Bike to Work Week: Update

November 4th, 2009

The van rolled up just after six am. As I opened my front door the cold air slapped me in the face, snapping me awake. I was already looking forward to the warming powers of a nice hot cup, or three, of coffee. I hopped into the Norco van and we headed out to find […]

Outerwear 101: Jackets and Pants for Wet Weather Cycle Commuting

October 19th, 2009

I heard a great saying the other day that went like this:  “when it comes to riding year round, there is no bad weather just bad clothing choice.” My wife would adamantly disagree, but having the right wet weather clothing can make the difference between a nice morning ride and dropping a barrage of f-bombs […]

Rain gear: Are you ready for the wet weather?

September 3rd, 2009

Last night I woke up suddenly.  It sounded as though the heavens were falling. It rained proverbial cats and dogs. I wasn’t sure what was going on at first but the noise certainly woke me up quickly.  And in my sleepy haze it took a few seconds before I realized –it was raining, and hard.  […]

Commuting 101: Ten Reasons to Ride Your Bike

May 21st, 2009

You know it’s time to start bicycle commuting when: The price of gas makes you cringe every time you fill up your car You want to reduce your carbon footprint, because every bit counts You can’t stand watching old ladys with walkers pass you as you sit in gridlock traffic You made a New Year’s […]