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The Idiot’s Guide To Bicycle Commuting by bamarunner11 Posted Mon 21 Feb 2011 2:56pm Unfortunately, my bike is in the shop right now after yesterdays accident . When I hit the curb, my wheel cracked, so I am currently awaiting a replacement. They had to special order the wheel that I need, but I had them overnight it, so my bike should be ready this afternoon. I am anxiously waiting next to my phone In the mean time, ... Read on »
Beginners Guide to Gear Shifting on a Bicycle by Kodjoworkout Posted Tue 29 May 2012 7:00am Almost everyone begins learning to ride a bike that has just one gear on it. These one-speed bicycles are what children ride to and from school. Once children start to get into their teens, and for the vast majority of adults, the one-speed bicycle simply does not do the job anymore. That is why bicycles with multiple gears are the norm. ... Read on »
A Guide to the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show by Marcus S. Posted Tue 22 Feb 2011 11:31am In just three days, hundreds of custom bicycle framebuilders and bicycle companies from all over the US will descend on Austin for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show . I’ll be exhibiting there myself with Violet Crown Cycles . Here’s a quick guide the show, some of the parties going on, and info on some of the local Austin builders wh ... Read on »
Bike to Work Guide Available Soon by pauldorn Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:06am My publisher, Adams Media, contacted me this week to inform me that marketing had begun for the book project that kept me busy much of the summer. The Bike to Work Guide: What You Need to Know to Save Gas, Go Green, Get Fit will ship in November, be in stores by December, and be on sale everywhere by January. It's now available for " pre-or ... Read on »
Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike by KovasP Posted Thu 26 Jul 2012 6:48am A former racer, Petersen has commuted by bike every day since 1980 – wow! Grant Petersen is the founder of Rivendell Bicycle Works, a brand known for its lugged steel frames, throwback designs, and emphasis on comfort and functionality in lieu of the light weight and technological advances espoused by race bike firms. Bicycling Magazine o ... Read on »
A2W Bike Shop map and guide updated for holiday shopping by Marcus S. Posted Tue 14 Dec 2010 3:33pm It’s been way too long since I updated the A2W bike shop map and guide , a contact list and interactive map of all the bike shops in Austin. Since Christmas is right around the corner, I wanted to make sure everyone had current information on where to get bikes and accessories. Click map for interactive map of all Austin area bike shops ... Read on »
Eight days left for Bike Month Guide submissions by Marcus S. Posted Wed 08 Apr 2009 12:17am As we reported last week Russell Pickavance is gathering stories for the Bike Month Guide 2009 and his deadline is April 15. I talked to him at the Austin Cycling Association meeting last night and he still wants to hear from you. The Bike Month Guide  is going to be a tabloid-size (like the Chronicle ) paper, probably 60 pages or so, and will ... Read on »
Dirty Girls cleaning your bike by Chloe Posted Sat 14 Jul 2012 4:34pm For a long, long time I was the cyclist who would trade free babysitting for someone to clean my bike.  Seriously.   One time my coach said "Chloe, that is the dirtiest bike I've ever seen" or my bike mechanic stated (more then once) "My, the princess has been rode hard and put up wet".  Yes.  I do love my bike - but I did not know how to kee ... Read on »
A Girly Girl's Guide to Buying a Bike by Heidi A. Posted Tue 28 Aug 2012 7:08pm Given that QR is one of the awesome  Rev3 sponsors for the year, I was sold on the brand from the start. Buying a bike can't be that hard right? Wow-sers was I wrong. Despite the long, challenging, and sometimes intimidating process I'm happy to say that I've learned a lot and have a brand spanking new bike vocabulary. Meet Esperanza!!!! ... Read on »
Big Bear Lake: A Guide to Swim-Bike-Run at Altitude by Tawnee Prazak Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 22 Aug 2013 12:36pm Great trail running, especially for hill-lovers ;) It takes us, at the most, 2 hours to drive from OC to Big Bear Lake, which sits at about 6,700 feet and can take you up to ~8,440 feet. I love it. You get from SoCal's congested freeways to secluded wilderness, without much effort. I love the area too, such a quaint little mounta ... Read on »