Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tall Tandem

nuff said............

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Dublin Style

NYC Alley Cat 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tax dollars at work.

Video of cop assaulting a cyclist @ NYC Critical Mass

Monday, July 28, 2008

Disagree With Walmart's Bike Policy? Take Off Your Clothes In Protest!


From the Consumerist

BikeForums member ReachHigher stripped down to her sports bra and spandex after Walmart refused to let her enter the store with her $600 bike. A manager explained that since Walmart sold bikes, bringing in an outside bike would obviously be too confusing to handle. ReachHigher asked if they also sold shirts. "She said yes so I took off my jersey and said well then I'd better not bring this in either..." read more here

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Tour De France


I dont want to brag....well yes I do I picked it Carlos Sastre wins!!!!!
Now everyone go out and buy a Cervelo.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Critical Mass this friday!!!!


It is that time of the month again!!! Critical Mass is Tomorrow. Meet @ Courthouse (Downtown) 6:30 Ride @ 7pm
There will be 3 short films after the ride @ Lowe Mill Featuring The Bobby Milk Film Society.

Monday, July 21, 2008

This seems like it would be achievable here????

We should all consider trying to get this going here. This would mean that you would not drive your bike around for one day.....ooooh

Saturday, July 19, 2008

San Francisco law would let cyclists run stop signs.

From Urban Velo
According to a report on www.streetsblog.org, San Francisco is considering new legislature that allows cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs, and stoplights as stop signs. It’s something a lot of us do already, so this law essentially aims to decriminalize a victimless crime.

And while some people may think it seems like a totally unsafe proposition, consider how much easier it would be for cars to predict a cyclist’s next move. The state of Idaho recognizes the value of momentum to cyclists (and other human powered vehicles), and has a statute that reads, “A person operating a bicycle or human-powered vehicle approaching a steady red traffic control light shall stop before entering the intersection and shall yield to all other traffic. Once the person has yielded, he may proceed through the steady red light with caution. Provided however, that a person after slowing to a reasonable speed and yielding the right-of-way if required, may cautiously make a right-hand turn. A left-hand turn onto a one-way highway may be made on a red light after stopping and yielding to other traffic.”

Read more at www.streetsblog.org.

http://urbanvelo.org/san-francisco-law-would-let-cyclists-run-stop-signs/

The Flying Pigeon



Flying Pigeon (Chinese: 飞鸽) is a Chinese bicycle company based in Tianjin. Flying Pigeon bicycles have a long history. In 1936, a Japanese businessman built a factory in Tianjin which was named “Changho Works” and started to make “Anchor” bicycles. The brand name was changed to “Victory”, and then renamed to “Zhongzi”. After the Communists led by Mao Zedong came to power in 1949, the bicycle industry was revived. In April 1949, Chairman Mao's heir apparent, vice president Liu Shaoqi paid a visit to the factory and commanded that it become the first bicycle manufacturer in New China. Their workers were aimed to build a generation of strong, durable, light and beautiful bicycle for New China. On July 5th, 1950, the first Flying Pigeon bicycle was produced. It was the brainchild of a worker named Huo Baoji. He based his classic model on the 1932 English Raleigh roadster. The name chosen to represent the most prominent bicycle trademark was an expression for peace amidst the raging war in Korea. The logo is a stylised bird which represents concord and harmony, resting on the initials FP.

more info here:
http://www.flyingpigeonnyc.com
http://www.redchinabikes.com/

Biking upright, Dutch-style, is catching on


By JOSEPH TARTAKOFF
P-I REPORTER FROM Seattle PI

The bicycles at the Dutch Bike Co. near the 14th Avenue Northwest boat ramp in Ballard are anything but sporty -- and that's the point.

With model names such as Opa (Dutch for grandfather) and Oma (for grandmother), the bikes are heavy (weighing at least 40 pounds), slow and clunky (with locks, chain guards and mud flaps built in).

But, according to co-owners Stephan Schier and David Schmidt, the bikes are steadily gaining a following in the United States, thanks in part to their business, one of only a handful to carry them here. There's enough demand that the pair plan to open a second shop in Chicago later this year. read more

Bike culture rolls into the mainstream

BY KAREN VON HAHN From The Globe and Mail
July 19, 2008
I love driving a car. There, I've come out with it: the worst, most inflammatory statement anyone can make at this moment in history.

