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Bike Core Punk-tomorrow

Bike Core punk rock.

SATURDAY !!!! 11/28/2009
TRASH BAR – Brooklyn 9PM!

TEAM SPIDER and friends work off some off the Thanksgiving Feast
pounds by skanking the weekend away!
in brooklyn YO.

SO ! Have a good holiday THURSDAY, & see YA SATURDAY !! well curated
line-up features lots of good SKA CORE BANDS.. (look em up !!)

–8:00 The Forthrights
—-9:00 Team Spider ( feat Maria on the Sax )
——10:00 Hey Stranger
———11:00 Across The Aisle
———–12:00 Hub City Stompers

:warning: 21 PLUS* !!!!
TEAM SPIDER plays at 9PM SHARP!
*we will do an all ages show very soon ;-)

—MEANTIME: all you old folks/D.I.Y. iD peeps.. come on out!

Important:
“HOW TO GET DRUNK INFO” (FROM TRASH BAR)
–With paid admission to the back room (where the bands play) we have
an open bar from 8-9 every night. Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and well
drinks are free for an hour, but in the back bar only.

Cranksgiving in the NY Times

David Goodman who writes for the bicycle themed blog column, “spokes” for the NY Times had a chance to participate and write about his experience at last weekends hugely successful Cranksgiving:

(pointed out to me by a comment on this blog and Joe Hendry of messmedia.org)

An Outlaw Street Race, for a Good Cause

By J. DAVID GOODMAN

New York Times, November 24, 2009

Stepping off the Long Island Rail Road with his custom-made fixed gear folding bike early Saturday afternoon, Robert A. Butler planned a bit of riding before heading to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

But it was aesthetics of a different sort — “I followed someone on a beautiful bike” — that drew him to Madison Square Park, where scores of bike messengers, fixed gear aficionados and other risk-courting riders were registering for a charity bike race through the streets of Manhattan.

Read the posting here.

Rapha Pros turn courier in London

Article found by Joe Hendry of messmedia.

Rapha Condor pros turn London couriers for a day

Road.cc, November 23, 2009

London-based customers of high-end cycling clothing brand Rapha specifiying the Fast Fridays bike courier delivery option on items they order this week may be in for a surprise.

That’s because Rapha Condor pro riders Dean Downing and Matt Cronshaw will be helping speed the North London-based brand’s goods from its Belsize Park base to customers in some 44 postcodes across the capital, ranging from Hampstead to Clapham and Holland Park to Bow.

Rapha is asking its customers to help test the riders’ skills through the London traffic by using the delivery option, which costs £20 and applies to orders taken between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday, although there is a limited number of slots available.

Elite Circuit Series champion Downing promises to enter into the spirit of things, responding to an enquiry on Twitter about whether he would be riding a fixie for the day with the response, “will be needing one yeah, gotta do it right hey.”

That could mean a trip down to Condor’s shop on Gray’s Inn Road to get kitted out with a bike, and the shop is handily placed for Clerkenwell’s Duke of York pub, a long-time magnet for London’s bike courier community, should the pair feel the need to swap some war stories afterwards with those who brave the capital’s streets on a daily basis.

Downing and Cronshaw’s stint delivering parcels around the city comes the day after the London Courier Emergency Fund, which takes care of those injured while out working, holds a courier appreciation day.

The organisation will be distributing free food and coffee to working couriers at the junction of Bloomsbury Street and Shaftesbury Avenue, and free bike checks will also be available.

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Mess media

Bryant Watch
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Resluts of this years NYC cranksgiving.

4124872373_566b6f8db9(photo by Sharon Goldberg of www.iliketotakepictures.com)
According to Cranksgiving organizer, Ken Stanek, there were 119 Racers for the 11th annual charity race, including three tandems and a few tall bikes.

1ST PLACE: Crihs & Lauren Klien (5th Overall)
2ND PLACE: Doug D & Heather Muller (6th Overall)
3RD PLACE: Kieth Garrison & Janessa Stark (10th Overall)
4TH PLACE: Pavel & Hana (22nd Overall)
5TH PLACE: Will Sherman & Grace (25th Overall)
6TH PLACE: Brantley & Kindall Almond (33rd Overall) (I have a prize for you, if you’re reading this, Kindall)
7TH PLACE: Izumi & Adrienne (35th)
8TH PLACE: Tony Leonardo & Nikki Zerka (36th)
9TH PLACE: Ray Clark & Rachel Rubino (39th)
10TH PLACE: Eli B & Sara Wojcik (40th)

Sasha – MOST GENEROUS – dude bought two turkeys
Eli – First Out of Town
Andras & Andra (Team Budapest – First Tandem or TallBike
Ray Clark – 1st Rookie

This was the first race for at least 39 people, and there were 34 girls & 85 guys.
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More photos from Sharon here.

Photos from Doll Parts here.

and Baby food portraits from here.

