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Hipster Cyclist Pixel Art Game


I love it. Coming soon as an iphone app, a lo-fi video game about…well you get it.

Check out hipstercitycycle.com

Video from Broadway Bombin

Here’s a video from Crihs Thormann of this year’s Broadway Bombin alleycat race, a POV helmet camera.

Broadway Bombing 2010 from crihs on Vimeo.

Can this be true…a velodrome in Greenpoint

Check out this article in the Greenpoint Gazette:

A Velodrome for Greenpoint?
Nov 27, 2010 by McCarton Ackerman

North Brooklyn has become synonymous with bike riding in recent years, but a new plan for a velodrome in Greenpoint would bring the cycling craze to a whole other level.

Utilizing a $7 million design competition for waterfront improvements in the neighborhood, Williamsburg-based Affinity Cycles owner Jason Gallacher and national cycling champion Andrew LaCorte have joined forces to create a proposal for a velodrome, or championship cycling track, on a city-owned lot on Commercial Street.

The velodrome will first have to compete with other proposals including a $5 million public boathouse and a $2.4 million biosculpture. However, the track could potentially be a reality in as little as two years.

“There’s a real need for this because there’s such a strong cycling culture here,” said Gallacher. “Our (Affinity Cycle’s) team has three national champions and one Olympic hopeful. There’s national caliber racing in this neighborhood already.”

Read more here.

2 bikes stolen

2 stolen bikes to report:

Stolen 11/24/10

My Dahon Speed D7 was stolen today on 90 st and 1st ave. $100 reward if found, no questions asked. It has the larger rear rack and reflective tape in the rim between spokes. I also has a ZENBIKES sticker.

Call José 787-627-9225
josesoto@isla.net

(not this bike, but close)

also

My bike was stolen today at the corner of Crosby and Prince.
It is a black woman’s Biachi Milano Parco.
[like this but in black]
It has a black basket and a ladybug bell.
I know that the likelihood that I get it back is slim, but if anyone sees it please contact:
Nadia at moorenadia@gmail.com or call (404) 202-6399

These theft reports have also been added to my Stolen Bikes Google Map:


View Bike Theft 2010 in a larger map

and

Trash Messenger Bags

Trash Messenger Bags:

They got a new website:
trashmessengerbags.com
Check it out!

This winter…Get Bright

Brett Novick of the Pedal Pushers Club, who makes my bikeblog t-shirts, has a new reflective hoodie, using some super bright 3M scotchlite.

A write up about it:
To The Dismay of Orange Safety Vests, PPC Releases Its First Reflective Hoody
In an attempt to undo the historical association between wearing reflective clothing and being known around the office as “the crazy bike commuter guy”, Pedal Pushers Club has begun selling an everyday, casual sweatshirt with exceptional reflective capabilities. Under normal lighting the bicycle graphic looks and feels like a regular screen-print, however under direct lighting such as from a car, the print exhibits its reflective qualities. Made from hyper-reflective 3M Scotchlite, the bicycle graphic acts as an excellent addition to wearing a regular blinky light or provides a good backup to help riders remain visible when they forget their lights at home or face a dead battery.

The sweatshirt itself is a ridiculously soft blend of 55% post consumer recycled polyester and 45% organic cotton. Available in a full-zip pill-free Slate grey from the Pedal Pushers Club at: www.PedalPushersClub.com/reflect

The Pedal Pushers Club is a small “lifestyle” apparel company for people who like bikes. Our t-shirts, hats, and hoodies are great for cruising around town on the single speed or looking sharp for post-ride social activities. Look for PPC’s new line of technical riding jerseys in Spring 2011.

Bias against cyclists, even in the courtroom.

Lawyer Ron V. Miller Jr. of the law firm Miller and Zois, sent me this article about recent statistics which demonstrates how verdicts on cycling injury cases points to a bias against cyclists.

Read more here.

Size my Bike App

Looking for an iphone app for that professional bicycle fit to increase performance and prevent unnecessary injury?
Check out:

Sizemybike.com

Chrome Bags goes Metal

Chrome Bags, wants you to put a little metal into this holiday season and who better to represent then the true pioneers of the genre:

Motorhead.

a message form my favorite bag company:

Happy Heavy Metal Holidays! Just wanted to send a quick heads up on the launch of our metal-strong, limited edition Motörhead Citizen messenger bag which fans can grab starting Black Friday (this Friday, Nov. 26). It was an honor to be asked by the godfather of heavy metal to collaborate on this project, and we hope that you’ll join us in celebrating one of the most iconic rock bands of all time.

You can check out the product page for more information and images, here: www.chromebagsstore.com/bags/messenger-bags/citizen-bag—motorhead-ltd.html.
Death or glory,

Corinne-Chrome Bags
Chrome NYC store-238 Mulberry Street-Manhattan.

Staten Island Update

Our on-the-spot reporter, Meredith Sladek, writes about bike related issues, mostly in Staten Island where she resides.

It looks like the DOT is not putting back vital bike lanes on a well traveled route on the Island. Already the most limited borough to ride in, this only makes matters worse.

Her article:
Bicycle lane removed from Father Capodanno Blvd on Staten Island
By Meredith Sladek
NY Bicycle Transportation, Examiner.com
* November 18th, 2010 10:03 am ET

The DOT took a backslide today in their committment to a more sustainable New York City, as they released their decision to remove the bicycle lane from the layout of Father Capodanno Blvd on Staten Island after the road’s recent re-pavement, as reported in today’s Staten Island Advance.

The three-mile lane is one of the longest bike lanes of Staten Island, which has a mere disconnected handful in comparison to the other boroughs. Father Capodanno was a vital, solid connection between the sharrows-marked route on Bay Street leading to the ferry and New Dorp roads Midland Ave and North and South Railroad Ave. DOT intends to turn the northbound side into a bus lane, and the inland southbound side into a turning and parking lane.

Read the whole article here.