31 May 2010
27 May 2010
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation Ray LaHood was on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show yesterday discussing the Obama Administration's transportation policy and how to integrate bicycle and pedestrian interests - turning the tables on favoring motorized transportation at the expense of non motorized.
Replay the interview [here]
I ♥ podcasts
Coverage of design + events from this year's fabulous Design Week (including for the LOVE of bikes' bent wood expandable bike basket!) on Core77...
"New York Design Week seems to be bigger than ever, with lots and lots of offsite events. We were especially proud of all the events celebrating new American design. These included Breakable in the Meatpacking district, Cite Goes America in SoHo, Lift Hold Roll, Modern Citizens NYC, The Roll & Hill launch, BKLYN Designs and more!"Check out their entire New York Design Week photo gallery [here] + thank you, Core77!
26 May 2010
"We designed this simple, lightweight rear basket with a spring-loaded quick release, so you can easily attach and remove it from your rack. It instantly clamps onto most standard rear racks, and sits flat when not on the rack. A comfy carry handle makes it ideal for taking into the grocery store. The durable steel construction with a silver epoxy finish ensures you will use it for years to come. It's truly a bike basket you can take with you, or simply remove, in a few seconds."A rear basket when you need it - so practical! If you are sans rear rack to accommodate the basket, you can snag this one.
- Spring-loaded quick release
- Measures 12L X 15.75W X 6.75H
- Carry Handle w/ rubber grip
- Fits most standard rear racks
24 May 2010
the owner drove to Pennsylvania years ago to pick up this beauty after spotting her on Ebay
(I'm pretty sure that turquoise frame with raccoon tails and leather trim went home a winner)
the all-out Puerto Rican ride and winner of 'best in show'
the winner of 'worst in show'
rim section cut turned-wearable
The 6th Annual Bicycle Fetish Day was truly lovely - thanks to Marin and Dave from the City Reliquary for organizing!
More photos on Flickr and DARGELOS
23 May 2010
Specialized S-WORKS Road Helmet Pro Fit 360
Giro The Seros with Roc Loc 4® fit system
The article lists factors to consider to when selecting a helmet - a key one being FIT. While performance helmets may not the preferred style for some urbanites - they offer awesome features like being lightweight, have a minimal profile, large vents to help cool you down (hello, summer heat) and the best of all... rear adjustment that cradles your skull ensuring a custom fit - like a glove! If you've never tried on a helmet with a rear adjustment - do try. You'll likely start asking yourself why doesn't ever helmet include such a fabulous feature?!
"Bicycle helmets have been shown to reduce the risk of head injuries by up to 88 percent and facial injuries by 65 percent, according to a Cochrane Database Systemic Review published in 2000. Bike riders who play against those odds do not fare well in accidents. More than 90 percent of the 714 bicyclists killed in 2008 were not wearing helmets, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety….
People over 30 should be particularly careful because their gray matter is not packed as tightly as it used to be. And I don’t mean that only figuratively. “As you age, your brain shrinks, but your skull does not,” said Dr. Angela F. Gardner, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians. “That extra space means that the brain can bounce around inside the skull and may be more easily damaged from a blow.”
21 May 2010
The online poster and print shop Poster Cabaret celebrates National Bike Month with their new 2010 Bicycle Print Set. 16 prints by 15 artists / each priced at $25. Lovely!
20 May 2010
PUBLIC's bright cheerful frames in orange
well orchestrated bike parking on Spring Street - reminded me of bicycle corrals in Portland
Saturday, May 22nd
12noon - 6pm (afterparty at the City Reliquary)
Havemeyer Street (b/w) Grand and Hope
Biking activities, competitions, bicycle advocacy groups and artists selling their wares. With a BBQ grill and more, how could you miss this yearly celebration of all things bicycle?! for the love of bikes will be there selling Tshirts and (gently) used bike parts alongside DARGELOS - so bike on over and say hello!
Image: Net Tee by DARGELOS
19 May 2010
18 May 2010
New York Bike Jumble's 2nd annual Bicycle Flea Market last Sunday in Park Slope, Brooklyn was a fabulous outpouring of bike love... with great vendors / bicycles / used parts / crowd and the most perfect weather!
Bike Month treks on with the 6th Annual Bicycle Fetish Day from 12noon - 6pm on Saturday (May 22nd) in Williamsburg...