"There are almost 7 billion people on earth, 730 million Europeans, 2 millions Slovenians, but there is only one man who is a four time winner of the toughest cycling challenge in the world…" Jure Robic RIP
Waze to go
I've started a Melbourne Cycling group on Waze to map bicycle paths, lanes and cyclist friendly routes. Who's going to help me?
Hipsters on folding bikes?!?
According to the Wall Street Journal (that barometer of the zeitgeist), the folding bike has gone cool—which means my decade-old Dahon Boardwalk and I are well ahead of the curve! [via BikeBiz], twitterer]
Paranoid non-iPhone owners rest assured, Bike Doctor is now available for your Android.
Not such a good idea?
Speed cameras do work
Speed cameras and related automated enforcement devices are a worthwhile interventions for reducing road traffic injuries and deaths in both rural and urban settings. Considering continuing increases in traffic volume worldwide, automated enforcement with speed cameras to curb aberrant speeding behaviour, is a rational intervention to augment or supersede conventional enforcement. Speed cameras used for road section control, which measure average speed over distance, together with related emerging technologies arguably have the potential to favourably influence speeding behaviour and thus enhance road safety.
Or to put it simply, speed cameras work.
The way we were
littlecircles—"Words and pictures from our life on two wheels in and around Burlington, Vermont."
Don't be ridiculous!
No ridiculous car trips: "A ridiculously short car trip is one you might as well do on a bike."
According to Wired.com, a lot more people are biking to work in the USA. Now growth of "0.3 percent between 2005 and 2009" doesn't sound like much on its own, but there are some interesting factoids hidden in that very broad average.
While we're talking about commuting, have a squiz at How to bike commute with a baby: A mom's perspective:
Many people think it's impossible to be a bike commuter with children, but that is simply not the case. Biking with children is totally possible and tons of fun with the right equipment, safety precautions, and the proper amount of planning. It's really not so different from going on a car trip with your kids. You wouldn't go on a trip without buckling up and having a car seat for your child.
Fight Bad Driving: videos from the road.
Papillionaire does Dutch bikes for Melbourne.
While we're (kinda, sorta) on the subject: Riding Bikes with the Dutch.