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Archive for September, 2012

Automaticity: Not Just for Autos

Tom Bowden added a new word to our bicycling lexicon: Velocapitalist. As a noun, it refers to “One who promotes the activity of cycling for transportation, sport, health or recreation and invests in or encourages public investment in cycling infrastructure and commerce.” Here’s a word I discovered today: automaticity. At first glance, it would seem […]

My Feminine Side is Feeling Patronized

I’m heading to Interbike 2012. Some of the preliminaries have already begun, such as the Outdoor Demo. I’ve never been to that, but apparently it’s held outdoors and you get to ride a bunch of different bikes. This being my third time to the annual trade show for the American Cycling Industry, I’m getting my […]

(Not So) Rare Xtracycle & Burley Sighting in Flagstaff

It’s a beautiful day here in Flagstaff (with only the very slightest color enhancement). So take a tip from this family cyclist, get out your Xtracycles, child seats, and Burley trailers, and force those children of yours to enjoy the beautiful days of summer with you while they last. Officially you have four days left. […]

Jay’s Boat Mast Bike Trailer Build

How do you get a 24 foot mast and boom to its 20 foot sailboat if the boat is 30 miles away? Sound like one of those algebra questions from high school? Jay’s got the answer and even used ratios to explain his decisions. He built a trailer, attached it to his bike, and made […]

The Way I Roll

The Way I Roll

‘If car shopping were like bike shopping’ (Friday Roundup)

For those of you who don’t follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook, Google Plus, etc.: Are you working or something? This is a roundup of some of the things we saw fit to share with our less productive readers over the last seven days:

Ebony’s Sad Bicycle Wedding

Back in July, in the “He Said, She Said” section, Ebony published an article on wealth management which was accompanied by this lovely illustration by Thomas Pitilli: On first glance, it looks like one of those bicycle wedding graphics that cyclists love to post to Facebook (which is where I first encountered this image; via […]

BluesCat’s Totally Credible, Not-Self-Serving Bike Poll

BluesCat is a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, who originally returned to bicycling in 2002 in order to help his son get the Boy Scout Cycling merit badge. His bikes sat idle until the summer of 2008 when gas prices spiked at over $4.00 per gallon. Since then, he has become active cycling, day-touring, commuting by […]

NASA Animation: A Non-Bicycle Related Digression

NASA Animation

‘A biking adventure to investigate cycling deaths’

Nick Navarro is a cyclist based in San Francisco who is producing a documentary about “Americas poor bicycle infrastructure.” Thanks a bunch, Nick. The film will be called SPOKE. (And, yes, this is a Kickstarter project. They need your money.) Oh, and the tagline is, “A biking adventure to investigate cycling deaths.” Directing the film […]