Freak Bike Friday: Bed Frame Bike

March 23, 2012

Freak Bike Friday has been on hiatus for entirely too long! Origin unknown, image found on Tall Bike Posse.

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Bihar and Beyond: Bikes Improve Girls’ Lives

March 21, 2012

This afternoon I did a little Bikejuju matchmaking, introducing the operations managers for World Bicycle Relief and Village Bicycle Project to each other over coffee. It was an interesting meeting–both organizations are dedicated to using bicycles in Africa to change lives, both are dedicated to sustainable, locally-focused and locally-owned efforts, and both move a ton [...]

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“A Ride of Death”

March 2, 2012

Aaah the forties, what a golden age that was. Found via Retronaut. I think that last one’s my favorite – crushed not just by a car, but by an oil tanker (or “tankar”) ready to fuel up a hundred more kid-killing cars!

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Moving on… to Coonhounds and Bears on Bikes

February 19, 2012

Moving on from monkeys… Maddie is a coonhound who can balance on just about anything. Which makes for a pretty awesome picture-a-day Tumblr blog called MaddieOnThings. Still, she can’t actually RIDE the bike, that remains the domain of humans, monkeys, and… wait for it… bears! (Maddie via Dudecraft, bears via Erik, a man who, I [...]

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Pics of the Day: Monkeys on Bicycles

February 5, 2012

This post was originally published in October 2009, and is re-posted for the fun of it… So at the end of the day we’re all just monkeys riding bicycles. But, uh, some of us more than others. (Photos borrowed from various places, including Ratrod and Flickr users bongopix, amangla007, David Wilmot, Paul Cowell, Painted Lotus, [...]

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Goods Sold From Bicycles in Hanoi

January 26, 2012

Hanoi has traded most of its bicycles for scooters, paying a steep price in smog and traffic. But there are still bicycles, serving as platforms for the sale of an unbelievable variety of goods. I have been in Hanoi three times in the last year for work. The last time (just after New Years) I [...]

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Our 2012 Gift Guide

December 3, 2011

Lyanda and I posted a 2012 Gift Guide over on her blog The Tangled Nest. As she writes, One of the most lamentable things about the corporate takeover of the winter holidays is the co-optation of gift-giving. Presents under the tree have become synonymous with obscene mobs at Walgreens and Best Buy. In an effort [...]

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Photo Of The Day: Bike Repair Beijing

November 26, 2011

A bicycle mechanic strokes his dog inside a storage box on his tricycle as he waits for his customer in Beijing November 24, 2011. (REUTERS/Soo Hoo Zheyang via BoingBoing) (That’s the caption it came with, but those look like scooter tires to me!)

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A Truck-Bike Accident Waiting To Happen

October 14, 2011

Recently, a post on the West Seattle Blog described how a cyclist encountered a truck coming towards him in his lane with no intention of stopping, and he was forced to toss his bike and himself over a jersey barrier to avoid being hit. There was some skepticism in the comments, but I knew the [...]

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Black Rock City 2011 – A Wild Ride As Always

September 9, 2011
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I’m just back from my second year at the Burning Man festival, where once again I spent a week riding my tallbike across the playa and logging dozens of daily miles exploring what is, for a few days, America’s only no-cars-allowed, perfectly flat, bicycle paradise of a city – 50,000 people this year, almost all [...]

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