Monthly Archives: November 2012

Practical Bikes

Practical Bikes.

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Practical Bikes

I fully realize I’m a Lycra-wearing, first-world, white, middle-class, recreational cyclist, to the point where I invite ridicule from rednecks and feel vaguely guilty when I consider the second and third worlds. My┬ácarbon fiber road bike cost┬áthousands of dollars, and … Continue reading

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Snowy Morning Cycling

Okay, I’m not cycling this snowy morning. I’m not as crazy as my sedentary, chubby friends think I might be. I’m sitting inside recycling old rides through my head. Like yesterday, when I did 19 miles in the wind and … Continue reading

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Airless Tires

Okay, it’s a Brit blog and they spell it “tyre”, but the point is the same. http://road.cc/content/news/70192-airless-tyres-promise-banish-punctures-forever-video

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Weird Inventors and Bikes

The history of cycling is one of invention, and frequently of odd invention. Think Graham Ormsbee (The Flying Scotsman) tearing apart his wife’s new washing machine to get out the ceramic high-speed bearing to build his world-speed-record bike. The cardboard … Continue reading

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First Cold Ride

It’s been chilly before, but yesterday’s was the first ride of the year that I would define as a winter ride. The leaves were gone and a few patches of snow remained from an early nor’easter. It was 35F, sunny, … Continue reading

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Rules of the Road

Most serious cyclists have the rules of the road down, but beginners and motorists often have at best a fuzzy idea of what’s legal and safe. Here’s a link to an excellent primer. http://www.roadid.com/roadrules/

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