Many thanks

It has been a year since we parted ways with CommuteByBike, in retrospect, that had to be one of the best things that happened to us. Although it was not our intention to start up a Bike Commuter site, we had more than a few people asking us to do it. We would like to thank the following people:

The Bike Commuter Crew:
Priscilla Policar
Randy Policar
Jack ‘Ghostrider’ Sweeney
Lance Lowry
Jeff Rossini

Friends and Sponsors:
KHS Bicycles
Seattle Bicycle Supply
SweetSkinz Tires
Hoss MTB
Banjo Brothers
The Crystal Deodorant
Russ Roca
Val Kleitz
PromoLogic USA
Bicycle Fixation
Dynamic Bicycles
Seal Line
KC Bike Commuting
Nick James

Special thanks to all of you, our readers. As cliche as it may sound, our site wouldn’t be what it is without you.

We want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope that 2008 will bring everyone (but the dumbass who hacked our site) many safe riding miles.

Year-end Wrap Up

Well, as another great year of bicycle commuting draws to a close, I tallied up my cycling stats for the year (with the help of I wanted to sneak in a few more miles tonight before midnight, but the crazies and amateur drunks started early, so I’m just going to lay low.

At the beginning of the year, I set a conservative goal of 1200 miles for 2007. That’s probably just a drop in the bucket for some of our more hardcore cyclist/readers out there…I figured that with my commuting to work 3 days a week (I only work part-time) and some fun rides thrown in for good measure, I’d be able to eke out 100 miles a month. Well, I blew past that goal back in October, and wound up finishing with 1614 total miles! Setting conservative goals really works wonders, because if you surpass such a goal, you feel AWESOME!

Ok, here’s how the rest breaks down:

-198 rides for the year

-14.97 MPH average speed

-highest month was October (22 rides with 179.30 miles covered)

-lowest month was August (10 rides with 94 miles covered…so hot, so much rain, so lazy!)

-Highest ride temperature for the year was 96 degrees; low was 42 degrees

If you’re not familiar with, it is a wonderful free tool to log these kinds of ride measurements. I looked forward to logging my miles and I found that being able to see my stats visually was a real incentive to ride more days and more distance. Registration at is easy and fast, and the site gives riders the ability to log more than just speed, mileage and temperature — there are SO MANY tools available there that your mind will spin!

Finally, the crew at set up our own “club” on Bikejournal. It can be found in the club section under “”. We have 8 riders in our club right now, and we amassed a total of 3679 miles for 2007 between us. That’s great! If you’re a user of, please come join our “club”! If not, think about registering over there — the site and the tools are a lot of fun to use.

Here’s to another fun and adventurous year of cycling — we here at wish you a happy and healthy New Year in 2008!

Dahon Bicycles Recall

Dahon, the world leader in portable bicycles, today announced a

Voluntary Recall Notice – Seat Post Bolt

It has been determined that the seat post bolt on some full-size models of Dahon bicycles can break under use and may pose a potential safety hazard. These seat post bolts MUST be replaced immediately.

Please find further info in the enclosed press release and PDF.

For more information on Dahon or this recall please visit: (PDF download of consumer oriented information is at bottom of the front page) or contact Dahon directly at

NOREX 39 Leather Saddle

A friend gave me this old saddle that came off a late 70’s Peugot.

It has the same styling as Brooks Saddles.
norex saddle 39

I think with a bit of leather conditioner, I maybe able to somehow make this dried out, shrivilled up saddle into something nice…I’m just hoping the rails are not bent.

I didn’t find much info on this brand other than this place.