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By Janet Lafleur

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About this blog: My love affair with the bicycle began with a crush on my first red tricycle that I pedaled in circles on the driveway. The crush grew into full-blown passion when my dad threw Stingray handlebars and a banana seat on my older sist...  (More)

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A New Bike for Christmas
Dec 25, 2013 8:21 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 11,564

It's such a traditional Christmas gift that it's almost a cliché: the new bike. I don't remember ever waking up to find a bike under the Christmas tree, but I do... More
Big Box Store, Little Bike Trailer
Dec 12, 2013 1:54 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 14,018

For the vast majority of my shopping trips, my bikes do a great job. Between a pair of oversized panniers in the back and an ample basket in the front, I can carry... More
Bicycle Getaways: The Riviera on San Francisco Bay
Nov 26, 2013 9:48 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 8,661

When most people think of traveling by bike they think of bicycle touring, where you carry everything you need to be self-sufficient for long distances: clothing,... More
A Ride 2 Recovery for Wounded Warriors
Nov 13, 2013 3:23 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 10,754

For most of us, the challenges of bicycling lead to growth as cyclists: climbing a long, steep grade to the top of a hill, staying balanced and pedaling through... More
Bright Lights, Dark City
Nov 3, 2013 11:18 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 6,381

Spring forward, fall back. When you remembered to turn back your clocks did you remember to clip on your bike lights? Now that we're back on Standard Time, sunset... More
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