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The marriage of bicycling and beer


The two consumable products that tend to be favorites among cyclists are ice cream and beer. While I have yet to see a beer brand directly tied and marketed to ice cream, the close relationship between beer and bicycling has … Continue reading

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A dream gift for a bicycle head badge collector


Above is a photograph of a wonderful gift my wife gave me over the holidays. She had my collection of historic bicycle head badges mounted and displayed in a framed case.  I don’t know if my picture brings out how … Continue reading

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Creative brand names for bicycle co-ops/collectives


While perusing the list of bicycle co-ops/collectives across the nation on the Bike Collectives Network website, several of their titles stood out as very imaginative, creative, and memorable brand names. Below is a list of my twelve favorites and my … Continue reading

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Bicycle head badges seen in DC


While in Washington, DC over the past weekend, I was quite impressed by the availability and usage of the Capital Bikeshare network. In fact, bicycle usage overall was very noticeable throughout the city and the inner suburbs. While wandering the … Continue reading

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Bike badges photo essay


Above and below a the various bike badges that were observed this morning over a two-hour period during the local bicycle-recycle and donation event. Quite a varied selection, I might say. Personally, of the bicycle badges seen today I like … Continue reading

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Hey, Kohl’s – how about a bike rack?


Rode my new Trek Allant to the local Kohl’s store this morning. I ended up parking and locking it inside the vestibule, as there are no bike racks and not even any signs near the entrance to park my bike … Continue reading

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Why not a midwinter Smart Commute?


I cannot think of a better way to demonstrate the powerful benefits of Smart Commute, than to highlight its potential during the winter months as well as during fair weather. Most, if not all Smart Commute events seem to be … Continue reading

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Let the good word on bicycles be heard!


This graphic shown below was produced by the League of Michigan Bicyclists and pretty much says it all about the benefits of bicycling to the State of Michigan.  Similar examples can be found nationwide and across the globe. Wednesday, May 22nd … Continue reading

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Cool surfing shops of Cocoa


While carvin’ a course in the Space Coast of Florida last week, which also happens to be home to the East Coast’s Surfing Capital in Cocoa Beach, I stumbled upon a radical line of footgear whose genesis was in the … Continue reading

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Power of the pedal – let’s bicycle to the polls


One super way on Election Day 2012 to advocate cycling and visually depict to your friends and neighbors how many of us are strong supporters of cycling and cycling issues is to pedal your bicycle to your precinct to cast … Continue reading

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