The Year of Buying Nothing New

You have approximately one million different travel mugs at home. I know this because I have previously owned approximately one million travel mugs. You buy one, it works OK, but you think maybe you’d like one with a handle, or a new one ...

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This Is How You Build A Bike Shop: On Love

I remember flipping through 5280 Magazine‘s 2011 “Top of the Town” issue to the section where “Best Bike Shop” appeared, and seeing a full-page photo of my friend Scott Taylor sitting on a bike in front the south wall of Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop, ...

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How to Bark Down a Dog

Maybe you only ask yourself this question while bicycling or running: Can I beat up that dog? When it comes down to it and a dog is chasing you, you start to calculate your odds of survival if the dog actually attacks you. ...

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Cyclists: What does this sign mean?

A few weeks ago, a friend had stopped her car at a 4-way stop sign in Capitol Hill, and drove forward to proceed through the intersection just as a young woman riding a bicycle rolled up to the stop sign to her right. ...

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9 Reasons Why You Should Never Bike To Work

I have biked everywhere within 4 miles of my apartment in the past 5 years, including every job I’ve had — I’ve never had to drive to work in Denver. I find riding a bicycle exhilarating, but that’s no reason for you to ...

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Riding Across America on a $100 Bike

I feel lucky to have a story that Grant Petersen thought worthy of the latest Rivendell Reader. It’s about riding across the country on the same bike I ride to work every day — the 1985 Raleigh Team USA I bought from a ...

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