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Archive for January, 2008

MacBook Air: Perfect for bike commuters?

Today at the MacWorld convention Steve Jobs announced the new MacBook Air laptop from Apple. At it’s thickest point, the MacBook Air is only 0.76 inches and weighs a paltry 3 pounds. Even at that tiny size it boasts a 13.3 inch screen (same as previous model MacBook), a full-size keyboard and large multi-touch trackpad. [...]

Bicycle Advocacy

Since I started bicycle commuting, I have become more interested in bicycle advocacy. I attended a local bicycle advocacy group’s meeting last year to get a feel for what the group was about. By the end of the meeting, I had nominated myself for a position on the board! This weekend I attended the first [...]

$1400 ticket for reckless driving on a bicycle

ksnt.com: On December 27, 2007, Kajuan Cornish got the present he never wanted, and never expected. “The officer who pulled me over said I was going too fast,” Cornish said. Cornish said his reckless driving ticket might one day be funny, if it weren’t so confusing. “I get some people who laugh,” he said, “and [...]

Free bikes? Maybe if you live in Cambridge, MA.

I came across this article, “Free bike rides for tenants at Cambridge enterprise – The Boston Globe“, via C.I.C.L.E. Excerpt from the article… Borrowers go to the front desk or to a center employee and sign a waiver form. They are then given a code that will unlock any of the bikes stashed in a [...]

Are you a weather nerd?

This post from Treadly about weather nerds got me to thinking. Treadly makes note of a handful of bike commuters who also seem to have an extreme interest in weather. I have a handful of weather blogs in my blogroll, including meteorologist Jeff Masters’ excellent WunderBlog over at the Weather Underground. I was a big [...]

Weekend Reading

Thought I’d share a couple links for your weekend, bicycle web surfing enjoyment. From Canada, Standing up for winter cyclists A nice article in defense of those of us crazy enough to commute by bike in snow and ice. From Virginia Beach, The Virginian-Pilot gives us Cyclists, drivers clash on use of scenic Pungo roads [...]