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Anything related to human-powered wheeled transport...except skateboards and scooters. "Cycles" because "bicycles", "biking", "bicycling", and "cycling" have all been taken.
Spidra Webster
Encycleopedia, Bike Culture and Bycycle « Cyclorama Team Blog - http://www.cyclorama.net/blog...
Encycleopedia, Bike Culture and Bycycle « Cyclorama Team Blog
Encycleopedia, Bike Culture and Bycycle « Cyclorama Team Blog
"You older readers can give yourself a pat on the back if you’ve made the connection between today’s Cyclorama website (and soon-to-be-published book) and the ground-breaking Encycleopedia from 15+ years ago. Cyclorama is Encycleopedia for the digital age. Some of the same team, same town and most importantly, the same goal – of inspiring people to pedal by providing them with information and inspiration. The people behind Encycleopedia, Bike Culture Quarterly and Bycycle magazine quit publishing for a decade to create Get Cycling, a Community Interest Company whose aim is to promote cycling. Get Cycling works outside of the mainstream cycling industry at a grass roots level, promoting cycling to the general public and to school children via their Bike Try-Out Roadshows. They are particularly renowned for their work in the area of cycling for people with special needs. But I digress. The last few remaining copies of Encycleopedia, Bike Culture Quarterly and Bycycle magazine along with... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I really miss this magazine. It was so cool. I don't care that we have the internet now...the magazine is still more fun to leaf through than look through many sites of varying design quality. - Spidra Webster
Spidra Webster
RAAM 2013: Maria Parker’s Amazing Comeback Victory : UltraRaceNews - http://www.ultraracenews.com/2013...
RAAM 2013: Maria Parker’s Amazing Comeback Victory : UltraRaceNews
RAAM 2013: Maria Parker’s Amazing Comeback Victory : UltraRaceNews
"To give hope to victims of cancer, Maria Parker proved that even against overwhelming odds, victory can be achieved. In 32 years, the Race Across America (RAAM) has never been won by someone coming so far from behind. Oceanside, California, June 11, 2013 at 12:33 PM local time: Maria crossed the starting line, having just given a brief interview to the microphone-holding RAAM starter. He had pressed her for a time goal to finish the 3000-mile transcontinental bicycle race, but she told him she just wanted to finish, and that she was racing to raise money for brain cancer research. Within a span of several minutes, all five female solo riders left the festive Oceanside pier and began the long journey. These were all incredibly tough and seasoned ultra-endurance athletes who had been preparing for months, if not years, to reach the distant goal of the pier at Annapolis, Maryland. The race is divided into 55 sections ranging in length from about 35 to 90 miles, with a time station... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I only learned of this story last night. Her support van was rear-ended by someone distracted by their cellphone. It sent one of her support team to the hospital and took her support van completely out of the equation. People thought she couldn't continue, but she did despite being very delayed. She came back from WAY behind to win the race! - Spidra Webster
vicster: full-bodied
Alameda Remains Among Nation's Most Bike-Friendly Towns - Around Town - Alameda, CA Patch - http://alameda.patch.com/groups...
Alameda Remains Among Nation's Most Bike-Friendly Towns - Around Town - Alameda, CA Patch
"Alameda is among the 291 most bike-friendly communities in the United States, according to rankings released last week by The League of American Bicyclists. Alameda received bronze status from the league for 2013, the same ranking as last year. The league rates cities for five contributions to bicycle friendliness: creating safe and convenient places to ride; providing education for new and less experienced cyclists; creating a strong bike culture; ensuring safe roads for biking; and planning for bicycling as a safe and viable transportation option" - vicster: full-bodied from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Bike thieves blasted all over the Twitter-verse by the SFPD | SF Politics - http://www.sfbg.com/politic...
