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Rockin' tallbike awesomeness! [04 Nov 2015|07:41pm]

Hey bikepirates!


Today, while checking the internets to see whether or not anyone has made tallbikes for traveling (e.g. with couplers in the frame), I found this wild site from Portlandia:


Click through the archives to see some cool photos. :-)
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YARRRGH! [09 Jun 2015|12:38pm]

A friend-of-a-friend made this for a Halloween ride some time ago.

What's your favorite bike costume?

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[14 Nov 2014|08:07pm]

I was familiar with modern kunstrad, artistic cycling, which is largely dominated by Germans.

But it's been going on for a while, apparently. Here's an example from 1961, with Joan Crawford looking terrifying as the announcer.
4 less cars| we are traffic

Bar tape question [19 Aug 2014|10:23am]

Can anyone tell me more about leather bar tape? Should I invest in some for my randonneuring bike, or will I quickly regret it? Other options?
4 less cars| we are traffic

[12 Dec 2013|07:33pm]

redqueenofevil is curious as to recommendations for renting bikes in Tampa, Florida: any good stores, or places to avoid?
2 less cars| we are traffic

[07 Nov 2013|10:33pm]

This time of year is frustrating: who knows if it'll be snowing tomorrow, so we go out riding even when it's close to freezing.

So, apparently, does everyone else. We did a nice fast 40k down to Boulder and back, and saw about 4x more people out riding than we do on beautiful lazy early fall days.
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[30 Aug 2013|10:41pm]

I managed to ride 1100 kilometers this month.
I am very tired.
8 less cars| we are traffic

Bike touring on the Olympic Peninsula [01 Jul 2013|09:39am]

Bike Pirates! Are any of you still here? :-)

I am wondering - do any of you have recommendations for a girl looking to bike-tour on the Olympic Peninsula for 5-6 days in mid-July? I'd be leaving/returning from Seattle.
6 less cars| we are traffic

Traction may be a problem [28 Jan 2013|10:42am]


(x-posted to bikes)
1 less car| we are traffic

[15 Jan 2013|05:48pm]

So, I went to court today to fight another bunch of traffic tickets I got for riding my bike in the lane. I've won a case for the same citation previously in the same township, but this time the judge decided against me, for no reason that I could see, other than he didn't want to disagree with the officer who issue me the tickets. I'm really upset about it. I'm thinking about appealing, but that will be expensive.

Anybody know a bike minded lawyer who can practice in New Jersey? Or anyone who can do pro bono work?

I'm just pissed, because of the glaring injustice of it all. And on top of it, I have to pay court fees? I could have been at work that day. They should be paying me. And because of the precedent. Now when I ride through that township, I'll worry about the cops, and what would happen if I got another ticket. I don't know why I didn't remember to mention the previous case, and use the precedent in my defense. I guess I got flustered cause I was representing myself, and didn't know what I was doing.

I don't know what to do,and I don't like feeling helpless. What bothers me the most is that the judge, the officer, and the prosecutor all seemed to thing I should be riding on the shoulder. In fact, after the judge had sentenced me, he beseeched me to take the prosecutor's advice and ride in the shoulder. I said to him, "you're actually asking me to break the law?" Which he ignored. It's illegal to operate a vehicle in the shoulder!
11 less cars| we are traffic

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