Wednesday, June 29, 2011
I guess it has been a long time since I've had the desire to share a ride with a buddy by "riding double". Although as a kid, I have fond memories of my cousin and I (a.k.a. "the nutsy brothers") doing it regularly. Maybe it has always been the case, but I was heartbroken to find out that the practice is illegal in most, if not all, states in the US. Throw in Canada and Japan too for starters. I do have to agree that it is unsafe, as are many of the things we did as kids. Am I the only one that played "bike tag" (bike-to-bike contact and "your it")?
Thursday, June 23, 2011
The bicycle industry has been a constantly evolving industry. Frame makers have been bought and sold, production has moved to Asia, new brands have been introduced, re-launched, and sometimes extinguished. The name on the bike is important to the prestige of the bike, but do you know where your bike really came from? Take a look at a summary of where some of the top brand's frames are made. You might be surprised. The list was last updated in 2008, but I believe most of the information remains accurate.