A classic spin on a famous vintage cycling photograph of the Tour de France from the 20’s-“Vervaeke and Geldhol smoked the cigarette.”
but it’s worth noting that two great cycling companies have teamed up to put out one fresh new backpack, perfect for your urban city commute.
Here’s what Chrome has to say about this limited edition bag:
Expandale from 16L to 24L
–If interested, you can still get these bags, directly through IMINUSD, here.
–While were on the subject, for more FSFG from the North California scene, check out SJfixed.org
Everyone seems to be getting UK’s Bradley Wiggins fever as his lead in this years Tour de France seems to imply he might be the one to take it all. This makes British fans extremely excited just a few weeks before the olympic games comes home to London starting July 27th, where Bradley is also a sure favorite to take gold.
Here is an interview with Bradley from the UK cycling blog, The footdown.co.uk. Back in April he did a collaboration with mod clothing company, Fred Perry and sat down for a chat about his tour ambitions and fashion.
(photo seen on: the5thfloor.co.uk )
Read more: here.
Bradley is constantly being questioned about doping given the past history of procycling, and is often frustrated by the barage of reporters line of questioning, especially after winning a 100 mile plus stage race through the Alps.
To address some of this media frenzy, Bradley himself recently wrote an op-ed in the Guardian:
Bradley Wiggins: I can never dope because it would cost me everything
Read more: here.
Tomorrow. The Flyer says it all, part of Brooklyn’s Weekend Walks.
This Week At Time’s Up.
1. BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS
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1. BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS
Friday, July 13, 7:00pm (2nd Friday of the Month)
Second Friday of every month, meeting at Grand Army Plaza. Come out and join Critical Mass in
2. BRIDGES BY NIGHT
The new Uptown edition tours numerous bridges over the Harlem River, the Bronx Kill, and Little
3. GREEN OASIS COMMUNITY WORK DAY
Many of the gardens we have worked with in past seasons have been saved, thanks to everyone lending
4. PROSPECT PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Second Saturday of the month, every month. This is a safe, peaceful ride that visits many of the little-
5. PEACE RIDE
Sunday, July 15, 11:00am
Second Sunday of every month, A leisurely peaceful ride to some of downtown Manhattan’s peace
6. TIMES UP RADIO HOUR
Times Up!, the NYC Direct Action Environmental Organization, now has a show exclusively on
7. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
MONDAY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOP, 156 Rivington St
THURSDAY FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP, 156 Rivington St
NEW IN JUNE:
Come learn how to fix bikes, do simple maintenance and tune-ups at the bike mechanic skill share.
TUESDAY WOMEN AND TRANS BICYCLE REPAIR NIGHT
WEDNESDAY FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Dave August of the Red Hook Crit and Trimble Racing is throwing a race where riders will have to beat the remains of daylight.
Here is more from race organizer Dave:
Prizes awarded to the top 3 finishers by Trimble Racing and Gage + Desoto. No entry fee. Race at your own risk.
Date: Thursday July 19th
Race route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1418935
Happy Friday the 13th! What could go wrong? Why worry about it…watch some great bike videos.
Title: Beastie 1
Title: Tour de Frack
Title: Sue Denim-Bicycle
From Urban Velo: As far as songs about bicycles go, this one from Sue Denim wavers from uber-corny to annoyingly catchy with just a hint of Queen’s “Bicycle Race” to be heard if you listen really, really hard. It might grow on you (or not), but the animation is solid and quite creative. There isn’t much more to it. Bicycle glorification, british accents and some eye candy. Enjoy.
Title: Bike Zambia Fundraiser
You can see photos from their trip on the blog
Title: Wolfpack Hustle. The Midnight Drag Race.
Register now at:.
Title: State Bicycle Co.-Valley of the Sun
For more info please contact us at: www.statebicycle.com
Credits: Shot & Edited by Tyler Quinn of Ah Dios
Title: “Raindog Days”-Section from my time will tell DVD
Title: Red Bull MiniDome-Sáo Paulo
Title: Trans Europe Express
Title: A Manual for Speed- Driveway Time Trail 2012
Brett Novick made a limited run for me of bikeblognyc t-shirts back in the day. He did this through his company, Pedal Pushers Club, which currently makes really great bike culture t-shirts, hats and other apparel, based out of the DC area.
The motto for his company has always been: “Go Where Cyclists Go,” which has lead to him setting up booths at biking events including many of the Bike Expo’s that came here to NYC.
His next mission is to take his new company van and set up at the US Pro Cycling Challenge, a multi-stage race in Colorado, which attracts some of the biggest names in pro cycling, like those currently battling it out in this little race maybe you heard of…Le Tour.
To help Brett get to see Cadel Evans, Levi Leipheimer and the rest, he has started a kickstarter campaign where you can donate money at different levels and get some of his new shirt designs.
Here is Brett in his kickstarter video, explaining more what he is up too.
Pedal Pushers makes really great designs so definitely check it out.
There is a bike ride tonight for #bikenyc and tech nurds to meet, ride and get to know each other…you know, build community.
This is the same group that have had sporadic meetups, hosted events where we’ve discussed bike tech related stuff.
Here is a splash page of the event:
But all you need to know is:
Oh yeah, bring a bike.
I kind of missed this story, with some vacation overlap, but it’s such a feel good one, highlighting our great bike community that I felt urged to share.
You know the old story, so perfectly illustrated by the Neistat brothers where…”Even if you’re really obvious about bike theft, nobody in this town is going to do anything about it.”
Pheonix flipped the switch, stopped the bike thief and then flyered the neighborhood trying to find the rightful owner of the bike she rescued.
Here is the story in the NY Daily News:
Brooklyn Heights bike hero stops thief and is in hot pursuit of the rightful owner.
Read the whole article: here.
It turns out, through her vigilance, the rightful owner was found:
The follow up story, also in the NY Daily News:
Brooklyn bike hero who stopped theft finally finds real owner
Read more: here.
Well done. Seriously, this is a true case of: “If you see something, say something.” if you see someone trying to remove a bike lock with a saw or angle grinder, chances our this is not the rightful owner who just lost their key. A little effort of a scream or just acknowledging that a theft is in progress will probably go a long way.