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Archive for January, 2012

Flagstaff Early Winter Bike Commuting

The last few weeks in Flagstaff have been dry like it has been in most of the country up until this point. Unlike most of the country we did start out the winter with some decent storms. Here are a few photos from early winter bike commuting.

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 […]

The Wahoo Bike Pack and the 400 MPH Fixie

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 While “serious” cyclists have long depended on bike computers to track their training and keep things on pace while riding, some […]

E-Bikes: The Great New Way to Con Your Friends to Go Cycling

When my friends Ben and Jaimie were out last Thanksgiving, I was able to con them into going on a bike ride. Ben and Jaimie are not cycling nerds dying to go on a bike ride whenever possible. They do like cycling in Chicago and do some bike commuting. Jaimie even reviewed a Vaude Pannier […]