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Rat Cult


I knew the rise in popularity of riding track bikes were part of some sadistic cult…and now there is proof.

Check out this trailer for a new video from RatCult

I believe these cats are from Vancouver and you can find out more about them and their exploits at the CMWC 08 in Toronto at this blog.

Dan’s at it again…

Sending me links to bike gadgets..


If your cruising around looking at Art projects…check out this new gadget for charging your cell phone. Powered by bicycle.

article

This comes from the O2 wireless festival in London. July 3rd-6th.

Things to do…Sunday

If you wake up and read this blog, I’m impressed. Here are a few things to do on bikes today…Sunday, June 29th.

Taken right from the Time’s Up calender:
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1. PEACE RIDE
Sunday, June 29, 12 noon
Meet at Gandhi Statue, SW corner of Union Square

Let us ride for peace: peace on our bikes, peace in our hearts, peace in our city, peace in our country, peace on our planet. A leisurely “peaceful” ride to some of downtown Manhattan’s peace sites, including Point Thank You, Robert Wagner Park, The Labyrinth for Contemplation, Fritz Koenig’s “The Sphere”, Vietnam Vet Memorial and the site of the Mother AME Zion Church (first church in NYC built and led by African-Americans). Forget about church; come to this Sunday peace “mass” for the biking set. Great first ride for cyclists new to group rides.

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2. SUMMER GARDEN WORKDAY
Sunday, June 29, 2 p.m.
Children’s Magical Garden at Norfolk & Stanton Streets

Join Time’s Up! and the community of the Children’s Magical Garden to keep the garden growing. This community workday will offer tasks and fun for all skills and ages. Help the kids grow a pizza garden and start their new composting project. We also have children’s bikes that need fixing. Please bring compostables, plants and flowers for planting, and garden gloves for an afternoon of working to grow food, flowers, herbs, and community.
Anyone can join this garden and all contributions to support this endangered garden are appreciated. Please bring your friends and family to welcome summer and another season of growing pizza, flowers, kids, and community!

Rain at 1 p.m. cancels.
For more information, contact Ellen at xupgardening@gmail.com

I believe the Beach Ride is canceled due to the threat of Thunderstorms.

photo on flickr by: Chriki

If you want ignore the warnings of TLC and go chasing waterfalls here is a guide to viewing the public art project created by: Olafur Eliason, by bicycle.

Article in NYTimes.

My friends over at NYC Bike maps have made a handy guide to seeing the falls.

Hey Ladies…

Tomorrow is the All Ladies ALLEYCAT RACE.

HELLCAT

More info at: nycmassive/hellcat

If your a lady, come race, if your a fella, come cheer them on. It starts and ends in Tompkins square park, where Chris Ryan and Team Spider will be playing a bike punk show. (Is Chris Ryan trying to start his own sub-genre of music?)

Here is a video of Team Spider playing Governors Island for Make Music Day and Punk Island…The song is…”We Own the Streets.”

PUNK ISLAND ( Team Spider: We own the Streets ) from Xris Spider on Vimeo.

Then there is an after party and benefit for the The New York Bike Messenger Association

new bike gadgets.


my Tech Guru and editor Dan Katz,who is also my best friend, is always scouring the internet for new and innovative products…sometimes he stumbles across bike related material.

Here is a recent article, Wired Magazine had about new bike concepts.

Friday, June 27th…Critical Mass all around the world

and right here in NYC. 7:00pm Union Square.

Here is a bike blog I found in Santa Monica

Cycle Santa Monica

Thats right, they have Critical Mass there too.

Our Monster Track DVD is finally available.

After a long wait, tweaks with the Paypal and sexual favors offered to our web gurus…our DVD is finally out.

Now you can support bike blog by checking out my first video compilation.

This is the story about Monster Track, the fixed gear only alleycat race which takes place every winter in NYC. A real test of skill, overcoming a brakeless bike, bad weather and unpredictable traffic that makes alleycat racing such a unique urban sport and gets all the spandex roadies screaming about bad bicycle behavior.

The dvd features:

“Track Kaiju,” the short film I made in 2007 for the Bicycle Film Festival. A story about this years CMWC champion, Shino, the world’s fastest messenger, taking the long journey from Tokyo with his good friend Hal to race in NYC’s most prestigious underground bike race…Monster Track. They are picked up at the airport by the notorious world famous bike messenger Mike Dee and lead on a journey both of fun and training for the big race. The are introduced to a unique level of courier ambassadorship which includes seeing old friends, taking a spin class and playing paint ball.

also featuring:

“Monster Track the race” this is a film covering the race itself from many different angles including the ingenious skills of Lucas Brunelle and his helmet cameras. Get an inside look at this alleycat race from start to finish with cameras going into traffic to catch every moment.

then there is:

“Monster Track-not a race video” spend a moment with our hosts Mike Dee and alleycat champ Kym Perfetto as they interview many of the participants of Monster Track, before the race starts. A big shout out to all those involved from the legends to the first time rookies.

There are also lots of bonus tracks on this dvd making it a very unique shout out to the whole scene of alleycat racing.

available here on this website: Monstertrack8.com

here is the trailer:


Monster Track DVD trailer. from Michael Green on Vimeo.

Buy your copy today for just $20.00 (+5.00 for shipping and handling)

Support bikeblog and I can make more videos!

This Sunday a Benefit for Freewheels


Freewheels is going to the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis and they need your help getting there.

What radical bike activists in a radical bike activist city?!?!? Thats Radical.

Check out what its all about and get great organic food.

YMMMMMMMM.

Memorial ride this Monday-6/23/08

There’s a memorial Ride for Asif Rahman on monday. 6:15pm we hope you all can come– 4 chances to meet the ride in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

Asif Rahman, 22, was struck and killed by a truck on Queens Boulevard on February 28, 2008. The driver was not charged.

Join fellow riders and Asif’s family and friends to remember him and demand a bike lane on Queens Boulevard. Bring flowers and candles.

Jun 23 2008 – 6:15pm – Jun 23 2008 – 8:15pm
6:15 PM 59th Street and 5th Avenue or Brooklyn side of Williamsburg Bridge
6:45 PM Queens side of Queensboro Bridge
7:30 PM Queens Boulevard and 55th Road

More info here

Um…not sure what to make of this.

I finally figured out why I can’t ride backwards in a circle or pop a wheelie. No its not cause I’m an uncord…its cause I haven’t had the right instructional video.
That is about to change.

Video posted at hyperbeast.com

This reminds me of another cultural benchmark which indicated the death of a trend. When I took a break dancing class back in the 80′s. Yes like Elvis’s gyrations, “the white people started doing it…”

But guess what, Breakdancing is back…So the fixie trend may never go away.
Remember this was created by the Japanese, and they brought us Godzilla, Insane Game shows and things like this:

For now I’m getting the video.