What this blog is about

Bicycle commuting, bicycle touring, bicycle racing; bicycle ADVENTURING.
To the grocery store, up a mountain, across the country or to the finish line--
it's all an adventure.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Xtracycle's Beginnings & Practical Pedal online magazine

Did you know that Ross Evans and Kipchoge Spencer, the guys who started Xtracycle, met at Stanford? Did you know that the concept was born from exploring ways to make bicycles more utilitarian for Nicaraguan workers? Did you know that Xtracycle decided to open for business even after receiving zero market acceptance?

There's an awesome article on Xtracycle's beginnings at Practical Pedal, the free online (& print!) magazine for "anyone who thinks bikes make great transportation." I'm also a big fan of their Fixit part of their site that provides pictures and helpful-while-humorous writing on all topics mechanical (and a few off-topic), including the basics.
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