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September 14, 2013

If you have a travel agency or organization with trips in the works, you want to get the word out about your trips — and we’re here to help. The IBIT TRAVEL CALENDAR is a listing in the sidebar by month and year of upcoming major trips and travel events, with special emphasis on black-or.../ ➝

July 7, 2013

The good, the bad and the bizarre in the world of travel THE PERFECT AIRPORT As travelers, we complain a lot about airports, usually for good reason. Too big. Too small. Too crowded. Too much distance between gates. Not enough seats in the departure halls. Not enough electric outlets to charge all o.../ ➝

February 8, 2013

Battle damage plus weapons of mass distraction have had my favorite bike on the sidelines for months. All that ends — now. Just came back from Black Mountain Bicycles with a newly restored Big Lizard. For you new IBIT readers out there, Big Lizard is my name for my forest-green Giant Iguana mo.../ ➝

May 4, 2012

May is National Bike Month in the United States, and across the country, there are signs that America is finally starting to “get it” when it comes to bicycling. Am I the only one who gets mildly annoyed at the steady stream of commemorative days, weeks and months, all begging for a sliv.../ ➝

April 22, 2012

The good, bad and bizarre from the world’s best travel media. ​ ​AIR AIRPORT APP You’re at the airport, with hours to kill before boarding, but your laptop’s battery is running low. Ever wish there were a smartphone app that could not just tell you, but show you where the elect.../ ➝

February 9, 2012

There are rare days, usually special events, when you and your bike can actually have a freeway all to yourselves. It’s a treat not to be missed. Have you ever ridden your bike on the freeway? I’m not talking about riding on the asphalt shoulder while four or more lanes of car traffic ar.../ ➝

January 12, 2012

A roundup of the good, the bad and the bizarre from the world’s best travel media. ​ TELLING YOU WHERE TO GO Travel writers love making lists. We all do it. And so does the New York Times. They’ve published a list of “The 45 Places to Go in 2012.” At the top of their [&hell.../ ➝

December 16, 2011

The ups and downs with Greg and his trusty Giant Iguana mountain bike, aka Big Lizard, as together we embrace the grind. No excuses. Do the work. Because “you can’t bullshit your way up a mountain.” LAYOFF? WHAT LAYOFF?? It’s been several weeks since I’ve been on the bike. It feels.../ ➝

November 8, 2011

The ups and downs with Greg and his trusty Giant Iguana mountain bike, aka Big Lizard, as together we embrace the grind. No excuses. Do the work. Because “you can’t bullshit your way up a mountain.” WOUNDED LIZARD The second dirtiest word in bike parlance — right after crash &mda.../ ➝

November 7, 2011

The ups and downs of Greg and his trusty Giant Iguana mountain bike, aka Big Lizard, as together we embrace the grind. No excuses. Do the work. Because “you can’t bullshit your way up a mountain.” What’s up, fellow grinders! Been awhile since Big Lizard and I checked in. It’.../ ➝