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Bikes for boomers

That’s the title in this week’s Newsweek article on comfort bikes. “Geared toward baby boomers, comfort bikes are ideal for cruising bike paths and pedaling to the corner grocery.” Newsweek features the Trek Lime, Electra‘s Amsterdam, and Sun Bicycle’s recumbent EZ Sport. It’s good to see this kind of stuff mentioned outside of bike enthusiast read more »

Bikes make the world go ’round

Or is it love that makes the world go ’round?

"Ladies" bikes?

Larry lives in a retirement community in my town. He had hip replacement surgery a while back and likes this old Dahon because he can step right into the frame without swinging a leg over a top tube. “And it doesn’t look like a girl’s bike,” he tells me.

Consider Q when bunny hopping that sagging chain

Bunny hopping — the ability to jump your bike over small barriers — can be a helpful urban cycling skill. Consider, however, the sagging chain barrier. These are commonly used to block motorists from using parking lots as shortcuts.

Transitions

Maybe Lance Armstrong gets his inspiration from Brett Favre? The NFL quarterback announced his third retirement. Multiple retirements for sports stars doesn’t seem too unusual. Willie Mays and Joe Namath had their comeback attempts. Armstrong’s marathon run reminds me of Michael Jordan’s baseball venture. Even my dad is on his third and final retirement. He read more »