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Lance Armstrong: Victim?

Lance Armstrong: Victim? The embattled cyclist says USADA is out to get him—using powers that it really shouldn’t have. Brian Alexander says he’s right.
posted by fixedgear on Jul 10, 2012 - 122 comments

Man without a country?

Portrait of an Immigrant Detainee as a Young Man. Meet New York bike-scene fixture Pablo Airaldi. He made friends with everyone—except ICE officials.
posted by fixedgear on Jan 5, 2011 - 53 comments

Freakanomics on used bike prices

Bicycle Inflation in Paradise? Freakanomics looks at used bike prices in Portland. Interesting reading.
posted by fixedgear on Aug 17, 2009 - 135 comments

The Bicyce Thief

someonestolemybike.com Videos of folks who have had bikes stolen. Kristy chased the thief down and got hers back.
posted by fixedgear on Feb 12, 2009 - 30 comments

Steampunk recumbent.

Steampunk recumbent. That is all. I'm speechless but awed.
posted by fixedgear on Jun 16, 2008 - 92 comments

It's about a bike

The '...is your new bicycle' meme is your new bicycle. I like bikes.
posted by fixedgear on Feb 21, 2008 - 44 comments

The Bicycle Ride

The Bicycle Ride. This animated short, "The Bicycle Ride," is a fanciful depiction of Dr. Albert Hofmann's discovery of LSD. 3:47 video.
posted by fixedgear on May 12, 2006 - 36 comments

Use suncreen.

World Naked Bike Ride (NSFW) Yes, it's that time again.
posted by fixedgear on Mar 13, 2006 - 25 comments

No Jaws of Life here.

How to build a bike. Much more inside.
posted by fixedgear on Mar 5, 2006 - 18 comments

This bike is a what?

Sticker causes panic. This bike is a pipe bomb sticker causes Ohio University officials to call the bomb squad. Pic here.
posted by fixedgear on Mar 3, 2006 - 104 comments

Ever feel like you are on a treadmill?

The treadmill bike. "Take your favorite gym workout outside! Be sure to watch the video.
posted by fixedgear on Nov 23, 2005 - 31 comments

The Original Mountian Bikers?

Were these the original mountian bikers? Forget about Marin County in the late 70's. The real pioneers were members of the 25th Infantry Regiment who did a little riding in Montana. They are also the subject of a book titled Iron Riders and a PBS documentary called The Bicycle Corps.
posted by fixedgear on Oct 20, 2005 - 14 comments

Million mile man

Freddie Hoffman is a geek. He's ridden one million miles on a bicycle, and he's still at it. More here (pdf).
posted by fixedgear on Sep 17, 2005 - 31 comments

Stupid bike tricks

Try this with your recumbent bike. Big (~40mb) mpg.
posted by fixedgear on Aug 26, 2005 - 29 comments

It's not about the bike

Watch the bike disintegrate. The Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter published the story of a bicycle that they abandoned on a bridge in Stockholm. The author then took pictures of the bike during its lifecycle that spanned from September 27, 2004 to June 13, 2005. Shockwave flash move, set to Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Brought a tear to my eye. Via Bike Log.
posted by fixedgear on Jun 21, 2005 - 38 comments

The greatest athlete you've (probably) never heard of

Marshall W. "Major" Taylor. Bigger than Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods put together. He faced racism, wouldn't race on Sunday due to his strong religious convictions, and died forgotten. The Major Taylor Society has more info. A velodrome is named after him (one of only 12 in the USA) as well as several bicycle clubs. His thoughts on The Value of Good Habits and Clean Living is an interesting read.
posted by fixedgear on Feb 26, 2005 - 12 comments

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