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What matters to you on a commuter bike?

To me, a commuter bike has to be reliable. I’m not too picky about how light it is nor about how good it looks. If a bike can get me to/from work without mechanical problems, I’m a happy rider.

So what matters to you? Say it on our new poll!!

Trip Update

Fruita, CO

As most of you know, I took a little time off to go visit my brother-in-law and his family in Arvada, CO. I also stayed in Fruita, CO. I had heard many stories of awesome Mountain Biking that I decided to give it a go. I wasn’t disappointed at all, I just wished I had more time to explore the other trails. If you like Mountain Biking, I highly recommend you check out Fruita for some high desert riding.

We took Highway 70 all the way from Utah to Denver, the scenery was breath taking in parts of Arizona, Utah and Colorado.

We stopped at Glenwood Springs to stretch out our legs, here I found a bike way that goes for about 15 miles along the Colorado River, it is my list to check out whenever I go back to Colorado.

As we were getting close to Vail, I spotted another bikeway along the freeway, correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe this is the “Blue River Bike Way” which connects to the Tenmile Vail/Canyon pass.

We were soy impressed with the scenery that my wife and I have agreed to go back to Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction for a family trip. I will post another update with pictures from Arvada, Lafayette and Boulder CO. Stay tuned!

Tour de France ruined by doping, but two-wheeled transport takes off

PARIS – This year’s Tour de France may have been ruined by doping scandals but a new city bike scheme has ensured two-wheeled transport has rarely been more popular on the streets of the French capital.

The “Velib” — short for “free bike” — program launched in Paris this month has been a runaway success for Mayor Bertrand Delanoe, allowing thousands of Parisians and visitors to leave their cars at home to pedal to work or to the shops.

Similar systems exist in other European countries, as city administrations struggle to ease both traffic gridlock and air pollution, but the French capital has the most ambitious scheme.

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Funny CraigsList Ads

I like to browse CraigsList bike ads during my lunch hour, there are some ads that you can’t believe that they are real. Here are a few:

21 SPEED MOUNTAIN BIKE THAT IS ABOUT 4 POUNDS IN WEIGHT EXTREMELY LIGHT BIKE AND FUN TO RIDE, NEW TIRES AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION MAY NEED DE RAILER THOUGH FOR SWITCHING GEARS

A 4lb Mountain Bike!!!! WOW… It’s in excellent condition but it may need a new “de railer”

Bicycle with the lock $50

Please call

1-213-793-XXXX

Quick and to the point….

A terrific AND purple small girls bike. I am a 6 foot tall male, so I wanted to move on and get something better.
Great bike, a Magna Shale. Brakes make screech sometimes, can fix easily with grease. Comes w/ water bottle and matching helmet.
Pick up only

Man, I would have love to see this guy riding this bike! Grease on the brakes? let’s hope that this guy is not a bike mechanic..

I have a nice beach cruiser that I bout bout a year and a half ago…in total probably used about ten time has minor scratches from stoarage but nothing big…….cost about 350 new selling for about 225 to 250….it one of the nice long one……can send pictures apon request

Even spell check won’t save this poor soul…

Women’s bike – in good condition, just needs to have the tires blown up.

Need Dynamite???