Happy Friday, everybody! I hope you had a good week. Look below for UCI World’s track photos, fixed gear bikes from Walmart and other weird bike news, bike vents, and cycling tragedy (again).
Photo: Jessica Varnish of Great Britain leads team mate Victoria Pendleton in the Women’s Team Sprint on Day Two of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Ballerup Super Arena on March 25, 2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Some Idaho bike bills died, including the one that would’ve mandated hand brakes for fixed gear bikes. Fixie hipsters in Boise?
Photo: UK track cyclists Joanna Rowsell, Wendy Houvenaghel and Elizabeth Armitstead finished second in the Women’s Team Pursuit on Day Two of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Ballerup Super Arena on March 25, 2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
John Prolly: $149 fixed gear bike from Walmart. Seriously, that can’t be any worse than some of the cheap junk flooding the mail order market these days.
“Ah, Spring,” says the Tweeter at The Atlanta Bike Coalition regarding “Heels on Wheels.” It’s something like a Tweed Ride, I think , except without the tweed or the funny moustaches. The invitation says attire is “Bike Dressy.”
Photo: Chris Hoy of Great Britain celebrates winning the Men’s Keirin on Day Two of the UCI Track Cycling World Championship in Copenhagen.
A very practical saddle.
Pro cyclist and his helmet mounted GoPro Hero Cam. Via.
Teen girls on Spring Break bike trip killed by 86 year old driver downstate Illinois. Via Sleepy.
Maybe the driver should read Please Mr Motorist Watch Out For Me.
Bike Hugger: Public Bikes.
Photo: Taylor Phinney of USA during the men’s Individual Persuit, UCI Track World Championship.
Bicycle Design: Shimano Coasting no more?
Bike Intelligencer on the Copenhagen Wheel: When the hype meter twitches.
Bikes for the rest of us mentions the new unisex mixte frame from Velo Orange.
Riding Pretty: 1970s bike patches.