Couple of new lights:
and charges on your Iphone.
and New Era is making an LED that attaches to your Cap.
A strong member of the NYC bike community known as “Grandma”, was in a bad accident.
Here is a blurb from Cyclehawk
As most of you know, a good friend of ours, “grandma” was in a very bad accident on Friday. His helmet saved his life. Without getting into too much detail, he has a punctured lung, severe damage to his spine, a broken jaw and quite a few other problems right now. Our friend is in alot of pain and is currently awaiting results of an mri before surgury can begin and he can start his long uphill battle of recovery.
In order to help cover the costs of surgery and to eventually get him back on the road, we are having a silent auction. If there is anything you would be able to donate at all please do. I know alot of you guys are fantastic artists. sketches, paintings, drawings, design work, photos, bike parts, tshirts, tires, baked goods, anything really would be really really appreciated. 100% of all proceeds benefit our fallen friend. Grandma is a wonderful person, and really needs our support right now.
On the flyer below is an email address where messages will be relayed to him as well as a paypal address. Drop him a line.
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
Here’s the group shot:
Thanks to cyclehawk ning social network site.
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.
Check out the video and learn more at stage09.com.
The show will be October 31st-November 21st at Deitch Projects
The Gear and Grubs food cart ride was postponed due to bad weather but its back on for this Sunday.
More info here.
What have the poleriders been up to:
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
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. â€œShe doesnâ€™t want to,â€ 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, sheâ€™s seen the video.
read the article here.