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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 [...]

‘My copy of the Constitution doesn’t even mention highways’ (Roundup)

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Bike Paths are Unconstitutional. You heard it here first–unless, er, you read it first on Bike Commuters, or DC Streetsblog.

Montague Boston: Single Speed Folding Commuter

Friday, January 28th, 2011

This would be an ideal bike for a commuter (a) living in a fairly flat big city, (b) who does not need to fold and unfold the bike during the course of his or her commute, and (c) has cozy spots for the bike both at home and at the office.