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World Traveling Cruzbikers Cross Paths
Submitted by Jim Parker on Mon, 10/08/2009 - 23:21
Last week, Two world travelers on Cruzbikes, from world's apart, met in El Remolino Colombia. Valdo had traveled through Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Bolívia, Peru, and Ecuador before arriving in Colômbia. David left Minnesota and traveled across the USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Be
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Our first race: Saratoga 12-Hour
Submitted by Jim Parker on Tue, 14/07/2009 - 22:28
Preview: "After stopping a little before the 12-hour mark with 211 miles, Maria Parker not only set the recumbent 12-hour course record for women, but she went farther than any previous female road biker had ever done in the race.   She also went farther than any woman on any recumben
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Take the bus
Submitted by Jim Parker on Thu, 02/07/2009 - 18:40
 A frequently overlooked attribute of bicycles is their ability to be carried on a vehicle.  On a recent visit to L.A. and San Francisco, where we did a lot of urban Cruzbiking, we tested out the ability to transport a Cruzbike on the city buses.  For a commuter who wants to combine c
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Are you a victim of Bikism ?
Submitted by Jim Parker on Sun, 14/06/2009 - 17:08
 Some may say that I am a bikist.  I confess that I think that my bike is better than other bikes.  Sure, I know that any human-powered vehicle moving down the road is worthy of respect.  But when I see a person suffering along the road on an uncomfortable road bike, I actually h
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Long rides and hydration
Submitted by Jim Parker on Sun, 07/06/2009 - 12:45
North Carolina, June 6th 2009.  Maria and I headed out at 6:34 am in a light rain, rear lights flashing on the small packs attached to the backrest of our Silvios.  We headed southeast into Columbus County, then north through the entire length of Bladen County, into Cumberland County, then
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