Greetings from Tod Seelie

Got this message from Tod Seelie, photographer of bike culture who’s been traveling around Asia riding tallbikes.

I recently returned from a rather adventurous summer and wanted to pass on some things you might find of interest.

Tomorrow night, Friday the 20th, I will have photos from our raft voyage on the Adriatic Sea on display as part of the show “Punkabbestia” at Anonymous Gallery in Manhattan. The same voyage was featured this summer in New York Magazine, with my accompanying photos and slide show. After that, some friends and I rode bicycles through Indonesia and Japan, including several tall bikes. Upon returning to the States, I headed to Portland, Maine for a residency at The Bakery Photo Collective and lent a hand to my friends who were working on a collaborative installation at SPACE Gallery entitled Distance Don’t Matter.
I recently exhibited some work at Waiting Room Gallery in Tokyo as part of the group show Spirit Assembly, curated by Cinders Gallery in Williamsburg. Next up I am showing some work with Ad Hoc Gallery in Miami for Art Basel. I was also chosen at one of the five Brooklyn music bloggers “that matter” by New York Magazine, so that was cool. I also had the first piece of clothing bearing my work released through Carrot Clothing. This summer there was some love from The Death Set on the Van’s Blog and on How To Avoid the Bummer Life.
Also, an interview I did about my work for Revel In NY has been relaunched on their new site. You can check it out to remember what I looked like before a moustache took over my face. I was also interviewed by MTV Brazil (click on Bloco 2) in a piece that features the Vivian Girls. I’ve recently learned to “Twitter,” so if that is of interest to you, you can find me here: http://twitter.com/suckapants. And as always I chronicle my adventures on http://suckapants.com. Most recently on Sucka Pants: Halloween and Day of the Dead in New Orleans, the road trip down through middle America, and the aforementioned bicycle and raft trips.

Recent interviews:

http://www.formatmag.com/features/tod-seelie/

http://www.ishooteverything.com/2009/09/photo-artist-interview-41-tod-seelie.html

http://mossless.tumblr.com/post/146860793/tod-seelie-just-turned-31-and-is-currently-trying

http://www.carrotclothing.net/interview_with_tod_seelie.php

todseelie.com
646.270.1978

Times up event-starting tonight

80′s DANCE RIDE- Thursday Night!
Meet us at Tompkins Square Park at 7 p.m.
Come fight the power with high octane dance music as we reclaim our right to the city’s public spaces with a roving dance party.
See events listing for details.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!
- Fundraising coordinator to help coordinate fundraising meetings and activities
- Archivist
If you are interested please email timesupvolunteer@gmail.com

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1. 80′s DANCE RIDE
Thursday, November 19th, 7 p.m.
Tompkins Square Park
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2. CRITICAL MASS: MANHATTAN
Friday, November 27th, 7 p.m.
Union Square, North Side
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3. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, November 28th, 10 p.m.
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th Street, and Central Park West)
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4. PEACE & GRATITUDE RIDE AND LABYRINTH WALK
Sunday, November 29th, 11 a.m.
SW corner of Union Square, Gandhi Statue (across from Staples)
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5. CENTRAL PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Friday, December 4th, 10 p.m.
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th Street, and Central Park West)
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6. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
** Now in NYC and Brooklyn! **
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Workshops will be held at ABC No Rio which is located at 156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets.
Wednesday and Sunday Workshops will be held at Time’s Up! Brooklyn which is located at 99 South 6th Street off Bedford Avenue
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BOOKMARK OUR EVENTS CALENDAR!http://times-up.org/calendar/calendar.php

Become a member at http://times-up.org/index.php?page=membership-support

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1. 80′s DANCE RIDE
Thursday, November 19th, 7 p.m.
Tompkins Square Park

Come fight the power with high octane dance music as we reclaim our right to the city’s public spaces with a roving dance party.

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2. CRITICAL MASS: MANHATTAN
Friday, November 27th, 7 p.m.
Union Square, North Side

Critical Mass is a spontaneous celebration of what our streets could look like. this fun group ride encourages new cyclists and creates safer streets and new green infrastructure. Strap some music to your bike and make sure to bring appropriate lights and bells.

For more information see http://www.critical-mass.org/

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3. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, November 28th, 10 p.m.
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th Street, and Central Park West)

Come join bicyclists and skaters (and the occasional unicyclist) for a leisurely ride through Central and Riverside Parks. Weather? Our record suggests we only call off these rides when no one in their right mind would have fun. Appropriate for experienced skaters, and bicyclists of just about any skill level. We hope these rides encourage more folks to enjoy the parks at night, without motor vehicles, in a quiet, safe, relaxed setting. The ride is about 12 miles long, and we return to Columbus Circle around midnight.

