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Love your Lanes Party a big success!

Gothamist reports that last weekends Love your lanes bike ride and party were a big success.

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Pictures by Fritz.

Many more at Fred Askew Photography
and check out the posting from Tod Seelie.
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at Suckapants.com

Great posting on Commuter Bikes

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Urbanvelo just published a great article on single speed bikes for Commuter’s in 2009. Complete with prices and links to the manufactures. Spring is coming. Get your bike on.

1001 less Cops in NYC

As a way of budget cuts for the NYPD, there will be no new round of cadets for 2010, reducing the total numbers of the force to about 34,000. But don’t worry, its still the largest police force in America. One officer we won’t mind seeing go is the body slamming officer Pogan, famous for his moves in Time’s Square during a critical mass ride. Gothamist reports the rookie cop was fired. Of course his lawyers claim he quit in order to concentrate on the legal proceeding against him. Here is my list of new jobs for Pogan,
A) nurse in senior center
B) toll booth clerk on Robert Kennedy Bridge
C) undercover cop
D) clown in cirquedusoleil
E) unemployed…like 3 million other Americans.

Interesting, with all these budget cuts, the NYPD still finds the resources to deploy 50 cops on a freezing cold critical mass ride in January with about 35 bikers. Gotta love it.

Sad News, Sino had an accident…

The worlds fastest courier, winner of last year’s CMWC in Toronto, Hiroyuki Shinozuka, was recently involved in an accident in his home town of Tokyo.

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I don’t know all the details but he was hit by a car on his bike and has a broken leg.
Sino came to NYC for a couple of years to race in Monster Track and I had the pleasure of meeting him and Hal. They were the stars of my short film Track Kaiju in 2007. I think this means he won’t be coming to town again for this years big race.

I wish Sino the best of luck and a quick recovery.

The Ice cometh and went.

This is Andrew,
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His is from Ottawa and he won this year’s Ice Cup in Montreal.

Read more about it at photographer’s Jerome Abromovitch Promessenger.com/blog

More ads like this…


Portland Oregon’s own, Pereiracycles. For some Northwest Bank.

Paris Bike Sharing program in Trouble or is it?

This article from the BBC, depicts how vandalism and theft are threatening this premiere bike sharing program, Velib, in Paris.
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over 15,000 of the original fleet of bikes have disappeared.
Here’s a video of some of the bikes in action…

Perhaps the hype is being over inflated by the one company who sponsors the program, JCDecaux, the advertising firm.
Streetsblog has more on this.

Team Rapha and the Tour of California

Check out this amazing footage from Team Rapha.

Rapha Rides The Tour of California from RAPHA on Vimeo.
A group of hardcore cycling enthusiasts who will be following along with the premiere pro racing event in America.

More info at www.rapha.cc

Jumping ahead to 2010

Cycle Messenger Worlds…2010.
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Official site.

Austin Texas, Race and Benefit.

Austin Texas is throwing an event February 21st. Love Stinks.
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Love Stinks ’09 alleycat Austin, Tx
When: SATURDAY Feb. 21, 2009
Where: Lamar Pedestrian Bridge
Registration: 3:00 pm
Race: Around 4:00 pm… you know how those things go!
Entry Fee: 2 canned food items and $5 (All proceeds go to food bank and Yellow Bike Project