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Royal Wedding’s gone critical

Well it look’s like Crown Prince of Bahrain, Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa won’t be attending the royal wedding in London between Prince William and Kate Middleton, even though he was on the guest list.

Obviously too busy killing demonstrators to be bothered with such frivolous affairs. Although the wedding will demand lots of [...]

Dean is a sweet guy.

Big shout out and thanks to Dean Bingham of deansweets.com for sending me a whole box of delicious handmade chocolates (I especially like the Stout) and the two pieces of bacon buttercrunch, YUM! (photo taken from www.candycranks.com)

Dean is a busy guy…When not working on architectural projects (www.deanbingham.com) in Portland Maine, he is [...]

Stolen bikes

Got a few bikes to look out for:

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My mint condition women’s 2007 21 speed Cannondale Adventure Hybrid was jacked outside of Bierkraft around 5pm yesterday on 5th Avenue at Sacket (Park Slope, Brooklyn) It has a small white bike light, clear plastic bubble horn, clear with blue lettering Tony’s [...]

Time’s up Radio Ride

4/16/11 7pm, Time’s Up Radio Ride, leave Tompkins Sq. South, Manhattan (bring portable radios!) 9pm, Radiohive after party, 99 S. 6th St., Williamsburg BK NYC

This Saturday April 16th join Time’s Up on a Radio Ride (bring your portable radio) where we turn every bike into a soundbike! Then ride with us (or join [...]

PPW bike lane update and more

Last night in Brooklyn, Community Board 6 unanimously voted to keep the prospect park west bike lane with proposed modifications, in case you were worried about a few cranky neighbors alarmed about the loss of their parking.

Read more from reporter Ben Fried from Streetsblog.org.

Of course this didn’t stop the unproductive, 50′s [...]

CB6 meeting tomorrow, on the agenda: PPW bike lane modifications

After the success of Sunday’s family bike ride there is still work to be done.

Local community board 6 is having a general meeting. Here is more about it from Brooklyn Spoke.

Community Board 6 Meeting Wednesday Night, 4/13/11 April 12, 2011 by brooklynspoke

Following Sunday’s massive 750-person family ride, there’s still [...]

Reminder, Bike Jumble (swap meet) is back in NYC-May 14th

The ‘anti-Craigslist’ returns! Vendors will be on hand at the 3rd Springtime Brooklyn Bike Jumble to sell new bikes, clothes and parts and accessories to get your bike back in shape without the hassles of looking on Craigslist at dodgy bikes.

The Brooklyn Bike Jumble has brought together New York’s premier cycling vendors [...]

Make Live Webcast tomorrow-Making Bikes

Make Magazine your DIY guide to well, making cool stuff, is having a live webcast starting tomorrow, April 13th.

Make Live.

Tomorrow’s episode is all about making bikes with crazy bike builder William Thomas Porter

Here is a preview:

Tune in tomorrow, April 13th, at 9pm (the website says April 12th) [...]

Tuff City Styles Alleycat

Stoned Tone (photo by: Doug D)

Has hooked up with Tuff City Styles Tattoo in the BX and is throwing an alleycat this weekend:

More details visit Tone’s Tumblr site: nycmesskings.tumblr.com [...]

Bikenomics

Check out this new column from Grist.org about the economics of the bicycle:

From the site:

Bikenomics A Grist Special Series Series Intro

Bicycle transportation is good for a lot of things—it’s healthy, it’s green, it’s quiet, it’s fun, it builds community. It also makes financial sense, and the magnitude of bicycling’s economic [...]