Every day on my commute in NYC I witness reckless behavior from motorists, pedestrians and yes…we bikers. Cars driving in the bike lane, newspaper delivery trucks running red lights, doors flinging open, pedestrians not paying attention when jaywalking…And that’s just what I can witness from the front. Who knows what’s going on behind me. [...]
Kickstarter of the week.
Looking for a smarter bike light? Introducing the Xlerad, Auto-illuminating. Starts working when you start biking.
Two designers from Arcata California, John and Kyle, are developing some bright new technology. Here is their kickstarter video:
Some of the Xlerad features:
Xlerad is our approach to making the world’s smartest [...]
Charles R. Scott is into endurance biking. He’s also into these kind of adventures with his 12 and 6 year old kids, like a recent ride across the entire length of Japan.
Now he’s gearing up to ride the Lewis & Clark trail which is 3,700 miles and extends from Illinois to the coast [...]
Here is an innovative kickstarter to combat bicycle theft.
Although there are a few of these on operation and rumors of others, this seems like a good system.
A GPS tracker for bikes that hides behind a water bottle cage.
Track your stolen bike with a smart phone and pinpoint your location. [...]
One of the common complaints I hear about people biking to work, which can often hinder them from even attempting this kind of commute, is what to do about being all hot and sweaty when arriving at work, especially in a more dressy work environment. Well there may be a solution thanks to Ministry [...]
Nona Varnado (thebirdwheel.com) has a nice piece about Bamboo bikes in Berlin…
You may have seen the Bamboo bike studios that have popped up in Brooklyn and San Francisco, or at any of the Bike expos around the country. They’re pretty, environmentally friendly and have a strong DIY component with the option of [...]
Brooklyn designer Anthony “Tonky” Clune wants to get noticed. He also wants cyclists to be seen so he’s got these great decal packs to dress up your bike to be highly visible to motorists and look like something out of Tron.
Here is a recent article from the Brooklyn Paper and thanks for [...]
A while back I mentioned Elly Blue and her feminist cycling zine.
She asked me to mention her next project and her kickstarter page.
Taking the Lane 6: Lines on the Map.
The previous issue of Taking the Lane (#5, Our Bodies, Our Bikes), was about bodies, health, and the physical aspects [...]
Sorry, here are a few videos to prolong your Monday.
This video has been passed around like wildfire, so I assume most people know about it.
Last year Red Peak created an experimental calender for Hudson Urban Bicycles. In their words: January 1st 2011 we took a fully loaded bike, bells, basket, lights and [...]
I was super psyched to be contacted by the fine folks at Monkey Lectric. They hooked me up about 5 years ago with their led light and it was such an attention grabber. Now they’ve got a new and improved model, the mini monkey light, inspired with some 8-bit illumination.
Here is a [...]