Live results of the NACCC
Live results of the NACCC
Oh yeah, its Friday. Here are a ton of dope videos.
First off, it looks like documentary film maker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, No End in Sight) is making a film about Lance Armstrong:
Speaking of the Tour, here is a great vintage video from an old documentary back in 1962. Back then there were no race radios and high tech energy drinks. Racers drank beer and participated in the extremely important pub raids, where they were allowed to grab whatever they could…
Bike Rumor posted this promo video from Kona Bikes project mamager, Pat White:
A video from Paris, the Yellow Ride: (has something to do with Livestrong)
Last weekend was RAGBRAI otherwise known as the Ride across Iowa. Its a seven day ride compete with camping, cookouts and bikes, lots of bikes. Now in its 37th year.
Here is a 2009 Highlights video from this epic ride.
A video from Leeds England. Their first alleycat race, back in February.
This lead me to check out: fixedgearleeds.blogspot.com
For the BMX crowd, check out this from: “Platypus films”
Then Prolly posted this nice video from last year’s Bike Kill.
Here is a video form the last European Cycle Courier Championships, held in Berlin: (back in May)
Then from Milano Fixed
Some more videos:
Summer in Seattle:
Beantown becomes the host to the North American Cycle Courier Championships. The nations messengers battle it out to hold the crown of who is the fastest. This year is a break from past events with an open traffic work simulation causing some debate among the seasoned veterans who believe these events should only be held on closed courses. This is similar to the debate about weather non-couriers can attend. Either way, if you enjoy biking in the city come on out to Boston for a great time weather you compete or not. Here is a schedule: (thanks Prolly)
14:00-22:00 – Registration and Art Show hosted by Red Bull and 4th Wall Project @ 4th Wall Project
10:00-12:00 Open Forum
10:00 – 18:00 Work Simulation (Details TBA)
Check out the website for details:
A group of riders left from NYC on Tuesday. Check it out: R1 fun ride
Speaking of Boston, here is an article on plans for bike sharing in this city which at times has unfriendly streets for cyclists. (thanks Corey for the forwarding)
Read the rest of the article here.
Here is a link to a story about some technological advances using the best technology of all…the bicycle.
Read the whole story here at ecowordly.com
Thanks JC Ramirez
Sanyo, known for making things like this:
Carbon fiber, with its light weight and high strength, is the material upon which the modern motorsports world is built. Traction control, which decreases difficulty, threatens to destroy it. However, in the world of the urban commute, traction control is a great thing and carbon is generally unheard of. Not for Sanyo, which will soon introduce the CY-SPK227 eneloop bike with a frame made of the stuff, featuring two wheel drive and traction control.
Read more at engadget.
And BTW, Sanyo, I’m always down for some product reviews…hint. hint.
You love him, you hate him…you love to hate him. Not that this guy needs anymore promotion but the most popular bikeblogger, the bike snob got a story in the NY Times. I love him cause when ever I tell people I have a blog about biking in NYC, they say…oh, are you the bike snob?
For the Bike World, Tough Love From a Self-Described Snob
(photo by: Christian Hansen for The New York Times)
By JASON GAY
“He keeps a day job in the publishing industry. He rides his bike to work in Manhattan from Brooklyn. Heâ€™s married. He enjoys a margarita. Heâ€™s an enthusiastic bike racer, but not a terribly good one.
Since introducing his blog, bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com, in the spring of 2007, the Bike Snob has emerged as a fierce and entertaining critic. His following includes Lance Armstrong, who is finishing the Tour de France this weekend and was photographed not long ago wearing one of the Bike Snobâ€™s â€œSeal of Disapprovalâ€ T-shirts. Bicycling magazine, the countryâ€™s largest cycling publication, hired him to write a column, and next spring, Chronicle Books will publish a Bike Snob book.
According to Gothamist, NYPD are issuing summons to motorists who park in the bike lane.
Read the article here.