Bicycle Commuting

The Smell of Bicycle Commuting

January 22, 2014
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The Smell of Bicycle Commuting

Yesterday on Twitter I gave a virtual high five to everyone who responded saying they had ridden to work that day.  All of us who ride our bikes to work can be lumped together as commuters, but the variety within this category differs greatly.  Some get their road bike training in on the way...
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Pick Up and Delivery by Bicycle

August 16, 2013
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Pick Up and Delivery by Bicycle

I might not have mentioned it enough times in the past, but I’m the proud owner of a bicycle café in the Caribbean called Mocha Spoke.  I also commute to work by bike 99% of the time….so my work life is pretty much as bikey as possible. During the day we’re quite often in need...
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Dealing With a Job Change as a Bicycle Commuter

June 7, 2013
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Dealing With a Job Change as a Bicycle Commuter

A job change can definitely shake up your world, but it could also be what enables you to become a bicycle commuter.  Last July, one of my online friends switched jobs and in doing so the distance to work went from being 3 miles to 11.5.  Here’s the story of how this job change, and becoming...
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3 Tips for Getting your Bike Through the Winter Commuting Season:

February 1, 2013
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3 Tips for Getting your Bike Through the Winter Commuting Season:

So you are hardcore enough to brave the elements this winter and ride to work.  Good for you!  It’s so much more difficult to motivate yourself to ride in the morning when you know that Mother Nature is not going to gently embrace you with a thousand warm kisses of the sunrise.  No instead,...
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A Lifelong Commitment to the Bike

January 18, 2013
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A Lifelong Commitment to the Bike

Do you have a lifelong commitment to the Bike?  I received a comment to our 2013 “#LuckyYear” post from Derrick Fogle who explained his “lifelong commitment”.  I liked the sound of it and immediately asked if he’d be interested in supplying a guest post on the subject.  He jumped at my suggestion, and I’m...
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Lighting It Up

November 28, 2012
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Lighting It Up

You’ve never seen me review bicycle lights here before, and that’s because I don’t ride at dusk, dawn, or in the dark…..until now. When we were living in Austin (and in Canada prior to that), I was able to ride pretty much when I wanted to and always had tons of sunlight shining on...
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Top 4 Items for a Winter Bike Commute

November 9, 2012
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Top 4 Items for a Winter Bike Commute

It is pretty easy to get up in the morning, grab a cup-a-joe and hop on the bike to ride to work…when it’s warm out.  However, cold weather presents an entirely new group of challenges.  It seems like the colder it gets, the harder it is for me to just get out of bed,...
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Loving the Commute: Commuter Profile – John Fry

October 12, 2012
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Loving the Commute: Commuter Profile – John Fry

For this month’s Loving the Commute I decided to take a moment to talk with a fellow commuter. If you would like to be a part of Loving the Commute, I would love to talk to you, send me an email (aaronthestrong@gmail.com) or reach out to me via twitter (@Aaronthestrong).  John is a good...
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Loving the Commute: Back to the Basics

September 18, 2012
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Loving the Commute: Back to the Basics

I love to ride my bike.  I can say that most of the time my train of thought eventually leads back to some aspect of cycling.  I started commuting by bike as part of a fitness goal.  I’ll never forget the feeling I had the first time I rode my first commute to work...
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Commute Gear Talk Part 2

August 10, 2012
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Commute Gear Talk Part 2

It’s been a while since we have talked commuting gear in this little series so I thought it was time for an update.  It seems like there isn’t a day that goes by that some new and exciting piece of equipment that you simply must have is introduced to the market.  I blame Fancy...
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Loving the Commute: Fixed Gear Edition

July 13, 2012
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Loving the Commute: Fixed Gear Edition

Several months ago I decided to use some of the old bike parts in my garage to try to assemble my own fixed gear bike.  For those that don’t know, fixed gear bikes are not just for people with mustaches.  Fixed gear bikes actually started out as track bikes before slowly becoming the universal...
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Become a Stronger Rider by Commuting

June 8, 2012
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Become a Stronger Rider by Commuting

Loving the Commute Series by Aaron Madrid I have a secret to tell… I want to be a racer.  In fact, this fall I plan on competing in my first race at the Mass Ave Crit in Indianapolis.  I have some friends that are coaches, and hope to take advantage of their services some...
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