Saturday, July 18, 2009

55 km to Amsterdam

A post with great pictures showing biking in The Netherlands, to Amsterdam.




I wish I could bike the same distance--say from New Brunswick, NJ--with such ease and beauty. And on such a whim.

Ash Tray Bike


Asbakfiets.
Hilarious.
Maybe you had to be there.
Or know a little Dutch.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Clever bike rack


For narrow streets without parking. Takes up little space and provides a buffer between walkers and cars. Brilliant.

From San Francisco's Streetsblog.

Bike Queens

Queens around the world. An 18-mile guided route. Sounds interesting.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Bike Access Bill

Help support the bike access bill. We need to bring bikes into buildings.

Here's the link: http://transalt.org/takeaction/actioncenter/3349.

Through the link, you send an auto-fax to City Council Transportation Committee Chair and 2010 Comptroller Candidate John Liu. These things actually do matter.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

The Ride

Issue Two of The Ride is apparently out. I just ordered a copy. You can, too. It's £13, which ended up being $21.87, shipping from the UK included.

If it's as good as Issue One (which I had a piece in), you won't be disappointed. You can even download the whole first issue for free.

Not for free, I don't

I heard a story about a friend of mine in San Francisco. A car almost crashed into him by turning into his bike. Of course it was the car's fault. And then out of this car comes a pissed-off guy. A HUGE pissed-off guy.

Well my friend is worried that he's about his ass kicked by an asshole driver. But he's also pissed off, too.

So my friend puts his bike helmet on the ground, takes out his wallet, and throws 5 crisp $20 bills in his helmet. He looks the guy in the eyes and exclaims, "I don't fight for free!"

The asshole gets back in his car and drives away.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Bike Sale!

Word on the street is that my man, Andres, at Bicycle Repairman Corp is having a 15% off all bicycles sale July 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Not a bad time to buy.