Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Untitled



Via sica

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Help with fighting Traffic tickets

If you know of anyone who has been ticketed during the recent bike blitz by the cops around town, please direct thme to ARC (Advocacy for Respect for Cyclists)  http://www.respect.to
ARC will also be holding a legal seminar on June 9th at Trinity Bellwoods Community Center for Bike Month | 7pm  

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Kyle



Kyle, originalmente cargada por CHUNKS!.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mississauga pedals SLOW on new Bike Plan

Mississauga's streets and roads are a shitty place to ride. Following Toronto's lead, the city decides to go nice and slow on their 20 year bike plan 


A terrible idea with even worse consequences.


Art by Mona Caron

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Different Path - HotDocs May 7 at the Royal International Premiere

"Have you noticed that communities have been replaced by commutes, and pedestrians by parking lots? A handful of activists, sick of living in a car culture, decide to mobilize against automobiles. Seniors on scooters in Seattle, clown cyclists in Toronto, kayak commuters in New York and Portugal unite! Demanding sidewalks, curbs, and car-free days, protesters plan parties and absurdist actions to persuade others to join the revolution. They amuse in an effort to raise awareness about mobility issues. Richard and Cleta create a DIY scooter lane, while Michael dresses up the Klownen Führer. A lack of access to safe walkways and bike lanes has trapped large portions of the population, but since when does not being a driver equate to not being a citizen? Streets may have become the domain of cars, but they were originally intended for people. The time has come to take them back." - Angie Driscoll
Fri, May 07 7:15 pm | The Royal


Sun, May 09 6:30 pm | The Cumberland 3
http://www.hotdocs.ca/film/title/a_different_path
Official website: thirtymilesfromanywhere.com
Official trailer: Trailer | Director(s) : Monteith McCollum

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Phil Woods Passes Away

Sad news about an industry icon via BRIN:

BAXTER, IA (BRAIN)—Phil Wood, the man responsible for sealed hubs and bottom brackets, died on March 14 at his daughter's home in Roseville, California. He was 83.

He started the Phil Wood Company in 1971 as primarily a hub maker, though he offered other components. He sold the business to Peter Enright and a group of investors in 1991.

“I feel so lucky to have talked with him about a week before he passed away, and he mentioned again that he was so lucky to sell the business when he did,” said Enright, Phil Wood Company’s president.

“We talked off and on over the years, usually to catch up on news about his friends in the bike business. But he was quite happy to return to the farm after selling the business to help raise his granddaughter,” Enright added.

Wood was a problem-solver working at Food Machinery Corporation. Had he not been bothered chasing bearings for a hub he was rebuilding for his daughter, sealed-bearing hubs might have taken years to hit the bike market, Enright noted.

“He was complaining to Spence Wolf about why no one offered a sealed bearing hub and Wolf told him to make his own hub. A little while later he asked Spence how many he should make. It took Spence a bit to remember what he was talking about. He said make 50 hubs and the business was launched,” Enright said.

Wood’s family is deciding on funeral arrangements at this time.

“I’m glad he and I were able to have that last chat. He was a little bothered he wasn’t as ambulatory as he once was but he was content to move on,” Enright said.

A memorial service for Phil and his wife, Vada, who passed away December 18, 2009, will be held on April 17, at the Calgary Baptist Church in Los Gatos, California, at 11:00 a.m. Phil is survived by his six children. - Matt Wiebe

Friday, March 19, 2010

Burean of Organized Bikelane Safety (B.O.O.B.S.)


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Blessing Of The Bicycles - April 11th

Trinity St. Paul's United Church
Sunday April 11th
13:00
427 Bloor Street West

Info

Bike Valet Service and free small bike repairs.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bloor Cycle 1984




From the Bloor Cycle Catalogue 1984. Bloor Street is for Bicycles!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

With Love From CM in Budapest

Holy Crap



New Work by URS
UrbanRepair Squad
Harbord Street.

Saddletramp wrote: "The action-hero drama of dodging obstacles and potholes, escaping devil-may-care drivers in super-fast cars, and braving the fierce, temperamental elements, may seem, and feel, quite comic. Unless you're face-down on the pavement.

With some wit, we endeavour to provide warning with humour; suggest danger with comedy; invite caution without frightening... and most importantly, we appeal to our fine city to remember that potholes aren't just uncomfortable, they really, really hurt."



Tuesday, March 09, 2010

What is your candidate talking about?

Over 60,000 Torontonians will use a food bank this month. Is your candidate for this coming municipal election trying to find relief for these people or are they obsessed with some painted stripes on the pavement?

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Mosėdis, Lithuania: Red Bike



Mosėdis, Lithuania: Red Bike, originally uploaded by Vic Gedris.
Beautiful.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Filmed by Bike 2010

filmedbybike.org

Toronto will be represented by
the short 'Le Depart' by
Streets are for People.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Bicycles / Bicicletas


Bycicles / Bicicletas, originally uploaded by CGoulao.

1928

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Meanwhile in Quito, Ecuador


Ciclopaseo is part of Ciclopolis, a municpal initiative which closes major streets every couple of weeks in Ecuadors capital Quito. One can dream.

A Quote From Roadsworth

"Protected in a bubble of steel and glass and immunized against the harshness of the exterior world in a comfort zone of plush interior and climate-controlled environment, the driver looks out at the outside world to the beat of his favorite driving music, experiencing space as one would experience cable television while channel surfing, detachedly registering the news and other images that register on the windshield only to disappear and be replaced by others. Effortlessly, distance is spanned, and the world becomes a virtual reality."
Via NY Arts Magazine


In related news: 1.2 million die on roads each year: WHO
More: http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/03/03/road-accidents-who.html?ref=rss#ixzz0h8XATzG8