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Revisiting Junction Place, the TVAP and Multi-Way Boulevards

Last fall I and other representatives from Community Cycles participated in a discussion with the city and various stakeholders regarding upcoming redevelopment along Pearl Parkway.  I wrote about the experience and the Transit Village Area Plan (TVAP) more generally from the … Continue reading

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The Making of Bicycle Things

Over the last two years or so, I’ve fallen in love with dirt road riding.  In the Sierra Madre and Barrancas del Cobre of Chihuahua, the fire roads of the San Gabriels in SoCal, and now criss-crossing the continental divide … Continue reading

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Surly Troll review

Cass Gilbert’s Surly Troll review based on the ride from Nicaragua to Ecuador on dirt roads and singletrack.  He’s got it set up with a Rohloff speedhub drivetrain.  I’m such a fanboy.  I think I’d basically buy anything he recommended.

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Bicycles and Fresh Bread

The NY Times points out that bicycles and the European penchant for fresh bread are more closely related than you might at first imagine.  A writer in Amsterdam talks about how a slightly different conception of daily life enables cities … Continue reading

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Wolfpack Hustle Rides Against Jet Blue

The Wolfpack Hustle is going to race against a Jet Blue flight across Los Angeles.  Jet Blue is promoting itself with flights from Burbank to Long Beach for $4, during the so-called Carmageddon closing of the 405 freeway for renovations.  … Continue reading

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WalMart selling cheap dutch-style bikes

WalMart is selling cheap dutch-style bikes.  If you’re gonna sell cheap bikes, it makes a lot more sense to me for them to be simple and utilitarian (like the Flying Pigeon bikes of Tianjin), instead of double suspension 27 speed … Continue reading

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Recycled buckets for panniers

Buying in bulk, you can get 4 gallon rectangular recycled buckets for about $4 each.  They make great durable, waterproof panniers with a little bit of extra hardware.  Obviously, if you can find them locally for free… that works too!

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Riding with Live Cargo

After I got done moving all my stuff into Masala, I had to return the trailer to Community Cycles.  Tim needed to work on his bike (and renew his membership…) so I gave him a lift out to the shop.  … Continue reading

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Across Europe, Irking Drivers is Urban Policy

The New York Times almost seems upset that in Europe the mobility of people, not motor vehicles, is the measure of an urban transportation system.  With finite funding and urban space constraints, you sometimes have to choose which mode to … Continue reading

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Moving Across Boulder by Bike

My friend Bryan, with whom I’ve been living for the last year, is heading off on a round-the-world bike ride for an indeterminate amount of time.   So I had to find a new place to live.  The Masala Co-op had … Continue reading

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