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Archive for 2013

Burley Nomad Trailer – The View from the Bike

This is a perspective you don’t see often.  Riley attached a camera to the back of his bike to film his sturdy Burley Nomad cruising along the road near the seaside and on a dirt trail.  The  trailer itself is loaded with camera gear and it looks snug and tight inside the trailer.   It looks […]

Dear Motorist: A Follow-Up

Last month, following the rash of cycling fatalities in London over a two week period, I composed a post called Learning from London (Or Are We?) in which I reviewed and critiqued the reactions of the media, the mayor and a former Olympic cyclist. My point, that there isn’t a single type of road user […]

Ted’s Leisure Trailer – Built for Fun

Ted recently shared with us his sturdy trailer build that looks like a party on wheels!   Ted explains the origins: I built this bike trailer in the spring of 1987 in Calgary, Alberta. It was designed to supplement a backpack and front pannier bags, and to encourage a leisurely travel pace through exercise. Two […]

The Daily Commute & Bike Sharing on NPR

I want to start this post by sharing a little secret of mine.  Perhaps it’s not a secret so much as an admission, but I think it’s relevant to the content of this post nonetheless. Here goes – I have never used a bike sharing system.  For starters, I’ve never lived in a city that […]

Wear your Helmet in Style: Review of the RockiNoggins Helmet Cover

 Hi, everyone. This is my latest product review for Commute by Bike (and this time, we wade into controversial waters!) All my friends and family know, often to their irritation and embarrassment, that I never shy away from controversy, even if paid to do so (which I haven’t been). My three favorite topics to bring […]

The 2013 CommuteByBike.com Holiday Gift Guide!

Its that time of year again.  That time of year for wallowing in the gift giving ambiguities of consumerism, generosity and self-interest.  We are here to help you through this mess with some clear and concise holiday gift related strategies.   #1: Consumerism: Attack this problem head on by tying consumerism to products that help […]