Philosophy of the Fixie

Yesterday was the day I rode my new fixie for the first time. Now I get it. I bought the jet black Felt Brougham in a crime of passion at the Madison Bike-O-Rama a couple of weeks ago. Since then the weather has not cooperated so much. But this morning, with temperatures soaring into the [...]


No Men Allowed!

Surveys consistently show that in the U.S. men bicycle more than women, by a ratio of at least 2:1. As our Deputy Dave illustrated in this older blog post, in Milwaukee the ratio is even lower with women making up only 13% of people who ride bikes for transportation. In contrast, researchers have noted that [...]


What Spring? I Blame Tony B!

Over the weekend, my friend and fellow “Bring it on Old Man Winter” 4-season commuter Tony Berger proudly posted he was removing his studded tires and cleaning the drive train on his commuter bike. At the time I thought it was a bad idea, but I didn’t want to spoil his hopeful attitude by reminding [...]



Seminole Trail Fundraiser = Beer, Bikes, & Brats

Help C.O.R.P (Capitol Off Road Pathfinders) and Machinery Row raise money for a new off road trail in Madison. C.O.R.P has teamed up with IMBA to develop a 4.5mile section of trail at Seminole Park. Located at the intersection of PD and Seminole highway, and just off the Capitol City Path. This trail will be [...]