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2X4 Cargo Bike puts the power to both wheels

First of all, the 2X4 is indeed a hauler. It can schlep up to 100 lb (45 kg) on its front-located cargo bed. According to NTS, the way in which the …

NTS Works' 2x4 Cargo Bike Travels 10,000 Miles on $30 of Electricity

Described as a vehicle that “rides like a bicycle and works like a pick-up truck,” the 2×4 from NTS Works provides an efficient and safe option for …

Cargo Bikes Are the New SUVs

Need to move a mattress, a refrigerator, or a week's worth of groceries? Just throw them in the basket of your bike -- provided, of course, you've …

I Did Everything Wrong But Still Got My Stolen Bike Back

<i>Tl;dr version: My bike got stolen as thousands do each year in San Francisco. I made a ton of mistakes but still got it back.</i><p>I’ve been a biker for five years, ever since a suitor showed up in Central Park with a gift: a used Peugot with red and orange racing stripes. I didn’t fall in love with the …

Victoire Cycles Polo Bike

In spite of itself, cycle polo continues to thrive, fuelled by the fervour of devoted players and fans. It has been embraced most passionately by the French, with major sponsorship of teams and marketing collaborations by brands such as Le Coq Sportif and Louis Vuitton. Bike polo requires extreme …

Ass Savers

It's no secret that cyclists are particularly sensitive to the aesthetics of their rides—whether it's a tried and true steel frame commuter or a state-of-the-art carbon fiber racer—yet adding anything to distract from the bike's original form is generally avoided. However when the rain falls, a …

Wrap Your Bike in Leather

<b>We've recently</b> extolled the virtues of wrapping your smartphone in wood, and now we've been alerted to a new trend in covering things in unexpected materials: bikes in leather. This comes from the folks at Will Leather Goods, who've taken your traditional two-wheeler and encased it in the rustic …

Just starting out? Dividend ETFs are worth a look

<b>I have about $20,000 to invest. Is this an acceptable sum to start a dividend portfolio?</b><p>Sure. Before you invest, however, consider paying down any high-interest debt that you may have. Doing so will provide a guaranteed return equal to the rate on the loan.<p>Once you've done that, you can think about …

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California Dreaming: An Undiscovered Cycling Playground

As we rounded the top of the climb on See Canyon Road and inhaled the spectacular views of the hills and valleys surrounding San Luis Obispo, it …

Horse Cycles Stainless Townie

Thomas Callahan’s Horse Brand Co. launched recently, showcasing American-made goods and his handmade Urban Tour bikes. This stainless steel town bike is an addition to that line, a concise summary of Thomas’ style and ethos.<p>Reynolds 931 tubing was used, a thicker tubing as compared to their 953 …

Why does cycling thrive in some cities and not in others?

BORIS JOHNSON, London’s flamboyant mayor, has long been known for his cycling—continuing on his bike in defiance of traffic, other cyclists and …

Maria Leijerstam Becomes the First Person to Cycle to the South Pole

Many choose to spend the holidays relaxing at home, but not British adventurist Maria Leijerstam–this 35 year-old former management consultant just …

South Pole

Caletti Cycles Dream Bike

Sharks seem to cause as much controversy as bicycle helmet laws. The discussion is rife in Australia, where a hunting posse is dispatched after every attack. The facts are that sharks are some of the most fascinating and misunderstood creatures in the ocean. Did you know they have receptors in …

Jeff Woolf's Folding Bike Helmet Could Revolutionize Cycling Safety

Foldable bikes are a popular trend, but what about folding helmets? Morpher is a brand new portable helmet that is designed to fit into a bag to …

Hufnagel Cycles Porteur Project

Celebrated in the custom bicycle building community for his impeccable talent and classic aesthetic, Portland-based Jordan Hufnagel leads the charge in purposefully designed bicycles with Hufnagel Cycles. In recent years, however, his focus has shifted from handmade bicycles to finding freedom in …

Boulder ready to host Cyclo-cross Nationals Jan. 8-12

<b>Colorado Springs, Colo. (Jan. 6, 2014) --</b> The 2014 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships head to the cycling hotbed of Boulder, Colo., Jan. …

Craddock Cycles Road

Just shy of a hundred years since Harry Hetchins set up his London shop, selling handmade steel frames with the most elaborately carved lugs and curvy stays, a new British builder arrives. Richard Craddock is a world apart from those early days of the bicycle engineer, but his custom carbon fibre …

Salsa Cycles Mukluk TI

When the temperatures drop and the snow starts falling, most bikers either hitch their ride to an indoor trainer or exchange their wheels for another activity. After a recent trip to Michigan's rugged Upper Peninsula, we found that in the colder climes bikers are fattening up their tires, throwing …

Confessions of a Strava cycling addict

My wife accuses me of being in a state of denial about my addiction to Strava, the website and app that lets you analyse your cycling (and running) performance.<p>She might have a point.<p>At first I thought I could handle it. Uploading the data from my GPS device to the website after each ride was …

Spain's Picture-perfect Cycling Trails

Spain is one Pure Adventures' top-selling self-guided cycling destinations. The country's pleasant climate and extraordinary cuisine are natural reasons to want to visit Spain, but when our travelers return from their vacations, the first thing they say is they can't believe how beautiful the …

Using Backlight for Dramatic Portraits

I have been exploring backlight lately. Any light coming from behind the subject can be considered backlight. Backlight that is two or more f/stops …

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Your 2014 Photo Business Plan: Get Social (Step #7)

<i>This is the seventh blog post from a new series to help you create a business plan in 2014 using our guide The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook.</i> …

How a 365 Project Changed My Life

Just over a year ago, photography was my most precious hobby. I really enjoyed it and took photos fairly often, but I felt that if I wanted to take …