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Bicycle Diaries: Julia Busts Out the Helmet Cam

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Roddy Scheer

REI's Julia Trippel recently shot some helmet-cam video (thanks to our friends at Contour cameras) of her commutes to and from work. Check out the videos -- and Julia's comments on them -- below...


The Joy of Commuting By Day:

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Bicycle Diaries: How I lost 8 pounds and saved $500

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Bicycle Diaries: Saturday Grocery Stock-Up via Bicycle

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Roddy Scheer
All my groceries fit in two panniers and then some; I had to tie the plastic bag full of extras to the rack between the panniers, and luckily it didn't come loose on any bumps.
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Bicycle Diaries: Gearing Up For Urban Commuting

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Roddy Scheer

Check out REI bike guru Julia Trippel's urban=commute-ready rig and why she loves it...


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Outdoors: Whistler Mountain Bike Park Opens Friday

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Roddy Scheer
Saddle Up, Mountain Bikers!

This coming Friday marks the opening of mountain bike season at Whistler. The resort will open its eight signature biking trails, with the early season conditions best for intermediate and advanced riders. The Bike Park is open daily from 10am to 5pm until June 17 and then from 10am to 8pm starting June 18 through to Labour Day. Read more »

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Bicycle Diaries: Essentials for Bike Commuting

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Roddy Scheer
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Here are Greg's "essentials" for bike commuting:

"I was thinking about some of the "essentials" for bike commuting.  It's easy to find the list of the best lights or the best jacket or the easiest panniers, but here are some of my tricks for making bike commuting routine a little easier (or I should say my tricks for not allowing myself to talk myself out of bike commuting).  Read more »

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Bicycle Diaries: Shopping for Groceries on Your Bike

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Roddy Scheer
My $65 haul from the Farmer's Market.

As part of my ongoing series this month on urban bike commuting, I have pledged to do all my grocery shopping by bicycle. With a couple of tester panniers from Seattle-based Detours to help distribute my load, I am ready to roll. Read more »

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Bicycle Diaries: The Competitive Side of Bike Commuters

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Roddy Scheer
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It seems that bike commuting gets the competitive juices flowing for Greg Widmyer, one of our resident blogging bike commuters this month. Here's how he puts it: Read more »

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Richard Louv Introduces New Book, The Nature Principle, May 12 at Town Hall

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Roddy Scheer
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Richard Louv

Join North Cascades Institute and REI in welcoming Richard Louv to two special events in the Northwest as the celebrated author introduces his latest work, The Nature Principle. The immediacy of the message in his book Last Child in the Woods galvanized an international movement to reconnect children with nature. Read more »

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Bicycle Diaries: Celebrating Urban Bike Commuting in Seattle

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Roddy Scheer
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Riding on the Burke-Gilman Trail in Fremont

Since May is Bike Month around the world, I am devoting my Outdoors blog posts for the next few weeks to urban bicycle commuting around Seattle. I will be virtually following two urban bike commuters as they make their way to and from work every day on two wheels under their own power, and I will personally be doing all the grocery shopping for myself and family members by bicycle (since I work from home). Stay tuned throughout the month for trip reports, helmet-cam video snippets, gear reviews and other goodies for cyclists of all kinds.
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