Neat looking infographic about bike commuting in the states. I’m pretty disappointed in our state though. We rank very low 38th in bike commuters.
Posts Tagged ‘Bike Commute’
Interesting article about cyclists, bike lanes and breaking the law on your bike.
Amazon has gotten into the bike commuter gear game, opening a new bike commuter store, timed to May’s bike-to-work events. While they’ve obviously got dollar signs as a motivator, kudos regardless to Amazon.com for helping to promoting cycling and bike commuting.
This is a neat design concept — a vertical storage unit/bike rack that is attached to a building in an alleyway. While it’s a really cool concept, I’m not sure it’d ever be practical or affordable in a real world situation.
While currently not able to bike commute, and not ever a fan of coffee, I still find these Bike CafÃ©s popping up to be often. My friend Mike up in DC works at a bike shop that has hours friendly to commuters and has a great coffee shop/snack bar.
Here’s a cool little product for all you fellow bike commuters. This little unit uses an accelerometer to signal when you’re slowing, and has a little touch set of buttons for turn signaling. It retails at just under $100. Why are these lighting products so freaking expensive? Regardless, seems like a cool little gadget, and it’s not half as pricey as some of the brightest rechargeable headlights.
Notice the lack of cycling posts? Make that, notice the lack of cycling? The biggest excuse is that currently, I’m working two jobs, bringing in the big bucks.. err bringing in some money. It’s been consisting of a fair number of hours away from the house. Besides missing my wife and little boy, the other huge thing that’s getting neglected are my bikes.
While my second part time job will get a reduction in hours after this first bit of training, I’m really missing my other training — on two wheels. So something’s going to change. Hours will go down, so that’s a plus in the available time. But I think especially on days with double shifts, I’m going to be looking at riding at lunch. I’ve always enjoyed the bike commute as well, so that’s another way (on non-two job days).
Regardless, missing the wife and kid with long hours is an obvious, but I’m missing my Specialized Tarmac and Allez hanging in the garage as well. In the end, the second job is going to help us pay off some stuff. Some short term discomfort, extra tiredness and lack of time for stuff at home should pay dividends. But here’s to making some changes and efforts to get regular rides in on as many days as possible, and hopefully ease back into the race calendar for 2011.
I don’t know what it is about bike commuting, but I love doing it. Today marked the second Thursday in a row that I did the full bike commute from home to work and back again. In the past, I’d been mainly doing a hybrid commute — driving part way and then biking the rest. But doing the commute door to door is so much better. It’s obviously more saddle time, burns more calories, etc., but it’s just a really cool to pull in and out of the garage on my Tarmac Expert, instead of in the 4Runner or Accord.
I’m feeling like I’m not posting enough bike/cycling posts here at Keefer Madness, though two (not including this one) currently on the home page fall under the cycling category. Anyway, here’s a new gadget for those night time bike commutes to add a little safety, projecting a laser line on either side of you and your bicycle to encourage drivers to pass you with a little bit of distance, with a video to demonstrate.