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The winner of last week’s ipod touch contest is this gem from Kevin Dillard.
Kevin wins 1000 points towards the ipod and a beenie hat from the movie B.I.K.E.
will give Brian 100 points for the nice attempt and this submission from Ed Boyak which is slightly more fitting:
So here are how things stand:
And now for this weeks theme:
We are looking for photos of someone riding while talking on their phone or using an ipod. Now Bikeblognyc, does not condone this behavior, but we know it exists, so the more egregious the better. Feel free to stage these photos, creativity counts but more points if you get a good “gotcha” of someone txting while riding or straight up, no hands riding will playing a new iphone app in one hand and answering their nextel in the other.
This weeks prize is a DVD of the documentary B.I.K.E., who are also makers of the new Tall Bike Joust App.
(photo by: Fred Askew Photography)
Start the year off right- on your bike or skates! Don’t get stuck in a smoky bar or some corporate-sponsored event! Come celebrate New Year’s Eve in the great outdoors with Music! Dancing! Rude Mechanical Orchestra Marching Band! Fireworks! and Great Merriment!
We’ll be riding up to Belvedere Castle in the middle of Central Park for the best (and free!) New Year’s Eve dance party in town with marching band, Rude Mechanical Orchestra and fireworks! Dress festive–don’t forget your noisemakers and party favors–and bring food and drink to share!
Alternate Manhattan pick-up points:
Ride featured in the New York Times
Photos of 2007 New Year’s Eve Party ride by Fred Askew:
Make your New Year’s Eve resolution a pledge for your health as well as the planet’s by reducing your global footprint. Make a resolution to support your environment and non-profit groups like Time’s Up!
More details at here.
There is a Ghost Bike Dedication for Solange Raulston tonight, aka DJ Reverend Soul, who was killed on Nassau last week.
Just caught this last minute..
We will be gathering at 8pm this Sunday on the corner of Bedford Ave and N6th St. to commemorate a “Ghost Bike” for our dear friend and compatriot Solange Raulston.
hope to see you!
I will be at the afterparty later tonight.
In August, NYC cyclist Gabe Allen suffered a severe brain injury in an accident on vacation in San Francisco. He has been receiving medical care on the West coast and is trying to come back East. Last week he had a raffle of a Maietta Cycling custom bike.
They raised more than $14,000 through 700+ tickets!
From Wired Magazine: (article by: David Banks)
“During the climate conference in Copenhagen on Tuesday, MITâ€™s SENSEable City Laboratory announced a new project for bicycles that uses an energy recovery technology similar to a program used in Formula One racing.
The project, called the Copenhagen Wheel, is a regenerative brake that captures kinetic energy created under braking and stores the power in batteries for use later, similar to the KERS program used by some Formula One teams. The stored power is controlled by the bikeâ€™s operator, via a smart phone. When facing a climb (or when feeling tired or just lazy) the cyclist can release the energy to attain a limited power assist. The wheel can be retrofitted to any bike and – via the smart phone interface – also provides traffic and road conditions, exercise data and miles logged.”
Read the whole article here.
and this one, in the NY Times.
I can’t imagine why we would need bike lanes in Brooklyn? Good thing they removed them on Bedford Ave. This is really tragic and my condolences to the family.
Article form Daily News:
Soulful DJ Solange Raulston is killed after being struck by car while riding bike in Brooklyn
A Brooklyn cyclist died Sunday after she was struck by a truck at a busy Greenpoint intersection two blocks from her home, police and witnesses said.
Solange Raulston, 33, a deejay known as Reverend Soul, was riding westbound on Nassau Ave. around noon when a flatbed truck driving in the same direction sideswiped her at the corner of McGuinness Blvd., cops said.
“Her eyes were open but she wasn’t responding,” said Ziggy Cho, 45, who was driving behind the construction truck and said he honked for the driver to stop when he noticed the fatally injured cyclist.
“There were a lot of people helping her” in the pouring rain, he said.
Raulston was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where she died.
No summonses were issued to the 47-year-old truckdriver, who had a valid license and remained at the scene, police said.
Read more here.
and this article in the Brookyln Paper.