Headline: Milwaukee is Amazing

If you have suffered through one of my presentations at the Bike Summit or some public meeting, all the “ya knows” sprinkled in my nasal drone probably clued you in that I was born and raised in Milwaukee. I spent some formative early years down der where da streetcars useta turn the corner ’round. Tease [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]



Good reasons to bike in winter

Bill Miller has been winter biking for four years. He’s lost forty pounds and gotten his cholesterol under control. But that’s not the main reason he does it. “I was in sales for years,” explained Bill, a Bike Fed member. “Lots of driving and lots of drive up windows at fast food restaurants. When I [...]