Tech Watch

tech watch
Couple of new lights:

a new LED that senses how you bike.

and charges on your Iphone.

and New Era is making an LED that attaches to your Cap.

Zombiecon is Saturday, October 24th.

(photo by: Tod Seelie of suckapants
Time to dust out that grey face paint and goobs of fake blood.
Hundreds of Zombies descend upon NYC.

Bake sale for Grandma, Friday October 23rd.

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.
Date TBA.

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:

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

more info at

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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Cai Guo-Qiang
Rosson Crow
Jules De Balincourt
Shepard Fairey
Andreas Gursky
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

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.

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

Grub & Gears from Daniel Delaney on Vimeo.

More info here.

Bike Polo in Boston for Halloween


Poleriders Update

What have the poleriders been up to:

a little polo at the Los Marcos Melee
Photo thanks 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
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.