Fixed on Girl Power

As a father with a daughter and someone who believes getting more women to ride bikes is one of the keys to saving the world, I have to share this wonderful short film that just gets everything right.  Thanks to Ali D., one of the world’s unsung heros, for alerting me to it.  These comments from the cinematographer who made it: “Debuting Xenia [...]

Studded tires summary and winter bikes

d’Andre’s post yesterday’s about studded tires had a lot of good advice in the article and the comment section that I thought were worth summarizing today.  Below are the highlights of sage winter cycling advice I pulled from all the comments Studded tires, while not a magic bullet, greatly improve traction on icy roads. Good carbide studded tires [...]

WSJ: fashion and bicycle advice?!?

A friend sent me an email tipping me off to a short article in the Wall Street Journal  that offered fashion advice to professional women interested in riding a bike to work.  I was a bit suprised that the WSJ even had a fasion reporter.  The fashion reporter interviews Julie Hirshfeld, owner of, a purveyor of eurobikes in Manhattan.  If [...]

Got Studs?

Regular guest on Over the Bars, d’Andre Willis does, and she was kind enough to share her experience with these winter cycling confidence builders.  Thanks d’Andre! After being sidelined for two weeks by travel and a bad cold, I’m back on the bike this week.    Days off the bike always remind me of why I ride….I miss [...]

Drive to the store and save gas?

I almost always go grocery shopping by bicycle.  Oma can carry a prodigious amount of essentials in just her panniers and front basket.  For bigger loads I pull an old Burley trailer.  I shop by bike for the same reasons I bike to work: First and foremost, bikes are way funner than cars I get exercise [...]