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1 Comment Topics: Commuting Written by Josh Lipton
5:30 AM this morning, a brisk walk before another long day

I'm sure that our loyal readers have noticed some decline in the regularity of our posting here at after the departure of Ted Johnson, our ponderous and insightful editor and marketing expert here at  In his wake we've been working to come up with a new strategy for maintaining and growing this blog.  Bigger things are definitely in the works, but in the meantime, we are continuing to plod forward at a somewhat reduced pace.  The increased efforts by Melanie Colavito, Stacey Moses, Melanie Lipton and our team of product reviewers have all been greatly appreciated while we realign our efforts. As the CEO of, I am kind of a busy guy.  To keep everything moving forward in ...


Cyclovia Tucson Spring 2014

1 Comment Topics: Commuting Written by Melanie Lipton
Stopping for a snack in our loaded Xtracycle

Our family has just celebrated one year living in Tucson, Arizona.  There are a lot of great things about Tucson, but as a cycling family, one of the things we have enjoyed most is the nearly year-round cycling season.  Granted, our first summer was a bit of a rough adjustment (toasted bums on blazing hot bike seats, arriving at our destination dripping in sweat, etc),  but overall, I'd say it's been worth suffering the heat to enjoy the eight or nine months of glorious weather the rest of the year. This past weekend, we participated in Tucson Cyclovia, one of the events that makes Tucson such a bicycle friendly city. This year marks Tucson's fourth Cyclovia, and each year the route ...


30 Days of Biking

2 Comments Topics: Advocacy, Commuting Written by Melanie Colavito
30 Days of Biking

Spring has officially arrived, though many of you may not exactly feel too springy yet, since the weather has continued to be pretty harsh throughout most of the country.  Although here in Arizona, we've been having one of the warmest, driest winters on record, so we've been watching the rest of the country shiver while we enjoy the sunshine.  But don't worry, we'll pay for it come fire season and summer.  In fact, if you have any extra rain/ snow to send our way, that would be fantastic. Anyhow, it's getting to be that time of year where you get to dust off the trusty steed, pump up the tires, and get ready for some spring riding.  That is if you ...


What’s the Best Way to Say, “Watch Out for Bikes!”

18 Comments Topics: Commuting Written by Melanie Colavito
What’s the Best Way to Say, “Watch Out for Bikes!”

As best I can, I try to keep an eye out for new bicycle commuting or utility cycling themed videos throughout the week.  Fortunately, when a new video pops up, it usually makes an appearance on a handful of bicycling blogs and websites, so they are pretty easy to find. Today, this video popped up in my blog feed: The video is from Cycling Scotland and encourages drivers to treat cyclists like horses.  No, don't groom them and feed them...though some might not complain if you did...but rather use caution when you're around them.  Although, unlike a horse, a cyclist can't deliver a punishing kick with a hoof if it gets upset.  The best I can deliver to encourage caution around me ...


Biopsies and Bicycle Saddles

15 Comments Topics: Commuting, Guest Article, Tips Written by BluesCat
Biopsies and Bicycle Saddles

Pretty weird title for an article, eh? Doesn't sound like two things which would have anything to do with each other, does it? Oh, but they have a lot to do with each other, at least as far as my own health is concerned, and it will take me a little bit to explain. I also have to apologize to all the ladies out there: this is strictly about a MALE issue with bicycles, so if you read on please understand that this information will only apply to your dad, your brother, your husband, your boyfriend or another significant male other. In November of 2013 I went in for my regular physical. A week later, Doc calls me and says "Everything ...


Bike Share Redux

10 Comments Topics: Commuting, Musings Written by Melanie Colavito
Image from Wikipedia

I'm a little late to the party on this one, but there were some interesting bike sharing related headlines floating around in the last few weeks that warrant a little discussion. Ironically, here I am writing about bike sharing again when I admitted recently to never having used a bike sharing system myself.  I'm not sure where that puts me in this argument.  Neutral observer?  If only... Anyhow, the bike sharing conversation got a little spicy a few weeks ago when TIME Business published a story titled, "Why America's Grand Bike-Sharing Experiment Is Failing".  When I read this headline, I expected a rather in-depth story about why bike sharing as a whole is not working in America.  I expected something, I ...