Water, ducks & eBikes

A man rides his electric bicycle to transport ducks on a flooded street in Nanjing, Jiangsu province July 12, 2010. Flooding, landslides and torrents of mud have killed 50 people in southern China and the government has evacuated thousands of people from homes near an overfilled, leaking reservoir, officials and state media said.


A man rides his electric bicycle to transport ducks on a flooded street in Nanjing, Jiangsu province July 12, 2010. Flooding, landslides and torrents of mud have killed 50 people in southern China and the government has evacuated thousands of people from homes near an overfilled, leaking reservoir, officials and state media said. REUTERS/Sean Yong (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)


More bicycle news

WSJ on the technology of tracking the Tour de France.

NYT: The city’s latest hip hangouts are a welcome addition to traffic-snarled London.” in London Bike Cafes. ”

Adventures in marketing: Bike shorts and sausages.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Credit to the bicycle by Frank Wicks. H/T Cozy Beehive who copied Wicks’ content to his blog.

Elin Nordegren (TIger Woods’ ex) rides a bicycle.

AdPulp on People For Bikes ad campaign, with some interesting (i.e. worthwhile to read) analysis in a comment:

These seem to be preaching to the choir rather than doing much in the way of persuasive work. There are many reasons people are hostile to the pro-bike movement and these seem to confirm rather than refute those reasons. They object that you can’t really be expected to dress professionally for work and then ride a bicycle for 45 minutes, showing up all greasy and sweaty. [i.e. The third ad shows a professionally dressed woman with a chainring tattoo on her calf.]

Brands that may die in 2011 include Radio Shack and T-Mobile.

Recall: 2010 Redline Conquest Cyclocross Bicycles and Framesets. The bicycle fork’s legs can separate from the fork crown and cause the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard and risk of injury. This recall involves all 2010 Redline Conquest Cyclocross bicycles and framesets. The bicycles and framesets were sold in yellow and black, and have aluminum frames and aluminum forks with aluminum steering tubes. “Redline” is printed on the bicycle frame. The bicycles are equipped with a 700C wheel and frame sizes ranging from 44cm to 60 cm. More info at Seattle Bike Supply.

Grist on Bus Rapid Transit in Manhattan.

Grist: politicians on two wheels.

WSJ: U.S. Casts Wider Net in Cycling Doping Probe.

Help get people on bikes. Four teams are creating ideas to encourage cycling for transportation. Vote Friday for the best idea at Yoxi.

Instructables: indoor bike parking rack.

Nashville bike share.

Another recall: Campus Cruisers fixed gear. I didn’t even realize Campus Cruiser sold fixed gear bikes.

Hit and run. Then what?. Good question.

Toronto: Too many cyclists?

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