Friday, November 28, 2008

Vintage Ride Sunday

Sunday, November 30 at 2:00 leaving from the Child's Advocacy Center this month.

Be there or be round.

Critical Mass Tonight

Looks to be a loveley night for a ride.
Meet @ 6:30 pm ride at 7pm
SE Corner of Courthouse

Thursday, November 27, 2008

another cyclist killed

Another Huntsville cyclist was killed yesterday afternoon. The officer said the cyclist was flying down the hill on Pulaski. Really? The speed limit is 40 I think. He probably wasn't even doing 40. And even if he was going over 40, it's the van driver's responsibility to not pull out in front of the cyclists just like not pulling out in front of a car going 50. Only it matters more with a cyclist. What has the city been doing to help? Has enforcement or education increased much? I haven't noticed it. Signs have been added to Cecil Ashburn. How many drivers pay attention to that. As far as I know, no charges have yet been filled against the drivers who killed the last 2 cyclists in Huntsville. Would the motorists pay attention to that? Does the city care?


Monday, November 24, 2008


Call him the flesh pedaler.

Biker Andrew Katzander is taking pole dancing to the streets - on the back of his pimped-out pedicab.

The 44-year-old, a landscaper by day, pedals his racy rickshaw while a sexy dancer shimmies up and down a shiny 8-foot metal pole on a neon-lit platform attached to the back of the bike.

The PoleRider, as he calls it, is already stopping traffic. In one case, he said, cops briefly pulled him over in Times Square.

"It's all legal. The cops can't really stop us - I'm riding my bike and she's exercising," he said of flash dancer Marlo Fisken, 25, a pole-dancing teacher.

"I'm not a stripper. Because you have high heels and you're on a pole, it doesn't mean you're doing anything raunchy," she said. "It's fun, and it's a little bit exhibitionist." read more here

Friday, November 21, 2008

Who said work is no fun

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Critical Mass Buy Nothing Day and a Free Bus Ride

Critical Mass Next Friday, Buy Nothing Day and Free Bus rides, how can you make any other plans come on out and work off those calories from "misgiving" oh sorry "thanksgiving"

From the Huntsville Times
Free Ride Day

The City of Huntsville shuttle buses will run Nov. 28, the day after Thanksgiving, with the exception of one red and blue core loop. The routes will run once an hour. It will also be Free Ride Day, so park your car and ride the bus at no charge. The Friday night downtown Circulator will not run. Handi Ride services will run their normal schedule and staff will be available to take appointments. more to cum!!!

Recycle-A-Bicycle Raises Money Selling Bike Jewelry

Founder Creates Pieces Made From Bike Parts
By Sarah Tobol
Brooklyn Daily Eagle

LONG ISLAND CITY — When faced with the coming winter, with people riding their bicycles less and not buying any new ones, how does Recycle-A-Bicycle generate funds? By selling jewelry made out of bicycle parts, of course!

Last Tuesday, Karen Overton, the founder of Recycle-A-Bicycle, had a table at “Crafted at the Creek,” an event at The Creek restaurant in Long Island City where local artisans gathered to sell their goods. Overton sold her bicycle jewelry, the profits of which were donated to Recycle-A-Bicycle. read more here

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pranks are Good


KYOTO LOCO '08 from Eli Tokyo Jitensha-Jin on Vimeo.


A group of Iraq war veterans do a little bit of culture jamming at a gas station late one night.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bicycle Friendly Community Presentation

John Burke, CEO of Trek Bicycles, and Andy Clarke from the League of American Bicyclists visited Omaha yesterday and gave a series of presentations to highlight the benefits of and encourage efforts towards building Omaha as a Bicycle Friendly Community. read more here

Monday, November 17, 2008

Finding the Best, Local Food Near You Just Got Easier

Before you go to Hardees this morning and order up that Pork Chop and Gravy Biscuit:

From Alternet
The Eat Well Guide is the best new online tool for foodies, farmers and anyone who cares about sustainable eating.

Food is making big headlines, and it's about time.

In a year marked by rising food prices and riots throughout the world, we've seen what happens when the reality of our energy, climate and water crises collides with trying to feed a planet.

As Vandana Shiva writes in her newest book, Soil Not Oil, "The era of cheap food and cheap oil is over." Add to this changing precipitation patterns, melting glaciers and increasing drought from climate change, and we have a recipe for disaster.

Michael Pollan has warned the next incoming U.S president, "What this means is that you, like so many other leaders through history, will find yourself confronting the fact -- so easy to overlook these past few years -- that the health of a nation's food system is a critical issue of national security. Food is about to demand your attention." more here

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Nation's Oldest Existing Bike Maker Keeps On Rolling

The legendary names in U.S. bicycle manufacturing have all but disappeared. But at a factory in a residential part of Queens, N.Y., there's a bike maker that's been around for more than a century. You've probably never heard of them, but Worksman Cycles is the oldest existing bicycle manufacturer in the country.

The next time you're in New York or some other big city and you buy a hotdog from a street vendor or see a pizza delivery guy riding by, check out their wheels. Chances are they're peddling or pushing a Worksman, though the name may be tough to read. Some of these battered specialty bikes are 20, 30 or even 40 years old. read more here

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Not only are they socialist but they are great designers too!!

