Category Archives: Mechanical Genius

Life is just a shade better when you run and ride

By Christopher Cudworth Against every promise to myself upon buying a new set of sunglasses, I took them with me on errands and sure enough, let the beautifully designed shades fall to the ground where they received a scratch right … Continue reading

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The simplest thing you can do to improve bike safety on the road

The simplest single thing you can do to enhance safety on your bike. I know this is going to sound simple. But most real solutions are simple. If you ride a bike or any sort; road, mountain, hybrid, cruiser or … Continue reading

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Grass and bamboo bikes are trippy

By Monte Wehrkamp Know what I’d like? Know what Chris, this site’s fearless leader, would like even more? A renewable, recycleable bike. One that’s handmade, custom fit, and one of a kind. And here it is… (courtesy Velo News) It’s … Continue reading

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Is your running and riding equipment a tool or a toy?

By Christopher Cudworth When you are small and people give you birthday presents made of plastic in the shape of a hammer, screwdriver or wrench, people think it’s cute that a little kid likes to play with toys that look … Continue reading

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Hanging out with a great bike

Everyone who rides has a bike history. It’s unavoidable. For example, my brother-in-law took up cycling in his early 20s. First he bought a steel frame Trek 400, a decent bike for its time. As he got into riding I … Continue reading

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Bikes and brains and snows and rains

The lifestyles of bicycles in urban areas and college campuses has always fascinated me. Some bikes sit chained to street signs for weeks on end, months even. Years? One walks past one of these chained bikes on the way to … Continue reading

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How do you feel about your bike? Really…

By Christopher Cudworth It’s a question we should all ask ourselves now and then. How do you feel about your bike? Really… Many who ride might not feel touchy-feely all-emotionally about their bike (or bikes) and yet if pressed they … Continue reading

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The Big Wheel Dream that could not be killed

By Monte Wehrkamp When I was a kid, there was one toy I wanted more than any other. A Big Wheel. You remember those, don’t you? Made almost entirely of plastic, the low-slung Big Wheel was (and still is, I’m … Continue reading

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It’s Monday. Welcome to the treadmill.

By Christopher Cudworth It’s cold out there Runners and cyclists facing the cold winter months must make a decision on how to keep up their training. You can train outside, bundling up to fight the elements, which for runners often … Continue reading

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Warped confessions of a shoe whore and a bike slut

By Christopher Cudworth When the annual new bike issues of cycling magazines arrive in the mail, it is hard not to leaf through the pages wistfully imagining yourself riding one of those $7,000 machines. Or take a look at online … Continue reading

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