Get your BIKECORE punk fuck-brakes swerve on:
Sunday, September 27th, 2009-NYC
Tompkins Square Park, 12:00pm
The world’s fastest couriers have been decided in Tokyo Japan.
Fixie King goes to Jumbo (Copenhagen)
And Queen of the fixie:
Images provided by Tak (NYC)
Saw more pictures on www.lockedcog.com
More at Kuriring on flickr.
Congratulations to all the winners!
My bike was stolen this afternoon (9/19/09) outside 77 Water St in Lower Manhattan. It’s new frame (less than a year old) Euro-Asia Import Bareknuckle frame, black shiny with some usual scratches wear-n-tear. Sugino crank set. Front wheel is AT400 Alexrims. Back wheel is a deep V. The seat is chained to the frame. In this photo the tires are blue but there are cream-colored panasonic tires.
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I’ll be in Detroit for a couple of days for a friends wedding. If anyone has Bicycle connections there, please send them my way.
I did find this one article in the NY Times about an amazing bike coop there which I will try and check out.
While bike enthusiasts in most urban areas continue to have to fight for their place on the streets, Detroit has the potential to become a new bicycle utopia. Itâ€™s a town just waiting to be taken. With well less than half its peak population, and free of anything resembling a hill, the city and its miles and miles of streets lie open and empty, beckoning. And lately, whether itâ€™s because of the economy or the price of gas or just because itâ€™s a nice thing to do, there are a lot more bikers out riding.
So my good friend, Dan Katz, is always sending me articles on the latest in bicycle innovations, so I decided to give him a logo for a new section I’m calling: Tech Watch.
Ready for Ecco-Friendly Bike Navigation?
Iriver presents the NV mini.
read more at engadget.com
No its not a new Janet Jackson mantra,
www.commuternation.com is a new website and campaign to get people to use public transportation and bicycles to and from work.
The encourage this smart and ecco-conscious behavior they are having a contest.
Commuter Nation RIDE FREE Sweepstakes! Commuter Nation is giving away over 10 years of free commuting in 2 months, 6 months, and yearly chunks. There will be weekly drawings so commuters can come back and enter each week to increase their chances of winning, as well as a grand prize round.
What: Commuter Nation campaign, to educate commuters in the greater New York metropolitan area about commuter benefits, is giving away over 10 years of free commuting during the Commuter Nation RIDE FREE Sweepstakes! Street Teams will be in stations to hand out informative tools that direct commuters to visit http://www.commuternation.com to enter the sweepstakes.
Who: Commuter Nation is an initiative to bring awareness and encourage commuting employees to learn about and participate in commuter benefits through their employer. Commuter Nation is an initiative by Commuter Check the leading provider of commuter benefits dedicated to offering solutions adapted to designed to accommodate employers of all sizes and their employeesâ€™ commuting preferences.
When: Monday, September 21st through Saturday, October 17th. To kick off the sweepstakes, Street Teams will be in Penn Station on Wednesday, September 23rd from 6:30 a.m. â€“ 10:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. â€“ 7:30 p.m.
Where: Commuter Nation website: http://www.commuternation.com. Street Teams will be in Penn Station on the NJ Transit 7th Avenue concourse
Why: Amidst recession panic and the MTA fare increases, New Yorkers are most certainly unhappy about paying more money each month to commute. Yet, most are unaware that they could decrease the burden of commuting costs and mitigate the impact of the fare hike by participating in commuter benefits through their employer. Commuter Nation gives them the tools they need to understand and effectively communicate to their employer the relevance and timeliness of providing commuter benefits in the workplace, as well as a chance to enter to win free commuting.
I’m being advised that cyclists: can use pre-tax dollars for bicycle equipment and repairs by participating in their employers commuter benefit program.
Last night was the world premiere of the new documentary about the crisis of climate change:
Here are a few pictures from NYC from band of bicycles on flickr.
Thom Yorke of Radiohead, played the premiere via satelite
Apparently one of the Yes Men was arrested in front of the NY Post for their distributing papers stunt.
More info at gothamist.com
The Bicycle Film Festival is now in Europe hitting these cities:
Check out this trailer:
The cardboard bicycle heads will be in London starting tomorrow.
In my on going series in meeting festival directors, introducing Laura Fletcher, who’s keeping things going over there in the UK.
