Archive for the ‘SAPS!’ Category

One Fast Sheep

Monday, August 4th, 2014

I’ve never raced a sheep on my bicycle — but I imagine it would go something like this.

“Hand on the bars!”

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Like many places, Germany has laws regarding the safety equipment that must be present on a bicycle. Unlike most places, they actually enforce those laws. Even to the point of absurdity: such as ticketing a one-armed man for having a bicycle with only one brake lever.

Germans are just so good at following rules, aren’t they?

Custom Bicycles

Monday, April 7th, 2014

An interesting article over at The Atlantic about the world of hand-built, custom bicycles, including some gorgeous photos from an annual convention and trade show in Charlotte. I think I’m actually drooling at my desk.

Worst Ride Of The Year

Monday, February 10th, 2014

“This year’s Bad Weather Bicycle Ride has been cancelled due to weather.”

That sounds about right.

Flurrious!

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

The Flurrious! Festival is in Delaware Park this weekend; they’ve got face painting, beer tent, snowman building contests, and a bunch of interesting sports going on. Perhaps best of all, there’s a snow bike race at 1:00pm on Saturday.

The race is laps on the unplowed cinder running track inside the ring road.

I did it the first year of the festival, and it was a blast. Anyone else interested? I might swap the mountain tires onto my bike and ride over for it.

1 Auto = 10 Bikes

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

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Picture shamelessly lifted from here.

Bikewash

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

An Italian company has released a $2000 self-contained cabinet unit designed for use as a bike wash.

And here I am, riding through the Delta Sonic like a sucker.

Cargo Bikes

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

The Wall Street Journal ran an article in their weekend edition calling cargo bikes the new station wagon. They’re longer, sturdier bikes, designed to carry groceries and passengers with a significantly greater capacity than the typical commuter’s rack and panniers setup.

Naturally, being the Journal, all of the models that they profiled cost thousands of dollars. It was lovely to daydream about, but it looks like Dean will be riding to school in the garage sale acquired trailer after all.

Bicycle Paranoia

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Today in The Atlantic: an interesting transcript of some LA radio DJs complaining about bicycles. The comment section is a fun-filled flame fest as well.

I guess I don’t wear enough Lycra to be a real cyclist. Maybe that’s why I stop at stop signs.

Citibike

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

It looks like the long-awaited NYC bike share program, the Citibank-sponsored Citibike, is finally up and running. There are some cool details on the docks and the system as a whole available on Giz.