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Loving the Commute: Edition #3

February 3, 2012
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Loving the Commute: Edition #3

This is Edition three of a series on bicycle commuting by guest contributor, Aaron Madrid. These posts are all about Aaron’s experiences as a newcomer to commuting, and he’s here to share it with you.  We’re hoping this series will encourage you to become a commuter yourself?  Be sure to check out the previous editions...
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Viva la Bicicletta – Cuba Work Bikes

January 27, 2012
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Viva la Bicicletta – Cuba Work Bikes

Beautiful Cuban “work bikes” and a post about cycling in Cuba, by guest writer Kathy Campbell. Viva la Bicicletta – An article and photos on Cuba and their Working Bikes by Kathy Campbell If you love bicycle touring then you must make some time for a bike tour around Cuba.  There are so many reasons...
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The Love Affair

January 20, 2012
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The Love Affair

Ever wonder how “The Love Affair” of cycling is seen through a “non-rider’s” eyes?  Today’s guest post by Vania Selvaggi just might be the most beautifully written cycling story ever written by a non-cyclist. Earlier this month, I read an awesome “non-cycling” article online and liked it so much that I asked the writer...
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Loving the Commute: Edition #2

January 6, 2012
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Loving the Commute: Edition #2

This is Edition two of a series on bicycle commuting by guest contributor, Aaron Madrid. These posts are all about Aaron’s experiences as a newcomer to commuting, and he’s here to share it with you.  We’re hoping this series will encourage you to become a commuter yourself?  Be sure to check out Loving the Commute:...
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The Adventures of Owning a Caribbean Bike Shop

December 30, 2011
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The Adventures of Owning a Caribbean Bike Shop

Ever dreamed about opening a bike shop in the Caribbean?  Our friend, Eric shares his personal story (and nightmare) of when he ran a bike shop on the island of St. Croix. The Adventures of Owning a Caribbean Bike Shop by Eric Hutchins For 6 years, I was the owner of a small bike...
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#bikeschool: Ryders Caliber Photochromic Review and Giveaway

December 27, 2011
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#bikeschool: Ryders Caliber Photochromic Review and Giveaway

We’ve got Professor @egggman in today with a review of the Caliber Photochromic sunglasses from Ryders Eyewear.  Mike is a year round cyclist and experiences all seasons and conditions over there in Ontario, so he’s sure to provide a full review on their performance. Enter to WIN: Oh, and we’re giving away a pair of...
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A Bicycle for Christmas

December 23, 2011
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A Bicycle for Christmas

The bicycle just might be the best Christmas gift in the World.  Well, we think it is and so does our guest writer, Mark Beaconsfield.  Mark is a cycling fan, cyclist, and a regular classmate at #bikeschool (along with his daughter, Kayla).  He hails from Melbourne, Australia and we’re happy to share his beautiful...
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Make it Happen Monday: Be a Positive Contributor

December 19, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Be a Positive Contributor

Our good friend, Eric brings his wisdom and talks about being a positive contributor to society in today’s Make it Happen Monday post. Be a Positive Contributor by Eric Hutchins I am a huge fan of the Lovingthebike site and of Darryl, its creator.  He recently asked me to guest blog about what the...
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Loving the Commute: Edition #1

December 9, 2011
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Loving the Commute: Edition #1

This is the first instalment of a series on bicycle commuting by guest contributor, Aaron Madrid. Who better than a newcomer to the world of commuting to talk about their experiences and suggestions to get you doing the same? Loving the Commute by Aaron Madrid While we are all confident that eventually the great...
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#bikeschool: Bike Prices

November 22, 2011
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#bikeschool: Bike Prices

Bike Prices by Aaron Madrid (#bikeschool student and guest professor) Not long ago I was given the privilege of hosting a night of #Bikeschool. The second question I asked pertained to a subject that I personally have very strong opinions on, the price of bikes. Upon asking my question, it became clear that many...
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Make it Happen Monday: Name Your Price

November 21, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Name Your Price

My good friend Ian is one of the most “Make it Happen” kind of guys I know.  He’s been an inspiration and source of motivation for me countless times….both on and off the bike.  Yeah, he’s the real deal.  Ian leads by example and if there was ever a person to provide you with...
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Erie, PA Cyclist Creates Commuter Friendly City

November 18, 2011
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Erie, PA Cyclist Creates Commuter Friendly City

What do you do when you’re a bike commuter who lives in a city with no bicycle culture?  Well, if you’re Steve Shepard you take things into your own hands and start building up that culture. Steve Shepard is a family man and daily commuter in Erie, PA…located in northeast Pennsylvania on the shores...
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