Monthly Archives: August 2010

Reason to Ride a Bike #1: It all comes out in the wash

Not in any particular order of importance (like a top ten list), I am going to do a series of mini posts on the many reasons to ride a bike.    Here is my first reason: to get the laundry done.

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OTBMKE Flickr Page

I have had a number of people ask me when I am going to get the photo contest Flickr page up. I have uploaded many of the contest photos to a Flickr page which you can see here. I will get … Continue reading

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Fun Friday Photo Contest: And the Winners Are…

With no further delay, the winners are: Catagory A: Panda Shot 1st prize Wald Woody Basket: Scott W                       2nd prize Planet Bike Superflash Blaze 1 watt light set: Casey M                      3rd prize 1 year subscription to COG Magazine: Samantha Catagory B: Lycra … Continue reading

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She Rides

In honor of the bicycle film shorts at the Bicycle Film Festival tonight I give you a cool video from Michele Lugaresi. See you at the Times Cinema.

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More Friday Fotos

Too many good pictures and not enough Fridays so I had to share.  These from Casey.

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Friday Photo Contest: Last Day Entries

 This is the last day for photo entries into the contest.  I am pulling the plug on the contest as of this post.  I had hoped to announce the winners of the drawing today, but entries came in to several different … Continue reading


What do Milwaukee, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Copenhagen and Sau Paulo have in commen?

Why the 10th Annual Bicycle Film Festival of course. Organized locally by the fine folks at COG Magazine and some great local sponsors, the red carpet rolls out Friday night at the Times Cinema in the epicenter of my universe, the Washington … Continue reading

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The Forgotten E: Selling Cycling

Building bike lanes and paths is one sure way to get more people biking. But we can’t put the full weight of developing a sustainable and balanced transportation system on the shoulders of the engineers. We need all five Es: … Continue reading

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Sexy New Dutch Ride: Vanmoof No. 3

  If you notice such things, chances are you have caught a glimpse of a Vanmoof bicycle somewhere already. The stylish new Dutch commuter bike has been featured everywhere from Treehugger to GQ Magazine. Even the Bike Snob had something … Continue reading

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A-Tisket, A-Tasket, a Rack and a Black Basket

Oma got a present this weekend, a nice front rack from Dutch Bike Co. in Chicago. I installed it and added a new basic black milk-crate.  The rack is different from most front racks sold in the US in that … Continue reading

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