@sonnytime nailed it in 12 minutes and won himself a Nalgene bottle.
Remember back when you could pop a Kryptonite lock with a bic pen? I hope those going down to the Philly Bike Expo at the end of the month, plan on bringing their bikes inside.
From Evan Watkey’s blogs Bits and Bikes.
Nalgene, makers of cool on-the-go water bottles, sent me a few of their latest models.
The OTF (on-the-fly)
I want to share the love so,
The first person to tweet #nalgene and #bikeblognyc gets a free bottle.
Ok, this wedding had a special place in my heart not just because I was honored to be a groomsman, but also for the wonderful use of bicycles.
Chris and Allie’s wedding made the NY time’s Vows section and it’s an excellent recap of how people meet, fall in love and get married, with the magical influence of two wheels.
By JOHN HARNEY
So in September 2008, when Allie Compton, an artist, connected with Chris Ryan, a punk guitarist and singer and a longtime participant in the bicycle rides organized by Critical Mass, she, too, soon found herself jumping on a bike and uninhibitedly wheeling through New Yorkâ€™s car-clogged streets.
The setting for their meeting that September was an art exhibition, called â€œDemocracy in America: The National Campaignâ€ at the Park Avenue Armory. Mr. Ryan, who plays with a band called Team Spider, said, half-jokingly, that he had been invited to the event along with other members of Timeâ€™s Up â€” an environmental advocacy group that is another of his causes â€” â€œto give some street cred or something.â€
He hadnâ€™t been there long when he noticed Ms. Compton from across the enormous room â€” her â€œbright and sunshiny face, rare in this world of cynics in New York,â€ he remembered.
read the entire article here.
A video from the wedding:
This year the NACCC which is pronounced like that 80’s one hitters, The Knack, is short for the North American Cycle Courier Championships.
This year it’s being held in Atlanta, yes they have bike messengers there, this weekend.
Here is an article found on the messenger news source: messmedia.org, dutifully maintained by Joe Hendry.
The NACCC hits Atlanta’s Streets
The Examiner, October 8th, 2010
By Thomas Moore
Starting today and running through Monday the 11th, Atlanta will play host to an influx of cyclists for the North American Cycle Courier Championships (NACCC). It is a great opportunity for the city and its citizens to experience the urban cycling scene at an unprecedented scale.
First off, for those curious, the NACCC is an event showcasing the best and brightest of the courier biking scene. Traditionally, a bike courier braves the big city streets to deliver messages, parcels and pretty much anything else that needs delivering. They are famous for their rocketing through the streets of New York and San Francisco despite the heavy traffic. (A quick side note: Quicksilver, a movie from the 80s, gives a look at the messenger biker and is an awesome-in-an-80s sort of way).
The NACCC provides a venue for these messengers to show off their skills in races, track stand competitions, sprints and even some trick riding. All these skills are by-products of the typically messengerâ€™s day and have developed from necessity into a sport of its own. The NACCC are not only about supporting the new sport, but about celebrating the messenger culture that has been developing for years.
Centered on Grant Park, the NACCC will run all weekend through Columbus Day on Monday. Also, there will be a chance to check out various vendors that will be show-casing cycling and cycling-related gear. One such vendor is Stanley that will be showing off their rugged vacuum bottles. Stop by their tent, share a story and perhaps you will walk away with a bottle of your own. In addition to Stanley, there will be numerous other vendors for you to check out, talk with and perhaps purchase some gear.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, enjoy the fact that Atlanta is playing host to the NACCC and so many cyclists. As always, email me with any questions or comments and keep riding!
I apologize for not posting this sooner.
Stolen, September 30th
Please keep an eye out for a matte silver, WINDSOR “The Hour” 49cm fixed gear bike with black Riser handlebars, Oury grips.
I’m shocked, disappointed and so so sad. The bike is really dear to me and I miss it so much!
Offering a cash reward for any information leading to the return of my bike. Email email@example.com
Color Matte Silver
I get a fair amount of bicycle thefts reported to me so I decided to start a map to chronicle the locations of where these crimes occur.
Recently I was sent the following bad news:
Hello my bike was just stolen yesterday on 10/6/2010, in front of
you can reach me, Stephen DAndrilli