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Winter Commuting: Three Rookie Mistakes in 30 Minutes

Friday, February 8th, 2013

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

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

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 […]

Winter Commuting in Alaska: Learning to Ride In the Wind — Real Wind

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Editor’s Note: Ever since her first contribution, “Blizzards and Meth Labs and Bears. Oh my!,” Shanna Ladd has sent me a wealth of information on her experiences winter bike commuting 10 miles into Wasilla, Alaska. It’s way too good to publish in one long post, but I will give away the ending: To us wussies […]

Top 5 Winter Commuting Tires (Non Stud)

Monday, December 14th, 2009

It is that time of year, you take off your slicks and add a tire to your bike that will grip in the rainy or icy conditions. There are a good amount of tires out there that I highly recommend but for now. I’ll look at you all to give me feedback for studded tires […]

A Child’s Bike that Says Bikes are for Adults

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

I bought a bike in Madagascar. I met a kid in the town of Mahajanga. Five years old and full of attitude. I couldn’t understand much of what he said in Malagasy, but bicyclette came through loud and clear. He wanted one, bad. I told him I’d work on it. A month later I heard […]

A’ME Heated Hand Grips: Hot Cocoa for your Hands

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

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 […]