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Xtracycle Build : 10 Step Build Process

This has been a long time coming but a few snafu’s in the second week of riding the bike caused the Xtracycle to get “hung up” until I could have someone fabricate a metal bridge for me.  Without further excuses : Step One : Remove your rear wheel, derailleur, chain and brakes from the bike.  […]

BikeClicks.com Adding Some Safety

To be able to track where the unsafe roads, scary dogs, glass strewn shoulders and roads under construction is priceless.  This is exactly the latest feature at BikeClicks.com. Have issues daily on your commute.  Let us know and become safer in the numbers. LOUISVILLE, KY (BRAIN)-BikeClicks.com, Louisville’s online community for cyclists, has launched Safe Rides. […]

BrightBike : A Reflective Bike

Beacon Graphics and Eye Beam teamed up with some reflective 3M tape and came up with a pretty cool bike decal set called BrightBike.  With two different sets available, either Pre-cut or Uncut it will give the do-it-yourselfer a pretty unique and safe bike. 3M tape comes in various colors so you could match your […]

Bike Miami Days

Down in Floriday there is a city trying the become bike friendly, that city is Miami..  The city is taking many steps to this bike friendly city.  Bike lanes, required bike racks and Bike Miami Days. Bike Miami Days will be on one Sunday per month : January 18, February 8, March 8, April 26, […]

Online maps update

Some changes have occurred in the world of online maps since I last wrote about what’s available. Ask.com used to be the only mapping service with an option for walking directions. They eliminated that when they migrated their map to use Microsoft’s Virtual Earth, which provides only driving directions. While Ask.com removed the walking feature, […]

Cycling and wrist discomfort

Matthew mentioned in a comment that his fingers go numb while cycling. There are a couple of things that can cause wrist, hand and finger discomfort while cycling. Wrist pronation. Stand up with your arms hanging down the sides of your body. Your hands are probably more or less flat against your thighs. Now bend […]