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Fyxation Session 700 Tires vs. A Mild NYC Winter

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Vanessa Marie Robinson is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer who’s blog For The Love Of Bikes covers her multifaceted interests in all things cycling. She is typically found either riding in the city on a single-speed or training upstate on her road bike — year-round! Last November I began bracing myself for some harsh winter weather […]

From Cambridge: A Radical Theory Combining Cycling, Commuting, Suits

Friday, January 13th, 2012

When I think of Cambridge University, I think of Stephen Hawking, theoretical physics, cosmology. Heavy-hitting brainpower being applied to the most elusive and fundamental mysteries of the universe. Don’t you? Slackers. When are the navel-gazers associated with that so-called University going to take on a real challenge, such as a grand unified theory that combines […]

Bein’ Green: If Bike Lanes Were Muppets

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Decades ago, Kermit the Frog made a guest appearance on Sesame Street and crooned about the difficulties of being green. While the popular line from the frog’s famous song, “Bein’ Green,” expresses Kermit’s discontent with the color, he does, in the end, come full circle. Will green bike lane skeptics experience the same change of […]

A Raleigh Traditionalist and The Raleigh Classic Roadster

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

I’ve been a Raleigh fan for as long as I can remember. My first 10-speed was a Raleigh Record, bought and paid for with hard-earned car waxing money. I knew all about “wax-on, wax-off” long before Ralph was just a gleam in Mr. Macchio’s eye. But for all the cars I waxed to earn that […]

Sucking It Up In Winter

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Vanessa Marie Robinson is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer who’s blog For The Love Of Bikes covers her multifaceted interests in all things cycling. She is typically found either riding in the city on a single-speed or training upstate on her road bike — year-round! Biking year-round as a university student living in Montreal taught me how to survive whatever […]

A Little Respect for Kristen the Bike Thief Thwarter

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

This video is getting a fair amount of play on the Internet. You may have already seen it. A thief, caught on a security camera, begins to take off with a bike. Someone, identified as Kristen, runs out and thwarts the thief. Kristen is the employee of a communications company that knows the value of […]