Monthly Archives: October 2010

SWEEEET Fenders!

Wooden fenders look cool, but they are typically flat and water sprays out from the sides. Technology meets style in Woody’s compound curve wooden fenders. d’Andre, I advise you to avoid looking at his chain guards here or it may cost … Continue reading

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Friday Foto Cyclechic

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Reminder: Cyclechic Foto Friday

Readers may send in their photos of happy people wearing regular clothes riding lovely bicycles, and I will post them tomorrow. Portraits or pandas, candids or staged, send them to overthebarsmke(at)  Until tomorrow, some photo inspiration from a woman blogger in … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Getting Money for Beerline Trail and Pedestrain Plan

Governor Doyle announced that Milwaukee will be getting $784,000 to extend the Beerline trail from where it currently terminates at Keefe and Buffum north to Capitol Drive.  The money will be used to purchase the former railroad right-of-way and construct a … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Design Vehicle

The new “design vehicle” bicycle planners are using is a 60-year-old woman on a shopping trip.  The thinking behind this is if you design a road that is attractive and safe enough for a woman on a shopping trip, most … Continue reading

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Big ideas: Inspiration from Florida

So the Hoan Bridge wins Big Idea #1, and there were a number of other suggestions raised that are certainly worthy of further study.  A couple of the comments went beyond suggesting catalytic projects. Dave Steele and Michael Callovi both seem to share the same dream … Continue reading

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Big Ideas: The Hoan rises above them all

It will come as no surprise that when I asked for big ideas for catalytic projects that could spark new ridership in Milwaukee, a number of people suggested a bike path over the Hoan Bridge.  I’m going to discuss that big … Continue reading

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Guest Post:Visitors from Up North

Another wonderful guest post from d’Andre Willis.  If you have an idea for a post on Over the Bars, send it to me and I will consider putting it up.  Just email the story and photos to overthebarsmke(at)  I am … Continue reading

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Emma changes bikes like my daughter changes outfits

I might have been able to resist putting up more photos of cyclechic Emma, but the vintage Schwinns were enough to push me over the edge.

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Hold the presses! Last minute fotos

I got a few more nice photos at the last-minute.  Here they are below. If I get any more today, I will post them on my lunch hour or next week.  I guess the contest has been resurrected.  Of course anyone … Continue reading

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