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Flagstaff Early Winter Bike Commuting

The last few weeks in Flagstaff have been dry like it has been in most of the country up until this point. Unlike most of the country we did start out the winter with some decent storms. Here are a few photos from early winter bike commuting.

Fold-n-Fix fender from Full Windsor

Full Windsor's Fold-n-Fix Fender

Nathan Friedman specializes in living the good life and making it look easy. Mountain biking all summer and skiing all winter, Nate is a rock star of the outdoor opportunities in the Southwest. To get some inspiration on living life to the fullest, check out his blog, Handlebar Sandwich. Over the last couple weeks, I've…

Fyxation's Gates Pedals and Straps

Fyxation's Gates Pedals and Straps

Vanessa Marie Robinson is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer who’s blog For  The  Love  Of  Bikes covers her multifaceted interests in all things cycling. She is typically found either riding in the city on a single-speed or training upstate on her road bike — year-round! I’ve actually been eying Fyxation’s wide and nubby Gates Pedals for a while now so…

Wahoo Bike Pack for iPhone

The Wahoo Bike Pack and the 400 MPH Fixie

Josh King lives in Seattle, where he commutes by bike every day, rain or shine. He switched to full-time single speed commuting in 2010. You can read his thoughts on going gearless at www.singlespeedseattle.com While “serious” cyclists have long depended on bike computers to track their training and keep things on pace while riding, some…

Alterra Cafe Bars by Fyxation

Alterra Cafe Bars by Fxyation

I can ride my bike with no handlebars… OK, truth be told, I actually can’t ride my bike without handlebars. I knew that handlebar song was crazy… Unlike the Flobots, I do rely on a good set of handlebars to steer, balance, and generally complete my bike. However, handlebars are often not the first thing…

Bein’ Green: If Bike Lanes Were Muppets

Bein' Green: If Bike Lanes Were Muppets

Decades ago, Kermit the Frog made a guest appearance on Sesame Street and crooned about the difficulties of being green. While the popular line from the frog's famous song, "Bein' Green," expresses Kermit's discontent with the color, he does, in the end, come full circle. Will green bike lane skeptics experience the same change of…

2011 Utility Cycling Year in Review

Another year has come and gone here at Utility Cycling. It’s been a year of ups and downs. The year started out strong with lots of great posts from myself, Josh Lipton, and Stacey Moses. We made some good progress in the summer towards the Utility Cycling book we’ve been dreaming up for a while….

Chrome Bags and Striped Socks

We’ve been selling Chrome Bags for about a year now. I’m not sure if its made us any more stylish than we were before, but as I’m noticing who is carrying them around Flagstaff, I’m a little bit more aware of the current fashion trends, as I was here spotting this Chrome Citizen Messenger Bags…

Top 10 Posts of 2011

Commute by Bike's Top 10 Posts of 2011

So, 2011 is almost over. It’s time to coast across the finish line with a look back at those times when I wasn’t feeling quite as lazy as I am today, after three days off. To determine the top ten posts of 2011, I took a look at how many times each post was viewed…

Cycling Holiday Lights

Happy Christmas, Bike Commuters

If you celebrate Christmas, here’s wishing you a happy one. I hope you got those cycling accessories you were wishing for. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, get on your bike! It’s Sunday! Go on a ride and enjoy the light traffic — courtesy of the lousy economy and those of us who are at home…

Brian's Nashbar/BOB Love Child

As a purveyor of BOB Trailers, we’ve often looked in disdain at Nashbar’s knockoff single-wheel trailer offering at about half the price.   We’ve also spoken and heard about quite a few Nashbar trailer customers that have not been happy with the performance.   There must be a few happy customers our there, but we’ve never heard…

A2B Metro Goes South for the Winter

A2B Metro Goes South for the Winter

BluesCat is a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, who originally returned to bicycling in 2002 in order to help his son get the Boy Scout Cycling merit badge. His bikes sat idle until the summer of 2008 when gas prices spiked at over $4.00 per gallon. Since then, he has become active cycling, day-touring, commuting by…