[via The Ridiculant]
Places best seen on two wheels
Yep, they're loco
…two bicycles joined together with a solid aluminium frame with four little polyurethane wheels attached.
The wheels then lock the bicycles to the railway tracks and away you go.
Dis and dat
Disraeli Gears "This site is all about rear derailleur gears." It's surprisingly interesting and all the gadgets themselves are rather well photographed.
Tour de France winners: Campagnolo 40, Shimano 8, everyone else 17.
A BMX derailleur?!?
Commemorative derailleurs? "Here is a small selection of examples of this arcane practice."
The four corners
Dave Gorman was in Cornwall the other day:
I'm cycling between Britain's four corners. From the southernmost point of the mainland to the easternmost to the westernmost to the northernmost. If that wasn't hard enough I'm going to be doing a full on one man show each night. I can't help thinking that after 50 or 60 miles in the saddle I should be lying down in a darkened room with a drip feed of carbs and protein.
I have made my views about smartypants showoffs before!
Dang, missed out again
Adrian Short argues that the helmet is a symbole of everything that stops cycling being "convenient, cheap, safe, accessible, fun and sustianable":
It's not possible to uninvent the bicycle but if Shadowy Forces wanted to minimise the number of people cycling so as to benefit their Evil Agenda they'd probably want to chip away at all the things that make cycling potentially great so as to diminish the whole experience. If you can't ban it, knacker it.
Kinda supports the argument: [12 Cool Urban Bicycles Ready to Replace Car]—you don't get much change out of 000 on most of these, and often pay more than that.
Penny farthing decimalised
What was I thinking?
September 2006. I remember it well—just like it were…ummm…three years ago. Anyway, what was on my mind back then?
The paper by Dr Ian Walker on passing space and helmet wearing.
I said it then, and I continue to say it now: I hate spring
My first Audax ride (I really should post a bit more about Audax…)
Utility cycling means hauling it
Name That Road Sign [via [How We e]]
Two hours a day in the car
Paul Connolly on living in suburban sprawl:
Getting anywhere pretty much requires a car trip. We now spend up to two hours every day in the car. That used to be free time. It's got to the point where I look for my car keys when I'm off to the toilet.
Stop right now
Physically, a stop sign's simple command requires a cyclist to discard all the momentum we've worked so hard to achieve. This message is especially insulting when the sign stands between the hill you've just descended and the hill you're about to ascend. While many cyclists relish the challenge and suffering that only a good, long climb can provide, we also appreciate the assistance that momentum offers.