Freak Bikes from 1948
Bike Hugger – 5/8/13
By artfully applying welders’ torches to metal tubing, the chapter’s members transform ordinary, utilitarian bicycles into traveling monstrosities. By far the most outlandish ideas have come from the Steinlauf family, who produced from their bicycle repair shop most of the oddities [shown in the article]. They are hazardous; generally at least one member of the clan is to be found in the hospital.
(If you have a sense of odd you owe it to yourself to check this out. – Tom)
San Francisco Bike Coalition – 5/8/13
On June 9, San Francisco will host an Adaptive Cycling event where youth and adults with physical disabilities will be able to test and ride bicycles at the Sunday Streets event in the Dogpatch.
Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner Adopts Wildly Anti-Bicycle Policy
L.A. Streetsblog – 5/7/13
Starting on June 1, the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service connecting San Luis Obispo to San Diego by way of Los Angeles is adopting a new policy that will make life harder for anyone planning on biking to or from the train. The policy is so onerous for bicycle commuters, one has to assume it’s intentional.
Tips for Buying a Used Bike
AARP – 5/6/13
May is National Bike Month, and it’s the perfect time to hop on a bicycle both to get in shape and save some money by leaving your car parked in the garage. As we cyclists like to say: Cars run on money and make you fat; bicycles run on fat and save you money.