BionX: Electrify Your BikeBike Tech Shop - The Experts on Cycling with CircuitryBanjo Brothers Affordable Cycling GearChrome Bike Backpacks and Messenger BagsMiiR Bottles one4oneCygoLite Bike Lights: Engineered to ShineCommuter Bike Store Breezer Uptown InfinityOrtlieb Bike Bags & PanniersUtility Cycling - Use Your BicycleXtracycle Bike Cargo Kits, Parts and AccessoriesRideKick Electric Powered Bike TrailerPlanet Bike: Better bike products for a better world

Scary

Driving in America: 1950

Disney’s perspective of driving in 1950. Goofy stars as a Jekyll and Hyde character, Mr. Walker/Mr. Wheeler. When he’s a pedestrian he’s mild-mannered and rational; when he’s a driver he’s mad and bad. It’s amazing to see that the issues we faced over half a century ago haven’t gotten any better. Video posted by our […]

What happens when a bicycle helmet meets the wheels of a car?

Lest you’re ever tempted to believe claims that bike helmets can hold up to the weight of a truck, allow me to direct you to the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute (aka Randy Swart) page demonstrating the true effectiveness of bicycle helmets when placed underneath a car. Click here for more photos, which feature sticky red […]

What word in ‘bike lane’ don’t drivers understand?

Orange County Register: Nearly 30 cyclists have been killed in Orange County during the past two years, according to Orange County Register databases. At least two, David “Cat” Pullen and Christy Kirkwood, were killed by cars swerving into bike lanes. Many more have been paralyzed, lost limbs or otherwise injured. An alarming and growing number […]

Woman receives maximum jail sentence after laughing over bicyclist homicide

AOL News: A judge sentenced a woman to nearly the maximum prison term for negligent homicide after hearing a recorded jail conversation in which she made light of the bicyclist she killed. Melissa Arrington, 27, was convicted two months ago of negligent homicide and two counts of aggravated DUI in connection with the December 2006 […]

$1.1 billion per day

The United States spent a record $34.4 billion on foreign oil in November, according to a U.S. Commerce Department report. That’s $1,130,000,000 we’re sending overseas every single day, and is a whopping 25% increase over 2006 in nominal dollars. World grain stocks are currently at their lowest levels in modern times. Traders are apparently “shocked” […]

Dealing with Road Rage

This morning I was able to leave earlier for my commute, and I was excited about getting to work earlier than normal. What I didn’t realize is that I was about to meet a whole new group of auto commuters. A half hour makes a big difference on who you see! Usually I have a […]