Name, age, where you live (ride)
Laura Fletcher 26, London UK
What bikes do you own?
Iâ€™ve got three bikes. A beat up Orbit Lo-Pro fixed wheel, A Maclachlan track frame with big swept back bars for the pub and a Condor Leggero for distances.
-what will be your next bike purchase?
Space constraints limit the purchase of more bicyclesâ€¦.does a proper waterproof jacket count?
Tell us a little about you as a biker? organizations you are a part of? Do you bike for sport, just for transportation?
I bike for transport and for sport. I started riding as a way to get around town, but when I got a road bike, it was a sport hobby as well. This year, I rode a sportive in Italy, taking me over Mortirolo, an Italian Alp. Hell, it was, but definitely an achievement.
What got u involved with BFF this year?
Iâ€™ve been working with the BFF for three years now. So, last year became this year? It is quickly approaching anotherâ€¦.
What have been some memorable experiences from BFF in London in the past? Events you attended or heard about?
I think the most memorable would have to be the 2008 polo tournament. In proper London fashion, it was pissing with rain. We still held the tourney though, had a great turnout and everyone had a blast, and very soggy feet. It was great to see how dedicated cyclists are to come out and bike, rain or shine.
What’s planned for the festival? Tell us about the East to West Ride?
Tons planned for the festival this year. The east to west ride is a group ride across town to our opening night party. London is huge so its great to collect people and do a social ride to the destination.
Who is coming out?
Erâ€¦. 200 bmxers? No, hopefully everyone. We try to reach out to ALL types of cyclists, and have focused events that hopefully will make everyone want to come!
Any local British film makers or films?
Yes! We have about ten British films in this year. Too many to all list, but its been great to see content growing from this side of the pond. The accent does go over well on film.
What impact do you hope the bff will have on the bike community?
I hope the BFF will be an opportunity for all cyclists to come together and share ownership of an event. I love seeing the roadies next to the messengers, next to the bmxers next to the audax crowd. Amazingly, it rarely happens outside in the world.
What is the bike cultural landscape in London? Alleycats, indoor sprints, bike polo, fixed gear scene?
We have it all here. The fixed scene has grown substantially over the past few years, its wild how many bikes we see every morning now. Every weekend there are events going on. The wonderful thing here also is the domestic road racing scene that blends into city cycling. We have some inner city events, like the Nocturne Series which creates a great dialogue between professional cycling and transportation cycling.
Had any experience with the local Critical Mass? other group rides?
Personally, no, but we do have critical mass every month here, I believe it averages about 1000 riders a month.
What’s it like riding in London? Is there infastructure? What needs the most improvement? What is really working out well?
Currently our Mayor, Boris Johnson is very keen on cycling. Hes done away with evil bendy buses, but infrastructure still isnâ€™t great. We have some of the stupidest bike lanes ever. Hereâ€™s a bbc article even on bad bike lanes: here.
Is there a lot of driver vs cyclist beef?
Just the standard I reckon for any major city. Good days and bad days, nice drivers, mean drivers.
How has the popularity of cycling grown? What can you attribute the rise to?
The movement towards cycling is so natural its hard to attribute it to any one thing. Petrol prices, the congestion charge, the congestion, etc. The rise of cycling as a cultural â€˜coolâ€™ has helped as well. We have tax free bike schemes in the UK to promote commuting and this has greatly increased the number of riders. I hope the BFF continues to create a fun place for all the cyclists to come together, and encourage more people to start.
Cool places for cyclists to hang out in London?
What are your future cycling goals? Travel?
Not sure if I will make it up another mountain, but may as well try!
Anything you wished I’d asked you or failed to promote?
Some highlights of this weekend’s festival will be:
and a photo scavenger hunt: (from facebook)
Not to think too far ahead but if the world is going to end in 2012,
Looks like their working on a bid:
NYC, Fox news Affiliate’s anchor, Ernie Anastos is keeping in theme with celebrity outbursts with this quote:
Just look at the expression on his co-anchor’s face:
Meanwhile it looks as if Shino has come back from breaking both legs to won the alleycat at this years CMWC in Tokyo…still need to confirm this.
Here is some celebration video from hkfixed.blogspot.com
Man, Shino, You’re an animal…keep “FUCKING that Chicken!”