Check out pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianmcgloin/tags/riversideride/

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4. PEACE & GRATITUDE RIDE AND LABYRINTH WALK
Sunday, November 29th, 11 a.m.
SW corner of Union Square, Gandhi Statue (across from Staples)

A leisurely peaceful ride to some of downtown Manhattan’s peace sites with an emphasis on sharing what you are grateful for. Culminating with a labyrinth walk at the Labyrinth for Contemplation.
Bring something to share: your spirit of play, a poem, prayer, song, or snack. Dress for the weather! Great ride for cyclists new to group rides.

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5. CENTRAL PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Friday, December 4th, 10 p.m.
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th Street, and Central Park West)

Join us for a relaxing auto-free ride through Central Park. Enjoy the tranquility of the park and its beautiful ponds and waterways. This totally safe ride, with front and rear bike guides, is a nature lover’s dream in Manhattan! The ride moves at a very leisurely pace with a few stops to enjoy the scenery. We usually finish before midnight, back at Columbus Circle. Total mileage is under 10 miles. Any kind of bike will work.

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6. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
** Now in both NYC and Brooklyn locations! **

http://times-up.org/index.php?page=bike-co-op

*MANHATTAN WORKSHOPS*
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WOMEN AND TRANS BICYCLE REPAIR NIGHT
Every Monday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

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BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Come learn how to fix bikes, do simple maintenance and tune-ups at the bike mechanic skill share.
1st Tuesday- Basics for Beginners
2nd Tuesday- Brakes and Gears
3rd Tuesday- Cups, Cones, and Bearings
4th Tuesday- Wheels and Spokes

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FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

*BROOKLYN WORKSHOPS*
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FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue

Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

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BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
Every Sunday, Lessons from 2-4 p.m., Open Workshop from 4-6 p.m.
99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue

Come learn how to fix bikes from 2-4, and then work on your own bike from 4-6.
1st Sunday- Basics for Beginners
2nd Sunday- Brakes and Gears
3rd Sunday- Cups, Cones, and Bearings
4th Sunday- Wheels and Spokes

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Stolen bike alert

Sad to report another stolen bike:

My bike was stolen tonight (11/18/09) around Ave B and 2nd St. right outside of
Snack Dragon. It is a black Giant Bowery. The flip wheel on back was
set to the “fixed” side. On the left handle bar drop down, the tape
was chewed up pretty good due to a fall I took a while back. I’ve
attached a photo. Any information about it can be sent to me at
rhnantell@gmail.com
or 608-438-8831. I will even consider buying it
back, no questions asked. Thanks for any help.

Ryan

Andrew Lynn is blogging

A friend of my in upstate NY from Troy Bike Rescue is blogging at a local paper. Check out Andrew Lynn’s postings at Time’s Union: Bike Blog

Thanks to Keiko and the Bike Jumble folks for the photo booth.

Yesterday, I stopped by the Bike Jumble’s Photo booth at the Old Stone House in Park Slope. Harry Schwartzman and his crew have come onto the scene by hosting bicycle swap meets and this time they were offering up free photos of cyclists and their bikes by professional photographer Keiko Niwa. Oh yeah and they had some amazing free cookies too.
bike-photo-booth-by-bitchcakes(This photo from local biker and blogger ms bitch cakes)
martini

It was a nice way to show off your bike and meet some prominent members of the bike community.
Henry Carter, co-owner of Brooklyn Bikes was there with his flashy Brooklyn Machine Works.
free cookies
Henry and his ride

and Allan from cyclingwmd.blogspot.com.

and Chombo from losmarcospolos.com

Check out all my photos at Flickr.com/bike jumble and stay tuned for all the photos of those who came out to the Keiko’s photo booth.

Tomorrow Biking Rules PSA festival

Tomorrow at BAM, will be a screening of the short films made for the Biking Rules PSA contest.
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Here is a description:
Tue, Nov 17 at 7pm*
*Intro and Q&A

90min

Transportation Alternatives, New York City’s leading advocates for bicycling, walking, and public transit, kicks off its new campaign, Biking Rules, with a film program comprised of short narratives, animations, and documentaries that promote bicycling in New York City. The evening event will include prizes for jury-selected films and a special reception courtesy of the Brooklyn Brewery. Visit www.bikingrules.org/psa to learn more about Transportation Alternatives and the Biking Rules campaign.

**Note: There will be a free bike check at the Salvation Army Building at 321 Ashland Place (just around the corner from BAM’s main entrance), and it will be open starting at 6pm on Tue, Nov 17. Bikes must be picked up by 11:30pm. Bikes parked on the street near BAM may be taken away by the police department.

You can get tickets here.

Check out the facebook page here.

and the Bikingrules.org website.

Here is one of the PSA contest hopefulls:

Made by: Ma Shumin
with
Sean Kenney made all the lego stuff
David Pagano animated
Brian Kenney did the sound and music

Good luck to all the contestants.