Archive for the 'Bikes' Category


Pronto First Look

Posted on October 13th, 2014 · Posted in Bikes, Commuting

“Pronto,” Seattle’s bike share system, launched today, with some 500 bikes spread across 50 stations. A couple of those stations are mere blocks from my office, so I took one.. read more


Seattle Bike Share Almost Here

Posted on August 26th, 2014 · Posted in Bikes, Commuting

Despite some website difficulties (and my skepticism about the program’s success, given Seattle’s nanny-statish helmet law), I signed up for a membership with “Pronto,” Seattle’s new bikeshare service.  It’s scheduled.. read more

Bicycle Overdesign

Posted on August 4th, 2014 · Posted in Bikes

So, this “Seattle” bike won some sort of bike contest for the “Ultimate Urban Bike” and is going into production.  While it’s vaguely cool looking, at least in a “Breaking.. read more


Takes One to Know One

Posted on July 8th, 2014 · Posted in Bikes, Commuting

This excellent piece by Carl Alviani, titled “Why Bikes Make Smart People Say Dumb Things,” tackles the cognitive dissonance at work when people spew vitriol at the occasional scofflaw cyclist.. read more


Cycling Columbus

Posted on May 7th, 2014 · Posted in Bikes, Travel

My travel schedule has been nutty of late, so even fewer posts than usual. But here’s one: about my trip last week to Columbus, Ohio, a city I visited for.. read more


Cyclist Obey!

Posted on November 12th, 2013 · Posted in Bikes, Laws

Bike Snob (of course) nails it far better than I could in addressing the “you cyclists should just follow the rules and send the right message” crowd: It’s impossible, and.. read more

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Bike Notes – October 2013

Posted on October 25th, 2013 · Posted in Bikes

I walked around downtown Louisville at the beginning of the month and was stunned to see that the city has beaten Seattle to the punch with bike share – and.. read more


Denver Bike Share

Posted on July 24th, 2013 · Posted in Bikes

Today, on a gloriously sunny afternoon, I finally got a chance to try out Denver’s B-cycle bike share system. I was visiting Denver three years ago on the day the.. read more

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Lukewarm on Seattle Bike Share

Posted on May 2nd, 2013 · Posted in Bikes, Dumbness, Laws

Hub and Bespoke blog wrote the other day about Seattle bike share, with some nice links to posts about how great these systems are in other cities. And they are.. read more

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Rain Bikes

Posted on March 14th, 2013 · Posted in Bikes, Commuting

Every morning this week, I have looked at a grey but rainless Seattle sky and opted to ride my primary bike. And every day this week, it has been raining.. read more