Category Archives: Bicycles

This Stove is all the Rage

I kid you not, the new “it” stove these days for bike touring is the Trangia backpacking stove.  When I was touring the West Coast two years ago, it was the Whisperlite International, but apparently that’s passé now.                   Friends, Nick and Lindy, who are doing an […]

Do It Yourself

Cycling Cap: Check out the full post on  Also, if you have experience sewing, you can, “probably skip the tute all together, download the pattern and just get on with it,” as the dude says.  Pattern at Web site.  Refurbished Saddle: See instructions through pictures here.  If you’re someone who needs more instructions though, […]

Surly blog archives

      I love Surly bikes.  I don’t know if it’s because I’m from Minnesota, and that is where this QBP brand bike is made, or because Surly’s Furious IPA is hands down my favorite.  Anyway, I remember when one of my bike snob friends surprisingly sent me the link to this article from […]

Put this one in your back pocket…

Roads in the 19th century could have easily gone into disrepair to the point of no return as the days of carriages were ending with the railways taking off, and motorized vehicles not yet around.  The roads were largely unused during this time.  With the evolution from hobby horse to velocipede to bicycles, cyclists were […]

It all started with a bowl of Pho…

Let’s be clear, Turtle Tower, in the Tenderloin has the most bombsauce pho in the city.  But unfortuately along with it comes an unsavory neighborhood to lock your bike up in.  A friend was visiting in town last week and after biking all around the city all day, it was destination Turtle Tower time.  So […]

Chile Promotes Empowerment of Women Through Bicycle Riding

According to the article, Promoting Women’s Empowerment on Two Wheels, by Pamela Sepulveda, only 20% of Chile’s cyclist ridership is women which equates to a 1:5 ratio.  This is significantly lower than in the U.S. (and San Francisco) where women to men ridership is 1:2, which is still low, especially in comparison to some European […]

High Profile “Share the Road” Campaign in Britain

 The article, “Fiat’s ‘share the road’ campaign hits the papers,” by Jonathon Harker on states:  ‘We’re not suggesting cuddles at traffic lights, just a little understanding’ British Cycling’s official vehicle supplier Fiat has launched its ‘share the road’ campaign, using Olympic cyclists. Announced at the start of the year, Fiat’s campaign – aimed at […]

New Cyclist Anti-Harassment Law in Berkeley

In February Berkeley passed a new law that allows cyclists lawful recourse in civil court.  Los Angeles and Berkeley are the only two cities to have instituted this so far.   Harassment and assault on a cyclists has always been illegal, but the burden of proof is much more difficult to prove as a criminal offense […]

The 2012 Kona 29ers just got some rave reviews.

Everybody Bikes carries Kona brand bikes.  You connect the dots.  Highlights from the review on “Kona, without a doubt, has some solid performers in the Big Wheel department. I look forward to what they come up with in product development leading into the future of mountain biking.” HEI HEI SUPREME “The Hei Hei 29 […]

Support Your Local Bike Shop, Kids

…or you might get ripped off. I will admit: I belong in the geriatrics unit, not in a 28 year old woman’s body. For survival reasons I have adapted to the technological demands  required to succeed  in our society, but I still prefer pen to paper, sending and receiving correspondence through the post, but most […]