Experiencing my first bike wipeout (no worries, it was very minor) and
just being plum out of luck with no bandages in my bag, I decided it
might be a good idea to post on the Bike Temple website some
suggestions about what to carry in your biking bag, in case of
emergency. The article below, written by Jane at Cycling Sisters gives a
great list of items you may want to think about carrying with you on a
Our Basic Bicycle Repair course for adults is a great way to begin learning
how to repair and maintain your bike yourself, or to brush up on rusty repair
skills. The class meets weekly for a month. Lessons typically include parts of
the bike and bike fit, care and feeding of your brakes and shifting, and an
introduction to overhauling bearings. More advanced procedures can be covered
on request. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bikes.
Classes meet Tuesday evenings (6:30-9pm) at our 1426 W Susquehanna N. Philly
You would think that days dealing the unfortunate card of 7 degree wind chills and a chance of snow are the sort of days that deter any logical human being from self-propelling their entirely exposed selves down Broad Street. Well it does... just not to me.
I love summer weather. Make no mistake. Long cruise-y rides or short sprints within a sea of fellow cyclists. It's an amazing thing to see our city's giant cycling culture come to life in the warmer weather. I just wish that we could keep that sort of thing constant throughout the year instead of such a seasonal exhibition.
Up until about a month ago, I would have totally been the guy fighting back
logic with a shrug of the shoulders and some ill informed debate about whatever
studies have been done to disprove the effectiveness of helmet use. I never
used to ride my bike with a helmet: I could have been in rush hour traffic
weaving between cars going 25+ mph, or bombing a hill on the countryside on
weathered roads. It didn't matter. Riding without the admittedly fashion no-no
gave me a sense of freedom and ego.
Toronto’s first major snowfall of 2010 may be on the roads, but that
doesn’t mean cyclists must pack it in for the winter. With the right
clothing, gear and techniques, even the most casual cyclist can keep
rolling all year round.
You may look a bit funny. Your friends and colleagues will call you
crazy. But it’s warmer than walking, and best of all you won’t feel
guilty when you reach for seconds from the holiday dessert tray.
Herein, everything you need to know about winter cycling in the GTA.
“There’s No Scientific Data Indicating Helmets Reduce Risk of Injury.” Actually, there is.
But the data is fairly thin, and anti-helmet forces have seized on
this, arguing that the paucity of scientific evidence indicates that
helmets must not really do any good.
Lights, lights, and more lights. As the days get shorter the
amount of hours in the dark increases, therefore we have no choice other than
to ride in the dark. To go about this safely you must have at least a front
light and a rear light. I’ve seen all types of lights from high-powered LEDs to
dinky glow sticks wedged in people’s wheels. What I have not seen before is the
Ever wonder what the law states on how a bicycle should act on a road? Maybe
you believe bicycles should be on the sidewalk or that bicyclist should not be
going through red lights. Find the answer to all your questions here. The Pennsylvania department
of Transportation has listed all the Bicycle laws both vehicles and cars need
to obey. There are a couple of interesting small facts that i was unaware of.
Anyone else surprised by some of the laws?