• Style
    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…

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  • Commuter
    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…

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    Commute in Comfort
    With a Bike That Fits

    July 9, 2014

    Commute in Comfort
    With a Bike That Fits

     July 9, 2014 joe commuter Bringing you tips on bike commuting from one dedicated rider in Portland. “The tired drudge of a clerk or book keeper, after being on his feet all day, does not relish such a prescription for his dyspepsia as a ‘long walk,’ but he can ride a wheel and enjoy it,…

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  • bicycle law
    Bikes & the law: What you don’t know can hurt you

    July 2, 2014

    Bikes & the law: What you don’t know can hurt you

    July 2, 2014 joe commuter Bringing you tips on bike commuting from one dedicated rider in Portland. Bikes & the law: What you don’t know can hurt you Some of the laws that cover bicycling might surprise you. It’s worth getting to know them, especially if you are a bike commuter crossing paths with cars…

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    ‘Boosted’ Skateboards:
    New Commuting Tool?

    July 1, 2014

    ‘Boosted’ Skateboards:
    New Commuting Tool?

    July 1, 2014 Photo credit: old_skool_paul via flickr. ‘Boosted’ Skateboards: New Commuting Tool? Small electric motors on bikes have been a boon for bicycle commuters – Europeans are buying about 20 million e-bikes each year, while in the slower-to-grow U.S. markets it is estimated that about 90,000 e-bikes were imported in 2013. Photo credit: Amy…

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  • Commuting Accessories
    Bike Commuting Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed

    June 25, 2014

    Bike Commuting Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed

    June 25, 2014 joe commuter Bringing you tips on bike commuting from one dedicated rider in Portland. Bike commuting accessories you didn’t know you needed The Speed Vest Photo Credit: Make Magazine “Bicyclists receive a lot of honk-based grief from car drivers who perceive them as slow and in the way,” observes Spee Vest designer…

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  • Bicycle Speed
    Seeing the World
    at Bicycle Speed

    June 17, 2014

    Seeing the World
    at Bicycle Speed

    June 17, 2014 joe commuter Bringing you tips on bike commuting from one dedicated rider in Portland. Seeing the world at bicycle speed It happens every time. Maybe I’m running late, or have some other reason to drive to work rather than bicycle. And then I regret the decision as soon as I see the…

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  • cycle shoes
    The Right Shoes for Cycling

    June 11, 2014

    The Right Shoes for Cycling

    June 11, 2014 The Right Shoes for Cycling If you were planning to start jogging or hiking, you’d probably put some thought into what to put on your feet. It might not seem as critical for cycling, but the right shoes can make a big difference in your comfort and performance, especially if you’re gonna…

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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…

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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…

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