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Wish List Addendum

In New York City on 14 December 2010 at 2:26 pm

I’m midst exam (literally. I have the DOJ Horizontal Merger Guidelines and a half-written analysis of a potentially problematic merger sitting in front of me as I write) but I figured I owe it to Justin, our reading public, and anyone looking for the perfect gift to give/ask for to add a little something here.

I’ve never used velcro-straps on my pants (I prefer the old “tuck in sock” or “roll one side up like a thug” method) but I would otherwise heartily endorse Justin’s list. Considering the numerous pants with a chewed up right cuff and socks covered in grease marks I have owned, I should probably endorse the straps, as well. Nevertheless, I have a few items to add. Read the rest of this entry »

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A wish list for a new cyclist

In Washington DC on 13 December 2010 at 10:35 pm

Dear Santa,

I’m writing this list for a friend. Her parents just got her a brand-new-to-her-bike, which, as you may know, is only the beginning. To get her up and riding she’s going to need a few accessories. That’s where you and your elves come in. I’ve thought about it, and this is a list of things I think should come with a first bike. Read the rest of this entry »

Inspiration

In Washington DC on 5 December 2010 at 5:14 pm

So I was trying to find an article I read a while ago, and just googling around for the fragments still clinging to my memory, and I came across a number of inspirational things people’ve written about bikes and doing things without a car. Here are some of my favorites. Oh, and because I like pictures, here’s an awesome photo I found over at Saddle Up Bike. I think it epitomizes dedication to riding year-round.

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And we’re back…Sort of.

In Washington DC on 2 December 2010 at 4:44 pm

The men behind the Bike Ways curtain have had a busy few months and have posted shamefully little since early summer…as you may have noticed. Sparing you the details, I’ll simply say things have settled down and we will have more time–and hopefully more motivation–to post more frequently. So look for that.

Starting now we’re going to bring you more of the city-riding incites, odes to two-wheeled transport, and general bitching and moaning about and ridiculing of the stupid things we see people do with their bikes that you’ve come to love or at least expect. We might also praise some things too.

On the bitching and moaning note… Read the rest of this entry »