October 30, 2012

Take Them on a Bike Picnic

A fun bicycle outing can get even your most cold-averse friends back in the saddle. Once I begin to hear talk of how it's too cold for biking or that I'm too extreme for continuing to ride, I know a good way to demonstrate my counterpoints: organize an autumn bike picnic. 

October 23, 2012

Cool Weather Bike Commuting Accessories

Many year-round bike commuters, myself included, look forward to the arrival of cooler weather in autumn. It’s the time of year when the morning chill makes me shiver a little as I exit the door, but I know that biking at a brisk pace will quickly warm me up. Soon my face and ears become warm and rosy and the cool air works to sweep away any excess 
heat. The rising sun is once again a welcome source of light, warmth, and good cheer, unlike during those scorching hot summer days just a couple of months back.  

October 18, 2012

Cycle Slang: Bike Ninja

Today's bike slang definition comes from urbandictionary.com:

Bike Ninja: Someone who is riding their bicycle in dark/low visibility conditions, without a headlight or taillight. So-called because they are invisible, like a ninja.

October 11, 2012

Bike Slang: Grasshopper

Today's bike slang comes from bikehacks.com.

Grasshopper: This rider's seat is as far down as it can go and when pedaling the knees achieve chin level, mimicking the bend seen in the rear legs of grasshoppers.

October 10, 2012

Bike ♥

bike ♥ from Rick Darge on Vimeo.

Stay Warm in Cool Weather - Keep Biking!

As cooler weather rolls in, it can be tempting to roll your bike into the garage where it will not be seen again till spring. Don't do it! Here's why I think the fall is a great time of year for biking:

October 3, 2012

Crashing into Love

BIKES - Crashing into love from Raoul Paulet on Vimeo.

Featured Bike Ride Route: New Glarus

The 60-mile round trip route to New Glarus is doable as a day trip, but with camping available at New Glarus Woods State Park, it can also be an overnight destination. The ride along the Badger and Sugar River state trails provides an opportunity to take in the fall colors.