Detours Toocan Panniers

For a few years I’ve had this Trek Grocery pannier. I never cared for it. When filled and heavy the bottom would sag and clip my back wheel. When empty the lack of deep hooks threw it off my rack too often. I set out to find a new one, and being a beautiful Saturday…

Da Vinci Designs . Denver

Last month upon exiting Cherry Creek Mall I saw a couple parking their tandem bike.   I complimented them on their ride after noticing that it wasn’t just any run of the mill tandem, but an extremely high end machine outfitted to the nines with accessories and custom gear. This couple was visiting from Western Australia, and…

Denver B-Cycle

Denver has a new bike sharing program. It’s called B-Cycle, and launched April 22nd.  I’ve been noticing these red and white stations all over town, and this morning visited one up close at the University of Denver Light Rail station. I’m extremely impressed with the number of locations. When I thought of a bike sharing…

Cherry Creek is High

I headed down to REI last night to audition the final picks of my new wheeled backpack.  (Winner to come.) The water in Cherry Creek was so high with the recent rain they were almost flowing over the banks and onto the path.

Cateye Has Impressive Customer Service

Like any responsible urban cyclist I have a front and rear light affixed to my ride.  Both are from Cateye, which manufactures a wide range of lights in addition to biking accessories like odometers, trainers, and clothing. Last week the plastic top part of this bracket broke off.   The bracket attaches the light to your handlebars and…

Bike of the Week 012009

Via Crunchgear – the SwissBike TX Commuter. Many bike commuters can be stifled by storage logistics, and it can be unweildy to transport bikes on crowded public transport if biking is only part of a commute. The SwissBike TX folds into a nifty little square, making it easy to throw into a trunk, carry around,…

Share a Cycle 2008

I consider The Cherry Creek Bike Rack is a unique and bright spot in Denver, and an excellent resource for visitors and locals alike. Operated by Campus Cycles, they also receive assistance from the non-profit Denver group Transportation Solutions in order to promote cycling as a viable form of commuting. And any place that’s open…