Hump Day roundup

Happy Hump Day, bicycle friends. I hope your first day of December is going well.

First of all, the route drawing for my bike map client now follows roads and trails, instead of just plotting a straight line from waypoint start to end. Give it a shot — I think you’ll like the improvement.

Get hit by a rental car, receive $6 million for pain and suffering.

I can’t make heads or tails of the poorly translated caption (something about Gummis in Hamburg, Germany), but is that a Retro Velo bike?

GUMMERSBACH, GERMANY - DECEMBER 01: Mascot Gummi of Gummersbach wlaks with a cycle during the Bundesliga match between VfL Gummersbach and HSV Hamburg at the Eugen-Haas-Sporthalle on December 1, 2010 in Gummersbach, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Fashionsing spies black heels and a black bike.

Mike Wolfe of the History Channel’s “American Pickers” is a junk bike junkie.

Plainville, Connecticut: Fostering a Renaissance in bike riding

Good discovers urban bike videos with heavy metal soundtracks.

Good’s Gift Guide mentions “a bike from Public Bikes.”

Gizmodo’s gift guide for bike people includes one of my favorites: the Masi Speciale Fixed.

Danny Macaskill, the early days:


Bike lanes in Fresno:

Even with an astounding 15.2 percent unemployment rate and home prices down by 48.6 percent over the last five years, Fresno has managed to add more bike lanes than most cities outside of New York, which has completed construction of 200 miles of bike lanes in three years. Given Fresno’s size, the per capita addition of lanes makes it competitive with the accomplishments of Janette Sadik-Khan, though with much less fanfare.

More about Fresno’s push for bicycle friendliness at The Fresno Bee.

More from Good (sorry): a bike spirograph.

Nova Scotia passes a bicycle safety law. The new code makes it illegal for motorists to drive in the bike lane and requires one meter of space when cars pass bikes. But it also adds a redundantly discriminatory far to the right (FTR) law for cyclists, and furthermore cyclists will be required to ride single file. Those compromises are unacceptable for safe cycling.

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  • Patitz, Frank
    January 28, 2011 - 10:47 am | Permalink

    yes this is a ORIGINAL RETROVELO.

    If you are interested in any facts of Retrovelo,
    please feel free to contact me.
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    My kindest regards, Frank PATITZ

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