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  • Copenhagenize.com: Winter Cycling Redux

    Here in Minnesota there is a huge cycling population and many of these cyclists continue to ride during the winter months, using their bikes as their primary form of transportation. We have nothing on Copenhagen though, that’s some serious bike culture! Mikael Colville-Andersen is a freelance filmmaker and photographer and has two fantastic sites on…

  • Dreaming of Summer

    Winters in Minnesota are usually very bright and very, very cold. We had plenty of that in January but now we seem to have hit a warm spell. This would be a good thing, except the warmth has come with rain and cloudy, gloomy days that mentally feel worse than the cold, sunny days and…

  • The Helmet Carrier

    I don’t understand this phenomenon.  I’ve heard stories about people riding bikes with their helmets strapped to their racks or hung around their handlebars, and I always thought it was strange, but it wasn’t until I saw a man riding like this today that it really got to me. The man looked to be in…

  • Hit and Run

    Yesterday I received this email from the City of Minneapolis: On September 11, 2008 around 4:20 a.m. a 64 year old St Louis Park resident with cerebral palsy was struck and killed by a hit and run driver on Excelsior Boulevard less than a block from his place of employment. The male, who will be…

  • Minnesota Lost

    Today we took a few new bike trails and got a bit, well, lost. We were in Minneapolis the whole time, but you’d never have known from the scenery. Soft rolling hills, open pastures and shade trees lined our bike trail, which, we discovered, headed into the heart of downtown. The trail did get a…

  • New Bike

    About 2 weeks ago both Jim and I got new bikes. He picked up a Surly single speed and I got a new Bianchi 1885 Veloce. It’s been raining here every day so I haven’t gotten to ride it much, but the few times I have ridden it have been great. The ride is really…