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REI’s Bike Your Drive iPhone App Misses the Short Point

Yesterday I had an experiment. REI has a promotion to Bike Your Drive, go green and so on and so forth. It also has an iPhone app that hooks you up with EveryTrail so you can record your bike routes and put them on the internet, logging your average speed, distance, calories burned, gas money […]

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Why is your bike so heavy?

The second most common question I’ve been asked, since getting my bike, has been ‘Why is that teeny bike so heavy!?’ At 24 pounds and change, yes, my bicycle is a little heavy for it’s size, and it’s also fatter in some weird places compared to a ‘normal’ bike. It’s best to think of my […]

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Happy Father’s Day

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Bike To Work Day 5: Take This Package Nowhere in Particular. Immediately!

Is it just me or would these be the most awesome patio tables ever for a coffee shop? Pull up on your bike, someone comes out to bring you coffee, you pay, you drink, you bike away. Really, some days I wake up and think that if I could just ride my bike all day, […]

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Bike to Work Day 4: Meet the Poster Children for Bike Helmets

Recently I found out my old helmet actually wasn’t protecting me from anything at all. It was $8 so I’m not really surprised. I replaced it with a bog standard, boring white Bell. Frankly, the Bell helmets bore me, and I don’t like how they make you feel like a tard if you want a […]

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Bike to Work Day 3: The Dressing Will Lube My Inner Thighs for the Next Long Ride

The title isn’t as gross as it seems. Then again, maybe it is. There’s this ‘butter’ stuff, and yes, it’s called Chamois BUTT’r. You can get to smear on your … butt … to relieve chaffing and butt-sores. The worst I’ve suffered is a little bootie tenderness (sitting on a new saddle will do that […]