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The Rise of the Cockroaches of Transportation (Friday Roundup)

1 Comment Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Ted Johnson
The Rise of the Cockroaches of Transportation (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:

I know it's a roundup, but we still like comments!

 

Sandy: Mother of a Million Bike Commuters

12 Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Ted Johnson
Sandy: Mother of a Million Bike Commuters

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, where the New York subway system may take weeks to recover, expect a lot of bikes to come out of mothballs. New York City bike advocates Transportation Alternatives are preparing to help erstwhile cyclists make the transition from neglect to success with commuter support stops. The "Bike Ambassadors" will be offering "free coffee, encouragement, guidance and technical/material assistance." The support stops are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, and possibly more days next week. And for ersatz motorists, Dani Simons has put together a handy set of NYC Rules of the Road.   Rather than privileging motor vehicles again as soon as possible, Transportation Alternatives has also issued a set of recommendations to the city, including: Bike Parking Stations and Temporary ...

 

Comparison’s between Tubus Titanium Racks

No Comments Topics: Forum Written by Josh Lipton

Via BikeBagShop.com Email: I am a road rider who mixes a daily commute with 70 mile cafe racer runs, the occasional crit and some cyclo touring. A friend and I recently built up a Lynskey Sportive one for each of us. The plan is that this will be our touring / traveling bike. Next year we're off to France for 4 weeks and plan to be self contained on a bike. We are looking for a rear rack that is both lightweight and strong and some quality rear panniers. I expect to carry clothes, toiletries, but not necessarily a tent or sleeping bag, (but that may come one day the USA coast to coast, or South America for example) so 25kg should be ...

 

Bike Boxes

No Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Melanie Colavito

Bike boxes are popping up on streets across world. A bike box is simply a colored area at an intersection that is meant for cyclists to pull into while waiting for a red light to turn green. Bike boxes are meant to increase the visibility of cyclists to motorists, as well as provide clear instructions for cyclists about where to safely wait for traffic. For the most part, they are quite easy to use once you know what to do when you get to one. Fortunately, the folks at the City of Edmonton in Canada have created a useful PSA or how-to video for motorists and cyclists. Bonus - it has lego characters and lego bikes! You can also check ...

 

Ross’s Pollution-Reducing Pyramid Ride

No Comments Topics: Utility Cycling Written by Ted Johnson
Ross’s Pollution-Reducing Pyramid Ride

Tomorrow is Halloween and there will be plenty of little ghosts and goblins out hunting for candy. Others will hole away indoors watching spooktastic movies about monsters and mad scientists and their wild inventions. Which brings us to Ross's invention: the Purviance Pyramid -- shown strapped to his Xtracycle bike trailer, deck, and racks. Here's the story and science behind it:If you know anybody in Los Angeles ask them how the chemtrails are in LA. They will probably tell you, "There aren't any chemtrails in Los Angeles." They would be correct. There are chem tails in Los Angeles instead of the long chemtrails. You can see the chem tails and the S Curves. With the purviance pyramid moved before 7:00 ...

 

Thule Attache Case for MacBook Pro: More James Bond than Hello Kitty

3 Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Kate Watters
Thule Attache Case for MacBook Pro: More James Bond than Hello Kitty

On any given day Kate Watters would rather be biking than stuck in her car in traffic. She and her husband collected several vintage one-speed bicycles on their honeymoon road trip from Flagstaff to Vermont, riding around small towns along the way. She writes about her field adventures, creative episodes, and the wonder of the natural world in her blog, oh sweet spontaneous life. I can’t have nice things. I am hard on stuff and my Mac laptop is constantly at risk. Luckily, this bombproof Thule Attaché Case for MacBook Pro came along and I can still go where I need to go with less worry and more style. My job requires that I take extended trips into the field and ...