Category Archives: Bicycles

Cars vs. Bikes vs Pedestrian ~ Oh My!

From a coworker, Logan, this fine response was part of a discussion about “yet another bike rider hit by a car”. Having experienced many friends nearly having been killed and heard of even more actually being killed on the very … Continue reading

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The price of gas and other commuting atrocities

“The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.”  ~Ralph Nader I was sitting on the bus last night and happened to look up from my iPad to see miles … Continue reading

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Fall 7 times, Stand up 8

“Be Determined. Stand Back Up. Life Isn’t Easy, It’s The School Of Hard Knocks And It’s The People Who Can Pick Themselves Up Repeatedly, Punch Drunk, Bloodied And Wobbly, Who Will Succeed In The End.” ~ CycleGear.com This week my … Continue reading

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Bicycle Goals for 2012

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. ~Oprah Winfrey I try to get my New Year’s resolutions down in writing so that I can check and see how I’ve done a year later. … Continue reading

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Bicycle Erotica

“A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.” ~ Gloria Steinem While researching military bicycles, I discovered the OldBike.eu site and an article called Bicycle Erotica. The collection is quite graphic and beautiful, but alas, it … Continue reading

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My ‘79 Trek Needs some serious road time

Since I started using a scooter to go to work, I have not ridden my Trek 710 10-speed very much. So this Labor Day I’m thinking of taking a spin down the fabulous Burke-Gilman trail. Starting in Redmond, it’s a … Continue reading

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Cycling in a skirt, a motoring hazard?

More from this year’s Top 10 Things that should have Disappeared this Decade post. The silly, prudish American pops up in the news again. Guardian UK: Following the viral response one cyclist filmed after being ticketed for not riding in … Continue reading

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Oh so sexy; Shimano Ultegra 6700 11-23 goodness

From the Two Spoke forum we see this lovely tribute to bicycle technology:

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Honda Scooter Math in 2011

Peter, a friend at work and avid motorcyclist, has been talking about the fuel savings we’ll be getting this year. As the price of gas edges over the $4 a gallon mark and promises to push $5 this summer, riding … Continue reading

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Bicycling: Are you a Fred?

The Two Spoke forum was talking (again) about being a Fred. So I thought I’d post this here to point to in future discussions.  Fred is a derisive term used by “serious” road cyclists to describe other cyclists who do … Continue reading

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