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Soul Cyclists: Different Motivations, Common Purpose

Gene Clarke is a frequent commenter on Commute by Bike, known here as “Gene @ BU.” Gene sent me this story about a team of cyclists in Binghamton, New York. I would like to recognize my cycling friends, the Lourdes Hospital Mission in Motion Women’s Cycling Team. Yes, they are the Lycra clad weekend warrior […]

Commutosis

I believe I’ve achieved a new level of bike commuting: commutosis Lately, I’ll be sitting on my butt at a computer — like I am right now, and you probably are too. But I’ll be working away, and I won’t remember immediately how I got to work. Did I drive? And I’ll think for a […]

Peace, Love, and Tour Potatoes

This morning I swung by KickStand Kafé all in the name of testing a newly-mounted bottle cage on my Dahon for its compatibility with my commuter coffee mug. While there, I found a deeper purpose to my commute. The building occupied by KickStand used to be a bike/ski shop, and the owners very shrewdly have […]

Still Life with Gas Pump

On my commute this morning, I passed by an antique store on Route 66. I stopped to check out the bikes for sale out front, hoping to find a rarity. (Once this store had a Schwinn tandem out front for about an hour before someone snagged it.) Today is was a Huffy and another generic […]

Fix-Curious? An Experiment in Fixed-Gear Commuting - Part 1

Josh King lives in Seattle, where he commutes by bike every day, rain or shine.  He switched to full-time single speed commuting in 2010. You can read his thoughts on going gearless at www.singlespeedseattle.com At the beginning of 2010, frustrated by the mechanical problems and constant derailleur adjustments necessitated by riding through Seattle’s winters, I […]

Jawa Costume from Bike Accessories

Recently I received a pair of Fire Eye rear helmet lights for review. My first instinct was to goof off with them.