Bike thieves blasted all over the Twitter-verse by the SFPD | SF Politics
"Thinking of stealing a bike in San Francisco? Think twice, as your face may be plastered all over the Twitter-verse by the SFPD’s new anti-bike theft Twitter account. Officer Matt Friedman is the mastermind behind the SFPD’s new twitter handle that tweets photos of recovered stolen bikes, but also of bike thieves as well. A cyclist himself, Friedman created the account after being fed up with bike theft victims not filing police reports, tracking their own serial numbers, or claiming bikes in this enormous SFPD bike graveyard, shown in this instagram photo. The SFPD recovered over 850 bikes last year, and was only able to return about 150 to owners, according to a report by The City’s budget and legislative analysis office. Friedman said that really, really grinded his gears. “I’m a bike rider too, so it hits home especially,” Friedman said. “Bicycles are expensive, and its all a part of making the city a green city. We embrace bike riding here.” The Twitter account, @SFPDBiketheft,... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
vicster: full-bodied
California Bicycle Coalition » Give Me 3 FAQ - http://www.calbike.org/advocac...
"Give Me 3 FAQ How can drivers tell whether they’re giving a bicyclist three feet of clearance? By doing what they already know how to do. Most drivers who can park in a parking stall (like at a shopping center) can park their cars with enough space so they can open the passenger-side door — which is at least three feet wide — without hitting an adjacent car or wall. That’s how much clearance they should give a bicyclist when passing in the same lane. Easy, huh? AB 1371 will make safe passing a lot less confusing. Existing law simply requires a driver to keep a “safe distance” from a bicyclist. How is a driver supposed to know what’s considered “safe”?" - vicster: full-bodied from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Late Thursday night, September 19th, my friend... | DES ARK - http://desark.org/post...
"Late Thursday night, September 19th, my friend Taylor and I found two bodies strewn across 15-501 South on our way home from a show. Ivin Levander Scurlock and Alexandria Nicole Simou. Cyclists. Hit and run. Face down in the road, blood everywhere, bike lights still flickering across lanes of traffic, bicycles smashed so violently together that they looked like one. Must have just happened, because we were the first to stop. Ivin was already dead when we pulled over; his mangled face and body were warm and we could feel his organs still awake inside of him, but there was no breath, and it felt impossible to accept there was not life still fighting inside of him. Alexandria was unconscious, moaning, wheezing out waves of blood. But she was alive. So we lay with her in the middle of the highway, trying to flag down help, holding her and talking to her and begging her to stay with us long enough for help to arrive. She did. We hope she heard us, and we hope she didn’t feel alone, marred... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
A blog post by the motorist who came about the cyclists who were killed by a hit and run driver in Raleigh-Durham recently: http://t.co/z8OjS9grqT - Spidra Webster
Awful. :( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I hope they catch the bastard and throw an entire library's worth of books at 'em. - Hookuh Tinypants
Spidra Webster
Robber returns bike after being shamed on Facebook - Edinburgh Evening News - http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news...
Robber returns bike after being shamed on Facebook - Edinburgh Evening News
"A resourceful school janitor has been reunited with a beloved bike that was stolen from outside his Edinburgh flat – after a quirky Facebook campaign encouraged the thief to return it voluntarily. Roy Munro said he was “gutted” when he woke up on Tuesday morning to discover his £1000 pair of wheels had vanished. Shock turned to amazement when the fluorescent-orange Scott Sub 10 hybrid was ­cheekily put up for sale on Gumtree later that day. Advertised for less than a quarter of its original value and looking exactly as it did at the time of the theft, there was even a contact telephone number included for interested browsers. The 36-year-old, a janitor at George Heriots School, said: “It was quite a blow. I’m very attached to that bike – there’s nothing else like it. “Not many of them were made in the first place and ­production was discontinued after only one year. “Absolutely nothing about it had changed when it was put on Gumtree – the mud guards, carbon bottle holder, orange... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I love it. "Police are kinda sorta checking into this now that the victim did all the legwork for them..." - Hookuh Tinypants
That happens pretty often. There are many stories from SF, Portland and Seattle Craig's List of individual cyclists finding their own bikes & conducting stings because they know the cops won't take bike theft seriously. I recall hearing that CA was considering redefining various crimes and your bike would now have to be above $500 in value to even be considered more its theft more than petty theft. - Spidra Webster
Bike cops are helping. Cops that ride bike for patrol have or develop empathy with the situations cyclists find themselves in. A cop with the SFPD has a twitter acct focusing on bike theft/prevention. He helps SF cyclists get help. I think there might be another police dept somewhere that's started something similar. - Spidra Webster
Spidra Webster
German Joys: The Meaning of Bicycle Bells - http://andrewhammel.typepad.com/german_...
