Choosing a Bike Saddle Is like Choosing a Life Partner: An Andrea Post, Part III

In Part I of this three-part series we discussed the bike saddle/bike seat debate¬†(we say both sides win–call it what you want to call it). Part II looked at the types of relationships you might have with your bike seat, from one-night stand to life partner and even alternative options. Part III sends you on […]

Choosing a Bike Saddle Is like Choosing a Life Partner: An Andrea Post, Part I

In the 1960s, car designers began including something new and rather revolutionary in vehicles: ¬†cup holders. These devices, once considered a luxury, quickly moved from novelty to selling point. Now some car experts claim that the number of cupholders can sell a vehicle much more quickly and easily than anything else, even when the rubber […]

Gamification Keeps Me Going (aka I’m the Self-Tracking Type): An Andrea Post

I’ve discovered there are two distinct groups of cyclists I run into on a regular basis: those who track and those who don’t. There aren’t many people who fall in between, and I definitely fall in that first group. I am a bit of an obsessive self-tracker, but I haven’t always been that way. What […]

The Long Path to Becoming a Spokane Cyclist: An Andrea Post

The first time I biked to work (such as it was) was in 2007. In the 5 years since then, I have learned quite a bit about pedaling my way around Spokane. Lately, though, I’ve gotten lots of questions about “if I have always been this big of a cyclist.” While this question usually elicits […]

Fat Girl on a Bike

First post by new occasional guest blogger and generally awesome woman Andrea Parrish–Spokane-based co-owner of Savor Sweets and Hydra Creations, photographer, and all-around netgeek. What I generally think when I hear the phrase “bike commuter.” Photo taken in Portland by me. The image of a bike commuter, especially one with true bike style, is often […]

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