and this election day, all I want is a Black President.
now GO VOTE!!!
I can’t wait till this is over. But, please vote Obama.
My buddy Dan Katz, sent this article on how this election is being watched throughout the world. A little outside perspective.
rest of the article here.
Dan also helped produce and edit this spot:
Tod Seelie of Suckapants took some amazing photos at this years bike kill 666.
Check out the full gallery here, at everydaylive.com.
Tod has a nice interview on Blip.tv
And his blog (suckapants) got a mention in New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix (they approve)
Check out this post in Gothamist featuring Tod’s photos.
You can also see more of Tod’s vibrant work in a new show:
Paralux: Range of Light
Please save the date for the opening reception of the group photography show
Including work by:
Press release paralux-rangeoflight.blogspot.com
Bike Kill also popped up in Popular Mechanics of all places…article here.
Not all alleycat races are for the sole purpose of drinking beer and winning free stuff. Here is an upcoming event to raise money for relief efforts in Haiti due to a few devastating hurricanes. November 15th, in NYC.
All money raised is being sent to Partners in Health.
There is a rumor spreading that cops will be, “enforcing safety” on the Manhattan side of the Williamsburg Bridge. This could mean, thanks to previous reports, that police vans will be in the middle of the down slope on the bridge (very “unsafe” for cyclists) stopping bicyclists and issuing tickets. Its just a rumor, but be advised. Anyone hearing or witnessing these actions, please document and let me know.
John, race organizer, just sent out the results:
“1st Place- Skander- winner of the Seagull Champions Obama Bag!
2nd Place- Zak- winner of the R.E.Load Obama Bag, which was supposed to go to Top Outta-Towner, but nobody came from out of town, (except for Diablo and his wife, but he didn’t race this time around! Good to see you Bro!
3rd Place- Bega!- winner of the Crumpler courier backpack! Good to see you still kickin’ ass old timer!
The only bit of controversy was that four of the top six racers (Soda, Bruuuce, Nick plus one more) were disqualified because their manifests were not completed correctly. The rules are the rules. But even then they kicked ass!!! They were FLYING!!!
Anyhow, thanks to the 35 people who did come race. It was the PERFECT day!!!
Thanks to Caleb for the party location. Thanks for the open offer for next time!
Many thanks to all the volunteers who manned the 10 checkpoints flawlessly and got people through the race!!!
And last, but not least, to all the sponsors who were so generous with the prizes!!! R.E.Load, Seagull, Crumpler, Evomo, Fabric Horse, Flirtees and Kryptonite- you guys rock and we HEART you!!!!!!
Until 2009 and the Tour de LeMond Pt. Deux!!! Two-man team alleycat and TTT!!!
Racing for Victory and free beer!!!
The New York Times had an article on the rise of bicycling in New York City. An annual report from the Department of Transportation says that the popularity rose 35% in 2008. “MORE BIKES”
a bit from the article by Sewell Chan.
The data [pdf] are suggestive, not definitive, but officials said they considered the trend to be genuine.”
read the rest of the article here.
One of my favorite blogs for information about urban planning and how that involves the bicycle is moving to St. Paul Minnesota.
Read about their exploits of running a messenger company in San Diego.