Monday, November 29, 2010

It doesn't matter how tight you tie them

I see pictures like this from the Daily News and I notice one thing: the shoes.

If you're hit by a car going too fast, the shoes will fly off your feet and be left basically where you are hit. Think of how much pressure you can apply and not get your shoes off your feet. It's impossible if you don't untie them, right? It freaks me out.

"The car was going really fast down 93rd St., much faster than normal." So what's the moral? Not don't jaywalk... don't friggin speed!

Spend government on bikes

The Boston Herald reports:
Some people might be critical of federal tax money being spent on projects like building bike cages and canopies. But Miller says no one questions when the T spends millions to build parking garages for cars.
Very good point.

A lesser good point is that this money prevents soggy bike seats. People (use your best Bloomberg voice here), there's no excuse for soggy bike seats! Get a better (and often cheaper) seat.

Creative Bike Locking

Practical? Not so much. But very creative.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Yikes!

"NYPD busts crazed, half-naked man in Queensboro Bridge attack on cyclist." The story in the Daily News. At 6:45 AM. This is why I only ride over the bridge at night, when it's safe.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Biking under the influence

From one of my favorite comics strips, Monty: