December 20, 2012

Biking in Cold Weather: Tips for Toasty Toes

If you’ve been riding in a Wisconsin winter, you likely have experience with how much insulation you need to layer on in order to retain body heat generated from pedaling. However, cold feet can be a surprisingly pesky problem on a longer commute, but don’t let them keep you from biking in the winter.  Here’s what I’ve come up with to stay comfortable:

December 18, 2012

Bicyclist Gift Guide

Here are some ideas for the cyclist on your list.

You can never have too many pairs of wool socks.

December 7, 2012

Thoughts on the Ladies Swift Bike

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At first glance there doesn’t appear to be anything extraordinary about the Ladies Swift bike. It seems to have the loop frame and upright design of a typical Dutch bike, but without a chain case and skirt guards. DBC City Bike Design Owner Dan Sorger pointed out the discreet features that go a long way in improving the classic upright bike design. Using the only Ladies Swift in the shop, his wife Maria’s, as a model, he elaborated on what makes the bike both different and better: