Rakish Rideshare

Part of the master plan for Rakish Ride has always been to build a bike sharing/rental scheme and that plan is coming along rather nicely. As part of the planning process I do “research” on bike sharing and rental schemes and most importantly I actually use them every chance I get. This past week I […]

An advocates dilemma

For most of my adult life I have been both a cyclist and an activist, although I’ve only recently put the two together thanks to the new found inspiration from my amazing partner Beth. Not only does she inspire me but her natural wisdom somehow permeates my unusually thick skull even when I do my […]

Weekend Rides

I spent a fair bit of time biking as well as working on the bikes this weekend so I have a few things to report, including a new addition to the stable, but more on that later… First off I saw this very Rakish Ride parked in downtown Minneapolis on Friday afternoon. It appears to […]

The Rakish Ride Hierarchy of Travel Theory

In our first week of having it the Xtracycle has been used on at least 4 journeys that would have otherwise required a car. While we may have only saved a few gallons of gas and a tiny amount of greenhouse gasses so far the benefits go well beyond this. I felt awesome yesterday when […]

Test ride complete, planning for the epic tour begins…

Today Beth and I rode 40 miles, which is her longest ride ever. She handled it with no problems and is almost as excited as I am about the epic European cycling trip we are planning. We’ll see how she feels tomorrow morning…there is talk of signing up for Spin classes. If all goes to […]

The fine line, fine wine, and the beauty of a Columbus bike

So, it’s been said that “there is a fine line between hobby and mental illness” and Beth today extended that to say that there is a fine line between collecting and hoarding. Which is why those of us who collect, often find ourselves in a position of having to explain our hobby or justify to […]