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Metro Responds

Last month we posted on an story by LAist about a cyclist and his wife being arrested by the ‘highly competent Sheriff’s office’ even though the cyclist was in the right.

Our friend and fellow commuter, Russ Roca sent me the following via Email:

Let’s hope that Metro follows through. Thank you Russ for the email.

Bike Shops that DON’T suck.

Last week I posted about Bike Shops that suck. Unfortunately, most of us had concurred that there are a lot of shops out there that suck. However, there are also shops out there that don’t suck, so here’s my top three of what I expect from a bike shop:

1. Knowledgeable and friendly stuff. – I expect for the person who’s helping me to know their stuff and answer all questions in a non-condescending manner.

2. Competent Mechanics -If I’m taking my bike to a ‘pro’ mechanic, I want my bike back promptly and the work to be done right. Nothing sucks more than to go back to the shop because the bike was not fixed correctly.

3. Bike Fit- It doesn’t matter if I’m shelling a couple of grand or a couple of hundred for a bike, the bike should be adjusted to my body geometry so riding the bike would be comfortable.

Feel free to share what is it that you expect from a shop, who knows, maybe a shop manager is reading this.

Riding on the moon

I’m the kind of person that will try most things at least once. When the fine people from Moonsaddle ask me if I wanted to test one of their Moonsaddles, I quickly agreed.

Moonsaddle

I installed the Moonsaddle on my trusty steed, the DiamondBack Transporter. Yeah, it looks funky but how does it feel?

I hooked my Co-Pilot trailer and took my girls for a ride around my neighborhood. When I first sat on the saddle, something was missing…. there was nothing pushing against my family jewels! We rode for about 3 miles and I quickly adjusted to the saddle, comfortable? so far, so good.

I’m going to put some miles on this saddle, so stay tuned for my full review and recommendation.

New “Club” on Bikejournal.com

We’ve created a new “club” for the users of Bikejournal.com. If you use Bikejournal.com to log your commute or training miles, you can now join our fancy new “www.bikecommuters.com” club (found in the club directory on the bikejournal.com site).

www.bikecommuters.com

We’ve got two members right now, with a pool of 1260 miles ridden for 2007 — come join us and push that pool higher!

If you are not familiar with Bikejournal.com, it is a free site for riders to use to keep track of miles, weather conditions, ride types and routes and a myriad of other useful measurements…the site is amazing! Come check it out — registration takes only a couple minutes.