Bicycle Hubabaloo is an ongoing project dedicated to sharing our accrued knowledge of the bicycle and chronicling our experience moving to a car-free lifestyle. In the spirit of cycling we invite you to explore, we encourage you to spin, and we hope you linger. There is a lot to love about the bicycle. There is even more to respect. Respect the Bike.
American Bikeways (Respect the Bike)
If we're being honest, and I think we should be, the automobile has won out--for now. For many, the bicycle has been relegated to the sidewalk. A thing to be dismissed. While it has recently made inroads back into America's transportation networks...
Bad Parent: on Potty Training (Kid in Tow)
We never really potty trained J-man.
There, I said it. Sure, we offered some words of encouragement and talked about it hypothetically; you know, in the abstract. Like, the theory behind it. But we never got around to...
Yepp! The Mini (Reviews)
Do we shove this new Boy Wonder into a trailer and relegate him to the cocoon of afterthought, or do we figure out a way to strap the Bundle of Joy on our bike so he's always by our side...
The Choice For Me Is CarFree?
As we anticipate going car-free in the next couple of months, I’m thinking a lot about what that change will mean to our routines and the usual ways we go about our lives. We already rely on our bikes quite a bit. I bike commute to work daily (round trip of about 8 miles). Brad bikes our son to school (about 1 mile each way) and does much of our grocery shopping by bike. Still, the car is always there. If the rain starts to drop or the snow... Read on
The Bad Wrench series chronicles some of what I consider to be the more interesting conglomerations I have cobbled together, along with some of the repair insights gleaned along the way.