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Monday bike roundup

Question: Do you know the origin of Panda Portraits? Momentum Magazine #48 is “The Photo Issue.” They mention “Panda Portraits” in passing. Who knows where the name “Panda Portraits” — those goofy on-bike self-portraits — comes from? No prize for this question: this one’s for fun.

Bike industry economics

It seems like I’ve been linking a lot lately to Chris Matthews’s blog. He’s been in the bike biz for a while and works for Specialized in Morgan Hill, California. In this post, Chris writes about the credit crunch and how it might impact the bike business. Basically: Banks are not lending to each other, read more »

Hump Day ride report, in which I walk the walk of shame

I was Just Riding Along thinking that I haven’t had a flat tire all year (yes, really!) when, inevitably, my rear tire went flat. I shift to my smallest cog, flip the bike over and reach into my saddle bag where I find my tools, tire levers, pump and … that’s it. No spare tube, read more »

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-27

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-20: Owl City – Fireflies: My daughter has Owl City’s “Ocean Eyes” on her MP3 pl… http://bit.ly/dy8MzT #

Bicycle blog

I didn’t run into Dorky Doug today, though I led BionX Boy and Java Man in to work at a nice 24 mph pace. I’m loving this week’s Bay Area weather, and it looks like every other bike commuter is also. Caltrain was packed and it’s only February. If you plan to bring your bike read more »