Archive for June, 2010

Single Speed Gearing

Posted on June 30th, 2010 · Posted in Bikes, Gear

It took me months from the time I first started thinking about going single speed to when I finally plunked down the cash for my Salsa Cassaroll.  What finally put.. read more

Cycle Track for Broadway?

Posted on June 24th, 2010 · Posted in Commuting, Roads

As plans for a streetcar down Broadway develop, CHS Capitol Hill Seattle reports that SDOT is considering including a “cycle track.”  Presumably the cycle track would run down the center.. read more

First Warm Day

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 · Posted in Commuting

It took until June 23, but today was the first day of the year I could ride to work without a jacket.  It might even hit 78 degrees this afternoon.. read more

Summer Solstice Gloom

Posted on June 21st, 2010 · Posted in Commuting

A testament to how crappy the weather has been in Seattle this summer(?):  Here’s the bike rack at Seattle Tower, 8:30 Monday morning.

Why Single Speed?

Posted on June 21st, 2010 · Posted in Commuting

Bike Shop Girl had a nice post last week on single speed and fixed gear basics, noting the primary benefits of going gearless: greater pedaling control and lower maintenance.  My.. read more

Sorry, Pedestrians

Posted on June 18th, 2010 · Posted in Roads

I’ll admit that my focus on staying safe while riding has caused me to infringe on the rights of Seattle’s famously inept pedestrians to wander aimlessly about.  Occasionally I might.. read more

Tired of my Rain Bike

Posted on June 17th, 2010 · Posted in Bikes

The summer solstice is almost upon us, yet I’ve had to break my rain bike out every day this week – and today is shaping up no differently.  Despite its.. read more

No More Cyclists

Posted on June 16th, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized

This article from our northern brethren nicely points out the distinction between “cyclists” and “people who ride bikes.”  Exponentially more people like to ride bikes than there are “cyclists” –.. read more