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Archive for May, 2013

A Guide to Backpack-Panniers

Should you use a pannier or a backpack? It’s one of the great, dumb, debates between cyclists. There advantages to each mode, so why can’t the answer just be yes? I own panniers as well as several backpacks. Some mornings I’m like a socialite trying to decide what shoes to wear. Is today a pannier […]

Tom’s Mission & Custom Trailer

Tom’s on a mission to combat child sex abuse, he’s built a custom trailer for the road, and he’s not afraid to use it!  “10,000 miles, across 3 nations on a 50cc scooter (with a custom trailer attached…that I designed and built).”  Pretty sweet build, and for a great cause.  For more information, check out […]

Quivvers: The Speedo of Messenger Bags

You probably carry a cell phone with you when you commute. And on your commute, you probably don’t use your phone for GPS navigation, because you are going to work and you already know how to get there — unless it’s your first day at a new job. What I’m getting at is that you […]

Ethan & Reid’s Fundraising Ride Across U.S.

Brothers Ethan & Reid are cycling across the U.S. to raise money for the Phoenix Children’s Hostpital here in Arizona.  The story behind the cause, according to Ethan: Back in my junior year of high school, I was rushed to Phoenix Children’s Hospital via ambulance in a grand mal seizure. Doctors quickly induced a coma […]

A Plea for First Timers: Adjust your Seat

Hey new bike commuters! Are you fixing to ride to work? Maybe for the first time ever? Congratulations! If you’re prepared, you have been listening to lots of advice, and maybe you’ve read our entire Commuting 101 section. Here’s one last thing that will make a world of difference: Properly adjust your dang seat height. […]

Tomas, Bike Shop Hub, and Ortlieb in India

In 2012 I cycled over 3,000 miles solo across India. The first part of my trip was in Rajasthan, in the north; the second was an epic journey from Mumbai down Konkan coast to border of Goa, then up to Deccan Plateau, south through the interior of entire Karnataka, across Tamil Nadu and Kerala to […]