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Laser Lite Lane: A Bike Lane Wherever You Ride

Karen Voyer-Caravona is an admitted bicycle dilettante in Flagstaff, Arizona, who blogs about her adventures on two wheels, vélo envy, her husband’s cooking, and cross country skiing at www.sheridesabike.com. Visit her Website for her endless opinions on the most stylish shoes for pedaling, critiques of bike parking, and the best bike date dining destinations. I've…

Old Man Warner, Cycling Opponent

Old Man Warner, Cycling Opponent

Recognize this quote? “Pack of crazy fools,” he said. “Listening to the young folks, nothing’s good enough for them. Next thing you know, they’ll be wanting to go back to living in caves, nobody work any more, live that way for a while.” If you graduated from high school, you were likely required at some…

Mike's BOB Ibex with Gunner in Tow

This dog looks right at home in the back of this custom painted BOB Ibex Trailer.   I’m sure the Wandertec SAX liner ads to the comfort of the ride.   It should be noted that BOB states explicitly that there trailer is for cargo only.   Maybe this was just a posed photo while parked. Also of…

‘Hollywood Rides a Bike’ (to the Oscars?)

'Hollywood Rides a Bike' (to the Oscars?)

Bike lover and film critic Steven Rea has long been the Web’s foremost collector of celebrities on bikes on his Tumbler blog. Rea has a new book coming out, Hollywood Rides a Bike, which you can pre-order here. Yup, it's true: Rides a Bike is soon to be a real hold-in-your-hands, stow-in-your-messenger-bag, position-in-an-honored-spot-on-your-coffee-table tome. Hard…

Bike Advocacy from the NRA Playbook

Bike Advocacy from the NRA Playbook

Tom Bowden is a bike commuter from Richmond VA, a "suit" – a corporate lawyer with an MBA, and a conservative "“ You betcha! He is also a board member of BikeWalk Virginia, a pro cycling and pedestrian group in Virginia that raises money to promote cycling, walking and active lifestyles. Tom’s lawyerly blogging can…

Michael's Multi-Angling BOB Ibex

It’s always great to see all of the clever ways that people rig up there bike trailers for utility and adventure.   This one is quite clever and really looks quite natural to the setup of the BOB Trailer.   Too big a fish might pull in the whole trailer.   If you are looking to hook a…

Nonviolent Transportation

Nonviolent Transportation

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. And I’m at work. (No, it’s not because I live in Arizona. We actually do have this holiday here — although you may remember that our state was notoriously reluctant to observe the holiday. Rather, it’s because of FedEx. I work for an online retailer, so if FedEx…

Winter Mess Riding

It’s been dry for the last month in Flagstaff. But today we woke up to a couple of inches of snow on the ground. So it is finally appropriate to publish a few images of riding in the snow in Flagstaff. And I get to test out my new winter bike commuting gear, a pair…

From Cambridge: A Radical Theory Combining Cycling, Commuting, Suits

From Cambridge: A Radical Theory Combining Cycling, Commuting, Suits

When I think of Cambridge University, I think of Stephen Hawking, theoretical physics, cosmology. Heavy-hitting brainpower being applied to the most elusive and fundamental mysteries of the universe. Don’t you? Slackers. When are the navel-gazers associated with that so-called University going to take on a real challenge, such as a grand unified theory that combines…

Eric Cantor’s Thoughts While Biking

Eric Cantor's Thoughts While Biking

House Majority Eric Cantor (R-VA), has been a leading opponent of funding for cycling programs in the Federal Transportation Bill. Of more than $50 billion that US Congress will authorize for transportation (maybe someday), Cantor would prefer to see it all go to real transportation projects — interstate highways, roads, bridges, etc. for motorized vehicles….