Friday, October 31, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Bicycle Commuter Act of 2008
BikeRadar.com: Anthem X1
The editors at Bikeradar.com have tested and reviewed the 2009 Giant Anthem X1, and they have so many nice things to say about the machine that I just can’t understand how
But wait, there’s more. “With so much emphasis on carbon composites these days, it’s easy to overlook the fact that aluminum frame construction techniques are getting better too, and Giant is at the leading edge with its ALUXX SL technology.”
Holy cow, how about this next one!?!? “Every single section of the Anthem X frame is a mini-masterpiece of structural engineering.”
Wait. I gotta repeat that one, it’s so good: “Every single section of the Anthem X frame is a mini-masterpiece of structural engineering.”
Not finished yet. “The key feature of Giant's Maestro suspension platform is its floating rear triangle, which negates the effect of pedaling and braking on the shock. This leaves the bike with totally predictable compression, rebound and pedal power responses on any type of terrain, regardless of whether you’re sitting or standing.”
Okay. Just one more. “Power transfer feels tight and efficient all of the time.”
Labels: Anthem X1
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Commuter Act Becomes Law
We are grateful to Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR) and other members of Congress who have worked tirelessly to advance this legislation, as well as all the devoted bicycle advocates who helped promote it. Employers may begin reimbursing employees tax-free on January 1, 2009. Stay tuned for details.
(taken from Bikes Belong)
If you want some statistics to help negotiate biking to work look no further than here
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
A Call For Bike Rack Art
Monday, October 06, 2008
City of Sioux Falls Press Release
The public is encouraged to try the on-street bicycle facilities and provide comments about the facilities.
For more information on the bicycle facilities and their locations, please visit the City’s Website at: http://www.siouxfalls.org/shared_lanes .
Thursday, October 02, 2008
The Sharrows are here! The Sharrows downtown are located on Main and Dakota and are on the left side of the one way streets to avoid the “door zone” in many situations. Those sharrows were put in last week. Sharrows were also put in on West 22nd Street yesterday. Also, check out the completed dedicated bicycle lane on East 41st Street. Lastly, the shared bicycle/parking lane has been repainted on Bahnson. Please pass on the word and let me know what you think of them. Thanks.
We Helped and It's Working (or give them bikes and they will ride)
At the beginning of Augustana's school year they unveiled their Green program. Part of that program is having 10 bikes available for students to get around campus or even go off campus to run errands. Spoke-N-Sport is a proud sponsor of this program. As I move around town you will be noticing them from place to place. This is one that was parked out in front of Hy Vee. The kids are loving the bikes. Spoke-N-Sport was very excited to be involved in this program.