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#30daysofBiking Day 2: The First Commute

I mentioned over this weekend my goal of getting back in to commuting.  To try commuting for the first time since my accident in October.  That is a super long time to be off the commuting habit!  This past Monday was Day 2 of the 30 days of biking, a great day to try bike commuting. What better day then today? A 6 mile ride…

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World Car Free Day is September 22

September 22nd is not only one of our children’s birthday, but it is also World Car Free Day.    As normally I’ll be riding my bike to the bus stop both ways, but I encourage you all to chose your bike, public transportation or to simply walk to your destination if you can.

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Commuting : How Not to Wear Spandex

Originally posted at our sister site : CommuteByBike.com My tri-modal commute to Charlotte has partially changed my perspective of commuting concerns. One of these concerns is clothing which I’ll be deep diving in the next few articles. Business Attire and Dress Codes Since I now work back in the marketing and advertising industry there is more of a dress code than what you find in…

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Reflective Rims and Internally Geared Hubs

  A set of wheels are in for review and in the midst of getting installed on the famous Salsa Casseroll.   Utilizing a Shimano Alfine groupset I have been piecing together in the past 6 months, and the new Velocity Dyad Halo reflective rims. The wheels and review are also based all around the Shimano Alfine groupset, as I’ve been interested in internally geared hubs…

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Bike Commuting with Children

Over at CommuteByBike.com I posted an article this morning about the various ways to carry your smaller child on a bike.   It is a good article to read for the basics of child bike seats, trailers and the Xtracycle.  Many commentors have added their own ways of carrying children which I hope to touch on soon. How do you ride with your smaller children? Do…

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Losing Those Last Extra Pounds? Try commuting

It is a known fact that as we age it is harder to keep the weight off.  Not only are our own bodies changing and making it more difficult, but as well as limited time and more responsibilities.   It was much easier in school, or a younger age to go for a run, make a healthy dinner or join a sports team. Lee said women…

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Video : Unboxing the Raleigh Clubman

We recently took delivery of a 2010 Raleigh Clubman. In this 6 minute clip we go through the basics of unboxing a bicycle. A full review will be available on http://www.CommuteByBike.com soon. A walk through building a bicycle up from the boxed form.  This is how most bikes show up to a bike shop, except for those boutique, build from scratch variety.   We skim through…

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Video Podcast: Keen Coronado Cruiser Review

A very brief video of benefits and initial thoughts of the Keen Coronado Cruiser on review.  A full overview will be in the next week for both Bike Shop Girl and Commute By Bike. This product was given to me at no charge for reviewing.  I was not paid or bribed to give this review and it will have my honest opinion or thoughts through…

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