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Archive for February, 2012

Cycle Anti-Chic: The Bike Helmet as an Accessory Platform

To paraphrase Jesus: The tasteless you will always have with you, but you will not always have Mikael. I wear a helmet almost every time I bike. I also enjoy provoking the anti-helmet trolls. These are people who believe that bike helmets promote and perpetuate an exaggerated perception of the dangers of cycling, which only […]

Self-Inflicted Pain at the Pump

I had a 170-mile commute by car this morning — from the southern ‘burbs of Phoenix all the way to Flagstaff, Arizona. I was about 35 miles along when I realized I needed to fill up the car with gas. And while filling up I also realized that I probably haven’t personally purchased gasoline in […]

No Confirmed Cycling Arrivals to The Oscars

I’ll be heading down to Phoenix to worship at the alter of Celebrity. The alter is my mother’s big-screen television. The temple is her living room. The occasion is the Academy Awards ceremony. And, like most or all of the guests, presenters, and nominees who will arrive at the event on Los Angeles in person, […]

LA Bike Lanes Muddle Matters for Movie Moguls

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 […]

Mike’s Full Featured BOB Ibex

There are quite a few ways to outfit a BOB Trailer.  Mike took it to an extreme by decking his BOB Ibex out with a Wandertec SAX Liner, a Greenspeed Rack and Delta Water Bottlecages.  The real topper is the wooden fender that makes this one of the coolest looking BOB setups I’ve seen.  If […]

Hey Oscar, What was Rosebud? (Hint: Not a Sled)

Dallas Adams is the founder of Citizen Chain Cyclery, a bicycle shop located in the North Beach section of San Francisco, California. Born and raised in the Silicon Valley, his past experiences include work with the YMCA, U.S. Department of Labor and Defense, Lockheed Martin, Arrow Electronics and the American Red Cross as a disaster […]