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The Selfishness of the Winter Bike Commuter

Monday, January 28th, 2013

It snowed all night last night in Flagstaff. It’s supposed to snow all day today, and tomorrow. And it got me thinking about some of the reactions to Shanna Ladd, our guest blogger who is learning to bike commute in Alaska — 10 miles from her cabin in the boondocks into Wasilla. Some readers have […]

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 […]