But seriously, I do enjoy driving, even if I lament what North American auto dependence has wrought, in wretchedly unwalkable cities and car-centric sprawl, as I also enjoy walking. What I find as both a driver and a pedestrian, however, is that it is becoming increasingly difficult to love my fellow cyclists, who are now so empowered by their environmental correctness that they have begun to proclaim their own (naturally superior and far more fashionable) bike "culture." read more here

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Auburn University to become more bicycle friendly

AUBURN - Bicyclists will find a more welcoming environment at Auburn University over the next few years as the university implements the third stage of its transition from the traffic-clogged campus of a decade ago to a pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly environment.

The rapid rise in gasoline prices is making bicycles a more attractive alternative to the automobile for short trips at Auburn and nationally. However, even before fuel costs escalated in 2008, campus planners and a university committee were developing a network of bike paths and taking other actions to make the campus more conducive to bicycle traffic.

Previous stages in the transition included expansion of the Tiger Transit bus system and replacement of streets with pedestrianways in the center of campus.
read more here

Bicycle For A Day

Check out the website and the film.

BICYCLE FOR A DAY
• a fun, open and proactive invitation designed to inspire individuals, communities, governments and corporations to take a step towards solving the current environmental issues.
• a global initiative bringing together people who choose to ride a bicycle rather than use gas-powered motor vehicles, immediately reducing their carbon footprint.
• supports organizations that restore and protect our environment and make biking safer and more accessible for everyone.
BICYCLING CAN HELP CHANGE YOUR WORLD

BFAD LAUNCHES SEPTEMBER 20, 2008
BFAD will debut with small fundraising events this summer leading up to the official day and a gathering at The South Street Seaport, NYC. Here you'll be informed and entertained and find an amazing gathering of people. You’ll be able to collect / purchase lots of cool stuff from our supporting sponsors and charities to take home.
This is not a bicycle race! BFAD is for anyone who can get on a bicycle and demonstrate that doing ONE thing will better our environment. Participants can even skateboard or walk, just as long as it doesn't use gasoline!

http://www.bicycleforaday.org/film.html

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Its commuting stupid

Maybe some of us could take notice here and start riding our bikes or car pooling to events. It seems we want a bike friendly community but are we willing to make the sacrifice?

But the 2,257 bike riders who use the Williamsburg Bridge every day is crushed by the daily traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge, which serve as the bike routes into Manhattan for most of Brownstone Brooklyn. Every day, 2,939 riders use those spans. read more here

what is 'bike culture"? (part two in an occasional series)

From Veloquent

While I was out of town on vacation this week, there was an incident between a bicycle rider and a car driver in southeast Portland. It got ugly and nasty. Alcohol was involved. So, apparently, was a lack of good judgment on the part of several individuals at the scene. Since I don't know the full story, I suggest you check out the details at the Oregonian newspaper: read more here

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I Miss Clint


Clint you know I was just kidding with you!!! I think I can speak for everyone in saying that we miss your witty repartee. Come back and set us straight.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

CM in Huntsville Times

Apparently the Critical Mass has made the Huntsville Times Life section.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Bike Polo

We're playing bike polo tomorrow at 5pm at Optimist Park (north east corner of Oakwood Ave and Andrew Jackson). Please come out and play;

it'll be fun! If you need a bike, let me know ASAP.

bring a bad attitude and be ready for "THE PAIN" and the "BLOOD"....... and much much more!!!!!!!


killlkillkillkilllkiklllkillkillkilllll!


ooops sorry I meant dance!!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

5 Wild DIY Bicycle Mods—and How to Build Them

The cycling industry may be seeing commuter bikes fly off shelves, but these real-life modders might just fly off the street with their backyard contraptions. From jet engines to flotation devices, these bikes are the fastest life on two wheels without a motorcycle license. Each inventor, gonzo (and occasionally aliased) in their own right, shared their secrets for your own weekend project, but try this at home only after taking serious precautions. more here

Amazing Water Cleaning Bike

From CYBERSPACE NOVA

Aquaduct - Mobile Filtration Vehicle is a winner of Inovate or Die competition. Bicycle is amazing, if someone can invest for some thousends of this bikes that would sure mean a lot. This bike makes easier to carry water from well to family home, and also by peddaling you clean the water. Perfect use of wasted energy.

Take a look at the video

Tip: How to Bike to Work (without all the sweat!)

From Treehugger.com

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Tour De France

Starts Saturday

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Critical Mass Pics

From Two Five Fix

Critical Mass went really well this week. We had roughly 80 people ride and a really fun post-ride bike art showing and potluck at the Lowe Mill. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this happen and thanks to everyone who participated. It was really hard to get photos of so many people while riding so most of my shots are from the party. I think it's safe to say that as the night went on, it got a little silly. Anyhow, if you want a copy of a photo or have more to post, please email me. Sorry the pics are displayed in reverse order - i don't feel like reloading all of them right now. More pics here