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Pace

In New York City on 6 June 2010 at 2:40 pm

Bicycling has numerous benefits over other modes of transport, including the ability to do it without a licence of any sort.  The down side of this is that there  is no barrier to entry to any yahoo who wants to ride in the same place that I do, so streets and bike paths inevitably fill up with riders with very little idea how to ride and no concept of cycling etiquette. I’d like to take this opportunity to educate our readers on the topic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wrap it Up

In Austin, Washington DC on 2 June 2010 at 9:45 pm

So I move more than I’d like to, which means I’ve shipped my bike around the country enough times to have learned some things. First, of all the ways to get your bike from A to B, the best way I’ve yet come across is to have your Australian friend and a blind guy drive it across the country and hand deliver it.

Barring that, I prefer UPS or Fedex to USPS, primarily because you can insure the bike for whatever amount you’d like for a reasonable fee. Standard UPS shipping insurance covers the bike for up to $100, but for every $2, they’ll cover it for $100 more. So, when I recently mailed mine from DC to Austin, $14 covered it for $800–not bad. Read the rest of this entry »