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Quest for G. Our own Mario Ferrari.

The sports drink formally known as Gatorade, Now just G, is putting together a show. 8 athletes living together and training together as they quest for physical success and try to keep it real.

Our own Alex is trying out. Here is his audition tape which is a good insight to what it takes to be an NYC courier and competitive cyclist.

Tonight, Goldsprint Benefit and MTX qualification

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Rebecca is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
She’ll be racing in the St. Anthony’s Olympic Triathlon in April with Team in Training.
Tonight at Galapogos, come to the goldsprints event and help out.

It is also part of the Monster Track 10 qualifying series for goldsprints.

Come out for a good cause and see how you hammer it out on the indoor bike.

Florida’s throwing down

Couple of events this weekend in Florida…where its warmer!
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Bike polo in Pensacola: www.pcplabikepolo.blogspot.com

Pensacola Bike Polo from travis griggs on Vimeo.
and remember rule #1: Don’t Be a Dick!
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Emerald City

Wanna know whats going on in the world of bike culture in Seattle?
Check out the blog:
Bikebloc.com

hmmm…similar to bikeblog.com

Lots of events going on including a Valentine’s day weekend event.
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Friday the 13th Alleycat

Don’t forget, tomorrow is the Midtown Nightmare.
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Quest for G. Our own Mario Ferrari.

The sports drink formally known as Gatorade, Now just G, is putting together a show. 8 athletes living together and training together as they quest for physical success and try to keep it real.

Our own Alex is trying out. Here is his audition tape which is a good insight to what it takes to be an NYC courier and competitive cyclist.

audition tape from Mario Ferrari on Vimeo.

I was killed by a car, Happy Valentines Day.

You’d think advertisers would have learned a lesson about taking our memorials and selling products…but they have short memories.

This happened last year, right before fashion week. DKNY put up orange bikes all over the city, which no one could ride just to promote their new spring line, which had nothing to do with cycling.

Now Macy’s is getting into the act of stealing the ghostbikes.

Gothamist reported this story of a recent Macy’s display…”My Funny Valentine.” ha ha ha hahahah. People being killed on the streets by motor vechiles…how funny.
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Elina Kazan, director of marketing for Macy’s, had this explanation, in response to a spokesperson for Ghostbikes drawing a comparison to the display: “Bicycles are not a new element in visual presentations especially during the spring season. The spray painted bicycle your reader is referring to is one of many elements that make up our current visual display in store and in the windows that have been painted white. Our spring campaign showcases scenes of the season via color blocking, in this instance white. Unfortunately, your reader is drawing an unintended association from a visual display in our store.”
Yeah how could anyone draw a comparison…that Macy’s display doesn’t look anything like a ghost bike.

Thanks to Kalim Armstrong who brought this to my attention. Kalim is a film maker who made the movie: Orange bikes take Manhattan at last years bicycle film festival. Here is an HD version of the film.

ORANGE BIKES TAKE MANHATTAN from Kalim Armstrong on Vimeo.

Fundraiser for Bikes Not Bombs in Boston

Bikes not Bombs is an amazing organization in Boston. They teach youth and adults important mechanical skills like bike repair and maintenance. Run a successful bike shop and ship thousands of bicycles to developing countries all over the globe.

They will be having a fundraiser on February 15th.
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MAKE A BIKE MOVIE.

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You still have a month, to make a bike movie and submit it to this years:

2009 Bicycle Film Festival.
The submission deadline is now, March 7th. Dates for this worldwide event which starts in NYC have yet to be announced. EXCITING.

Heres a trailer for the festival from 2007, for a little inspiration.
It starts out with footage from my movie, “Track Kaiju” which is for sale at: Monstertrack8.com

and here is the trailer for 2008

Bicycle Film Festival | Trailer from casagrafica on Vimeo.

Squid photos

Photographer, Mark Cafiero, of sixpeeps.com, has a great photo spread of our man Squid.
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check out the story and more images here.