German Joys: The Meaning of Bicycle Bells
German Joys: The Meaning of Bicycle Bells
"I get to Germany, and decide to go buy me a mountain bike, since I love to ride bikes. I visit my local bike shop, where the gruff but lovable Herr Wagner sells me a Specialized HardRock. He begins to screw a bicycle bell onto the handlebar. "Oh, I won't be needing that," I told him. "Yes, you will." "A bicycle bell? I haven't had a bicycle bell on my bicycle since I was ten years old. It'll probably fall off, anyway." "You must have this," Herr Wagner said. "It is...necessary" he said, searching for the English word. "But it's a mountain bike. I don't need a bell when I'm riding trails." "You will not always be on trails. And it is the law. All bikes must have a bell. This is a crowded country. I give it to you free." "Well, alright then." So I figured that since I've got a bell on my bicycle, I might as well use it. When I came up behing people on the sidewalk or on a trail, I gave them a friendly little ding! In the United States, it's considered courteous to give pedestrians a... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Cyclist assaulted on bike path | BikingInLA - http://bikinginla.wordpress.com/2013...
"The last thing he remembers is a woman putting her hand on his thigh and pushing his bike over. Somehow, I missed this story last month, when Jack Bornoff suffered serious injuries after he was pushed off his black and white Schwinn by a pedestrian, as he was passing her on a bike path in Balboa Park. It happened on August 22nd, a Thursday, around 10 am. I’ll let him tell the story. I approached the intersection of Burbank and Balboa on my bike and I was riding in the bike path. I turned onto Balboa northbound and was confronted by a view of a high density of pedestrians in both the northbound and southbound bicycle lanes, including 2 females pedestrians blocking the northbound lane directly in front of me about 50 ft. ahead. Immediately, I slowed down. I noticed 2 pedestrians walking towards me in the southbound lane who were at least 50 feet ahead of the 2 pedestrians in my lane and determined it was perfectly safe to pass on the left with this substantial interval between these... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Paso man biking across U.S. to raise awareness of human trafficking | Local News | SanLuisObispo.com - http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2013...
Paso man biking across U.S. to raise awareness of human trafficking | Local News | SanLuisObispo.com
"On a trip to India in November 2008, Paso Robles resident Dug Shelby accompanied a group of humanitarian aid workers into Mumbai’s notorious red-light district. “The things that I saw there were heartbreaking,” recalled Shelby, who was there as a photographer accompanying Life Without Limbs motivational speaker Nick Vujicic. “Watching men and some women take advantage of people like this was devastating. I came back with a strong spiritual discontent in my heart.” He also returned home with a fierce desire to help the victims of human trafficking. On Monday, Shelby, 44, will embark on a 5,000-mile bicycle ride across the country to raise awareness about the scores of people worldwide who have been drugged, duped, kidnapped and coerced into slavery. His solo trek, which he expects to last 45 to 50 days, will take him from San Diego to New York City. Instead of a standard diamond-framed steel or carbon fiber bike, Shelby will ride a recumbent bamboo bicycle custom-made by Klaus... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Why Avoid Cross Chaining Gears On Your Bike - http://www.bicyclechainrings.com/crossch...
Why Avoid Cross Chaining Gears On Your Bike
"Cross chaining is the condition where the chain is running across the drivetrain centerline -- for example:  From the BIG Front chain ring to Biggest Rear cassette cogs, or from the SMALL Front chain ring to the Smallest Rear cassette cogs. The diagram below shows the 2 different cross chaining conditions.  Show in Top view, looking down on the chain, chainrings, and cassette.  (It is shown as a triple, but is applicable for a double just as well.) So, Will the drive train do this?   Yes.   Is it a good idea?  That depends on how you feel about the potential consequences.  For a lot of reasons listed below, these may not be the best conditions to run in.  Read on ....     The industry used to say DON'T cross chain, but that has changed.  Especially with the newer 2x10 mountain drivetrains, cross chaining is more and more accepted, perhaps even encouraged, but acceptance does not change the technical issues associated with it." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Why must cycling companies saddle women with pink? | Grace Wong | Environment | theguardian.com - http://www.theguardian.com/lifeand...
