Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
 
Bike News Review – 7/29/12

The Wheels Of Revolution: How The Bicycle Changed Women’s Lives
Rumson-Fairhaven Patch – 5/29/12
“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling,” Susan B. Anthony once said. “I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel … the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.”

 Friendly bike service is hard to find here
The Aspen Times – 5/29/12
Inevitably, after logging so many miles, I am faced with the unpleasant predicament of bracing for the unsavory experience of the Aspen bike-store attitude. One would think that these entrepreneurs would be grateful for the business at the peak of a seasonal operation. However, more times than not, the owners and employees have developed a posture of “don’t waste my time before I open my mouth.”
(Sound familiar? Is there anywhere where bike shops don’t have attitude? – Tom)

Bicycle Studies Pick Up Speed in Academia
Bike World News – 7/26/12
More than 100 academic studies related to cycling have been published this year alone, including new research on the mathematical optimization of bike infrastructure, the health benefits of mass cycling events, and even the precise nature of the “wobble” that can strike riders at inopportune times. Lees-McRae College in North Carolina even offers a cycling minor.

Cops: Bike rules come up ‘empty’
Boston Herald – 7/26/12
The state changed bike laws in 2010 to allow cops to slap cyclists with the same roadway violations issued to motorists, but the Registry of Motor Vehicles, the Legislature and the courts have yet to come up with a plan to enforce the penalties.
(Creating a policy without an implementation plan? Sounds familiar. – Tom)

 

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