Automatic gear shifting, auto-adjusting lights, built-in fenders and platform rack, an electric motor (with detachable rechargeable battery) for pedaling assist, and a detachable handlebar that turns into a bike lock: "The Denny," designed
, has won a nationwide design contest
and will be produced by Fuji.
Drew Chessie Nowhere is a bike punk who regularly takes leave from his job as a chef in NOLA to go on epic bicycle tours, full of camping with his dog in the woods, dumpster diving, and campstove cooking. He is covered with tattoos
from artist Pauly Lingerfelt.
He is also a fantastic photographer.
bike touring tumblr
bike touring F.A.Q.
began my quest
to find as many of the first 100 Citibikes as possible." [more inside]
, the bike and run tracking system, is using their database
to create Strava Metro
, to sell to urban planners for commute data. But unless you're the Oregon DoT, London, or Alpine Shire
, you might find the Strava bike
heatmaps more useful. [more inside]
"Replace the paint of your car and accessories with reflective material"
is the first of several suggestions from TriMore, a brilliant parody of the "Be Seen, Be Safe"
campaign from TriMet, provider of public transit for Portland, OR. [more inside]
Classic Lightweights UK
"Through our site Patricia and I would like to share our enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, classic lightweight cycles, particularly those built in Britain and Italy.
Two years in the making, Scottish bike parkour rider Danny MacAskill (Previously
) releases his brand new riding film. Whilst previous projects have focused on locations and journeys, MacAskill's Imaginate sees Danny take a completely different approach to riding a bicycle in ridiculously implausible ways. Enter Danny's mind and enjoy. [more inside]
"Bicycle helmets do an outstanding job of keeping our skulls intact in a major crash. But they do almost nothing to prevent concussions and other significant brain injuries—and the very government agency created to protect us is part of the problem. The time has come to demand something safer
Mechanised Japanese Underground Bicycle Parking
Pictures and video of space-saving bicycle parking in Japan.
NY magazine compares
two different "old people"s (Dorothy Rabinowitz
and Bill Cunningham
) opinion on the new Citi Bike bike share program. [more inside]
"Toby Hockley was on the 100-mile Boudicca Sportive ride
in Norfolk when he says he was struck by a car and flung into a hedge. The driver didn't stop. Hockley emerged from the hedge, sore but intact.
It sounds like a run-of-the-mill depressing incident from the UK's roads. But the shocking part came later.
A young woman tweeted: "Definitely knocked a cyclist off his bike earlier. I have right of way - he doesn't even pay road tax! #Bloodycyclists."" [more inside]
Major bicycle tools manufacturer Park Tool maintains a neatly sorted bevy of repair, maintenance and technical information articles
. Their lead mechanic Calvin runs a video channel
that includes -- among many other things -- on-the-road bicycle repair tips
. Even more bike info (new bike assembly procedures
bike positioning charts, thread concepts
, drive train troubleshooting
, etc.) is available on the miscellaneous topics
page. Don't forget to check out the bicycle mechanics language spreadsheet
: Cycling is popular among children, but results in thousands of injuries annually. In recent years, many states and localities have enacted bicycle helmet laws. We examine direct and indirect effects of these laws on injuries. Using hospital-level panel data and triple difference models, we find helmet laws are associated with reductions in bicycle-related head injuries among children. However, laws also are associated with decreases in non-head cycling injuries, as well as increases in head injuries from other wheeled sports. Thus, the observed reduction in bicycle-related head injuries may be due to reductions in bicycle riding induced by the laws. [FULL TEXT PDF] [more inside]
through Taxco, Mexico, home of the ultimate urban downhill mountain bike race
Alex Moulton RIP
. For decades, Moulton Bicycles
has manufactured an innovative space-frame bike of his design that the man described as "not a quadrilateral bit of piping"—his bikes are instantly recognizable for their small wheels, suspension, and a take-apart trusswork of small-diameter tubes. Although expensive and not very common, they are iconic among bike aficionados, and have inspired at least one competitor, Kimori
of Japan, where his bikes have a devoted following. [more inside]
It seems as if stealing bikes
shouldn’t be a lucrative form of criminal activity. Used bikes aren’t particularly liquid or in demand compared to other things one could steal (phones, electronics, drugs). And yet, bikes continue to get stolen. What happens to these stolen bikes and how do they get turned into criminal income?
In Bike-Friendly Copenhagen, Highways For Cyclists
: 'Every day, one-third of the people of Copenhagen
ride their bikes to work or school. Collectively, they cycle more than 750,000 miles daily, enough to make it to the moon and back. And city officials want even more people to commute
, and over longer distances.
So a network of 26 new bike routes, dubbed "the cycling superhighway,"
is being built to link the surrounding suburbs to Copenhagen.'
If you've spent any time in Washington, DC during the past few years, you're probably familiar with Capital Bikeshare
; the region's immensely popular
bikesharing program. The system's big red bikes are designed for casual use, and are built like tanks to avoid damage, vandalism, and theft. This past weekend, one Falls Church, VA resident undocked one of the 40lb bikes
, and rode it to the finish line of the Nations' Triathlon
. [more inside]
Presenting the FLIZ velocipede, for anyone who's wondering what you get
when you cross a German hipster
and a wheeled banana
A dude found his stolen bicycle on Craigslist days after it had been lifted and then drives 160 miles to find the thief and confront him
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.
You've probably already seen some impressive bicycle trials showmanship. Now it's time to see the cutest
. [more inside]
The driver of the LANTA bus, identified as Richard Gubish, Jr., saw the crash in his rear view mirror and also saw the driver attempting to get away. Mr. Gubish took immediate and decisive action... [YT] [more inside]
'Bike Thief' [NYTimes]
The filmmaker Casey Neistat conducts an experiment in New York City, where he locks up his own bike and brazenly tries to steal it, to determine whether onlookers or the police would intervene. [More]
With Saturday's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
), the Belgian professional bicycle racing season has begun. Races are contested in the capricious spring weather
, on devastatingly steep hills
called hellingen, winding roads
, and the cobbles known as pavé. Only cycling's true hardmen win these Spring Classics. [more inside]
: An animated take on building up a touring bike [SLYT]
- A bike in New York is locked to a pole and photographed everyday as it slowly disappears. [via]
Who Pinched My Ride?
"Stolen bicycles have become a solvent in America’s underground economy, a currency in the world of drug addicts and petty thieves." Outside's
Patrick Symmes tells his story of loss(es), frustration and the failures of modern technology. [more inside]
How do you make a bicycle more visible to drivers at night? Create a new wheel-based lighting system: Vimeo
Kickstarter campaign is finished and funded, (details of the design at that page
) and the company
is hoping to have them on sale by March 2012. Via
. Demo videos
. [more inside]
"Urban bicyclist have an image problem...."
"They’ve become stereotyped as pretentious, aloof jackasses, and a lot of this has to do with the changes taking place in cities right now."
Thursday Flash Fun: Cyclomaniacs 2
! Several characters from the first game have created a cycling megapark. The First Cyclomaniacs post
A short and sweet video to get your juices flowing this morning: Mike Speed cycles down from the Western Summit
of the Beartooth Highway
. Here's some info if you want to give it a shot yourself