Why must cycling companies saddle women with pink? | Grace Wong | Environment | theguardian.com
"Barriers to women starting cycling are complex. But the marketing from the cycling industry doesn't appear to be helping. Assos, a high-end cycling brand, recently faced criticisms over photos of its bare-chested female model in bib shorts while their male model wore a jersey. Online retailer Wiggle was blasted over its Perfect Day TV adverts showing a male cyclist with a woman massaging his shoulders, kissing his cheek and appearing at the end with children. It's not a new phenomenon. A photoshoot four years ago to promote London's Skyride featured a suit-clad Boris Johnson alongside the model Kelly Brook wearing a dress and high heels while on a bike. Emmy Tither, 22, a former cycling instructor says: "Marketing for women should be done in the same way it's done for men. I wish it wasn't about being traditionally girly and making women look good in a heteronormative sense. I find it frustrating." Reflecting on whether this influences women starting cycling, Tither said it depended... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Bicycle donation program gets orphans in Kenya up and riding - latimes.com - http://www.latimes.com/local...
Bicycle donation program gets orphans in Kenya up and riding - latimes.com
"When Glendale teenager Sebouh Bazikian learned how orphans in Kenya had to walk an hour to school, he wanted to find a way to help make their lives a little easier. For a year, Bazikian worked to raise about $5,000 to buy 43 new bicycles through the organization World Bike Relief, which delivered the bikes in August to the children at the Machao Orphanage in Makueni County, about 115 miles from the country's capital of Nairobi. Bazikian traveled to Makueni to be there when the orphans received the bikes. He helped the older kids learn how to ride, holding on to their backs as they found their balance. As the teens at the orphanage gained enough confidence on the bikes, Bazikian watched them teach the youngest of the children — age 6 — how to ride. "That was probably one of my greatest experiences," he said. "I felt I was like their parent teaching them how to ride a bike." The St. Francis High School senior learned about the poverty-stricken orphans' hourlong walks to school and... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
What a complete legend - Mo Kargas
Spidra Webster
Cyclelicious » Thief steals bike, then registers it with police - http://www.cyclelicio.us/2013...
Cyclelicious » Thief steals bike, then registers it with police
Cyclelicious » Thief steals bike, then registers it with police
"File this under “Stupid Bike Thief Tricks.” Mr Titonidae Wilden of Aptos, CA allegedly stole an $1,800 Surly Moonlander bicycle, registered it with Santa Cruz police as the owner, and then posted the bike for sale on Craigslist for $1,550. The owner of the bike later reported the theft. Because Wilden registered the stolen bike, police knew exactly where to find him. From the Santa Cruz PD blog: This is Mr. Titonidae Wilden, 32 years-old and lists an address in Aptos. We found him riding a stolen bicycle that had been taken about two weeks prior. After some follow up work, we knew he would be riding a stolen bicycle, we just had to find him. The bike is an $1,800 Surly Moonlander. The victim did not report the theft until several days after the theft occurred. Between the date of the theft and the date of the report, we learned our suspect had listed the bicycle on Craigslist for $1,500. Not only that, but he came to the police department and registered the bike in his name! He used... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Fwd: RT @bicycledaddyo: Why registering your bike is necessary! Thieves are waiting a few days then registering bikes as their own. http://t.co/gWSa2gpGw6 (via http://friendfeed.com/spidra)
Fwd: RT @bicycledaddyo: Why registering your bike is necessary! Thieves are waiting a few days then registering bikes as their own. http://t.co/gWSa2gpGw6 (via http://ff.im/1fQ634)
Spidra Webster
Buzz helps biking beekeeper injured in hit-run - Chicago Sun-Times - http://www.suntimes.com/news...
Buzz helps biking beekeeper injured in hit-run - Chicago Sun-Times
"A San Diego graphic designer who never met Bike-A-Bee founder Jana Kinsman hoped an online fund-raiser would help the Chicagoan get back on her feet after a Logan Square hit-and-run. Two weeks later, a $1,000 fund-raising goal on the GiveForward website multiplied quickly into $11,026. “It’s amazing,” Kinsman, 27, said on Wednesday. “This shows the power of the Internet, really.” The beekeeper and freelance graphic designer was injured early Aug. 20 as she rode her bike in the 2600 block of Kimball. Chicago Police say a maroon Chevy Tahoe apparently hit Kinsman, dragging her and sending her bike into a parked car as the SUV sped off. “They’re yelling angrily at me, but also laughing,” Kinsman, who is active on social media, and in Chicago’s biking and design community, tweeted after the crash. Kinsman said she is overwhelmed with the support she received: “Each facebook post, facebook message, tweet, news article, phone call, care package, text message, visit and street conversation... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
An update. - Spidra Webster
Spidra Webster
Man arrested for allegedly pointing replica firearm at cyclist | KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Paso Robles - http://www.ksby.com/news...
