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Archive for September, 2012

Ebony’s Sad Bicycle Wedding

Back in July, in the “He Said, She Said” section, Ebony published an article on wealth management which was accompanied by this lovely illustration by Thomas Pitilli: On first glance, it looks like one of those bicycle wedding graphics that cyclists love to post to Facebook (which is where I first encountered this image; via [...]

BluesCat’s Totally Credible, Not-Self-Serving Bike Poll

BluesCat is a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, who originally returned to bicycling in 2002 in order to help his son get the Boy Scout Cycling merit badge. His bikes sat idle until the summer of 2008 when gas prices spiked at over $4.00 per gallon. Since then, he has become active cycling, day-touring, commuting by [...]

‘A biking adventure to investigate cycling deaths’

Nick Navarro is a cyclist based in San Francisco who is producing a documentary about “Americas poor bicycle infrastructure.” Thanks a bunch, Nick. The film will be called SPOKE. (And, yes, this is a Kickstarter project. They need your money.) Oh, and the tagline is, “A biking adventure to investigate cycling deaths.” Directing the film [...]

‘I’d settle for just changing the kid.’ (Friday Roundup)

The Friday roundup. For awhile, I tried to do them. It seemed like it would be easy, but it was actually as much work as writing an original post. It’s Friday, damn it. I don’t want to work hard. But I’m going to try something new, and maybe it’ll turn into a regular thing here. [...]

How a ‘Suit’ Gets to Work: The Swingline Garment Bag Pannier from Hyalite

Tom Bowden is a bike commuter from Richmond VA, a “suit” – a corporate lawyer with an MBA, and a conservative – You betcha! He chairman of Bike Virginia, a bicycle advocacy organization in Virginia that raises money to promote cycling, walking and active lifestyles. Whenever I tell someone I’m a bike commuter, one of [...]

World’s Top Selling Car Converted to a Bike Trailer

I’m always watching for tipping points; those moments when the tide turns and previously resistant adopters of cycling start to embrace pedal power. I looked over and saw my co-worker, Molly, looking at the image below. I called dibs. The photo was sent to us via the submission form on Bike Trailer Blog, a little [...]