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What’s Your Monthly Savings as a Bike Commuter?

As a bike commuter it has really cut down our family cost on every day things.  This morning while reading Treehugger.com they have a $$ saved article, and it got me thinking. How much as cyclist do we really save.  After all the the money spent on the gear, bikes, and extra food.  Do we [...]

Google Maps Now has Biking

Google Maps, my go to website for directions and maps, has now added “biking” for directions. Prior to this update you could only select car, public transit and walking for mode of travel.  Google would then calculate the best route, distance and time dependent on your mode of transportation. Quickly looking at my home town [...]

Banjo Brothers Waterproof Trunk Review : Introduction

The guys at Banjo Brothers are churning out new product every few months it seems.. The latest creation is what they call a “Waterproof Trunk” bag.. This massive bag has been able to hold extra clothes and my lunch with room to give, plus because it mounts under your saddle you don’t need any racks installed 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 [...]

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. [...]