How to Bike to Work and Enjoy It Many would-be cyclists are concerned that lots of spandex clothing and expensive gear are needed to bike to work. Not so! Here's how to start bicycle commuting. en-us <function copyright at 0x6a55f50> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:59:33 GMT Wish it were longer a9a1a98e-34a8-11e4-89ea-22000a4f82a6 Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:59:33 GMT I can be additive 16b76ec6-3424-11e4-a210-22000a4f82a6 Thu, 04 Sep 2014 04:10:33 GMT Nearby Gym? 357bc790-e1c1-11e3-a158-22000a4f82a6 Thu, 22 May 2014 07:56:09 GMT I bike to work everyday]]> 61b30e6e-dd2e-11e3-9117-22000a4f82a6 Fri, 16 May 2014 12:15:02 GMT Except in YYC 4359e932-dcf8-11e3-8c3d-22000a4f82a6 Fri, 16 May 2014 05:47:38 GMT Used closet or dresser ed6e80aa-dcac-11e3-b2d8-22000a4f82a6 Thu, 15 May 2014 20:48:22 GMT Bike commute cebbf78c-46e3-11e3-b8a6-1231394043be Wed, 06 Nov 2013 05:03:18 GMT And as fall approaches, reflect reflect reflect 19c50cae-ec96-11e1-8e62-1231394043be Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:15:21 GMT Prevent Flats fc7d9b1e-da1d-11e1-a099-1231394043be Sun, 08 Jul 2012 23:24:34 GMT No Flat Tires
1. Anti-flat technology to resist punctures (some brands work better than others).
2. Low tpi (threads per inch) means a stiffer tire that will resist pinch flats when you have low tire pressure.

I highly recommend Michelin tires with "Protek" (purchase online). They have great traction and they actually eject shards of glass, or whatever, so you don't need to pick them out later.

I've also had good luck with Bontrager "Hard Case" (at your local Trek store).

The only flat I've gotten in years of daily commuting was a nail. Ride on!]]> fc7d7cf6-da1d-11e1-8b1f-1231394043be Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:30:59 GMT
how to avoid flats fc7d024e-da1d-11e1-b0b2-1231394043be Sun, 03 Jun 2012 07:59:05 GMT if you get a flat Just a small comment on one part: In my city, "call a van taxi" isn't really an option (they're too rare and would take too long). But the other alternative is to just lock your bike up where ever you get the flat or other trouble, jump a bus or (regular) taxi to work, and come back for your bike later. That gives you hours to arrange for a van-taxi for the evening. Plus it's always reassuring to know that's an option, no matter what happens.

Happy cycling!]]> fc7d00be-da1d-11e1-b527-1231394043be Sun, 03 Jun 2012 07:18:09 GMT
When no Shower is Available fc7c6cf8-da1d-11e1-b9ed-1231394043be Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:01:38 GMT Excellent Wake Up fc7cd616-da1d-11e1-8950-1231394043be Tue, 29 May 2012 12:56:26 GMT Bus + bike commute fc7cae34-da1d-11e1-93d5-1231394043be Sat, 26 May 2012 06:11:20 GMT Bike to work fc7cacae-da1d-11e1-89f4-1231394043be Fri, 18 May 2012 10:37:56 GMT It's easier than you think fc7cab14-da1d-11e1-8829-1231394043be Fri, 18 May 2012 07:24:54 GMT bike to work I have cleaned and empty a drawer on my desk and i have extra clothes most of my shirts are black fruit of the loom t shirts and i can wear jeans at work. I keep 2 boxes of baby wipes, carry 1 bike rack with 2 waterproof panniers and a rack bag, I also attached a handlebar bag and a combination lock since sometimes all i need fits there.
we have no showers and no lockers. bathroom is big enough to change clothes.
For lights i recommend LED lights I use Duracell AAA 20 Min rechargeable batteries and charge them every weekend. one tail red light that i recharge batteries every month and. I use cargo shorts and a Black t shirt to ride since sweat is less noticeable on black colors... and then i just pull another black shirt and get my jeans from my panniers. Drinking cold water while riding and when you get there helps a lot cooling down and stop sweating ASAP. also got a mini fan for my desk for $10 at Target and i blow it on my face as soon as i arrive. I was using a mountain bike but i found out i was pedaling more and getting nowhere so i decided to buy a 29er Bike, Please check them out they are fast and strong. for long rides in the Vineyards I use my road bike for 20+ ride miles. ]]> fc7c88aa-da1d-11e1-961c-1231394043be Mon, 14 May 2012 20:42:29 GMT
Long Commutes fc7c8300-da1d-11e1-b0a5-1231394043be Mon, 14 May 2012 13:31:21 GMT Lights and Showers ]]> fc7c80d0-da1d-11e1-9df9-1231394043be Mon, 14 May 2012 11:58:08 GMT Long commutes and lights fc7c7b62-da1d-11e1-878c-1231394043be Mon, 14 May 2012 10:51:31 GMT Long Commutes fc7c7874-da1d-11e1-80c2-1231394043be Mon, 14 May 2012 10:17:04 GMT baby wipes! fc7c7716-da1d-11e1-a372-1231394043be Mon, 14 May 2012 10:05:45 GMT Fenders fc7c75ae-da1d-11e1-8656-1231394043be Mon, 14 May 2012 09:19:37 GMT