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[21 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Bikes = Car | ]
Bikes = Car

Well, it’s about time… Legislation has been passed that pretty well equates bikes to cars when it comes to rights on the road. Now if only the laws of physics could be amended to do the same.

Full article in Wired.

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[14 Dec 2009 | Comments Off on “Secret Bike Riding Club” by Cynthia Connolly | ]
“Secret Bike Riding Club” by Cynthia Connolly

My friends were concerned about my bike ride home, I was not. The
night had warmed up, no longer the 20 degrees the morning brought.
I rode into my secret world.
With my bike.
Along the bike path, and up the hill.
Buchannan Street. Up the hill north of Columbia Pike.
I passed a sight beneath the street lamp light.
Five perfect logs with straps stapled on like they were suitcases. I
keep on going, with a stomach full of food and wine.
Wow… I must tell my friend Roni about that fantastic “trash pile” of
logs with …

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[2 Aug 2009 | Comments Off on Bicycles and Inevitable Technology | ]
Bicycles and Inevitable Technology

In the early 90s, AT&T ran a series of commercials that posed some futuristic, technologically enabled task (e.g., “Have you ever borrowed a book from thousands of miles away?”), and then answered it emphatically (”You will.”), claiming they’d be the company to technologically enable such a task. I believe they’ve all come to pass except one. As Stewart Brand once said, “Technology marches on, over you or through you, take your pick.”

I can’t help but think that many of the technological advances we debate and marvel about were downright inevitable. …

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[10 Apr 2009 | Comments Off on New Cruiser Project | ]
New Cruiser Project

Here’s a new/old Schwinn we’re working on for Jessy.

I’m not sure about the model or year, but it has five speeds (soon to be reduced to one), fenders, a rear rack (steel), and had a built-in light set-up with a generator running off the front wheel. We found it on Craigslist.