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Archive for June, 2013

The Thule Commuter Pannier and Tour Rack (go together like Ikea and Super Villains)

Just to be confusing, Thule now makes bike racks and bike racks. The former being the things you use to carry your bike on your car; the latter being the things you put on your bike to carry panniers, rack-top bags, kids, beer, etc. Soon I suspect they will also be manufacturing bike racks as [...]

Homo Satis Habilis — Handy Enough Man (Father’s Day 2013)

I know how to patch a tube. I know how to pump up a tire. Neither is very hard to do, so it’s not like I’m bragging. And I’ve been known to dismiss the idea that one should learn these or any other mechanical skills before they take up cycling. I’ll say something like, “If [...]

The Uberhood – Be cool, stay dry and keep riding!

Karen Voyer-Caravona is a some-time city cyclist living in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a founding member of Phoenix Spokes People, which is dedicated to promoting bicycling as a viable transportation option in the city of Phoenix. When she is not conspiring socialist plots against her city’s infamous car-centric culture, she is studying for her masters [...]

Our Commuting 101 Section Featured in New Book: Go Green…

A new book by Crissy Trask is a “practical guide that details the money-saving side of greener, healthier, and simpler living.” I haven’t read “Go Green, Spend Less, Live Better” yet, but I flipped as fast as I could to Chapter 4 — “Getting from Here to There without Breaking the Bank.” The chapter begins [...]