Industrialized Cyclist Notepad

Three Popular Strava Segments
December 31, 2013, 19:24
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Chargers’ Chances

via the twitterers


Is this correct? Pretty amazin.

Proposed Cycle Routes for Central London
December 21, 2013, 13:05
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london routes proposed

Bike Cops

Should be on much lighter, quicker bikes. Not heavy cheap (in many cases, full suspension) mountain bikes with sluggish tires and racks and the whole nine. But nobody listens to me.

Cops on bicycles aren\’t always taken as seriously as their brethren in police cruisers, probably because they don\’t look as cool pedaling and wearing bike helmets. But they\’re every bit as tough as colleagues who travel with the help of four wheels instead of two — and in Aurora, they definitely have the special skills needed to shoot over a pair of handlebars. The Aurora Police Facebook page, which regularly shares vivid pics (check out our post spotlighting badass Aurora cops of the 1980s) recently posted images of bike-patrol firearms training at the Debra Sue Corr Police Training Center to \”certify officers in the use of the police mountain bikes for patrol operations.\” Mess with them at your peril.

via Photos: Aurora police train to shoot from a bike.

The only thing slower than a bike cop’s fully loaded low-end mountain bike is, possibly, a B-cycle bike.

I understand the point of putting cops on bikes. Cruising slow is a huge part of the job. But often they need to speed somewhere as quickly as possible. They don’t.

Messengers carry MORE STUFF than cops. Messengers in slow-cruise mode are faster than bike cops in hurry mode. It has a lot to do with equipment choice.

Take some of that homeland security money and buy some rigid forks.

Iraqi Civilian Casualties
December 11, 2013, 07:00
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This is Vaughters’ story
December 10, 2013, 19:49
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…to explain why a team stacked with old dopers (who all claim to have stopped using just about exactly however many years ago matches the statute of limitations, by zany coincidence) has been so successful while doping is still an acknowledged issue in the sport:

Sponsorship keeps the whole operation going, And once you had that, the doping started to stop, the level came down a little bit and all of a sudden we started winning races.

via Colorado Cyclist Jonathan Vaughters dishes on The Armstrong Lie, doping and Lance.


Are you buying that?

Specialized bullies small shop owner over name “Roubaix”
December 8, 2013, 13:02
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Getting blasted on Twitter and elsewhere. Lacking a real defense.

Richter was notified earlier this year by “Specialized Canada” that his bike shop’s name infringes on Specialized’s Canadian trademark of the name “Roubaix.” Yup. Specialized’s engineers made a nice bike and after they did, the douchebags™ in the legal department went ahead and registered the name of that French city as theirs. They couldn’t do it in the U.S., but they’re aggressively “protecting” the name up there in the Great White North.

via The Explainer: Because I @#$%ing hate bullies : Red Kite Prayer.

Melbourne’s bike rental scheme

They want to privatize and expand.

Patronage has grown every year since the scheme was launched in 2010. It had its best-ever month in January, when 18,809 rentals were recorded. Last month there were 12,781 rentals, an average of 421 rides a day. More than 1000 courtesy helmets were added last month to boost patronage.

via Buyer sought for Melbourne's bike scheme.

(Helmets are required for adults in Melbourne.)

Bicycling on the rise in San Francisco
December 6, 2013, 14:40
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According to latest report:


more Copenhagen Wheel

13 pounds.

It doesn’t have a throttle that lets you just run it like a motorbike. It senses how you ride and gives you a boost when you need it.

Riders are given a boost as they pedal by measuring their effort, instead of using a throttle. This preserves the normal biking experience while enabling riders to bike faster, farther, and easier….All actuation of the wheel happens automatically via the pedals through sensing and control algorithms. When the rider pedals harder, such as when going uphill, the wheel pushes with increasing power. Using your smartphone with the Superpedestrian app, you can vary the level of powered assist.

via Copenhagen Wheel bike booster rolls out, available for pre-order : TreeHugger.

Sir Bradley Wiggins said he likes posh voices
December 3, 2013, 22:15
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Sir Bradley Wiggins’ representatives have apologised after Britains most decorated cyclist stunned guests by making a crude joke about a sex act at a charity dinner held for child abuse victims, saying it was “friendly banter” after he was “caught unawares” by the event’s auctioneer Jon Hammond.At the Firecracker Ball in aid of Barnardo’s children’s charity, Hammond approached Wiggins, who had donated a signed shirt for the auction, the cyclist’s face then appeared on a giant video screen as he told the host: “You’ve got a posh voice. I like posh voices. S me off.”

via Sir Bradley Wiggins apologises after shocking guests with crude sex act joke at dinner for childrens charity – Cycling – Sport – The Independent.