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I Feel Your Rage

Somebody yelled at me from a car this week. I’m pretty sure he was yelling at me. It happened so quickly. I was heading down a hill, preparing for a left turn. I checked the traffic behind me with my rear-view mirror. I moved out of the bike lane, into the main lane, and toward […]

Fear and Usury in Moab

There’s a 100-mile stretch of Interstate 70 between Grand Junction, Colorado, and Green River, Utah. If you enter that stretch of highway and haven’t gassed up, this is where you might find yourself at the mercy of Papa Joe. Papa Joe’s Stop & Go is a gas station in Crescent Junction, Utah. It’s the point […]

Marital Aids (Part 2)

Previously, I wrote about my attempts to do more by bike so that my wife wouldn’t always pick up my slack using our car. She’s no lard-ass chronic cager. (She would like you to know that.) It’s just that “Save the world with bikes” is just one of the things on our to-do list every […]

A Damn Fine Review of Bike Tail Lights

The community blog for Bicycles Stack Exchange has this excellent review of 16 bike tail lights, and boy am I pissed off. I’ve been building up to publishing my own version of the best bike tail light review the world has ever seen, and the author, “nhinkle,” has outdone even my grand ambitions — with […]

Congress Fixes Typos and Passes Five-Year Transportation Bill

UPDATE: If you are discovering this article after April Fools Day 2012, now you know what’s going on here. After approving a three-month extension to the multi-year surface transportation bill, SAFETEA-LU, Congress met in a special session on Friday to revisit — and ultimately approve — the Senate version of the Transportation Bill. The House […]

Outspoken About Handmade Bikes: Diane Lees at NAHBS

Diane Lees is a 38 year veteran of the bicycle industry. She is a professional bicycle fitter and co-owns and operates HubBub Custom Bicycles in NE Ohio. She is also a registered yoga teacher, a journalist, and the host/producer of The Outspoken Cyclist, a weekly radio show about bicycling on WJCU-88.7FM broadcasting locally and podcasting […]