Archive For The “Equipment” Category

The Beater

By | December 8, 2010

I have retired the long john for the season. I really felt I had to after I saw the first salt truck on the road. This is the Raleigh I mentioned in an earlier post, the two dollar garage sale find. It’s in very good shape for its age – I didn’t need to put […]

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By | June 12, 2010

NO, I’m not a soccer fan. Read on. There are two phrases which make my husband cringe. “I had an idea” and “Look what I found at the curb!”. This week, I had a find. And after the find, I got a gift.  Dear husband is not so happy, me… kid in a candy store. […]

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One more bike commuter

By | May 20, 2010

Well, I did it. Or at least I’m going to try to take some credit: my dear husband has started cycling to work. (insert polite applause here) This is a big deal to me – my V8 pick-up driving, early rising construction worker hubby is riding his bike to work. In steel toed boots. I’m […]

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Long John Silver

By | April 10, 2010

I was waiting for the saga of the electric bike to come to an end before introducing my new ride, but it’s dragging on and on and on. So here he is (yes… HE), Long John Silver. This is what it looked like when we picked it up – only two child seats. The bike […]

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Highlights from the Bike Show: Pt 2

By | March 23, 2010

Thought there would never be a part two?  Two more products I wanted to share my thoughts on: The Sanyo Eneloop Bike, and the Wike trailers. My set-up, though functional, leaves a LOT to be desired. I wouldn’t want to be without the pedal assist when I’m towing the kids, so I worry about the […]

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Another set of wheels

By | March 22, 2010

I haven’t had a lot of luck getting my husband on his bike. My enthusiasm is not catching. I guess part of that is I got a brand new bike, and he didn’t. He’s got his bike from high school, and I’m not telling you how long ago that was. It’s in good shape overall […]

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Highlights from the Bike Show: Pt1

By | March 8, 2010

Had a chance to attend the bike show over the weekend. Not a whole lot of interest to me – as a non-racing, non-touring, non-stunt riding cyclist. But there were a few good finds, and I did get a good deal on a helmet, so it was definitely worth the while. First: the iBert seat. […]

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