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Cold weather cycling

Cold Weather Cycling

Posted on December 13th, 2013 · Posted in Commuting, Gear

It’s been cold the last week or so in Seattle.  Temperatures in the teens and 20s, which is much colder than usual for this time of year.  To be sure,.. read more

Tuba Bike Trailer

Posted on August 29th, 2012 · Posted in Gear

Know what I’d like to see one of these Kickstarter bike accessory geniuses design? A set of fold-out arms for the back of my bike so I can occupy more.. read more

Pannier Competition

Posted on July 10th, 2012 · Posted in Commuting, Gear

Check out my latest product review on Commute by Bike – the new Velotransit Metro 20 bag tries to take down the reigning champ . . .

All-City Pedals

Posted on March 3rd, 2012 · Posted in Gear

I know that I’m hard on pedals. I ride single speed, uphill. I’m usually standing in my pedals. And at 200 pounds, I put more strain on those platforms than.. read more

It’s August – So Why Not Review Rainwear?

Posted on August 23rd, 2011 · Posted in Gear

Summertime in Seattle – we’ve had enough liquid-sunshiny days to make it easy to test some of the latest rainwear out. Check out my jacket reviews at Commute by Bike:.. read more

New PDW Rack

Posted on June 17th, 2011 · Posted in Gear

Besides switching over from single-speed to fixed-gear commuting, I’ve added on this cool Portland Design Works Payload Rear Rack with Bamboo Deck (See all Bike Components) It was a cinch.. read more

30 Days of Biking – Days 28 & 29

Posted on April 30th, 2011 · Posted in 30 Days of Biking, Commuting, Gear

Commuted to work both days. Despite calls for rain all week, I’ve managed to avoid the rain bike and keep riding fixed gear (even if I haven’t avoided all the.. read more

Helmet Laws – an Impediment to Bike Share in Seattle?

Posted on February 22nd, 2011 · Posted in Dumbness, Gear, Laws

According to Seattle Bike Blog, both Seattle U and King County are looking seriously at bikeshare programs, akin to Denver’s B-Cycle program. One interesting point at the end of the.. read more

New Lights

Posted on February 14th, 2011 · Posted in Gear

Arleigh over at Bike Shop Girl posted recently about using lights during the day, which is good advice but not really relevant for bike commuters in Seattle this time of.. read more

$260 Sneakers?!?

Posted on January 27th, 2011 · Posted in Gear

Bike couture has officially jumped the shark.  I’m sure these are a damn fine pair of sneakers, but at the end of the day they’re still just a glorified pair.. read more