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New bike: Giant Halfway by pauldorn Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:06am This is the new bike in my stable, the Giant Halfway folding bicycle. I'd long wanted--but didn't need --a folding bicycle. Many of my friends had them, and they're just very practical and fun. After test riding a few folding bikes from different makers, I bought this Giant Halfway a week ago at Pacific Bicycles in San Francisco, using my Sa ... Read on »
Bicycle Design releases finalists for Commuter bike design. What’s missing? by Marcus S. Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 6:55pm Late last week, the blog Bicycle Design released the finalists for its competition to design a new commuter bike for the masses. The winner of this contest will win a Cannondale Bad Boy Disc. Finalist Rick Marlands folder concept. With integrated lock, lights, and fenders this comes closest to meeting all the needs of a commuter in my opinio ... Read on »
I sold a bike: a not so brief history. . . by Karen Voyer-Caravona Posted Sun 08 Jan 2012 3:44pm Excluding  a red tricycle, I've owned seven bicycles in my 49 years.  Not really that many, in my opinion.  Strangely, I have photos of none of my bicycles prior to 2007 and I can't tell you the fate of any of my childhood bicycles.  I outgrew one, and another, I left at home when I went off the college.  My mom did something with each but I have ... Read on »
Up yours Big Oil, I'll bicycle by pauldorn Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:06am From the Eagle-Gazette (Lancaster, OH), 06.18.08: Bicycle sales rising to offset cost at pump Business is booming at local bicycle shops as more and more residents are opting to peddle instead of pump. "As soon as gasoline hit $4 per gallon, that was the tipping point," said Mike Chappell, owner of The Bike Shop in Lancaster. Sales ... Read on »
Up yours Big Oil, I'll bicycle by pauldorn Patient Expert Posted Sun 11 Jan 2009 4:23pm From the Eagle-Gazette (Lancaster, OH), 06.18.08: Bicycle sales rising to offset cost at pump Business is booming at local bicycle shops as more and more residents are opting to peddle instead of pump. "As soon as gasoline hit $4 per gallon, that was the tipping point," said Mike Chappell, owner of The Bike Shop in Lancaster. Sales ... Read on »
Folding bikes for crowded transit by pauldorn Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:06am From the Argus (Fremont, CA), 10.06.08: Folding bikes: a transit alternative IT'S NOT JUST the money she saves on gas that makes her folding bike appealing to Ellen Babcock on her BART ride to work in Oakland. "I like it because it packs up into a little package. I like it because I can ride on BART any time," said Babcock, who rides her bik ... Read on »
World Bike Production and Sales Soar by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Wed 24 Sep 2008 11:35am The Economist is reporting that since 1970 bike production has nearly quadrupled while car production has roughly doubled. Unlike car manufacturers, Giant Manufacturing, the world’s largest bicycle-maker, sold a record 460,000 units last month and is heading for its best year ever. That's almost a half a million bikes in one month alone. ... Read on »
Pedaling Around..... by Rock G. Patient Expert Posted Fri 23 Jan 2009 6:02pm My Baby, Giant's 2002 TCR 1 Bike. Photo courtesy of GiantBicycles.com Maybe I've mentioned this before, I love riding my bike. More so this year and I think it's because I haven't been riding it much lately what with all this running that I've been doing. It's nice to be going so fast with so little weight, to be covering ground at ... Read on »
Hello Bicycle, Thanks For Helping My Running by irunnerblog Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 10:08am Like I wrote the other day, in 2011 I learned a lot of new things.  After prodding from friends I decided to buy a bicycle this year and start commuting to work.  It was a new thing for me and after looking back on my year I am quite happy with my decision to ride a bicycle more. At the beginning of 2011 we talked a lot on the blog about b ... Read on »
Amtrak's Capitol Corridor adds bicycle capacity by pauldorn Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:06am Interesting discovery on my ride home this evening on the Amtrak Capitol Corridor. The car I was on had a new bicycle rack, with space for seven bikes. Six passenger seats had been removed to install the racks. I use the Capitol Corridor daily, bicycling less than a mile to the Sacramento Valley Station, taking the train 16 miles to Davis, ... Read on »