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Seeing the Trail and Keeping Options Open with a Cygolite Turbo Mini

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Commuting by bike through the winter has presented several challenges. One of the challenges has been adequate lighting. Without good lighting, I have lost the trail and ended up off my bike. I have had to stop many times by the highway until the bright lights of the oncoming cars passed, because the headlights completely […]

‘Big thoughtless blundering beasts’ (Friday Roundup)

Friday, November 9th, 2012

For those of you who don’t follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook, Google Plus, etc.: Are you working or something? This is a roundup of some of the things we saw fit to share with our less productive readers over the last seven days:

Blizzards and Meth Labs and Bears. Oh my!

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Shanna Ladd is a bike commuter in Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna Valley (a.k.a. “The Mat-Su”), north of Anchorage. She’s getting ready to bike commute through her second winter. Her summer/fall commute looks like this: Shanna commented on my post about marketing cycling to women, and told me that what she needed was a fatbike, with or without […]

Portland Design Works Loading Dock Rear Rack (and Parquet Floor Flashbacks)

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Back when I was single… back when I still owned a car… back before the housing bubble… (Yes, this was a long time ago in Internet years.) I bought a condo. It was the first piece of real estate I’d ever owned. I was very proud and began gleefully nesting like a little girl with […]

Liquor Store Drive-Thru by Bike

Friday, December 30th, 2011

It was getting late. I knew it would be cold outside. I was starting to think of my commute home, and thinking of what pretext I might have to get a ride home from my wife — a pretext that would not involve an admission that I just didn’t feel like cycling home. Aha! My […]

Commute by Bike’s Top 10 Posts of 2011

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

So, 2011 is almost over. It’s time to coast across the finish line with a look back at those times when I wasn’t feeling quite as lazy as I am today, after three days off. To determine the top ten posts of 2011, I took a look at how many times each post was viewed […]