In the back to back tandem, riders face away from each other for an aero position. It’s pretty much the opposite of social biking
OK, so apparently there’s a little YouTube trend called the Human Bicycle. Here’s one of the more humorous ones:read more
Posted by Wild Johnny
02/15/2008 – 20:15
“Bike Around the Clock” Fabulous 50’s Ride – Feb 15th, 2008
w/the Southbay Cruisers
We are excited to announce this 10 – 12 mile ride over mostly flat terrain which will start and end in front of:
The Lighthouse Cafe
30 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
We will meet at 8:15PM/Ride at 8:30PM SHARP-RAIN or SHINE.
Get in touch with your inner howl, as you sing and dance to your favorite 50’s tunes with us late at night on our bike ride through the
Southbay. We will have at least one bike stereo for the ride as well as our Southbay Cruiser Karaoke set up – bring your ipods to karaoke
to your favorite songs. We encourage you to dress 50′s for this ride. Show us your late night howl- and show us your
50′s dance moves too!
For more info see our website at www.southbaycruisers.comread more
I must preface this by saying that I’m from Boston, and I learned from my mother recently that the Patriots were having a record-setting perfect season, and I still have just about zero desire to sit in front of a TV for 4 hours on Superbowl Sunday. If you’re with me on this, then join us for the Superbowl AlternaRide.
This is not a cruise. We’ll be riding hard, on and off-road, from San Francisco’s Civic Center to the Pelican Inn in Muir Beach, Marin County, and back. Rain or Shine.
For the last three or four years (can’t remember) we’ve led the Superbowl Alternaride and have never actually made it to the Pelican. But think about it. Pitchers of cold beer in an English Pub setting, the perfect reward for a hard day’s pedaling. And then we ride back. And so each year we start earlier. And this time, we’re getting serious. We’re starting at 9:30 AM on a Sunday. This is the only way we can possibly get to the Pelican and back and be off the highway 1 climb out of Muir Beach before dark. There will be multiple turn-back options for people who aren’t feeling up to it on the day of the ride. Total mileage will be under 40, but a third of it will be off-road.
Meeting point: Mama Toby’s cafe (On Laguna at Fell) in the Civic Center area.
Bring the gear, food, and water you need to stay warm and happy. I’ll bring some DaBombucha to share.
After seeing The Story of Stuff on a couple of my friends’ gmail status messages, I saw the 20-minute online movie and got motivated to take myself out of the loop of planned obselescence.
Then a week later I made the mistake of putting my iPod in my pocket next to a magnetic toy. The iPod hard drive was dead instantly. The toy was fine.
I thought about replacing the iPod with one of the newer ones. But I’ve had it for almost three years, and it’s never had a problem before that couldn’t be fixed by resetting it. So I decided instead of spending $300 on a new one I’d buy a replacement hard drive for $70 on eBay, and a screen protector.
I followed the excellent video instructions on ifixipodsfast.com and fixed the iPod in about 15 minutes. I didn’t have a non-marring pry tool handy so I used a small electronics screwdriver. It left a very small mark on the one side from prying. Then I applied the screen protector, basically a clear sticker, to the ipod screen. I bought it thinking that it would prevent further scratches to the iPod screen — that my screen wouldn’t get any worse than it was. But when I applied the screen protector, the screen instantly took on it’s original glossy look.
None of the scratches accumulated during 3 years of ownership were visible any longer. I have a suspicion that a lot of people throw away electronics simply because they look old. If more people knew about screen protectors, maybe they could save their money for other things, or spend less time working and more time having fun riding bikes.
I did a double take when I saw it too. I think someone tried to lift this bike over the parking meter.
Fortunately, it’s still rideable. I saw the bike locked at the same meter a few weeks later.
After posting the series of her wrecked Surly on Flickr, 50 or so other bike heads piped up with moral support and gratitude for her luck at emerging with only a ‘bruised ass’.
She reports that “no part is salvageable”.read more
Download link: http://download.yousendit.com/E2EB4F057D7B2644
My goal was to take some the music that hit me hardest in 2007 and mix it seemlessly into an hour long cruising mix. The tempo and mood starts kind of chill and cruisy, then gets a bit more headnoddy, and progresses to set-down-your-bikes-and-dance level.
It features a lot of musicians I met or hung out with in 2007:
So play it in Hermosa, play it in Boulder, play it on the Pleasant Revolution, play it in Austin, play it in Rochester, play it in Carrboro, and whereever you are, bike people. Please let me know what you think. Please join or login to post your comments.
Here’s a track listing:
2nd Year Running!
An awesome multi-venue event.
Everything on our bikes, rolling from park to park during the day, and to bars and street parties at night. Come join us. Volunteer to help carry, coordinate bands, refreshments, permits/escape routes.
I’ve been thinking about building a Tandem Tall Bike. I like the up-down potential. This tandem shot at Critical Mass in Chicago, is an absolute stunner, and hints at the potential impact of a top-bottom tandem.read more