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    joe commuter

    April 23, 2014

    joe commuter

    April 22, 2014 Bringing you tips on bike commuting from one dedicated rider in Portland. The teeth on your bike’s chainrings are aptly named. They’re so eager to chew on pant legs. I used to just roll up the right cuff to keep it out of the way, but found out the hard way that:…

    Posted in Commuting
  • Biking and Walking to work in America
    Biking and Walking

    April 22, 2014

    Biking and Walking

    April 22, 2014 5 Old-Is-New Facts About Biking and Walking The Alliance for Biking and Walking has released its 2014 Benchmarking report, which looks at bicycling and walking as transportation in the U.S. Here are a few highlights from the report. 1) Biking and Walking to Work Is On the Rise. (A slow, slight rise)…

    Posted in Commuting
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    Happy Easter!

    April 18, 2014

    Happy Easter!

    April 18, 2014 Bunny Cheetah Wishes You Happy Egg and Rabbit Day Decorating eggshells is an old tradition, far older than the Christians. Sumerians and Egyptians put painted eggs and golden ostrich eggs into their tombs; decorated ostrich eggs have been found in Africa that are estimated to be 60,000 years old. Eggs may have…

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    More fun than candy

    April 17, 2014

    More fun than candy

    April 17, 2014 Bike Accessories: 5 Finds More Fun Than Candy There are Easter baskets, and they are usually filled with eggs, candy, and more candy. Candy is good, but smart bicycle accessories are better, and ultimately more fun. Here are five things to pump up your bunny basket. 1) Lots of good jeans for…

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    Spring has sprung!

    April 16, 2014

    Spring has sprung!

    April 16, 2014 Bicycle Helmets: One for you, one for your honey-bunny Nice bunny ears, but the helmets need better fitting. Photo: thanks to Andy Smitty Schmidt! When April showers bring May flowers, cyclists also start to sprout up on city streets and park paths. After all, there’s nothing better than a bike ride when…

    Posted in Safety
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    Tax return to spend?

    April 15, 2014

    Tax return to spend?

    April 15, 2014 5 Bikey Uses For Your Tax Return The average tax return is around $3,000; and around 80% of filers qualify for a refund. So what to do when that chunk of change hits your bank account? 1) Put some of it into your retirement account. This is, admittedly, the most boring thing…

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  • POP UP PDX in Japan
    Nutcase at POP UP PDX in Japan

    April 14, 2014

    Nutcase at POP UP PDX in Japan

    Nutcase Helmets is proud to be a contingent of Portland business heading over to Japan this week to help drum up some business.  The Portland Development Commission is sponsoring the trip, where Miriam Berman, affectionately known as Mrs. Nutcase, will make presentations to buyers from Japan. The PDC made a video in advance of the…

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    Should a Helmet Have a Brain?

    April 14, 2014

    Should a Helmet Have a Brain?

    April 14, 2014 Should a helmet have a brain? Photo: Iowa Public Radio A helmet protects a brain – your brain, my brain, any brain.  Yet in the era of smart phones, smart cities, and smart appliances, is it time for smart helmets? Shawn Cornally is a headmaster at The Big Idea Group, a secondary-school…

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    Helmet Design Winner!!

    April 11, 2014

    Helmet Design Winner!!

    April 11, 2014 Helmet Design Winner!!!! Nutcase Helmets today announced the winner of its Helmet Art design contest that ran through the end of March.  Of the 55 contest submissions, it was the drawing above by Sandra Ramirez, 35, an artist and designer from Colombia, that wowed the judges (i.e. the Nutcases). Ramirez is now…

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    One will become a Nutcase

    April 9, 2014

    One will become a Nutcase

    April 9, 2014 For our International Helmet Design Competition, we received 55 unique helmet designs from artists around the world.  Helmet patterns ranged from beautiful and bold and to fun and whimsical. All of these creative designs made it very difficult for our design team to pick the ONE new pattern for us to take to…

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