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January 28th, Boston, Superb Bicycle-pop-up shop

If your in the Boston area next week, check out Superbbicycle.com will be part of Pop-Up shop, selling their wares along with some other cool local businesses.

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Contest time

Stevil Kinevil, from allhailtheblackmarket.com and the folks at Vandal Bags in SF are having a contest.

Check it:

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a little video from Mission Workshop Vandal from interbike 2009:

Video Round Up

I took some time off to work but here is a quick video roundup:

From Tracko’s Blog LA.
Geekhouse bikes, bike builders from Boston, Massachusetts.

Geekhouse Bikes from Quarter Productions on Vimeo.

Live from Paris:
Rock N Roll Fixie Riders

PARIS-CHARTRES from Julien Rideau on Vimeo.

Revoked trailer:

REVOKED TRAILER from REVOKED MEDIA on Vimeo.

From Lockedcog.com

Bombing some hills in LA

Found on Cyclonesia.com

Rapha trailer-

Yonretto Trailer from RAPHA on Vimeo.

from www.streetsfilms.org

OH NO, Auto lobbyist, Veronica Moss crashes the streetsfilms fundraiser, great inside joke.

There have been these videos going around where you can make these Avatars say whatever you like. Here are a few talking about cyclocross and fixed gear culture:

From Prolly:
fixed gear london getting in on in a bowl.

Getting busy in the Park:

oyama park 1/19 from nasty on Vimeo.

From alohafixed.com

290ed Teaser (Part 3) from ALOHA FIXED on Vimeo.

Random stuff:

Girl Meets Bike, a short documentary about Jacquie Phelan.

Found this on Projekto-b.blogspot.com
Crazy down hill race in AZ,

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Nasty tandem crash:

Riding in Jakarta,

Granite City,

Fixed Gear in the Granite City from James urquhart on Vimeo.

And last, this is kind of a strech, but hey its sort of a bike, just plain wackyness.

A new facebook group, “My Building hates the environment”

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Today I had a dream. That one day buildings all over NYC will truly be free for cyclists.
It’s safe to say that cyclists don’t face the same hurdles like Dr. King and the freedom riders of Birmingham Alabama, with dogs and water cannons, but here in NYC we’ve got some strong obstacles to overcome.

Last week I read this article from John Prolly’s popular blog: Prollyisnotprobably.com.

An anonymous reader wrote in about having some friction with bringing his bike into his place of work. He wrote in:

“Hi John,

The building I work in will only allow for bikes through the freight elevator (I’m aware that this is legit), however it’s only open from 8-5. 90% of the employees in the building leave after 6pm. Here’s the biggest kick in the nuts, management wants to charge $75 per person if you choose to take your bike out of the building past 5pm! I asked if we could use the stairwell…”nope”. I asked, “what rights do the owners have to fine people?”, no real answer to that either!

Thanks,
Reader

According to the new bikes in building law which took effect in the middle of December last year, commercial buildings in NYC with freight elevators are required to allow bikes access as long as their is a request from the tenants and an agreeable plan is drafted.

This was a huge milestone in getting the law on your side and strong steps closer to making more access for people who ride their bikes to work.

But judging by the complaint above, its seems as if there are still many hurdles to get over. That is why I created the facebook group: My Building Hates the Environment.

The goal of this group is to monitor and evaluate how this bill is being implemented and weather buildings are being agreeable or creating more friction. If there is positive usage of the bill, then let us know so other buildings can lead by example. If there are stories like the one from Prolly’s reader, then we need the hear about and launch a campaign of public ridicule that lets people know which buildings hate bikes and in my opinion, hate the environment. This way we can not only have the law on our side but the support of the cycling community as well.

Join this group today and lets start organizing.

Details on the frostbite race

Details of Saturday Night’s Frostbite race, from organizer Dan G.

“Dont Forget, This saturday Late Night Frostbite: Empire State. Tompkins
Square Park, 8PM registration, 10PM race. After Party at Bushwick
Country Club, Grand St. Brooklyn. Raffle, art and photos, tons of
sponsors. All proceeds go to the TKBMA, including the proceeds from
Jameson Whiskey and select pints. CMWC Tokyo Bike Frame up for raffle.
B there or miss out big time. Peace Dan G.”

Road Rage Doctor gets 5 years

Los Angeles ER doctor Christopher Thompson, has a new place to practice medicine…a jail cell. He was sentenced to five years in prison for deciding to use his car as a weapon and slam on the brakes in front of two road cyclists.

One of those, who suffered severe injuries is Ron Peterson, recently spoke out about the conviction.

“Cyclist Ron Peterson breathed a sigh of relief this week after a driver who deliberately slammed on his car’s brakes in front of him, leaving him with horrific injuries, was jailed.

Los Angeles doctor Christopher Thompson was convicted of mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon (his car), battery with serious injury and reckless driving causing injury, and sentenced to five years in prison.”

Read the rest at Bike Radar.com

Philly GoldSprints, 1/17/10

The Philly Bike Messenger Association presents:
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hanks to everyone who has been coming out racing and supporting the bma so we can continue to make these events happen!

Blockley Pourhouse is a HUGE, amazing space so I hope we can get as many riders out as possible. Also they have really good food and some decent drink specials $2 Lionshead bottles, $3 Budlight Draft and $4 Jack Daniels.

Doors open at 2:30pm
$5 cover will include your registration if you choose to race, a spoke card, and a drink ticket! As always our sponsors have provided us with some outstanding prizes for those with the best times!

Very special thanks to:
BICYCLE REVOLUTIONS
RELOAD & CADENCE

Mid-West Mayhem

Milwaukee may have had it’s bike polo team busted, but fear not…the MAYHEM is coming.
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The Black Market is open

Stevil Kenevil of the hilarious cycling blog all hail the black market has his web store ready to go. Purchase beer cozys, hats and great t-shirts like this:

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Get your gear today at all hail the black market.com

Late Night Frost Bite...Is Back. 1/16/09

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