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2010 NAHBS : Ant Bike, Mike Flanigan Short Film

The man behind Ant Bike, is Mike Flanigan. A great guy that was the original person to introduce me to great looking “utility bikes.” It was the summer that I was running a shop in Bedford, MA.  I met Ant Bike Mike through the internet and one day he rode his lovely bike over to […]

Basic Ways to Stay Dry this Winter & Spring

The snow is melting outside which will leave me for a wet commute to work into the morning.. Here are the basic ways I keep dry during the rainy season. Fenders – Full coverage fenders are best but even a race style fender that clips on and off quickly will keep the mud off your back […]

Off Hour Commuting for You and Me

Sometime around 2004-2006 my daily commuted was from my parents home in Annapolis, MD to work in Adams Morgan of Washington, DC, where I worked at the service manager of City Bikes.  The commute normally included driving my car to the end stop of the metro line near College Park, MD.  Parking my car and […]

Severe Winter Weather Advisory

Our guest writer today is Doug Rozelman.  He is a co-worker of mine and an avid cyclist.  Slo wly he is trying to learn to use his bike for daily task, and to live the cycling lifestyle.  Read his first post Why I Go By Bike for good background on his commuting. As irony would […]

Bike Commuter Goals for 2010

1. Learn how to properly lock your bike A requirement in major cities, but often an after thought in small towns or commuters that take their bicycle into buildings.  Practice locking your bike frame and both wheels.  Having a good lock in your arsenal helps, even if you don’t carry it with you daily. 2. […]

The Perfect Commuter Bike : Quick Update

Currently the Long Haul is sitting as pictured above.  I installed the Schwalbe tires by chance, not thinking they would fit, but they did.  The tires I think have taken the bike a completely different path than originally I thought it would go.  The bikes looks have changed. Yesterday, I worked on installing the Velo […]