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The Uberhood – Be cool, stay dry and keep riding!

Karen Voyer-Caravona is a some-time city cyclist living in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a founding member of Phoenix Spokes People, which is dedicated to promoting bicycling as a viable transportation option in the city of Phoenix. When she is not conspiring socialist plots against her city’s infamous car-centric culture, she is studying for her masters […]

The Best Bike Pumps for Getting Pumped

BluesCat is a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, who originally returned to bicycling in 2002 in order to help his son get the Boy Scout Cycling merit badge. His bikes sat idle until the summer of 2008 when gas prices spiked at over $4.00 per gallon. Since then, he has become active cycling, day-touring, commuting by […]

Banjo Brothers Metro Backpack: A Place for My Stapler

I have had a lot of backpacks in my life. Big ones. Small ones. Barbie-themed ones. Outdoorsy ones. Good ones. Bad ones. A backpack is my preferred bag for traveling away from home, as well as back and forth to school, work, and all kinds of other activities. I mean, why use a bag with […]

Three (Not So) Baffling Things About Women’s Cycling Clothing

While Im not quite sure why Ted, my fearless editor, is researching the 7Most Baffling Things About Womens Clothes, his suggested reading did inspire me to consider the benefits and shortcomings of womens cycling clothing. Fortunately, I dont have quite as much to gripe about as the author of the piece that sparked this reflection […]

From Cambridge: A Radical Theory Combining Cycling, Commuting, Suits

When I think of Cambridge University, I think of Stephen Hawking, theoretical physics, cosmology. Heavy-hitting brainpower being applied to the most elusive and fundamental mysteries of the universe. Don’t you? Slackers. When are the navel-gazers associated with that so-called University going to take on a real challenge, such as a grand unified theory that combines […]

Green Guru Spinner Backpack

Zipper pulls. That’s really all I’m asking for. Zipper pulls. I’ve owned a lot of backpacks over the years. Messenger bags, too. And, for several years, mostly just so that I would be able to confidently tell people, I’ve commuted with a messenger bag for years, I’ve been commuting somewhat consistently with a messenger bag. […]