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Viva l’Italia! – Carrera’s wickedly cool retro urban bicycle helmet


While surfing the net for a folding bicycle helmet that can be easily packed in a suitcase or backpack for trips and holidays, I stumbled across Carrera’s new foldable helmet. This wickedly cool retro design from Italy is based on … Continue reading

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Crafting the ultimate dream bicycle…one component at a time


I finished reading the captivating book by Robert Penn entitled, It’s All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels, last week. This fascinating read approaches the evolution of the bicycle and its storied history in a unique fashion … Continue reading

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A potpourri of bicycle head badges


Attended an excellent bicycle facility design conference (Training Wheels 2014) last Thursday in Greater Lansing.  After the two-hour ride to observe local bicycle infrastructure, I thought it would be fun to photograph the variety of bicycles that attendees had brought … Continue reading

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Get a Leg Up: The Nation’s First Bicycle Footrest


What a great idea, courtesy of Streetsblog Chicago.  Congratulations to all those in Chicago responsible for setting such a fine example of cutting-edge bicycle planning. Get a Leg Up: Steven and Friends Install the Nation’s First Bicycle Footrest.

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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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Do you get a bike helmet forehead spot?


Okay…I have been wondering this for years. What the heck causes many bicycle riders to get an oblong-shaped reddish spot on their forehead from their bike helmet. It’s not like there is something on the inside of the helmet that … Continue reading

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