redline 925

Simply go to RPM Cyclery in Lake Elsinore Ca. and get a sweet deal on a brand new Redline 925. I worked out an awesome discount with Scott Finch, owner. All anyone has to do is say, “RL Policar is super cool!” and you’ll automatically get a discount on a Redline 925!

31401 Riverside Dr. (Hwy74), Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Phone: 951-674-2453
M-Sat 10-6, Sun 1-5

Bike Commuters Are Happier People

I’ve got this theory…Bike Commuters are happier people. I figured that out after talking to one of the guys at the shop. He started telling me how he feels burnt out, and depressed about life. As I tried to comfort the guy about his situation, it dawned on me why he feels the way he does. Now I’m no Psycho-mo-cologist, but I said to him “maybe the reason why you feel so sad is because you haven’t ridden your bike in a while…” Sure enough he told me that the last time he rode was back in March.

If I learned anything in my health and science classes in college, I learned that endorphins are released into our body and into our brain causing us to feel no pain and have a feeling of well being. I do remember how scientists have compared endorphins to have the same effects of opiate drugs.

With that in mind, could it be possible that the fact we ride our bikes as much as we can have made us happier and more energized than the folks that drove in?

Going back to my buddy at the shop. I told him that anytime I feel down about myself or life in general, I get on my bike and let my worries roll with the wheels. When I do that, I am able to deal with my situations with a clearer mindset and in a rational view point. Maybe this whole idea that bike commuters are happier people is true. All I know is that when I show up to the office after my ride, I actually have to tone it down because I’m so much more alert and chipper compared to the folks that drove in with a cup of Starbucks in their hands.

To prove my point true, read this article.

How To Get Rid Of Wrinkles

One of the downers of being a bike commuter is getting your clothes wrinkled while its in your back pack, messenger bag or pannier. I figured out a way to not only smooth out the wrinkles, but to have my clothes smelling fresh too!

Here’s my shirt…you like how it matches the BikeCommuters.com site colors? Anyhow, see how wrinkled it is.

I take some lavender body spray that Priscilla didn’t want. You can use any type of liquidish spray…heck use water if you want. Spray your shirt and then smooth it out with your hand and tug and pull on the shirt.

Once you’re done spraying, tugging and pulling, your shirt or any garment will be wrinkle free! Keep in mind that I only treated the lower half of the shirt.


Courtesy of Fog City Journal.

In honor of California’s “Bike Commute Month,” Assemblyman Mark Leno pedaled to work at the state Capitol Tuesday. He is also promoting a bill to require city planners to “address the needs of all roadway users.”

According to Leno’s office, AB 1358 will require each city or county to devise a general plan to identify how they will accommodate circulation of all roadway users, including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, children, seniors, individuals with disabilities, and users of public transportation.

“Streets aren’t just for cars, they’re for people and AB1358 will ensure our roadways are safe and convenient for everyone — young or old, riding a bike or on foot, in a car or on a bus,” Leno said.

Leno authored the bill based on a national movement aimed at building so-called “complete streets” for all roadway users. Should the bill pass, new general plan provisions would be required if local governments revise traffic flow in order to ease congestion.

“Complete Streets ensures that tax dollars are invested to serve all Californians, and protect and enhance our quality of life now and in the future,” said K.C. Butler, Executive Director of the California Bicycle Coalition.

In honor of California’s “Bike Commute Month,” Assemblyman Mark Leno pedaled to work at the state Capitol Tuesday. He is also promoting a bill to require city planners to “address the needs of all roadway users.”

According to Leno’s office, AB 1358 will require each city or county to devise a general plan to identify how they will accommodate circulation of all roadway users, including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, children, seniors, individuals with disabilities, and users of public transportation.

“Streets aren’t just for cars, they’re for people and AB1358 will ensure our roadways are safe and convenient for everyone — young or old, riding a bike or on foot, in a car or on a bus,” Leno said.

Leno authored the bill based on a national movement aimed at building so-called “complete streets” for all roadway users. Should the bill pass, new general plan provisions would be required if local governments revise traffic flow in order to ease congestion.

“Complete Streets ensures that tax dollars are invested to serve all Californians, and protect and enhance our quality of life now and in the future,” said K.C. Butler, Executive Director of the California Bicycle Coalition.

NuVinci Hub on its way!

I just confirmed it with Seattle Bike Supply today. They have sent us the NuVinci wheel to review as well as to demo at the Urban Commuter Expo on May 19th in Pasadena. So if you’re going to be in the SoCal area on the 19th, you can try the NuVinci wheel out yourself. We’ll set it up with on a demo bike so you can fall in love with it!

nuvinci hub

nuvinci hub

UPS shows that it will be at our doorstep by Friday! Can’t wait!