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    Relax And Enjoy Your Ride

    October 8, 2014

    Relax And Enjoy Your Ride

    There are certain things we as human beings want to happen really fast: roller coaster rides, dentists’ visits, and the pain of childbirth, to name just a few. We’re currently a culture that seems to value speed highly. That tends to extend to the morning commute, too. Collectively we’d rather sleep later and arrive faster…

    Posted in Commuting, Helmet Head (Showcase A Helmet), Nutcase At Large, Safety, Uncategorized
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    Bike Locks You Can Love

    September 10, 2014

    Bike Locks You Can Love

    September 10, 2014 I enjoy everything about bicycle commuting – except the need to carry a clunky bike lock. Standard U-bar models weigh about five pounds and hog up room in your backpack, or rattle annoyingly on your bike rack. Fortunately, clever designers are coming to the rescue with some entirely new concepts: The Yerka…

    Posted in Commuting
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    Coming Combo:Electric Scooter, Moto Helmet

    September 4, 2014

    Coming Combo:Electric Scooter, Moto Helmet

    September 4, 2014 We just love two-wheeled vehicles. If they are human-powered, so much the better, but if they aren’t, the move toward powering them electrically is very, very welcome. And growing – Navigant Research says the markets for both e-motorcycles and e-scooters are set to surge soon as component prices drop and gas prices…

    Posted in Commuting, Helmet Head (Showcase A Helmet)
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    Bike commuting myths

    September 3, 2014

    Bike commuting myths

    September 3, 2014 (Photo Credit: Maciej Szczepaniak via Flickr) Bike commuting myths Maybe you’ve thought about riding a bike to work but it just doesn’t seem feasible. The distance seems too long, the traffic too dangerous, the weather too daunting. Well you might be making too much of the hurdles. Here are five notions about…

    Posted in Commuting
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    Hail to the Helmet Artists – Nutcase at Eurobike

    September 1, 2014

    Hail to the Helmet Artists – Nutcase at Eurobike

    September 2, 2014 Amidst the shiny new bikes and accessories unveiled at Eurobike, Europe’s biggest bike show, Nutcase Helmets brought something a little different: live art by the three fantastic artists shown above: Todd Standish (left), Sandra Ramirez (center), and Ray Moore (right). In our wildest dreams we never imagined (ok, maybe we secretly hoped)…

    Posted in Commuting, Miscellaneous, Nutcase At Large, Uncategorized
  • Impossibly safe bicycle
    How to protect your bike from thieves

    August 13, 2014

    How to protect your bike from thieves

    How to protect your bike from thieves With bicycle commuting on the rise and more bikes on the road, many cities are reporting more bike thievery. Here’s how to protect your ride: Invest in a decent lock: Don’t cheap out and buy a cable lock or light-duty chain. They’re just too easy to cut through…

    Posted in Commuting
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    Bike books for beginning commuters

    August 6, 2014

    Bike books for beginning commuters

    August 6, 2014 joe commuter Bringing you tips on bike commuting from one dedicated rider in Portland. photo credit: Beverley Goodwin on Flickr Bike books for beginning commuters If you’re just getting into cycling, or haven’t been on a bike since you were a kid, here’s a list of essential reading, including some books entertaining enough…

    Posted in Commuting
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    Ultimate Commuter Bikes

    July 30, 2014

    Ultimate Commuter Bikes

    July 30, 2014 joe commuter Bringing you tips on bike commuting from one dedicated rider in Portland. Ultimate commuter bikes There’s less than a week left to vote on your pick for the ultimate urban utility bicycle, a challenge taken up by design teams in five cities: Portland, Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco and New York.…

    Posted in Commuting
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    Bike Commuting Style

    July 23, 2014

    Bike Commuting Style

    July 23, 2014 joe commuter Bringing you tips on bike commuting from one dedicated rider in Portland. Photo by Danny Lyon via the U.S. National Archives Bike commuting style Of course looks matter. The bicycle you ride tells the world a little bit about what kind of person you are. But if you are going to…

    Posted in Commuting
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    A Bike Commuter’s Checklist

    July 16, 2014

    A Bike Commuter’s Checklist

    July 9, 2014 joe commuter Bringing you tips on bike commuting from one dedicated rider in Portland. A Bike Commuter’s Checklist The ride home from work began with a nice downhill stretch. I’ll not soon forget the time my brakes didn’t work when I hit the red light at the bottom. Then there was the…

    Posted in Commuting