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Tokyo CMWC videos and group shot

The videos are starting to emerge from September’s Cycle Messenger World’s in Tokyo.

A quick one from the group ride:

And a totally stacked extra cycle:

One from the start:

and here’s a nice wrap up from Eli and his blog named after the bicycle in Japanese Tokyo Jitensha

Cycle Messenger World Championship 2009 Tokyo, Japan from Eli Tokyo Jitensha-Jin on Vimeo.

Nice photos:

CMWC2009 TOKYO from keita on Vimeo.

Here’s the group shot:
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Thanks to cyclehawk ning social network site.

Staten Island Cyclo-Cross,

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Staten Island’s getting some Cyclo-Cross, Sunday–November 29th, 2009.

register at www.bikereg.com

more info at statencx.wordpress.com

Start your week right.

Here’s a new thing I’m starting…
Music for riding.

Here is a great Mix to ride too and get you through the week.
DJ Mixes by Broombeck

Livestrong and Stages coming to NYC.

Starting October 31st, Lance and his Livestrong crew are bring the Stages art show to NYC.

A collection of forward thinking artists work are put into a unique show to help raise money for Cancer.

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Artists:
Cai Guo-Qiang
Rosson Crow
Jules De Balincourt
Dzine
Shepard Fairey
Futura
Andreas Gursky
KAWS
Geoff McFetridge
Yoshitomo Nara
Catherine Opie
Os Gemeos
José Parlá
Raymond Pettibon
Lari Pittman
Richard Prince
Ed Ruscha
Tom Sachs
Kenny Scharf
Eric White
Christopher Wool
Dustin Yellin
Aaron Young

Check out the video and learn more at stage09.com.

The show will be October 31st-November 21st at Deitch Projects
76 Grand St.-NYC.

Gear and Grubs back on for this Sunday.

The Gear and Grubs food cart ride was postponed due to bad weather but its back on for this Sunday.
10/25/09

Daniel Delaney is the host of vendr.tv a web series on great eats and where to get it in NYC. He’s back on the case with Anita from brooklynbybike.com for a great food tour on bikes.

Grub & Gears from Daniel Delaney on Vimeo.

More info here.

Bike Polo in Boston for Halloween

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Poleriders Update

What have the poleriders been up to:

a little polo at the Los Marcos Melee
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Photo thanks to: hardcourtbikepolo.com

Then, last weekend at the Big Apple Comic Con.

They’ll be gearing up the Village Voice Halloween Parade.

Speaking of Pedicabs (the one’s without erotic dancers on them) there was a recent article in the NY Times that gives a realistic shake to these men and woman making a living with a bicycle, despite some bad press due to a well documented midtown fist fight.

Three Wheels Through the Park
By ARIEL KAMINER
Published: October 16, 2009

The bride stood out against the backdrop of Central Park: The temperature was in the 50s, yet she had nothing more on her torso than a lace bustier. Below, her dress was as voluminous as an inflated parachute, dragging as she hobbled along the path.

Speaking of Pedicabs (well ones without erotic dancers on them) here was an article in the NY Times which gives some realistic light to the life of these men and woman using bikes to make a living, despite a recent fight video that’s given them a bad name.

I was gliding along comfortably in the back of a pedicab, with plenty of room next to me on the seat. So I offered her a lift.

The look she gave me was not gratitude. After a few more friendly entreaties, the groom caught up to us. “She doesn’t want to,” he said. With that, they turned off the path and she hobbled onward, juggling various hems.

I was stunned. Did she just reject my chivalrous offer? Could I possibly look that weird? Then I thought: Oh wait, she’s seen the video.

read the article here.

Looking for comments on Babies and Kids on a bike.

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How do you get your Kid on a bike?

Looking to get some personal opinions about putting kids and babies on bicycles. Please post comments here on equipment that has and hasn’t worked for you. Looking for information on rear seats vs front seats, bike trailers, tag-alongs, special bikes and helmets. Would welcome opinions on bike stores that were helpful in the New York area and online sites as well. Ages can range from 1 to older children.

I plan to take this information and create a definitive guide on kids and babies on bicycles. I strongly welcome all of your suggestions.

Thank you.

Google’s taking it off the streets.

Google Maps is trying to map beyond the average streets and identify trails for bikes.
Check out their trike:

They are looking for suggestions on where to map next.
Help them here.

Video Friday’s

Japan’s bicycle culture has been blossoming like the cherry buds in Kyoto. Coming off of an amazing CMWC back in September.

The flat fix crew has been churning out the videos of freestyle fixed gears.
check out the latest:

flat fix CM3 from jun iwai on Vimeo.

Chris Layda’s been turning tricks again in NYC. He’s been posting videos once a week on how things have been paying off.
Here is week 10

Turning Tricks – Week 10 from KrEEEstowfUr on Vimeo.

Proof you don’t need to have more then 50 bikes in Union Square to get hassled by the cops.

Meanwhile, Fixed gear wales had its first alleycat.

Swansea Bookworm Alleycat 03.10.09 HD 720p from progressive media on Vimeo.

Meanwhile, San Diego Fixed celebrated two years with a BBQ and bicycle hang out.

SDFixed.com Two Year Anniversary BBQ/Ride from Matt Lingo on Vimeo.

Hey, here’s a video I actually got some place other then John Prolly

fixed gear brussels playing bike polo in a secret location…sshhhhhhh.

BMX time:
Back in August the Dead Baby Bicycle club threw down in Seattle. Here is just one part of it:

and some tall bike jousting:

Back to BMX:
Trailer for new DUB movie:

and riding in a tunnel:

Nike 6.0 Tunnel Jam from Matthew on Vimeo.

Sweet downhill ride from Whistler:

Trek cycles has done a short documentary about the fan worship of cycling, the Tour de France and Mount Vontoux.

Fresh!

Weekend footy (10.9-10.11) from Joey on Vimeo.

and a couple of videos that are just awesome! Seen on all hail the black market.

VIDEOGIOCO by Donato Sansone from Enrico Ascoli – Sound Design on Vimeo.

And perhaps the greatest music video of all time:

from Red Fang