Thanks for nothing, Big Ted
A life behind bars
The Dutch have a word for it
Chicks ♥ bikes
There's a reason bike shops are barely scraping by trying to make a living…But I think it comes down to an absolute lack of innovation and a culture of exclusion. The bike industry would rather make fun of someone in a backpack than make a backpack that person would buy. It's the worst business model ever and if the cycling industry keeps on like this, it deserves to not grow.
Ride a real bike, kid
Fixie? Not for you, buddy.
Paying your way?
And less Strava
Social media at the wheel?
Drivers don't want social media platforms in cars—and quite frankly, cyclists and pedestrians definitely don't want it.
The research, presented by connected vehicle analyst Thilo Koslowski of Gartner and reported on by freep.com, found that consumers are not interested in being able to use social applications such as Facebook or Twitter through their vehicle systems. Rather, drivers are the most interested in, according to¬† Koslowski, being able to access "applications that make sense when they are driving."
Yeah, applications like "Hands on the wheel" and "Eyes on the road" would be good.
What's that smell?
Just because you can't smell it, doesn't mean it's not harming you. Traffic pollution.
They're a menace on the road. I think you know who I'm talking about.
Nutters on the road
Reference for the idiot from Jim's Mowing: How to Not Kill a Cyclist.
Here's a question for you
Bike people, I'm curious--do you hold back your negative biking stories when talking with people who don't ride?
Wired has a post on a proposal from a team of Czech engineers for a bicycle that would use battery-powered horizontal propellers to lift off from the ground and hover around for up to five minutes…Who would dream such a thing?
Sounds pretty cool to me. (Hilarious video there too.)
TdF is not the Ashes
No, Chris Harris in the Sunday Age, the Tour de France is not shaping up to be anything like the Ashes. Lazy, wildly inaccurate simile.