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Lance speaks out

Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Here is a hilarious mock retort supposedly from Lance Armstrong on the day he is official stripped of his seven tour titles. If only this were truly from Lance.

A Message from Lance October 18, 2012 Posted by John Bailey Owen

“Last August, I took advantage of an offer [...]

Video Friday, 10/19/12

Videos! Yeah. To help with the doldrums of Friday.

Title: Crosstown Couriers
Seen on: Urban Velo
Rudy Gonzalez of Cowtown Couriers was featured in Urban Velo #33′s feature story, Pushing Beyond The Envelope about the changing face of the bicycle courier industry. This video was shot to show the Cowtown Courier direct to consumer food delivery service in action, adding some video context to the story and looking nothing like the typical image of legal documents being rushed here and there in downtown traffic.

Cowtown Couriers from BBG Kansas City on Vimeo.

Title: Taliah Lempert
Seen on: Urban Velo
If you’ve been in the urban cycling scene for any time at all, you’ve undoubtedly stumbled across some of Taliah Lempert’s bicycle paintings. Her work has adorned magazine and book covers, gallery walls and more. Lempert is commissioned to paint people’s individual rides, which she keeps in her studio as she works on them instead of painting from photos. She says a painting might take her a couple weeks to finish as she painstakingly reproduces the rides in her style.

See more of her work here.

Title: Lance Armstrong Nike Parody
Seen on: Urban Velo
I guess Radioshack won’t be asking me to donate a dollar to livestrong any more when I buy cheap electronics. Looks like sponsors like the shack and Nike have pulled the plug on their now disgraced hero, Lance Armstrong, since the recent US Anti-doping Agency has labeled him a “cheater.” Urban Velo reminds us of this parody video that rings more true than ever.

Title: Rising From Ashes
Seen on: Urban Velo
“Rising from Ashes” is a feature length documentary about two worlds colliding when cycling legend Jock Boyer moves to Rwanda, Africa to help a group of struggling genocide survivors pursue their dream of a national team. As they set out against impossible odds both Jock and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their past.
For more information visit:
Website: risingfromashesthemovie.com

Rising From Ashes from T.C. Johnstone on Vimeo.

Title: Nelson Vails Documentary Teaser
Seen on: Urban Velo

Title: Biketoberfest in Buffalo
Seen on: Urban Velo
Bikes, Beer, Music, Party. That about sums it up. In case it’s not clear from the video, “Rusty Chain” is a beer specifically designed/brewed by local brewer Flying Bison to raise money and awareness for local cycling. Check out gobikebuffalo.org.

Continue reading Video Friday, 10/19/12

Halloween! Critical Mass and Time’s Up Style 2012

It’s on! Time’s Up annual Halloween Party and Fun!-draiser right after the always festive and costume themed Critical Mass.

This year the party is at the Brooklyn space (99 S. 6th St.-Willy B)

With superstar biker and DJ DJ Fake Money and featuring No Way Josie:

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Ride Brooklyn opens a second shop

In bike shop news: Ride Brooklyn in Bergen street is opening a second location right on the bike path on Kent Ave. (Wiliamsburg, Brooklyn)

Here is a flyer from their upcoming store opening party:

New Bike Shop in Red Hook

Just saw this in Brownstoner,

Australian Bike Company Settles Down in Red Hook By: Emily 10/16/12

The Australian bike company Papillionaire is the newest tenant at 390 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook. This is the first store based in the States. They’ve got a wide selection of vintage-style bikes which [...]

Video Friday-10/12/12

Title: Converse Office Fixie Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide.com

Converse Office Fixie from benandjustin on Vimeo.

Title: Inside Performance United Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide.com A behind-the-scenes look into one of the most successful multi-national velodrome cycling programs in history.

Performance United has helped over 5 countries win 3 Olympic Medals, and 17 World Championship Medals. This brief [...]

New Book: Heels on Wheels, for the Ladies

There’s a new book out there encouraging woman to hit the pedals:

Katie Daily’s-Heels on Wheels, a Ladies Guide to Owning and Riding a Bike.

Here is a write up in the New York Times:

Riding Like Susan B. Anthony ‘Heels on Wheels’ — Books of Style Elizabeth Lippman for The New York Times [...]

18th annual Halloween Alleycat race

Wednesday, October 31st Felipe “the King” is throwing this NYC classic.

Starts at the NYC Chrome store-238 Mulberry Street-Manhattan.

flyer art by: Greg Ugalde

Search and Destroy-Scavenger Hunt 10/13/12

Saturday, October 13th Search & Destroy a crime scene scavenger hunt.

Read more at the facebook event page.

Red Hook Crit-Milano 2012

David August Trimble is taking his now famous bike race to Italy, again.

Red Hook Crit-Milano

More about the event: The Italian version of the world’s premiere track bike criterium returns once again to the streets of Milano. The race will consist of 100 elite road cyclists, track racers, bike messengers, and urban [...]