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Bike Winter is Coming – Winter Gear Made an Appearance This Week

Bike Winter is Coming – Winter Gear Made an Appearance This Week

Once the time changes here in Chicago there’s no doubt that winter is on it’s way. The calendar says it’s late in the year and when it’s dark at 5:00pm you just know that it’s time to dig out the hat and gloves and gear up for winter. Until this past week though, it hasn’t […]

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The Bike Shop Closes and My Bike Falls Apart

The Bike Shop Closes and My Bike Falls Apart

Well.. OK, not really. But it was impeccable timing on the part of my Omafiets. She’s  a year old now and I guess it was time to be feisty.  Lets also be honest though – I am hard on my bike.  I’m not a small rider – I’m 6ft tall and built like the Midwestern […]

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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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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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Merry Bike Christmas: New Panniers!

Merry Bike Christmas: New Panniers!

Mr. Ding made it quite a merry Christmas with some bike gear waiting under the tree with my name on it.  He gave me a pair of these Detours brand panniers!!  I think they will look quite lovely on Oma! It’s got a zippered top that flips open to the full width of the bag, […]

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Cold-Weather City Biking: Suggestions & Some New Finds

Cold-Weather City Biking: Suggestions & Some New Finds

The snow and cold have come full-on to Chicago this December, which means every bike blogger has been getting out his or her winter bike/gear/accessories and then writing about it.  I’m no different however this year I have had to do some reconfiguring  since I’ll be riding on Oma – the Dutch bike I bought […]

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