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Little Green Bike (Brompton rocks a hilly Italian commute + doing better here)

As Anne mentioned recently, we’ve been loving the Bromptons and the role they’ve helped play in letting us live car-light. Beyond the expanded Zipcar range, or the fact that a gorilla-sized dad and his 9-year-old daughter can ride the same … Continue reading

Joy-filled, kid-cam view of an Xtracycle commute

I’m a little behind on my blog / RSS reading (like 6-9 months, oops) so maybe this one has been all over the Inter-Webs. But even if it has, I don’t care. I love it and I’m posting it here … Continue reading

Improve Your Chances of a Dry Commute with Hourly Forecast

This time of year, the weather is pretty predictable in Seattle. More often than not, it’s gonna rain. Sometimes we get a break from the rain–maybe just a few clouds, maybe even some sun. To help us figure out the … Continue reading

Bike-Ferry Commute Awesomeness

This is sweet. The volume of commuters is almost like something you’d see in Northern Europe. The video author says the state ferry system is thinking of bumping cars in favor of bikes because bikes generate more revenue per square … Continue reading

Why Do You Bike Commute? Why Don’t You Bike Commute?

We often get asked why we ride and we occasionally ask others why they do or don’t. Other than the usual (“it’s great exercise!”or “the weather sucks”), our insight into the matter has been lean. One thing I sort of … Continue reading

My Bike Commute = Daily City Immersion

One thing I like about bike commuting is the opportunity to experience more of my city. In the morning, I might see a single scull or kayak slip under the University Bridge, the rising sun reflecting on the Olympic range, … Continue reading

What Free Days (Part 2)

You’re really going to need coffee for this one, get it now before you start. In Part One of What Free Days,  we talked about the (editor: ugly, fat, smelly, comfortable, dry, cheap, and easy) car in our driveway, non-subsidized … Continue reading

Eighth-Annual Xtracycle Tree Haulin! (plus retrospective)

This is our obligatory eighth-annual Christmas tree by bike post. Tree-hauling is old hat by now, but I thought I’d post some photos of this year’s adventure anyway. You might remember that last year our daughter hauled the tree. When we … Continue reading

Pacific Coast Bike Tour Day 22: Leo Carrillo State Beach to Palos Verdes

previous post: Pacific Coast Bike Tour Day 21: Carpinteria to Leo Carillo State Beach Day 22: Leo Carrillo State Beach to Palos Verdes This was the final week of the tour: the home stretch, the final stage, the last 200 miles! … Continue reading

Pacific Coast Bike Tour Days 8 and 9: Oakland to Santa Cruz

previous post: A Drive to Oakland and Rest days in the Bay Area Day 8: Oakland to Half Moon Bay  Destination of the day: Half Moon Bay. We started with a Bart ride from Rock Ridge to Daly City. Although … Continue reading