There’s a lot’s going on the world of cycling in this second week of 2008!
Cute story in the SF Chron: Kids Bike Sex Change. It involves duct tape and scissors. Spray paint is much easier and faster.
Reno, NV: Don’t let the cold keep you off your bike.
Okay, so it’s sad that this cyclist was killed in traffic. But does anyone else think it’s kind of cool that this guy was 83 years old riding a bike around town?
Debate: who pays for cycling facilities?
San Francisco Caltrain bikestation grand opening (though it’s actually been in use since last summer).
“Attack dog ripped my bicycle to shreds.”
A decent enough list of bicycle vacations, even if the site looks a little bit spammy.
I like this policy of an open work area at bike shops, but I can understand that mechanics need to get the work done.
Bike Hugger chronicles the bicycles seen at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Planet Bike has installed photovoltaic panels to generate electricity. Planet Bike’s newly commissioned 10 kilowatt solar power system began generating electric power atop the company”s headquarters in Madison, WI. They expect the 48 panel system to more than offset the company”s energy needs and Planet Bike plans to sell nearly 2/3 of the sustainable electric power back to the city’s power grid.
Trailer bike recall: Instep Pathfinder, Schwinn Runabout, and Mongoose Alleycat. These are all manufactured and distributed by Pacific Cycles and sold mostly through mass market retail outlets (e.g. Target and WalMart) and bike shops. Info on the recalls and affected models at Instep, Schwinn, Mongoose. The coupling connecting the child trailer to the adult’s bicycle can fail, causing the child’s bike to fall over.
There’s also yet another recall from Cannondale: 2008 Scalpel mountain bike frames can break. See all Cannondale recalls here.
Raleigh Bicycle History (posted at my request).
Obligatory link to Jennifer’s bicycle haikus about folding bikes.
Photo: Abigail Anderson Beyond Thunderdome by David Schloss, used with his permission.