Monthly Archives: February 2011

Final upgrades: lock, mudflap, pedals

I recently told you about some upgrades I am making to my Schwinn euro-style city bike project. Friday when I got home from work, I was excited to find a small brown box on my front porch.  Inside the box were … Continue reading

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The Beauty of (Not) Biking in Winter

Today’s guest post from Dave Steele provides an interesting perspective I have never considered.  What would you do if you couldn’t ride a bike?  I’m one “those crazy people.” You know, one of those people who has been known to show … Continue reading

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Hip Hop, Nairobi, Bicycles

Who would have guessed?  From Nairobi to Copenhagen to Tim K up in the Driftless Region to me in Milwaukee to you wherever you are. If the kids in Nairobi get it, perhaps there is a little hope for the future.  Check … Continue reading

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Third Annual Wisconsin Bike Summit Announced

The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin officially announced the date and schedule for this years state bike summit.  Check this link for details at the Bike Fed website.  Unless another volcano blows it’s top, this year’s keynote speaker will be Andreas Rohl, the … Continue reading

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Chicago’s bold new bike boss

Readers of Over the Bars know I like big ideas and big thinkers.  Anyone who knows me well can testify that I am fond of making personal pronouncements. Richard M. Daley, the previous mayor of Chicago, was a big thinker who was … Continue reading

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Moving away from cars

A great video from the new Streetfilms series “Moving Beyond the Automobile.” Part two of a planned ten-part series, Streetfilms will take a look at sustainable transportation options and funding such as congestion pricing, bus rapid transit and car sharing.  Although … Continue reading

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Elevator Statement

The last snowfall hit Milwaukee like an upper cut from Jack Johnson.  Despite DPW’s best efforts, it seemed to come when we had our guard down during the night.  Salt trucks were seasoning the streets in my neighborhood well before … Continue reading

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Wonderful film

Thanks to Patrick for tipping me off to this beautifully shot and painfully honest short documentary.  I’ve been in the same situation as Jason Wood.  I cried then as I did watching Jason make the same decision I did. This video is not about bikes, but it has … Continue reading

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MB2 (Milwaukee By Bike) kick-off meeting

I wanted to confirm that the first meeting of the new coalition, alliance, federation, chapter or whatever will take place next week Wednesday, March 2nd at 5:00 pm at the Swinging Door Saloon and Eatery.  Future meetings will move to different … Continue reading

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MB3 meeting details

I promised to post the meeting details for the upcoming MB3 (Milwaukee Business By Bike) meeting, so here you go. RSVP and I will see you there! 5:00 – 5:30 Social 5:30 – 7:00 Meeting Beverages and light snacks servedSpecial … Continue reading

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