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Are Those Basil Saddle Covers Really Waterproof? Yes!

Are Those Basil Saddle Covers Really Waterproof? Yes!

We rode our bikes to the store this morning and when we came out of the store, the first downpour of the day had started. There sat my Omafiets in the pouring rain, wearing her new saddle cover.

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Bike Locks: Any Thoughts on Those “Hand-cuff” Style Bike Locks?

Bike Locks: Any Thoughts on Those “Hand-cuff” Style Bike Locks?

I saw a bike locked up with one of these ‘Bike-Cuff” hand-cuff-style locks on my way to work the other day.  I see them around once in a while. A few years ago I thought about investing in one, but I never came across enough information about them to warrant me buying one. I’m very […]

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A Brief Pause for A Fashion and Gear Review: Jeggings As Bike Pants

A Brief Pause for A Fashion and Gear Review: Jeggings As Bike Pants

Near the end of last week the women from Po Campo threw out a tweet that one of them “almost” bought a pair of jeggings and wondered who was for or against them? Not too long after, Barb Chamberlain asked about them too, and then I sheepishly owned up to the fact that I had […]

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Back to Winter Biking – Extra-Tall Socks

Back to Winter Biking – Extra-Tall Socks

A couple of weeks ago I published a post about cold-weather biking gear and mentioned some tights and over-the-knee socks I was ordering from Sock Dreams. Well they arrived, and they fit perfectly on my long tall plus-size legs! Wohoo!  I’ve worn them out and about on a date with Mr. Ding before the holidays […]

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It’s Cold And Icy in Chicago And I Now Have Studded Bike Tires!

It’s Cold And Icy in Chicago And I Now Have Studded Bike Tires!

About a week ago I wrote a post about using studded bike tires on a Dutch bike. This is my first winter riding an upright Dutch bike, and I had heard other Dutch bike owners who ride in Chicago year-round discuss the benefits of studded tires. The post received a lot of great comments from […]

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Bike-Friendly Finds at the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago

Bike-Friendly Finds at the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago

If you saw my post yesterday, you know that after we finished up the food part of the December installation of the “Women Who Ride” brunch, we all rode our bikes over to Pulaski Park Fieldhouse for the holiday version of the Renegade Craft fair . The fair started as a summer fair (I believe?) […]

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Meet Oma! My New Dutch Bike Finally Arrives!

Meet Oma! My New Dutch Bike Finally Arrives!

Yes, I haven’t posted anything lately, and I promise to rectify that situation quickly with a lot of posts about the BikeWinter Chicago kick-off meeting,  the ThinkBike workshop, and  first off, the arrival of my new bike! This blog was inspired not only by our search for a suitably adapted bike for Little Ding, but […]

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