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Archive for October, 2012

Sandy: Mother of a Million Bike Commuters

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, where the New York subway system may take weeks to recover, expect a lot of bikes to come out of mothballs. New York City bike advocates Transportation Alternatives are preparing to help erstwhile cyclists make the transition from neglect to success with commuter support stops. The “Bike Ambassadors” will […]

Ross’s Pollution-Reducing Pyramid Ride

Tomorrow is Halloween and there will be plenty of little ghosts and goblins out hunting for candy.  Others will hole away indoors watching spooktastic movies about monsters and mad scientists and their wild inventions.  Which brings us to Ross’s invention: the Purviance Pyramid — shown strapped to his Xtracycle bike trailer, deck, and racks.  Here’s […]

Thule Attache Case for MacBook Pro: More James Bond than Hello Kitty

On any given day Kate Watters would rather be biking than stuck in her car in traffic. She and her husband collected several vintage one-speed bicycles on their honeymoon road trip from Flagstaff to Vermont, riding around small towns along the way. She writes about her field adventures, creative episodes, and the wonder of the […]

Tigers and Bike Commuting: Together at Last (Friday Roundup)

For those of you who don’t follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook, Google Plus, etc.: Are you working or something? This is a roundup of some of the things we saw fit to share with our less productive readers over the last seven days:  

Blizzards and Meth Labs and Bears. Oh my!

Shanna Ladd is a bike commuter in Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna Valley (a.k.a. “The Mat-Su”), north of Anchorage. She’s getting ready to bike commute through her second winter. Her summer/fall commute looks like this: Shanna commented on my post about marketing cycling to women, and told me that what she needed was a fatbike, with or without […]

Jordan & Papa Trail-A-Bike to School

Dave and granddaughter Jordan cruise to and from school by Adams Trail-A-Bike.  “She’s the only kindergartener that gets picked up with the bike limo.”  Lucky Jordan, and love the helmet!  Enjoy those nice crisp autumn days while they last before the kiddos start complaining about the cold winter ahead — and complain and complain and […]