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Archive for August, 2012

Bike and Beer Research with the Growler Crate

The Growler Crate is designed to carry half-gallon (1,900 ml) bottles of beer. It was not designed to to be carried on a bike. John Coe (RockyChrysler) asked, “Why the hell not?” To which Commute by Bike replied, “Yeah! Why the hell not?” Two rigorous and independent tests began immediately. John Coe Carrying my undeniably […]

Infoschmucks: Anti-Cycling Infographic Disguised as Pro-Cycling

There’s a new infographic making the rounds. If you follow bike-related blogs, Facebookers, or Twitterers you might have seen it. And it purports to provide “Depressing Statistics of Bicycle Accidents” on cycling in Great Britain. The only thing depressing to me is how many bloggers, Facebookers, and Twitterers uncritically regurgitated this — as they always […]

Rick’s Sick Helmet Plummage, Bro!

Rick has been a busy collector on his 10,000 mile bike journey through the southern California desert.  1200 miles in, he has collected eight feathers from eight different species of bird.  Wonder what the next 8800 miles will bring?  And the rest of you: beware the mighty and elusive mythical desert peacock.  

The Wandertec Tuba: A Bike Trailer for Car-Sized Errands

If my recent  screen test video worked as intended, it was like a Hollywood teaser trailer that left you mad with anticipation for the full feature. The wait is over. Actually, it was over a few days ago when we launched our Kickstarter project for the Wandertec Tuba Bike Trailer: That was me in the […]

Project Bikes Anonymous

For every crazy cat lady, there must be dozens of women who are (as the bumper sticker says), “One bad relationship away from having 30 cats.” There is a bike equivalent to this phenomenon: Guys (as long as we’re indulging stereotypes) who can’t stop collecting stray bikes. In my town, that guy is Elson Miles, […]

A Bike Trailer for Car-Sized Errands

This is our newsletter for the month. If you’d like to get this delivered to you inbox, subscribe here. The Wandertec Tuba: A Bike Trailer for Life-Sized Loads Some errands are an excuse to use the family car. Sorry, America, we want to change that. We’ve designed a trailer for carrying the loads that used […]