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Archive for February, 2013

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, […]

Dave’s Surly Delivery Service

Dave’s made a business delivering cargo by bike with his Surly Bill trailer. I decided to buy the Surly Bill trailer when my company, Rush Bicycle Messengers, had the need to haul huge loads of stuff all around Nashville. It was pretty easily built up with old hardware to some shelving and some wood. We […]

Winter Commuting: Three Rookie Mistakes in 30 Minutes

This is my third winter as a smart winter commuter — rather: a prepared winter commuter. But there was a winter — four winters ago — when I worked from home. Although I did all my out-of-office errands and went to all my meetings by bike. I remember the first time I decided to go […]

Winter Commuting in Alaska:
Things don’t always work out as we plan

Continued from “Learning to Ride In the Wind — Real Wind“ Since this is the first year that we don’t have a car, we have had to learn how to pack things home, and have had quite a few mishaps along the way. I knew that without studded tires, I had to walk over the […]

Eric’s Beer & Eggs-Toting Beast

Says Eric of his grocery and gear-hauling trailer: I modified a Frugah trailer by adding supports to either side of the fork at the front of the trailer to stop the twisting that caused the hinged side braces to snap off of the top frame.  I chopped off the suspension at the rear wheel and […]