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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, […]

Hilary’s Snowy Chariot Trek

According to Hilary: It was the first snowfall of the year, and we decided to hit the trails near home. We didn’t think it had actually snowed as much as it had or we would have put our skis on the Chariots! 2km in we realized that 6-8 inches of snow is a lot to […]

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 […]

Steve’s Compliments & Enviable Lifestyle

Success! Another happy customer: We have visited your site many times and this is our first purchase.  My wife and I are avid cyclists and have been for over 17 years – we own over 20 bicycles ( yes – my wife says that I have a sickness – and she’s probably right ! )  We do […]