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Commuter Profile

Blizzards and Meth Labs and Bears. Oh my!

Shanna Ladd is a bike commuter in Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna Valley (a.k.a. “The Mat-Su”), north of Anchorage. She’s getting ready to bike commute through her second winter. Her summer/fall commute looks like this: Shanna commented on my post about marketing cycling to women, and told me that what she needed was a fatbike, with or without […]

Vineyard Dave: Mild Mannered Velomobile Maniac

When Dave was done itemizing all the gear and specs, I got a sense of his competitive side–destroying the perception I’d been forming of him as a mild-mannered hippie dad with a funky bike.

Commuter Profile and Commuting Stories: Thomas Brock

My name is Thomas and I commute about 3-5 times a week by bicycle in Jacksonville, NC. It’s home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (where I work) and isn’t known for it’s advanced urban or transportation planning. My daily commute is between 10 and 11 miles (one-way) and is from the deserted urban area […]

Why I Go By Bike : Doug Rozelman

Introducing a new guest writer, Doug Rozelman.  Doug is a co-worker of mine and an avid cyclist.  Slowly he is trying to learn to use his bike for daily task, and to live the cycling lifestyle. Not long ago, I picked up a small, square-shaped brochure highlighting Trek’s “1 World, 2 Wheels” campaign. I nonchalantly […]

Russ Roca on Discovery Channel

I profiled bicycling photographer Russ Roca in the current edition of Momentum Magazine. He also appeared recently on the Discovery Channel, where he was featured in a short segment as the Eco Friendly bicycling photographer. Here’s video of that show. Russ uses his cargo bike to haul himself and his photo equipment around the Los […]

Bike riding journalist

Carrie Peterson reports on crime for the Democrat Herald newspaper in Albany, Oregon, which is south of Salem about halfway between Portland and Eugene. Carrie’s beat includes burglaries, thefts, homicides, fires, car crashes, scams, court cases, drug activity. And for the next three weeks, Carrie is doing this without a car. She’s been very honest […]