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Archive for February, 2013

ESGE Kickstand: Two Legs Work Better Than One

As I have said before, I am a Jedi Master of Sloth. Laziness is one of the few things to which I can claim Gold Medal Caliber. As a result, I must develop strategies which will allow me to avoid the dirtiest word in the English language: work. On my main commuter bike I replaced [...]

Bike Socks at the Oscars: Joseph Gordon‑Levitt

The first time I saw Joseph Gordon-Levitt was a in movie called Brick: a weird homage to film noir set in a modern day high school. Instead of a private detective, Gordon-Levitt’s character is a high school student investigating the disappearance of his girlfriend into the underworld of stoners. Instead of a corrupt district attorney, [...]

Vaude Roadmaster Rear Panniers: Space for Second Breakfast

Obtaining these Vaude Roadmaster Rear Panniers coincided with an odd turn of events in my life, which must be duly noted before I can continue with this review. I’ve had a trusty Xtracycle for an undisclosed number of years.  It was a college graduation gift from my brother and the family “truck.”  This Xtracycle happened to be mounted [...]

Abraham Lincoln Rides a Bike to the Oscars

Funny thing about Abraham Lincoln (as others have pointed out) is that he is a magnet for the One of Us phenomenon — whether based in fact, conjecture, or only in the imaginations of those who want to claim some Abe cred for themselves. Abraham Lincoln was a bartender Abraham Lincoln was gay Abraham Lincoln [...]

A’ME Heated Hand Grips: Hot Cocoa for your Hands

In making the transition from car to bike as my vehicle, I found that many of the things that applied to my car now apply to my bike. My car had a good windshield so I purchased a good set of Oakley Goggles. My car had studded tires for the winter, so my bike does [...]

Bike Your Dog To Work

Alison Lucien knows her accessories. With ten years of fashion-industry experience behind her, she understands that the right bag or earrings can take a vintage dress from kitsch to cool. And the same goes for bikes. She rode her vintage Schwinn—which she brought all the way from her Ohio hometown—to work for years in NYC, [...]