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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’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 […]

The Selfishness of the Winter Bike Commuter

Monday, January 28th, 2013

It snowed all night last night in Flagstaff. It’s supposed to snow all day today, and tomorrow. And it got me thinking about some of the reactions to Shanna Ladd, our guest blogger who is learning to bike commute in Alaska — 10 miles from her cabin in the boondocks into Wasilla. Some readers have […]