Cult of Bike
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So I recieved this email the other day on whether or not to build your own bike
Subject:[Feedback] fixie beginner
Date: April 17, 2008 5:12:58 PM MDT (CA)
Hey, I've been riding for a pretty long time, having braved Boston, NYC and Dublin (and now SF). I'm looking to expand into the fixie world and wondering what you would suggest for someone beginning. Get a new one? Convert a vintage bike? Plead with the local store to help me? I obv know Sheldon for if I were to do the deed myself, just wondering if that's
the route you would suggest.
Any info would be appreciated
The bikesinside party was a smash! Among the interesting events was the microcross, a cyclcocross race on bikes with no bigger than 16 inch wheels. Incidentally I was the unsuspecting cover model (the picture used was from one of the BC cup races). Not to be outdone, rather than wearing my usual overly tight spandex I opted instead to wear a micro-skirt, red wig, beeds and a BMX helmet. It is a long standing joke to cross-dress for a cross race, since this was a microcross a micro skirt only made sense. Somehow I won a heat and made it to the finals. It was a riot.
Right now, as part of Bike Month in Vancouver, there is a crack down on the helmet law. The police are handing out tickets, as my roommate just got one and I just got an email for someone who has been ticketed 2 days in a row. So what gives? Is this right or wrong? Well like most things I have an opinion, but its not as straight forward as some might think.
So folks June has snuck up on us again and with that its bike month in Vancouver! Taken from the velolove list server:
Bike Month 2007 -- Change Your World
Bike Month is the annual celebration of cycling presented by BEST (Better Environmentally Sound Transportation).
Bike Month offers over 60 fun and educational events for everyone including rides, public forums, art shows, bike festivals, children's safety workshops and parties. Bike Month is a great chance to encourage your friends and family to cycle more.
And of course, this Velolove newsletter is just a sampling of the bike events happening this month. For more information on Bike Month all the great events, go to http://www.best.bc.ca/programsAndServices/bike_month
Help spread the word!! Distribute posters, add a link on your web site, join the Bike Month Facebook group, tell your friends.
And, if you're interested in volunteering for Bike Month or any of the events, please contact Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-669-2860.
If you have never visited fixedvancouver.com, you should. It is quickly becoming the place Vancouver's fix gear geeks. Now, I have known about it since its inception, but I am slow... so what its my site I can be a lazy dog fucker if I want.
Anyway, one good reason you should check out fixedvancouver.com is for some amazing good discussions. For example I found the coolest headtube badge in existence of the entire world
So I have just been lucky enough to recieve the best bike geek present EVER! A classic mounted Cycles Sirius poster, given to me by Jai Kai, the superstar bike nut who has been known to own 14 bikes at points in her life. Anyway, you gotta love it, two of my most favourite things in the world fixed gear bikes and breasts.
So I got off my duff the other day and bought an external 320 GB external hard drive (Enclosure + HD = cheapest way), so that I can FINALLY start organizing my 100 + gigs of photos. They have been scattered across CD's, different computers etc, plus I plopped down the mucho dinero so for that Lightroom application (edu discount) so that I can quickly organize, edit and export photos to this here website. Its been a busy month none the less (and some how I got a 5th in the Harris Roubaix too boot! I lead out the sprint and lost 1st about 10 feet before the line... hrrmmm).
ANYWAY. The point of this babbling is that I have starting to go through my photos and will be uploading more to my photo gallery. And with that note I present LAST month's critical mass photos. It was an overcast day, but plenty turned out and the Velofusion and the bike burlesque show.
50,000 people did critical mass in Budapest.
Published April 23, 2007 by All Hungary News
The "Critical Mass" (CM) bicycle procession held in Budapest during yesterday's Earth Day celebrations drew upwards of 50,000 participants, which organizers say made it the largest such event in the world, writes origo.hu.
When those at the front of the procession had already crossed the Pet?fi Bridge to Buda and the Lánchíd (Chain Bridge) back to Pest, those at the end were cycling - or rollerblading, driving wheelchairs - under the Lánchíd on Pest's lower embankment.