Man arrested for allegedly pointing replica firearm at cyclist | KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Paso Robles
Man arrested for allegedly pointing replica firearm at cyclist | KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Paso Robles
"Santa Barbara police on Thursday arrested a man who they say pointed a replica firearm at a passing bicyclist. Police say the incident happened shortly before 8:00 am at the intersection of Garden and Micheltorena Streets. They say Aaron Perez, 25, of Santa Barbara, was standing next to his vehicle, and when a cyclist passed by, Perez took a BB gun out of his car and pointed it at the man. The cyclist called police and conducted a citizen's arrest of Perez. Police say Perez was found with two BB guns that are replicas of the Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine gun. Perez was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on a misdemeanor charge of brandishing a replica firearm in a rude or threatening manner." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
That happened to me once, although with a weapon I was less worried about because it was fluorescent orange. These two guys started shooting at me with a pellet gun and laughing. It was one time I was annoyed to be on my underseat-steered recumbent because it was so much harder to do what I'd need to do to ID them and call the cops. - Spidra Webster
I was sure that was a girl with a fake mustache. - Eivind
Spidra Webster
Ask Governor Brown to sign AB1371 & give cyclists 3 feet of safety clearance - http://act.transformca.org/p...
Ask Governor Brown to sign AB1371 & give cyclists 3 feet of safety clearance
Ask Governor Brown to sign AB1371 & give cyclists 3 feet of safety clearance
"Governor Brown has the opportunity to sign a bill that will help make bicycling safer for millions of Californians. Assembly Bill 1371 will require drivers to give bicyclists at least three feet of clearance when overtaking them from behind in the same lane - and it's already been approved by both houses of the Legislature.  All it needs to become law is the Governor's signature. Tell Governor Brown to sign AB 1371 and make California the 22nd State to require three feet for safety. If you can add a personalized message, it will have a much stronger impact. If you or a loved one has been injured on your bike by a driver passing too closely, please briefly describe the circumstances in your message. NOTE: After you hit "submit," the Governor's office requires you to select a topic for your email.  Scroll down to select "AB01371:Vehicles:Bicycles:Passing distance."" - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
He's veto'd similar bills twice so far, I think. I'm pissed that AAA (I'm an AAA member) has lobbied against it. - Spidra Webster
Spidra Webster
Former national champion Dale Stetina in critical condition after Colorado accident - VeloNews.com - http://velonews.competitor.com/2013...
Former national champion Dale Stetina in critical condition after Colorado accident - VeloNews.com
"Former U.S. national road champion Dale Stetina, father of Garmin-Sharp’s Peter Stetina and brother of Shimano USA vice president Wayne Stetina, was in critical condition Saturday night after a cycling accident required him to be emergency airlifted to a Boulder, Colorado, hospital. According to multiple sources — including Boulder newspaper Daily Camera, local Colorado cycling website 303Cycling, and veteran American racer Steve Tilford — Stetina, 57, sustained life-threatening injuries when he fell from his bike while trying to avoid colliding with a car in Lefthand Canyon, a well-traveled road for riding among the Boulder cycling community. According to the Daily Camera report, troopers who responded to the scene said that a 1999 Jeep SUV was headed westbound on Lefthand Canyon when the driver, identified as an adult male, pulled across the centerline and onto a shoulder on the opposite side of the road. The driver then attempted to pull back into the westbound lane just as a... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
:( - Anne Bouey
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Reflections on Equitable Transportation | League of American Bicyclists - http://www.bikeleague.org/content...
