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Elgin, JC Higgins, J.C. Higgins, They're All Sears bikes, and all freaking awesome!!  I love that the Firestone bikes are all the same frames too... It's too bad there isn't more information out there about these bikes as they totally kick ass.  Yes, they're not quite as good quality as a Schwinn, but they're absolutely serviceable and personally I find they fit taller riders a bit better.  One really could ask why AREN'T these bikes ruling the world about now?!?


Apr 08, 2011

Weather Shmether, Canada Bikes Anyhow!

by Bryn — last modified Apr 08, 2011 09:37 AM
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Just a quicky post as I'm off to the Fest-Of-Ale in Penticton in a few hours!! Found this interesting chart on Gordon Price's blog showing bike usage share across North America. The results are suprising! read more...

Mar 02, 2011

Cars vs. Horses: A lesson in history

by Bryn — last modified Mar 02, 2011 12:16 PM
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With all the hubabaloo I've seen about the bike lanes and some of the frankly ludicrous attitudes shown by some people out there, I found this article quite refreshing!! Check out Average Joe Cyclist's take on things... read more...

Dec 19, 2010

At What Cost?

by Bryn — last modified Dec 19, 2010 11:01 AM
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Numbers numbers numbers... The City of Vancouver has pledged $25 million over 3 years for bike lane improvements, including the Hornby and Dunsmuir separated bike lanes. Here's a look at how that looks compared to other capital programs the CoV takes on every year. read more...

Dec 13, 2010

Hornby Bike Lane Open!

by Bryn — last modified Dec 13, 2010 02:18 PM
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Vancouver can now proudly say we have two major separated bike routes in our Downtown core! Check out a video of the new route... read more...

Jul 27, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake!

by Bryn — last modified Jul 27, 2010 10:49 AM
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It seems to be a trend lately that Mayors and Council members from various cities around the world have taken to the streets and actually TRIED biking around the cities they are responsible for. Not surprisingly the results are almost always the same - it comes as a huge eye opener, prompting significant changes in policy and a sudden realization that they really haven't been serving their public as well as they could have been. read more...

Jun 24, 2010

New Dunsmuir Bike Lane Open

by Bryn — last modified Jun 24, 2010 11:50 AM
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The new bike route through downtown on Dunsmuir is now ready to ride, just in time for summer!! It's FANTASTIC!! read more...

May 29, 2010

CoV's Goal: 10% of all trips in Vancouver to be by BIKE

by Bryn — last modified May 29, 2010 11:35 AM
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Vancouver has put $25 million over the next 2 years on the table for bike route improvements. The goal is to increase cycling from the 3.7% share it currently has to 10% of all trips, a worthy goal which some say is a pipe dream. read more...

May 21, 2010

Vancouver goes Bike Crazy

by Bryn — last modified May 21, 2010 04:33 PM

I am absolutely in love with our current city council when it comes to bike-related infrastructure changes. This council has done more for cyclists in the past few years than has happened in probably the last 15 or so. And the hits just keep on coming!! read more...

Apr 18, 2010

Cycling Education

by Bryn — last modified Apr 18, 2010 11:52 AM
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We were chatting the other night about coming up with a 'Rules for Cruising' bible... Got me thinking about cycling education in general, and realizing that what's important for us is a lot different from your average commuter... read more...

Feb 23, 2010

Cruiser Thoughts

by Bryn — last modified Feb 23, 2010 05:54 PM
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The thing about an open mind is you change your views from time to time. When I first started cruising it was "Seat as low as possible, NO HELMETS and Coaster brake or nothing"... These days it's pretty much the opposite... read more...

Jan 08, 2010

Olympic Bike Closures

by Bryn — last modified Jan 08, 2010 11:31 AM

Well, here we are in January and the Olympic bike detours are starting up!! So far, not so good... Went riding twice this week and hit some rather stupid reroutes both times so figured it was time to get it all posted up here! read more...

Jan 04, 2010

Momentum Planet: Biking in a Rainforest City

by Bryn — last modified Jan 04, 2010 02:58 PM
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Momentum has a great article about riding in Vancouver, along with a photo of a couple of our members! read more...

Sep 16, 2009

Random Musings on a Rainy Evening

by Bryn — last modified Sep 16, 2009 08:39 PM
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Tonight I should be out doing a Heavy Pedal... Unfortunately the clouds are crying!!! read more...

Jul 31, 2009

Critical Mass: A Step Too Far?

by Bryn — last modified Jul 31, 2009 10:41 AM
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You might note that while Vancruisers is all for cycling (obviously!) we typically don't become involved in Critical Mass rides. Ever wonder why? read more...

May 29, 2009

VPD Cycling Smackdown

by Bryn — last modified May 29, 2009 12:45 PM
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June is Bike Month - as is historical in Vancouver, June is also "Cops crack down on cyclists month" read more...

May 26, 2009

London Mayor Nearly Killed While Cycling

by Bryn — last modified May 26, 2009 09:27 AM
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Proof that we need dedicated bicycle lanes through busy areas - are ya listening Gregor? read more...