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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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Bike Winter Chicago – Studded Bike Tires on Dutch Bikes?

Bike Winter Chicago – Studded Bike Tires on Dutch Bikes?

A week or so ago I was talking with some bike people here in Chicago who ride Omafiets year-round and the topic of winter riding and snow tires came up.  I have to say that I hadn’t really thought about it. I’ve been riding year-round for a few years, but until this year I’ve been […]

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Webster Avenue in Chicago – Not A Good Route for Cyclists

Webster Avenue in Chicago – Not A Good Route for Cyclists

I bet that if you live or ride on the north side very often, you ride on Webster Avenue.   Did you know that once you get east of say, Southport that there are better routes to get you east or west?  Surprising eh? I take that route quite often to get to the Zoo from […]

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A New Bike Lock for My Omafiets

A New Bike Lock for My Omafiets

When I bought my new bike I planned on getting a new lock too – wanted to keep my U-lock for my mountain bike.  I did a little research and wrote about my findings in this post. Since I knew the Dutch Bike Company carried the ABUS brand locks that I decided I would purchase, […]

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Bike Lane Etiquette Tips from the Lovely Bicycle Blog

Came across some excellent tips on riding in the bike lane over at Lovely Bike – great pictures and examples of how to turn, yield to traffic and/or pedestrians and approach intersections.  Along with all the great tips, she suggests politely informing other cyclists when they are incorrectly passing on the left,  riding against traffic  […]

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Better Cycling, Safer Cycling – Tips and Upcoming Biking and Commuting Skills Classes

Better Cycling, Safer Cycling – Tips and Upcoming Biking and Commuting Skills Classes

Getting back on your bike as adult,  tackling the busy streets as a bike commuter or trying to teach your kids how to ride their bike safely and smartly can all be daunting tasks that make you want to hang up the helmet and just take the bus.  We weren’t born with wheels and if […]

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Family Biking Essential – A Bike Carrier

Family Biking Essential – A Bike Carrier

Once Little Ding got his own bike we outgrew our 2-bike car rack. Not such a bad thing since Mr. Ding has never enjoyed long trips with the strap-based bike rack. It’s never caused us any problems , always been great. The fact that it was hooked to our car with straps and hooks though, […]

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