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Music and Cycling: Should They Be Combined?

Is it ok to listen to music while you ride your bike?  It’s a question that’s almost as controversial as the great helmet debate.  And it’s a question that appears to never really be settled.  As long as there have been portable noise making devices and bicycles, people have been putting the two together and […]

Bicycle Face

I learned about a fascinating new topic this week thanks to Vox.  Apparently, when women started riding bicycles en masse in the 19th century, doctors coined a fictitious disease called bicycle face in an effort to scare then off from cycling.  From the Vox article: “Over-exertion, the upright position on the wheel, and the unconscious […]

Bike Share Redux

I’m a little late to the party on this one, but there were some interesting bike sharing related headlines floating around in the last few weeks that warrant a little discussion. Ironically, here I am writing about bike sharing again when I admitted recently to never having used a bike sharing system myself.  I’m not […]

A Moment of Silence

Today my “To Do” List included this item: write post for Commute by Bike.  So this morning, I was brainstorming all kinds of fun ideas for topics to write about.  And then I got back from a meeting and learned this.  So really, there’s nothing else I feel like writing about right now, but I […]

Coincidence & the Rideye Black Box Camera

Oh hi there, Commute by Bike readers.  As you are probably aware, the prolific and entertaining Ted has started a new job, justifiably gloated about his new bike commute, and stepped away from regular posting here at Commute by Bike. Not that anyone can take Ted’s place, nor do I intend to, but I’ll be […]

Motor Kit Methadone for Internal Combustion Junkies

I believe there is something about internal combustion that is deeply embedded in the American soul. I realized this after living abroad, in Africa. I didn’t set foot on American soil for more than two years. It was in Africa where I learned to maintain a motorcycle engine. When I returned to the USA, I set out on a three-month motorcycle tour to rediscover my country.