Reflections on Equitable Transportation | League of American Bicyclists
"As an anthropologist, I've focused on the variety of people who use bicycles, starting with Los Angeles, where I saw a lot of Latino and African-American men riding bikes on sidewalks. They seemed a million miles away, socially, from the people like me on road bikes. That insight about social distance and how transportation reinforces it led me to develop two projects in L.A. that experimented with bringing these different kinds of bicyclists into the same social spaces, City of Lights (now called Multicultural Communities for Mobility) and CicLAvia. I started bike commuting in Portland, Oregon after college, and when I returned home to Southern California for graduate school in 2007, motorists there treated me like dirt for commuting by bike. I started to notice how I'd grown up in a system that punished people for being too poor to drive. The bus service where I grew up in suburban Orange County is atrocious, running once an hour and ending early in the evening. People there may... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
vicster: full-bodied
SFPD concludes truck driver at fault in fatal SoMa bike collision | C.W. Nevius Blog | an SFGate.com blog - http://blog.sfgate.com/cwneviu...
"San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr said late Wednesday afternoon his department had finished its preliminary investigation into the South of Market bicycle accident that took the life of a 24-year-old woman. The report concludes that the driver of a truck that hit Amelie Le Moullac was at fault for the fatal accident. SFPD representatives will be presenting their evidence to the city’s district attorney Thursday to determine whether criminal charges will be filed. The finding represents a change for SFPD. In the week after the accident, a Southern Station sergeant, Richard Ernst, confronted a memorial gathering for Le Moullac and, according Leah Shahum, executive director of the Bicycle Coalition, insisted that the accident was the fault of the cyclist. At the time police investigators said that there was no videotape of the incident, which happened at 6th and Folsom. But Bicycle Coalition members canvassed nearby businesses and found that one of them had a camera that caught the... more... - vicster: full-bodied from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Cyclists Salivating Over New Bay Bridge Bike Path « CBS San Francisco - http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013...
Cyclists Salivating Over New Bay Bridge Bike Path « CBS San Francisco
"EMERYVILLE (CBS 5) – The new bicycle only path on the eastern span of the Bay Bridge will be a magnet for cycling enthusiasts who hope to one day connect Oakland and San Francisco via the bridge. The path to the new Bay Bridge bikeway begins at the Ikea store in Emeryville. When it’s completed in September, the route for bikes and pedestrians will head south from Ikea and underneath the maze, then alongside the freeway, bypassing the toll plaza on its way to the new bridge. The bike and pedestrian lane is a 15-and-a-half foot wide promenade with a gentle 2-percent grade that climbs towards Yerba Buena and Treasure Islands. “It’s 2 miles from Oakland to Yerba Buena Island, and it’s all about the experience, what it feels like to be on the bridge,” said Clive Endress, a landscape architect who helped design that experience. One unique feature is that the bike path hangs slightly away from the bridge, with a vent to draw away exhaust from passing cars. While you might want to make your... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I and many cycle advocates went to various gov't meetings in the '90s trying to get a bike/ped path across the entire bridge. CalTrans told MTC it would cost too much...then proceeded to waste loads of taxpayer $ on substandard contractors who used substandard materials that needed to be replaced. *sigh* - Spidra Webster
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Exhibit at Portland Art Museum. Closes Sept 8. Wish I could have gone! - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Ben Serotta's letter to the cycling community | Bicycle Retailer and Industry News - http://www.bicycleretailer.com/north-a...
Ben Serotta's letter to the cycling community | Bicycle Retailer and Industry News
"Editor's note: Serotta founder Ben Serotta sent BRAIN this open letter to the cycling community on Wednesday. Serotta was recently fired from the company he founded 41 years ago. To the cycling community at large and my many friends and supporters; In the wake of the last few weeks of frenzied reporting and announcements of what’s been going at Serotta I wanted to take the time to personally say thanks to the many hundreds of you who have expressed words of support for the company that bears my name, for the wonderful people who try to make things happen every day and for my family and me. I also want everyone to know that I am fine and while this is not the time or place to debate or explain any details, I’d like to clarify the circumstances regarding my departure. Early last Sunday evening while stopped at the side of the road looking at a paper map with Marcie, thinking about where we should head to enjoy the remaining hours of a beautiful sunny, mid-summer evening, my cell phone... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
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Cyclist Overwhelmed by Kindness From Strangers After SUV Attack - Logan Square - DNAinfo.com Chicago - http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago...
