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Giro Reverb – Commuter Helmet

Number of Views : 1462I recently upgraded my helmet to a more fully bodied helmet for commuting to work. I have a Giro Road helmet that really allows for air flow and the ability to cool your head. But for commuting to work and being packed away in my desk …

Commuter Panniers

Number of Views : 1808I have been biking into work for a while with a backpack. When I purchased my Raleigh commuter I also got a rack for the back. I had fully intended to get some panniers right away and see how they worked. It took me until July …

Grand Rapids in Top 50 Bicycle Friendly Cities

Number of Views : 3257Way to go Grand Rapids. It is now in the top 50 bike friendly cities. Bicycling Magazine article that shows GR as number 41. Read the article here http://www.bicycling.com/news/advocacy/america-s-top-50-bike-friendly-cities The section on Grand Rapids. GR number 41 They call out the 123 Miles of county trails, …

Invisible Bike helmet

Number of Views : 3617 I was reading a blog I follow and I came across this great article about the invisible helmet.  As an avid bike rider I had to check this out.   After watching the video and reading the article I was still intrigued.  The Invisible Bicycle Helmet …

How to crack a combination bike lock

Number of Views : 19792 I commute to work frequently on my Raleigh i8.  A while back someone asked me what kind of lock do I use.  I did not have a response, I had not been using one.  Last year when I started commuting I would ride to offsite …

Bicycle Messenger Movie–Premium Rush

Number of Views : 3070 I think I will have to drag myself to see this one.  Check out the trailer below.   I’m not sure if they will make it worth watching, but the preview makes it look good.   I’ve been watching a log of biking movies lately.  I’ve even …

New Bike

Number of Views : 1930I finally purchased a new commuter bike.  I ended up going with a Cadent i8 from Raleigh.  The local bike shop I use Freewheeler was having a sale this week.  They ended up giving me such a great deal.  I’ve always been happy with their service …

Looking for a commuter bike

Number of Views : 11164I’ve been eyeing up different commuter bike options.  I have to say that there are a lot of options.   I think my criteria narrowed down to an upright position like a mountain bike but some features of a road bike.  Similar to a hybrid.  There are …

String Bike

Number of Views : 5960I am looking at gathering up enough cash to replace my commuter bike this spring.  While I am a bit price sensitive, after reading this Wired article I think I could be convinced to spend some cash for this bike.   ARTICLE: www.wired.com/reviews/2012/02/stringbike/ The string bike is …

Indoor Cycling–Bar Racing

Number of Views : 4239I saw this article from a group that I am a member of.  What a great idea.  Some old roller equipment and a low-tech speedometer.   What a great event to go to, I would love to watch this in a local GR environment. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/nyregion/cyclists-race-in-bars-going-nowhere-fast-spokes.html?_r=3 Here is …

Fred Meijer Millennium Trails–Dec 30th

Number of Views : 2885How often do you get to go for a ride on Dec 30th.  I took off from walker and hit the Millennium park trails.  I wanted to see the new bridge across Maynard, that connects the millennium area to the Kent trails. I had a chance …

Biking videos

Number of Views : 2711I am amazed at some of the great videos I have seen recently of biking events and situations. This one is called 3 way street (tracking scary traffic). Watch the bikers weave in and out of traffic and the pedestrians. This video is from woodoocycles. They …

New Bike and Driving privileges

Number of Views : 3426After my bike breaking and having to fix the crank.  I had a chance to test drive a few new rides at my local bike shop.  (www.freewheelerbikeshop.com).  I probably should not have done that.  Now I am ready to make a change.  I realize that the …

Where is your bike made?

Number of Views : 3052This past summer I got a new road bike.  I chose a Fuji because of the price and the great ride.  I test rode quite a few bikes and this one just felt right.    After riding for a while and talking with many people I realized that …