We have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place now for the Kickstand Cyclery Virtual Alleycat, but prizes still remain for (1) the random winner, (2) a the best comment and (3) Lanterne Rouge, so you slow cyclists keep going. If you haven’t started yet, begin here. If you’re lost, stuck, or made a wrong turn someplace, shout out where you need help and I’ll give a few hints to help you along.
London UK Mayor Boris Johnson proposes a lorry ban for central London, suggesting low carbon vehicles can take up the slack in moving goods from supplier to retailer. For the Americans, lorry is a UKism for truck. Elly at Grist wonders if cargo bikes can replace trucks for deliveries. Another suggestion: a city wide network of pneumatic tubes — you know, what Winston Smith used to deliver documents for his job at the Ministry of Truth.
Maybe you’ve seen this already, maybe not: The Rails to Trails Conservancy will deliver a petition to the AAA asking them to rescind their opposition to Federal funds for non-automotive infrastructure. I’ve never been a member of AAA, but I signed the petition.
iFan charges your iPhone with wind power. Includes a bicycle mounting option, so you can charge your iPhone indirectly with pedal power!
High fashion hipster store (complete with bicycles) in Paris, France.
Robin Sansom, formerly of Kona and Specialized, joins Yuba.
Ask Dr Wally: Winter cycling. Who knew bib tights aren’t dorky!
Huff Post: reckless driver kills 8 cyclists in Italy.
Gift idea: New holiday colors for Zero Per Gallon shirts. Free shipping on orders over $30 through December 10.
December 7 is Pearl Harbor Day — the anniversary of the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 1941. I grew up knowing it as “Slap A Jap Day” (I’m half Japanese).