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Cycle Chic is a brand name dedicated to a whole group of blogs who report on the fashionable side of bicycles.
They recently had a nice video of the bicycle share program in Washington DC:
Well their extended family of sites just got bigger:
I’d like to give a big welcome to:
Inspired by Copenhagen, they’ll be keeping a close watch on bicycle fashion here in Gotham, like hard core winter rider Stoned Tone and his cargo whip.
This was a rather funny request.
I do get strange requests from time to time for posting events and bike related products. I guess it’s because I’m so hip and plugged into the pulse of the people, discovering the amazing awesomeness of the bicycle.
So I guess it came as no surprise that a new innovation in news would want me to give them a plug.
Now, what I can’t figure out is why this guy:
Maybe it’s because Apple creator Steve Jobs is out on sick leave and not in a sane mental state. It’s no surprise that Murdoch’s News Corp would want to reinvent themselves and create distance from reactionaries like Beck and O’Reilly. This is why they bought the Wall Street Journal and now are coming up with this modern form of news delivery that appeals to the plugged in facebook generation. It’s kind of like when you go into a McDonalds and its design is all chic and they have mood lighting and free wifi, yet its still serves big macs and somehow calls it…food.
But lets not forget that FOX also owns the NY POST which just can’t seem to help itself in bashing bicycles, especially during our troubling “CRACKDOWN” and NYPD PR smear campaign.
Like this latest article that pits cyclists against New York City and calls all bike lanes a joke.
So no thanks theDAILY. (oh wait, I guess I just gave them a plug) Then again, we are a free country and you should choose when and how you get news…but remember…theDaily is the same people who do reporting like this:
Charlie McCorkell is the founder and owner of Bicycle Habitat a massive bike shop on Lafayette St. in Manhattan. Charlie has also dedicated his life to fighting for bicycle rights and advocating for more space on our roadways.
He recently wrote a piece on the changing face of the city and preserving the bicycle infrastructure.
Welcoming the new normal: Why bike lanes matter to our future.
Look deeper. This resistance is not a classic battle of aged vs. youth. This is a battle between those who believe the status quo is fine and those of us who believe it is killing us, our children and our planet.
Read more here.
What does it take to get a Minneapolis cyclist to give up the winter commute? Not a record-setting snowfall, apparently.
JDespite the great winter deluge of December 2010, which dumped more than 33 inches of snow on the metro area â€” the most the city has seen since 1969 â€” Downtown bike commuters continued to climb on to their two-wheelers to get to and from work. And while this should surprise no one â€” cold-hardiness has long been our sceneâ€™s biggest bragging point, our trump card in finally edging out Portland last spring as Bicycling Magazineâ€™s â€œ#1 Bike Cityâ€ â€” this winterâ€™s riders are significant in another way.
They seem to be the only ones prepared for the weather.
Read more here.
and in NYC, from the New York Times Spokes column.
Spokes | Two Wheels, No Fear, In Slush or Powder
Pascal Sauvayre hopped his front tire through several inches of freshly fallen powder, stopping in front of a small group of cyclists gathered in the morning darkness at the southeast end of Central Park.
â€œPascal! Oh, heâ€™s a hardy soul,â€ called out one of the assembled, Dave Jordan, a pair of ski goggles hanging around his black neck gaiter and a headlamp shining from his helmet.
â€œI had to shovel the sidewalk anyway,â€ Mr. Sauvayre said, explaining why he had come out, at 6:30 on a frigid morning this month, for this race in the snow that had been hastily arranged online days before. It would be fun, the 50-year-old psychologist said.
Read more here.
Taking a cue from Joe and his recent screening of Quicksilver at 718cyclery, comes another movie night in Brooklyn. I mean what better on cold winter nights then to be indoors watching great bike movies.
at the Glass Shop Coffee house in Prospect Heights.
How the Common Bike Is Poised for a High-Tech Reinvention
Three remarkable innovations are transforming the mechanics of the common bicycle. In fact, these new technologies may be the most significant developments in bike engineering since the original “safety” bicycle was invented at the end of the 19th century.
Read more here.
Another video from Time’s Up Token Tickets of Love.
What’s the big deal? I mean this huge retailer of Chinese products does sell a fixed gear bicycle for under $200.00, right?
Well for those who think bikes should be bought from legitimate establishments, those with qualified professionals who can offer service and repairs and pay employees a fair wage will probably stand in opposition to this big box giant.
There will be a rally at City Hall against Walmart in NYC and Time’s Up is throwing a ride to get the word out.
Details from the Time’s Up Website:
Wal-Mart is Coming!?! Ride to Rally
Meet at: 156 Rivington St. (between Suffolk & Clinton St in Manhattan’s Lower East Side) ABC No Rio.
Summary: The biggest, baddest big box is threatening to invade our town- Wal-Mart! But we won’t let them destroy our local businesses by hoisting their horrible jobs and sweatshop products on NYC!
Join us for a bike ride as town criers to warn the masses- Wal-Mart is Coming!?! Wal-Mart is Coming!?!
We’re pulling out our best Paul Revere get-ups, the horse heads and bells to make some noise all the way to City Hall to join the rally against Wal-Mart.
See you there! Spread the word!