Equipment

Bike to Work Tips

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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Your Many Bicycle Choices

In my previous post I wrote that the first equipment question you should ask is not “What bike should I ride?” but “Why do I want to ride?” Today I’ll review the many bicycle choices available to you.

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What Kind Of Bicycle Do I Need To Bike To Work?

So, you’ve decided you want to bike to work. The first question you may ask yourself is, “What kind of bike should I ride?” I suggest that this is not the first question–what to ride is a tool question, and what you need to ask is an intent question. We like to focus on tools […]

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The 2 Things You Must Have To Bike To Work

In the bike to work community, the debates about equipment rage: what are the best clothes, shoes, pedals, frames, etc. At it’s most basic level, there are only two things you must have to bike to work: A bike. A place to go. Everything else is an accessory.

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