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Seattle Takeover.

Cyclists Set to Take Over Seattle Politics

November 10, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

The outspent underdog of Seattle’s Mayoral race took home the win last week, and good news for our Left Coast friends…the guy’s a biker. He actually campaigned riding around town on his bike, barking at people while wearing a helmet and blazer. Hopefully Washington takes notice and the bike lobby…

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Street Sweep Mayhem in NYC

November 6, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

Wandering around New York you see locked bikes with folded-in-half wheels. The front or back will be bent so aggressively that would take days of stomping by drunken idiots to get to that point. I always assumed that these bent wheels were some kind of drunken, willful destruction, though I…

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Dead weight.

The Hearse for Greening Your Afterlife

November 3, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

The Bike Hearse surprisingly does not come from Portland, but from Eugene. I’m sure the Portlanders are constructing Tall Bike Hearses as we speak. They don’t like getting shown up. Wade Lind, the owner of Sunset Hills Cemetery, sought to offer a greener option into the afterlife, so he built…

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Hopworks Bike Bar

October 28, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

Portlanders are into bikes as much as people from Minneapolis. And with bike love comes beer and generalized earthiness. But now Portland is beating us in the new Cold War of beer/bike technology. It’s only a matter of time until we get our own Hopworks-style Bike Bars in the Midwest.…

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43% Increase in Bike Commuting

October 26, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

The 2008 American Community Survey found that bike commuting in the U.S. has gone up 43% since the 2000 census. The percentage of people who commute to work primarily on a bike in the U.S. is at about .5%, so don’t go all bragging on the phone to your friends…

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Urban Downhill Madness

October 22, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

I like the play-by-play while he’s riding behind the biker. I know he keeps mentioning the ‘crowd going crazy,’ but I only see a few dozen people hanging out. It’s nice of whatever third world country this is to let Red Bull come in and convert their church roof to…

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My first ride on an electric bike!

October 21, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

I have wanted to try riding an electric bike for some time now. I have had the chance to ride one for a block or so, but not much more than that. Electric Bikes are appealing for a number of reasons; they could get some people biking who normally wouldn’t…

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