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Archive for July, 2014

Thule Pack ‘n Pedal Commuter Panniers – A Review

Editor’s Note:  The Thule Pack ‘n Pedal Commuter Panniers are currently on sale at BikeBagShop.com for the insanely reduced price of  $79.99.  That’s over 65% off the regular price of $239.99! A big drawback to using a pannier that doubles as a messenger bag is that, at some point, without thinking about it, you’re going […]

Ryders Eyewear: The Gia Standard and Polarized Sunglasses

Until we moved to perpetually sunny Arizona, sunglasses were an occasional accessory, purchased at Target to wear while driving or at the rare trip to the beach. I just didn’t put much thought sunglasses and because I tended to lose them so often. During undergraduate school, I quickly lost the only pair of expensive sunglasses […]

Bicycle Face

I learned about a fascinating new topic this week thanks to Vox.  Apparently, when women started riding bicycles en masse in the 19th century, doctors coined a fictitious disease called bicycle face in an effort to scare then off from cycling.  From the Vox article: “Over-exertion, the upright position on the wheel, and the unconscious […]

Is Rollin’ Coal the Mirror Image of Critical Mass?

It’s been said that for every activist there’s an equal and opposite reactionary. So I’m just asking: Are these “Rollin’ Coal” trolls just the natural polar-opposites to Critical Massholes? Rollin’ Coal, if you haven’t heard of it, is a phenomenon where people modify their diesel trucks to make them less fuel efficient. The modifications, which […]