Tag Archives: City Commuting & Transport by Bike

Video: Rainy Bike Commute Through Chicago’s Loop

A video of part of my morning bike commute to work in downtown Chicago, in the rain. Over the bridge and through the Loop, to the Millennium Bike Station I go.

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Bike Commuting 101

Bike Commuting 101

I was recently invited to be a guest blogger for the Campmor blog and provide some basic tips for commuting by bike.

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High Winds & Waves But No Bikes This Time

High Winds & Waves But No Bikes This Time

Another big windy storm has been blowing through Chicago the last day or so, with winds gusting up to 60+mph, and giant waves crashing along the lakefront, causing some flooding, closing Lakeshore Drive, and of course, closing down parts of the lakefront bike/running path.  I work downtown, and all the windows in our building have […]

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Something New – Bike Blogs From Around the U.S.

Something New – Bike Blogs From Around the U.S.

While I mostly enjoy winter and the seasons and the crazy weather that is Chicago, right now I’m tired of gray snow, gray skies and blogging about my umpteenth ride in the snow.  So instead,  I give you some bike blogs from around the country. These are blogs that you might not have heard of […]

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Mama’s Got A Brand New Bag or Ding Ding Let’s Ride Has A New Design

Mama’s Got A Brand New Bag or Ding Ding Let’s Ride Has A New Design

So what do ya think of the new look? I’ve been playing around with a couple of different themes since I launched this blog over the summer and while there were elements that I liked in each of them, I really wasn’t getting what I wanted in any one theme – modified or not.   It […]

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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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Greenstreet Cycles & Biking in the City of Omaha

Greenstreet Cycles & Biking in the City of Omaha

I had to make an unplanned trip home to Omaha last weekend (missed the Cocktail Ride, sadly) and while I was there I managed to find some extra time to stop by a great little bike shop that has opened downtown – the only bike shop in downtown Omaha by the way.  Greenstreet Cycles is […]

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