• Motorcyle
    Hello Moto!

    May 30, 2014

    Hello Moto!

    May 30, 2014 Hello Moto! Image credit: Huro Kitty via flickr. The first Vespa scooter, released right after WWII in 1946, was unique for three reasons: it had a pressed-steel body that enclosed the engine to conceal dirt and grease; a flat floorboard to protect a rider’s feet; and a streamlined, iconic design with big-time…

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  • Family
    Less-Stress Family Biking

    May 29, 2014

    Less-Stress Family Biking

    May 29, 2014 Less-Stress Family Biking Watch this great ABC’s of family biking video: Kidical Mass DC from Stone Soup Films on Vimeo 1) Food at the end. Food in the middle. Food at the start. When you start your family bike rides, it seems best to make the first one or two low-stress occasions.…

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  • ears
    Using your ears

    May 28, 2014

    Using your ears

    May 28, 2014 joe commuter Bringing you tips on bike commuting from one dedicated rider in Portland. Using your ears Photo Credit: fabi42 via flickr  -  Looking cool, but how well will you hear that random right turn vehicle? The car zoomed up from behind, cut across a lane of traffic, and then without signaling…

    Posted in Commuting
  • pads
    Bike Helmet How-To:
    Perfect Pads

    May 27, 2014

    Bike Helmet How-To:
    Perfect Pads

    May 27, 2014 Bike Helmet How-To: Perfect Pads History in a row: the Gen2 helmet (left), our Skate helmet (center) and new Gen3 (right). The little bundle of pads in the box with your new Nutcase Gen3 bike helmet – along with the nifty spin dial – insure that you’ll have the most comfy head…

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  • Turtle Day
    The Turtle Helmet:
    Creating New Classics

    May 23, 2014

    The Turtle Helmet:
    Creating New Classics

    May 23, 2014 The Turtle Helmet: Creating New Classics May 23rd is World Turtle Day – Hug a turtle! In Michigan’s Lake Huron there’s an 8-mile-wide island, shaped rather like a turtle’s shell, called Mackinac Island. Rich in history, Mackinac was long the site of an Indian settlement, then a key port for the fur trades,…

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  • skate park
    Don’t Hate The Skateboarders

    May 21, 2014

    Don’t Hate The Skateboarders

    Skateboarding is a low-tech and human-powered sport that sometimes gets a bad wrap because its enthusiasts are mainly young, mainly guys, and mainly doing it on the streets. Hooligans, say some. Just having fun, say others. Whichever – skateboarding has had the largest boost in participation with people 7 and older of ANY action sport…

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  • cycling etiquette
    Cycling etiquette -
    then and now

    May 21, 2014

    Cycling etiquette -
    then and now

    May 21, 2014 joe commuter Bringing you tips on bike commuting from one dedicated rider in Portland. Cycling etiquette then and now “If there is anything we like to see it is a neatly uniformed cyclist riding quietly on the public highway in a proper, decorous manner. It therefore gives us great pleasure to daily…

    Posted in Commuting
  • women
    Hail Helmet Women
    (And The 303 Rides)

    May 20, 2014

    Hail Helmet Women
    (And The 303 Rides)

    May 20, 2014 Hail Helmet Women (And The 303 Rides) Photo credit: Cameron Adams There are a lot of theories about why women ride bikes less than men ride bikes. There are just a few places in the world where as many women hop on their bicycle to get to work as men do –…

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  • Bike to work
    16 Ways To Have A Better Bike To Work Day

    May 16, 2014

    16 Ways To Have A Better Bike To Work Day

    Sometimes, in our hyper-frenetic world, we forget that biking is essentially about fun. Biking to work should thus = a fun way to get where you are going. So in no particular order, here are 16 ways to have more fun today on official Bike To Work Day, May 16, 2014. 1) Have a visor…

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  • Stumptown Woody Motorcycle Helmet
    Why Call A Helmet ‘Stumptown Woody’?

    May 15, 2014

    Why Call A Helmet ‘Stumptown Woody’?

    Throwback Thursday: Why Call A Helmet ‘Stumptown Woody’? New ideas for helmet designs sometimes take a while to percolate through the brains of the Nutcases to emerge as stylishly wearable headgear. In the case of the ‘Stumptown Woody’ helmet, first debuted as a bike helmet in 2012, it was actually some years between initial idea…

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