Archive for the 'Bikes' Category


Cyclists and the “Moral Order of the Road”

Posted on February 19th, 2013 · Posted in Bikes, Commuting, Laws

Yes, I suppose those of us on bikes may be “annoying” to those behind the wheel, but this BBC piece from psychologist Tom Stafford posits that driver antagonism toward cyclists.. read more

Maryland Considers Helmet Law

Posted on February 8th, 2013 · Posted in Bikes, Government, Laws

. . . and bike advocates say NO.  As Walter Olson points out, this may be shocking to those around the nation’s capital, but it is actually possible to be both.. read more

More Cheap Fixies

Posted on November 18th, 2012 · Posted in Bikes

Commute by Bike has a review of the low, low priced $219 (shipping included) Critical Cycles fixed-gear bike. It comes in lots of bright colors, and only one brake –.. read more

The Case for Multiple Bikes

Posted on October 18th, 2012 · Posted in Bikes, Commuting

So I was running a little late this morning, considering I planned a pre-work trip to the SODO Home Depot. Hopped on my daily ride, and got halfway down the.. read more

Building the Fleet

Posted on September 6th, 2012 · Posted in Bikes

Yes, it was a bargain, and yes, it’s great fun to ride – but there’s not much more of an explanation for this little bit of ridiculousness I picked up… read more

First Ride: Capital Bike Share

Posted on August 24th, 2012 · Posted in Bikes, Travel

On a trip last week to Washington, D.C for my brother’s wedding (congrats, Tommy and Monica – it was about time!), I decidedly to try out DC’s bike share system… read more

The Bus Rack of Shame

Posted on March 3rd, 2012 · Posted in Bikes

A polo bike onboard for the oh-so brief ride up Pike to Cal Anderson Park. Tsk.

Fixed Gear Dangers

Posted on February 10th, 2012 · Posted in Bikes, Roads

Yesterday, as I rode down Pine Street in the rain, bouncing along at 20-25 MPH, my chain slipped off the chainring. All it took was a mixture of a little.. read more

Top Speed on a Fixed Gear?

Posted on January 18th, 2012 · Posted in Bikes

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a review at Commute by Bike on the Wahoo wireless bike computer, noting that tracking by GPS was less-than-useful for speed stats. Why?.. read more

Damn You, Urban Velo!

Posted on January 6th, 2012 · Posted in Bikes

Just when I had a clean streak going of not thinking I needed another bike, Urban Velo had to go and run this list of Single speed commuter bikes for.. read more