the snow in Flagstaff. And I get to test out my new winter bike commuting gear, a pair […]

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. […]