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Dear Motorist: A Follow-Up

Last month, following the rash of cycling fatalities in London over a two week period, I composed a post called Learning from London (Or Are We?) in which I reviewed and critiqued the reactions of the media, the mayor and a former Olympic cyclist. My point, that there isn’t a single type of road user…

Ted's Leisure Trailer – Built for Fun

Ted recently shared with us his sturdy trailer build that looks like a party on wheels! Ted explains the origins:I built this bike trailer in the spring of 1987 in Calgary, Alberta. It was designed to supplement a backpack and front pannier bags, and to encourage a leisurely travel pace through exercise.Two main challenges by this…

Learning from London (Or Are We?)

Six cyclists have died in London in two weeks. This cant possibly be breaking news for anyone who is reading a cycling blog (or reading in general) as this rash of fatalities has been widely covered by major news outlets from every conceivable angle. BBC News alone has published pieces such as London Cycle Deaths:…

Dissertating About Urban Cycling

An interesting little tidbit arrived in my inbox this week.   It was an email from Lund University in Sweden about a study on mobility, planning, and cycling.   The study, officially titled “Velomobility – A critical analysis of planning and space”, was conducted by PhD student Till Koglin at Lund University. It’s a comparative analysis of…

Stellar Rhonda Review!!

This Vaude bag review comes from our very valued customer Rhonda:Just received the Vaude Cycle 22 combo bag today and tried it out immediately. It’s terrific. Hope you will continue to carry this bag as it is really wonderful for commuting or just for those of us who don’t like to carry things on our…

Rob's Trike Build

Rob, a fabricator by trade, has a pretty sweet build he shared with us after buying a spring for the project: I help put on a fundraiser for a non-profit called Kammys Kause (4p-supportgroup.org for more info). So along with making the event happen I make something to auction off. I was offered an old…

JILL'S NEWSFLASH!! Ohio is good for biking!

According to Jill, a news director in Cleveland: Ohio is a surprisingly good area for biking. And I absolutely love my Ortlieb Back Roller Classic with BSH logo. These panniers are incredibly versatile and hold tons of gear (or $200 worth of groceries). I use them for commuting to work, for pleasure rides and even…

CycloMend: Have Wrench. Will Travel.

"I hate broken bikes." That was the straightforward way that CycloMend founder, Colin, began to explain why he started his Washington, DC-based company that pairs up mobile bike mechanics with cyclists in need. Benefiting both the owner of the busted bike as well as local mechanics looking for additional work (who are vetted by CycloMend…

Mark’s Revelate Equipped Ride

Mark Falanga Revelate‘d the crap outta his bike: I ordered a bunch of Revelate bags from you for a five-day San Juan Mountain Hut bike ride.  The system that you put together for me was incredible and because of the system, my bike performed so well on all terrain, going up mountains, down mountains and…

A Moment of Silence

Today my “To Do” List included this item: write post for Commute by Bike. So this morning, I was brainstorming all kinds of fun ideas for topics to write about. And then I got back from a meeting and learned this. So really, there’s nothing else I feel like writing about right now, but I…

Bill's Endless Summer Wandertec Build

Beach season coming to an end? Nah, the season never ends for Bill & Wife! Thought you might like to see my Wandertec trailer in action. I built an aluminum box with perforated aluminum sheet floor. Super light and easy to pull onto the beach. We use it regularly. I built it for my wife…