First of all, a huge THANK YOU to Mark with the Orbea. He saved my life this morning. Okay, I exaggerate, but here’s the story.
The cheap Giant minipump I bought last November failed. I might dissect it later, but pumping the handle produces no pressure. I see a stranger roll onto Caltrain with an old Topeak frame pump (the one modeled after Zefal HP) strapped to the top tube of his new Orbea. The stranger (now known as Mark the Orbea guy) lets me use his pump. Thank you, Mark!
Happy Birthday to Darryl of Loving The Bike. He also has a guessing game: Guess the ages of the cyclists pictured (including me!) Do I really look like I’m 50+?
Chicago: Two drunks took turns hunting down cyclists to run over. The sentence for intentionally hitting a cyclist? 10 days.
SciAm writes about New York City’s work to reclaim streets for pedestrian use.
On a related note: Long Beach Road Diet at Good.
The System: Why I Bike. “I don’t bike to think.” He might put that on a shirt.
The Chicago Bike Lawyer on the Helmet Defense when a (helmet less) cyclist sues somebody in a personal injury lawsuit.
San Jose Bike Party this this Friday Night. A little birdy tells me that Bike Snob NYC will be there. You can also meet Mr Weiss at Barnes and Nobles Bookstore on Stevens Creek Blvd (at San Tomas Expwy) for a book signing Friday evening at 6:30 PM.