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Bon Matin, Mont Ventoux!
at NYC VELO
Boston Police using social networking like Facebook and twitter to catch bike theives…
Check out these cool iphone apps for cyclists:
Here’s one, just cause it’s awesome. Oh yeah and there is a bicycle in it.
Saw these on how to avoid the bummer life. which Kris Holms proves can be achieved with only one wheel.
Bicycle Film Festival Pittsburgh afterparty…Thanks urbanvelo.org
Bicycle Film Festival is in San Francisco and Oakland.
Here is my interview with Andrew McClintock who is running the festival there:
Name, age and where you live and ride.
bikes you own?
what will be your next bike purchase?
-what is the bike culture like in SF (maybe some things people
Itâ€™s the best to take a ride down 3rd street into the rundown industrial
-there is definitely a lot of documenting the fixed gear scene with
I like riding with James Newman because he is fast and he has style for
-what got you involved in the BFF?
The Joyride art showâ€¦Iâ€™m a photographer, artist, and gallery owner. Ever
-who comes out to the festival? Will you see new faces?
Itâ€™s kinda crazy who comes out. Everyone does. Being a Frisco Native I can
-how do think the bff will impact people? What do you hope they ride a
Every time I see the films it makes me want to just ride. Itâ€™s great for
-what is planned for this years bff?
Blonde Redhead at the Independent for two nights Tuesday and Wednesday.
-how has the BFF changed over the years in SF?
Itâ€™s gotten much much bigger
-sort of unrelated but I always have to ask…SF is the birth place of
I actually have never ridden in critical mass for personal reasonsâ€¦and I
-What bicycle infrastructure has developed in SF to improve cycling?
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) works their volunteers pretty hard to get new bike lanesâ€¦but I
-what is it like biking in SF?
Frisco is crazy! There are one eyed hookers that will jump out at you and
-future plans for BFF?
Itâ€™s going to 39 international cities this yearâ€¦pretty epic. Brendt Barbur
-you future cycling goals?
I want to get a new bike because itâ€™s hard to skate up hillsâ€¦itâ€™s kinda
-anything you wished I asked you?
Yeah. Iâ€™m open to bike donations and sponsorshipsâ€¦haha just joking but
Keep on riding and pushing with whatever kinda shoes or wheels ya got.
And itâ€™s Frisco, SF, or San Franciscoâ€¦not San Fran!
And in the words of HRâ€¦keep that PMA!
I like to support the fine folks at the City Reliquary who host bicycle fetish day. Here are some upcoming events:
Two events we hope to see you at soon!
Doors at 7. Music at 9.
In true Tigersteam style, here is a description of the band:
tigersteam is patrick barth, erin hewgley, jody bilinski, christa molinaro and george ferrandi.
Dave Herman, President
Here is a bit of what went on over the weekend and some randomness.
This strangely represents Nike’s ID program which is kind of the same thing…only when it comes to customizing specific words like “sweatshop,” they won’t allow messages that hit to close to home. This is of course a whole nother story.
The only thing I have to say about this ridiculous notion is, please support your local bike shop, who happens to specialize in selling this thing called: bicycles and needs you to go to there and spend money on something you will hopefully have a lot longer then a pair of sneakers.
I mean, when did this happen:
New Bike shop Ridebrooklynny.com
Does anyone know about this shop?
just…go to your local bike shop. Besides UBland OUTskitters doesn’t sell color coded bike lock that you are going to need because I keep getting inundated with requests to post about stolen bikes.
I saw this sad sight on the corner of 13th and & 7th Ave in Park Slope…I hope this belongs to someone who lost their key during a wild performance at Celebrate Brooklyn, but I assume the worst.
Meanwhile did you catch Prolly’s Peel Sessions made the New York Times?
A Meeting of Dervishes With Fixed Gears
On Saturday, the Couriers invaded NYC.
Some pictures from Diablo of Cyclehawk couriers, who I believe came in 3rd.
and on a final note, I don’t normally do this sort of thing…which is more for the likes of Cycling WMD
But this is a sweet bike I saw today:
and my first road bike was a Pinarello…so there.
Christopher Long is suing the NYPD for his tackle in Time’s Square and their covering it up.
There are other lawsuits floating around as well against NYC’s “Finest.”
Here is a bit from a recent press release from environmental group: Time’s Up.
“The City is being sued for $1.5 million for trying to cover up the attack of Christopher Long, who was violently thrown off his bicycle by police officer Patrick Pogan while riding through Times Square during a July 2008 Critical Mass ride. The police report filed by Pogan claiming that Long deliberately drove his bike into him and sent both of them falling to the ground during the July 25th Critical Mass Ride was proven false when a video was posted on YouTube showing Long peacefully riding through Times Square when grabbed by Pogan. Numerous other lawsuits have been filed by other cyclists whose civil rights have been violated as a result of the NYPDâ€™s harassment campaign against group bicycle rides.”
Read the whole thing here.
From the Sierra Club:
In addition to various trails, the site also features tips for outdoor adventurers alike, a birding blog, photo contests, and Nature Notes, a series of audio features based on interviews with naturalists and Sierra Club Outings leaders. Sierra Club Trails is also an online community where users can create profiles and meet other bikers, hikers, surfers you name it, as well as join discussion forums with topics like the best trail mix recipe or whether guns should be allowed in national parks. Community members can form groups around a particular outdoor interest or place.
Check it out: trail.sierraclub.org