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Archive for June, 2012

An Arizona Hick Tries Capital Bikeshare (Part 2)

Continued from Part 1 So I made it to my destination on a Capital Bikeshare bike, and made my first rookie mistake — not docking the bike at my destination — because the clock won’t stop until you dock. Catchy, huh? When I figured out that the nearest bikeshare station was practically in sight, I [...]

An Arizona Hick Tries Capital Bikeshare (Part 1)

Well here I am, a hick from Arizony in Washinton DC. Got a mess’a things to do this week. One of ‘ums is I’m a gonna hunt down a feller who can fix this iTelephone contraption whats got itself all busted ‘cross the top. I hear tell there’s a Chinaman down yonder alleyway can put [...]

Rental Rhetoric: ‘Can You Live Without Your Car?’

Greetings from Washington, DC. I will be here all week doing what I normally do, but doing it from here. And what I normally do is marketing, for Bike Shop Hub. I flew in through Roanoke, Virginia — 240 miles southwest of DC — because of complicated logistical considerations that can be summarized in two [...]

Detours’ Phinney Handlebar and Rack Bag

Karen Voyer-Caravona is an admitted bicycle dilettante in 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. Do I [...]

Experiencing the Breezer Finesse

This review would not be complete without a tip of the helmet to the guy without whom it would not be nearly as interesting. To wit: the one and only Joe Breeze. If not for Joe perhaps this would have been entitled “My impressions of the Advanced Sports Model U106 Utility Bicycle” instead of “Experiencing [...]

Bikes: No Big Deal (Father’s Day 2012)

I don’t come from a family where cycling was a big deal. But I kind of do. Leading up to Father’s Day this year, I’ve been reminded of how fathers and bikes have factored into my psyche. I got it from both sides of my family. Unlike me — cycling nearly every day like I’m [...]