Year: 2012

Bike to Work Tips

On Wearing a Helmet — Duh!

Of all the bicycle related topics on the internet, none seem to generate more passion and zeal than the subject of helmets. In most places, the choice to wear a helmet or not is yours. Today we will enumerate the arguments for and against helmets so you can make an informed choice about their use…or […]

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The Three Rs for Biking to Work in Winter

In a previous post on winter commuting, I laid out five reasons you should bike to work in winter. Commuting by bike in the snowy months has can be a wonderful experience but it requires some personal preparation, extra thought for your bike, and adjustments to your technique. Now that the snow is coming down, […]

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Prepping And Caring For Your Bike In Winter

This is the third in a four part series on riding a bike to work in winter. Previous articles covered why you should bike in winter, and how you should prepare yourself for winter riding. Today’s post is on how to prepare and take care of your bike. As I write this post, there is […]

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What YOU Need to Bike to Work in Winter

In the previous post, I wrote about reasons and rewards of biking to work in the winter. Safely and comfortably commuting in winter requires some personal preparation. Today, we’ll look at what you can do to prepare your mind and body for a great commute. A week or so ago, I met up with a […]

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Five Reasons You Should Bike To Work in Winter

I saw my breath this morning — winter is coming. This post is the first of four in a series on riding your bike to work in the winter. This post looks at why; subsequent articles will describe taking care of yourself, taking care of your bike, and winter riding techniques. I began my bike […]

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My Secret to a Relaxed and Pleasant Bicycle Commute

It has been said that you might not always get what you want, but you do always get what you expect. I doubt that it’s true in all cases, but I can say with certainty that you will experience the commute you expect. A few months ago, I was talking with neighbor who bikes to […]

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Bike to Work in the Rain

People always seem amazed when they see me at work even though it is raining. My pointing out that if you ride fast enough you only get wet in the front doesn’t seem to lessen their wonder — half wet is wet. But really, the expectation that you can always choose to be dry is […]

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Bike To Work Clothes

In many other countries, the question, “What should I wear for my bike ride to work?” is not asked any more than the question, “What should I wear to drive to work?” is asked in the U.S. In today’s post, I review your three options for clothing when a bike to work (a fourth option—ride […]

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Equipment to Help You Bike To Work

The key to riding consistently and confidently is to be prepared and comfortable. In my recent article on giving up your car, I talked about how to be prepared on a macro-level by building in layers of redundancy. In today’s post, I’ll review some pieces of equipment you should consider carrying to make your commute […]

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