Bike Blog

Quirks of a Wednesday

August 7, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

Some days biking and dealing with bikes are more interesting than others. Yesterday was one such day.  Riding to work through Loring Park I spotted a woman riding a brighter bike than mine, which is an accomplishment (good or bad, you decide).  She was riding a watermellon bike mostly flourescent…

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Critical-Mass-style Rides in Tijuana

August 5, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

Whether you think that Critical Mass is a bunch of smelly whiners or important, passionate advocates, you have to be thankful that the streets are safe enough for them to ride. A group of cyclists in Tijuana have teamed up for a Critical-Mass-style outing every week, and they’re doing it…

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iPhone Waterproof Shield Hack for Bikes

August 3, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

I have The Bike app for my iPhone and it’s an ungodly piece of crap. It’s supposed to use the phone’s built-in GPS to operate like a conventional bike computer, but instead it turns your ride into a test of your patience in the face of futility. There are some…

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Blind Trials Rider

Posted in: Bike Blog

Matt Gilman walks around the site with a cane for a few minutes before riding, and then he relies on a couple friends to prompt him. He hops on his bike and rolls around on some big drops and pulls off some pretty rad trials moves. Give trackstanding with your…

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All-Natural Bike Helmets

July 28, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

Nature sensitivity is not generally something that’s thrown around in helmet sales. It’s more like, “Will this keep my head from getting crushed by a truck wheel? No? Then how about if I slam my head into a window? Does it match my bike?” One company is working on developing…

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Cyclist/Motorist Beatings and Shootings

July 27, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

Some wack job cyclist in NYC on a track bike came unhinged and started pounding on a guy with his U-lock. Maybe the guy deserved it, but seeing this kind of video all over the internet doesn’t exactly build goodwill among the cycling and driving communities. It leads to crap…

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Varsity Bike Sidewalk Space

July 15, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog, News

After being in Dinkytown for 13 years, Varsity Bike has moved down the street three doors.   As with all change there has been the expected changes, as well as the unintended ones.  During our time in business we have always had bikes on the sidewalk, a public tool block (which…

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