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Archive for June, 2012

In Search of Good PSAs about Bike Lanes and Sharrows

Just around the corner from Bike Shop Hub (a.k.a. Commute by Bike World Headquarters) is Mia’s Lounge, your basic bar. Except Mia’s has a little store, tucked into a corner, where you can buy bags of peanuts, chips, candy bars, sodas, cigarettes, carryout beer and distilled beverages. It’s the shortest distance between us and sugary [...]

The Range Backpack from Incase: Made with Mac people in mind

John Coe has been an everyday, four-season bike commuter in a four-season town for almost 20 years. He blogs, when he blogs, mostly about bikes and skis and stuff at rockychrysler.blogspot.com. It’s a backpack. What else can you say? It stays on your back, doesn’t flop around. Puts all your needful things in one place [...]

Tips from the Cycling Sloth

BluesCat is a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, who originally returned to bicycling in 2002 in order to help his son get the Boy Scout Cycling merit badge. His bikes sat idle until the summer of 2008 when gas prices spiked at over $4.00 per gallon. Since then, he has become active cycling, day-touring, commuting by [...]

E-Bikes Land on Mars… Hill

Remember learning about that guy a century ago who thought there were canals on Mars, built by an intelligent alien civilization? That was Percival Lowell. And remember all those crybabies who took it so hard when Pluto was demoted down from being a real planet to being a mere “dwarf planet?” Those crybabies were the [...]

Cruising and Schmoozing with the Mayor Elect

This morning I suddenly found myself chatting up the mayor-elect of my city. Jerry Nabours showed up for the commuter ride that kicks off our local Bike to Work Week in Flagstaff, Arizona. I knew it was Jerry Nabours because strapped to the frame of his Huffy single-speed cruiser he had a one of his [...]

Bike Month is Over. Carry on.

I have two advocacy success stories from Bike Month. May I share? They were both last weekend, which was Memorial Day Weekend here in America. “…a cycling enthusiast” On Sunday, my friend Chuck suggested that we bike to see our mutual friend Matt perform at Bookman’s, a local used bookstore and coffee shop. (Not all [...]