More bicycle news

Happy Hump Day once again.

I’m curious: Does anybody read those Twitter and Facebook link aggregations at Paper.li? I’m thinking about giving it a try but I don’t know whether I should bother or not. Please let me know!

Bike news below…


Black knee highs


NYT Green Blog on the importance of mass transit for bike friendliness.

LA Mayor Villagrosa pushes bicycle plan.

Dallas Bike Plan necessary but flawed.

Why don’t women bike to work in New York City? Related: Safety a concern for female cyclists.

Anti bike facility whining from the Chicago Sun Times: Drivers are the new smokers.

Bike sharing gears up as gas prices soar.

English and French unite to promote bike tourism.

Grist: Bike economy for all.

SigAlert issued for a bike path.

From Failblog: Bike lock fail.

epic fail photos - Bike Lock FAIL

Catch up on the Tour de France!

8 Comments

  • July 6, 2011 - 9:56 pm | Permalink

    I have a paper.li account and use it to aggregate my tweet stream mainly.  I found that I was missing some stories and just wanted a way to catch up.

    People I follow seem to love it when it mentions them.  It is pretty cool in my opinion.

  • July 7, 2011 - 1:39 am | Permalink

    I don’t know how much work it takes to put them together, but I ignore them. 

  • July 7, 2011 - 8:30 pm | Permalink

    Hey, I think these aggregators are great! They are easy enough to build. And easy for followers to “follow”. But just as easy to “ignore”. But it does, at least for me, bring news together which I cannot always follow using my other means (and I use many others). Build a “Cyclelicious” paper and I will certainly follow.

  • bikesgonewild
    July 7, 2011 - 9:57 pm | Permalink

    …i have it on authority that facebook steals a part of your very soul…besides, i don’t “like” anybody…

    …i AM guilty of following 4 people on twaddle but for personal reasons…but i’ve never signed up & responded…

  • bikesgonewild
    July 7, 2011 - 10:20 pm | Permalink

    …post script…as regards the ‘bike – fail’ foto, do my eyes deceive me or is that front ‘quick release’ also set in ‘fail mode’ ???…prob’ly twisted on with no idea of the actual means of function…

    …you be the judge…

  • July 8, 2011 - 12:57 am | Permalink

    Ah, the quick release skewer doubling as a wing nut trick. Sharp eyes there
    BGW.

    Sent from my Googaw

  • July 8, 2011 - 10:00 am | Permalink

    No, don’t bother in my opinion. It just serves to give the warm fuzzies to those you’ve ‘mentioned’

  • ilike bikes1035
    October 25, 2011 - 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Anyone who is at all concerned about not putting a wheel on properly should really check out this new kind of bicycle quick release – since it’s preadjusted, you just open and close the lever, so there’s never any reason the lever should be doubling as a wingnut.

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