Biking

Broken Bike – Home Fix

Last week I finished riding home from work and noticed a bit of play in my pedal and crank.  When I took a closer look the pedal was not straight in the crank.   After a bit of work, I was able to get the pedal off to take a look.  At a first glance it looked like the pedal was …

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Bike Saftey

My wife sent me this link in an email today. http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/ottawa_county/vehicle-hits-bicycle-in-robinson-township  It is tragic to see someone get hit on a bicycle.  Since I have been riding into work I think about this often.  I have had a few close calls, but I have not been hit.  A co-worker was struck last year.   He suffered a broken leg and a lot …

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Great Biking Poster

I came across this advertisement on a blog that I read about urban biking / commuting. I thought it was a pretty common sense advertisement. I think there is another that compares electric cars as well. Original Link http://urbanvelo.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/reality.jpg

Listening to music while biking

  I’ve been commuting to work on my bike for a bit now.   I have about 7 miles to travel each direction on some busy roads.   During the commute I listen to music via my Motorola s10 headphones.      These allow me to keep my phone in my backpack and adjust anything via the controls on the device.    I …

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Bike Commuting Tools

I had a few setbacks on  commuting this week.  Over the weekend I let someone borrow my bike for a race here in GR.  During the race the chain broke.   Thankfully we were able to get them another bike in about 15 min.  I felt bad that the chain broke, especially since they were in the middle of a race. …

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Bike Commuting to Work

I have started biking into work again.  It has been enjoyable and an interesting adventure.   This time around I’m using my commuter, a converted mountain bike (Schwinn S9five6 – Purchased in 1995).    This is one of my favorite bikes, I’ve had a great amount of fun over the years with this bike.   In the last 5 years it …

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Commuting to Work on Bike

I’ve been commuting to work on my bike this last week. It has been great. The car was in the shop so I finally had a reason to commute. I’ve been planning on doing it but never was motivated enough to start the process. This last week I did not have a car so I had to. It turned out to …

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