Man's Greatest Invention

When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man's convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man's brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle. - Elizabeth West

Purpose and Mission

To share our experience and to encourage and inspire others to use a bicycle as a form of year round recreation and transportation. To be an example of living car-free and to help others to make the transition to having a car-light or car-free life style.

Our bodies is the engine that moves us.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

She Ain't Pretty (She Just Looks That Way) - The Northern Pikes

A big concern for a lot of people is the worry of subjecting their nice bike to the harsh realities of winter riding.  Although most bikes are able to deal with these conditions, it's quite inexpensive to purpose-build a utility bike that requires almost no maintenance and is easy on the pocket book.

Typical hybrid from the 90's available from any bike co-op or local free advertising spots like Craig's List etc.

See how secure I am with my manhood?, I can ride a bike with a basket and not feel like a tool.

Basket rack for extra support hauling those heavy bulky items.

Easy spinning single speed drivetrain to keep things simple.  Keeping the chain clean and lubed is all the maintenence the drivetrain requires.

Well made shopping bag panniers add loads of carrying capacity.  They are just the right size to be able to slip in your reusable shopping bag. 

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