This little hack is historically THE BEST HACK ever posted on BikeCommuters.com. The original article dates back to 2008…ooh vintage, since then it has received millions of views over the years. So here it is…
So I was perusing through BikeCommuters.com and found that we have written nearly 3000 articles since we opened up our doors in 2008! Out of all those articles, some of the most popular ones keep getting hit byÂ various search engines. So I went ahead and picked out some of the top 3 articles being searched on the site.
1. Iâ€™m out of shape
â€” Ride an easy pace, in a few months you will be in great shape
â€” Ride your route on a weekend to find the easiest way to work
â€” You will improve your fitness level when you become a regular bike commuter
2. It takes too long
â€” The average commuter travels at 10 mph; the more you ride, the faster you become
â€” Trips of less than 3 miles will be quicker by bike
â€” Trips of 5 to 7 miles in urban areas take the same or less by car
3. Itâ€™s too far
â€” Try riding to work and taking mass transit home, then alternating the next day
â€” Combine riding and mass transit to shorten your route
â€” Ride to a coworkerâ€™s house and carpool to work
2. P-Clamps Are Your FriendsÂ Find out what these things are used for. Just to let you know how popular this article is. If you do a search on Google for “P Clamps Bikes”, out of 1,610,000 results, this article shows up on the first page in 1st position. That basically means this article has so many people looking at it and linking. Because of this article, I’ve actually used P Clamps on other projects that didn’t involve bicycles. I used it to secure a motorcycle seat on a cafe racer projectÂ I was building.
3.DIY Bicycle Repair Stand by Andrew Li.Â This article came to us by way of Dr. Li himself. He is our most reliable volunteer at our Bicycle Repair for The Homeless effort that we do in Santa Ana, Ca. He comes out with his DIY stand and will wrench on bikes for a few hours and his creation has withstood the abuse throughout the years.
There you have it. Those are the top 3 articles coming out of BikeCommuters.com. Don’t get me wrong, there are a ton of them that are great, but people are searching for those types of articles and we’re glad we could provide our readers, new and old a resource that is not only useful, but can also save you money.