Get used to it, friends. Because this baby, designed by Ian Mahaffy and Maarten De Greeve (Bettlelab) from Copenhagen, Denmark, is going to be as ubiquitous as, well, all the old bike racks around town have been. It was picked from a competition that attracted over 200 entrants from around the world. Ten prototypes were installed and tested at Astor Place starting on September 30. Good, bad or indifferent, these will be everywhere.
· And the Winners Are... []
· ‘Hoop’ Wins Bike-Rack Design Contest [CityRoom]

Friday, November 14, 2008

Urban Cyclists -- From Sprockets to Rockets

Alabama First State to Adopt Bible Textbook for High Schools

45th in education..... I wonder why.

Alabama has become the first state to approve a Bible textbook for statewide adoption, makers of ”The Bible and Its Influence” announced Monday.

The Bible Literacy Project, an interfaith group that released the book in September 2005, said the decision by the Alabama State Board of Education last Wednesday also makes ”The Bible and Its Influence” the first textbook for academic study of the Bible to be adopted statewide. read more now or get someone from Vermont to explain it to you

More info here too

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Anyone can be a bicycle planner

What's surprising about that bit of optimism is Peithman lives in Portland, one of the country's most bike-friendly cities, a place where about 5,000 commuters pedal across the Hawthorne St. bridge every day.
In Portland, commuters don't ride in isolation. They ride in packs.

To be fair, Peithman has a bit of a vested interest in Milwaukee's cycling stature, since her company,Alta Planning + Design, has been hired by the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin to assist in updating the Milwaukee Bicycle Master Plan.

Her co-workers will be in Milwaukee Thursday, to share and gather information at a planning open house in the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St.

Anyone with ideas on how to make bicycling better in Milwaukee is encouraged to share them during the session, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. read more here

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

For South, a Waning Hold on National Politics

VERNON, Ala. — Fear of the politician with the unusual name and look did not end with last Tuesday’s vote in this rural red swatch where buck heads and rifles hang on the wall. This corner of the Deep South still resonates with negative feelings about the race of President-elect Barack Obama.

What may have ended on Election Day, though, is the centrality of the South to national politics. By voting so emphatically for Senator John McCain over Mr. Obama — supporting him in some areas in even greater numbers than they did President Bush — voters from Texas to South Carolina and Kentucky may have marginalized their region for some time to come, political experts say.

The region’s absence from Mr. Obama’s winning formula means it “is becoming distinctly less important,” said Wayne Parent, a political scientist at Louisiana State University. “The South has moved from being the center of the political universe to being an outside player in presidential politics.” read more here

Monday, November 10, 2008

European Support for Bicycles Promotes Sharing of the Wheels

BARCELONA, Spain — In increasingly green-conscious Europe, there are said to be only two kinds of mayors: those who have a bicycle-sharing program and those who want one.

Over the last several years, the programs have sprung up and taken off in dozens of cities, on a scale no one had thought possible and in places where bicycling had never been more here

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Bike Polo Sunday

4pm Optimist Park be there!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I got say just enjoy!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Today Is the day .... go vote

Saw this on my way back from voting in one of my neighbor yard. Sorry took this with cell phone at the bottom it says "the republicans stole my sign but they won't steal another election"..

Monday, November 3, 2008

As an Obama Victory Seems Increasingly Likely,

Conservatives Are Getting Panicky and Unhinge

I can feel it here!

5 Ways to Protect Your Vote

If there's one thing we see every election, it's that Republicans will try to manipulate the rules any way they can to prevent some people from voting. Don't be discouraged--be prepared. If we're armed with the right information, we can beat most of these dirty tricks.

  1. Be Prepared, and Conquer the Lines.
    We can't let long lines stop anyone from voting. There are several ways you can reduce lines and make sure they don't prevent you or anyone else from voting:
    • Vote early if you can. You can find early voting times and locations at
    • Double-check your polling location before you go to vote. You can look it up at
    • Have a Plan & Have Fun. Have a plan in case there are lines. Bring some food, drinks, friends, books, games, a chair -- anything that will prevent you and other voters from walking away. Have fun while you wait and encourage your friends and neighbors to stay in line so their vote is counted.
    • Don't give up--don't walk away without voting.

  2. Two numbers you should have in your phone.
    Put these numbers in your phone so you're prepared to report problems and help other voters find their polling place:
    • 866-OUR-VOTE is a hotline that's been set up to collect information about problems on election day--lawyers and election protection advocates are ready to respond. It's the best way to make sure someone addresses any problems you see.
    • The number for your local election board--in case you need to tell someone where they can vote. Enter you zip code at, then look for "Contact [your county] election officials" on the right.

  3. Beware of lies, misinformation and dirty tricks; spread the truth.

    Republican operatives are spreading plain lies to frighten new voters. In Philadelphia, anonymous flyers in Black neighborhoods have falsely claimed that voters with unpaid traffic tickets or outstanding warrants will be arrested at the polls. If you hear a scary rumor, it's probably a lie. Call your local election officials to check it out--and make sure your friends and neighbors know the truth.

  4. Leave the Obama gear at home.

    In some places, you won't be allowed into the polling place if you're wearing clothes and pins that support a given candidate. This isn't true everywhere, but it's best to play it safe. You can contact your local board of elections to find out if it's a problem in your area. If it is, bring some extra plain T-shirts or sweaters to loan neighbors who show up unaware of the rule.

  5. Read the ballot carefully, and ask questions!

    Some ballots can be confusing even for smart and informed voters. Read instructions on the ballot carefully, and if you're not sure you understand something, ask a poll worker to explain. Remember what happened in 2000 in Florida--a confusing ballot caused thousands of people to mistakenly vote for the wrong Presidential candidate. Don't let that happen to you!