Cyclist Overwhelmed by Kindness From Strangers After SUV Attack - Logan Square - DNAinfo.com Chicago
"Kinsman was assaulted just after midnight Tuesday as she rode through Logan Square to check on a friend's cat. An SUV rushed Kinsman near North Kimball and West Wrightwood avenues. She said someone inside grabbed her messenger bag and dragged her until she hit a parked car. The men in the car were “laughing like it was a game or something,” she said. The man who grabbed the bag lost his grip and she fell to the ground — hitting her hip hard before bouncing onto the left side of her body. Kinsman was badly bruised and her bike was damaged. A surveillance video obtained by DNAinfo Chicago shows people rushing to help her after the crash. As word of the attack spread through social media, Kinsman’s phone rang off the hook. “I had a stranger call me yesterday,” Kinsman said. “He was like ‘Hey, I live in Chicago, and I want to give you a bike. I’ll let you borrow my bike whenever you need it.’ “I didn’t know him at all, and it’s just the nicest thing for anybody to do that.”" - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Training Camp: Antonio Brown Bike Ride - http://www.steelers.com/video-a...
"Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver Antonio Brown shows off his bike he brings to Training Camp. Brown took Steelers.com for a ride to show fans how he gets around campus at Saint Vincent College." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
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EdgeRunner - Pre-Order Information | Xtracycle, Inc. - http://www.xtracycle.com/edgerun...
EdgeRunner - Pre-Order Information | Xtracycle, Inc.
20" rear wheel for increased load stability. 3 different setups. - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
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CicLAvia | Heart of LA October 6, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - http://www.ciclavia.org/events...
CicLAvia | Heart of LA October 6, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
"CicLAvia: Heart of LA returns to the streets that started it all as we explore downtown Los Angeles on bike, foot, stroller and many more creative means of locomotion. The Heart of Los Angeles route follows in the footsteps of our first five events and helps Angelenos rediscover the origins of the City of Angels. Whether you’ve ridden these streets before or are new to CicLAvia, the Heart of LA route promises something new to discover." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Maybe I can get my stamina back by then. - Spidra Webster
Spidra Webster
Bike with a side car (Between 1940 and 1945) | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
Bike with a side car (Between 1940 and 1945) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Spidra Webster
Shoutout to the many FFers who've rediscovered their bikes! Quite a few here have taken it up again in just the last few years.
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Cecily, Vicster, Alex, Moto, Helen, Johnny, who else? - Spidra Webster
Yeah, it's fun and I'm still working on getting the bike 100% comfortable. Just bought my 3rd seat since both the original Bontrager and the WTB did not work out for me. With the WTB Speed V Pro Gel, the nerve that runs up the inside of my right thigh would start bothering me at about the 20 mile mark. Not fun. I think I like the tinkering part almost as much as the riding part. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Well, you know I'm just going to have to speak up for recumbents as being the ultimate gentlemen's seating solution... - Spidra Webster
As Lance Armstrong famously said "cycling is pain" - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I don't have anything against recumbents, per se, but they do lack in the "image" department. And Vancouver is hilly enough that I would take a significant performance hit with one...then again, considering that I'm in my granny gear for most hills, how much more of a performance hit could it be? :D - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Anyhow, at this point, I'm pretty well married to my hybrid. I've replaced the tires, the seat, the stem, the brake levers, the disc rotors, the rear disc brake, the grips and the pedals. I also added a stem riser to bring the bars up 3". Now my hands don't get numb. :D - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Enough talking about me...kudos to everyone else for getting back on a bike. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Whatever performance hit you take on the uphills, you get back on the downhills as you smoke the uprights. In fact, it's possible for a good cyclist to smoke the roadies while on the flats. The image thing is so stupid because the cyclist that doesn't use a gravity cheat is actually working harder. - Spidra Webster
Yes, well, I know guys who think that wearing Head Sweats are stupid and not "pro", so yeah. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Pfft to anyone who says they're only one way to bike. Someone once asked me why roadies wear lycra and I couldn't even come up with an explanation. To each his/her own. - Spidra Webster
But mostly I don't have a recumbent because I don't want to spend $3k on a bike right now. I'm pretty darned sure that spending $3k on a road bike would be a big mistake at the moment. I'm just not in shape to ride the drop bars right now. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I spent 1200 on mine but that was really because I didn't have much choice due to the disability. - Spidra Webster
Even if I rode a recumbent, I'd still wear bib shorts, just without the padding. Sooooo comfortable. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
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