I know Biking Viking and the rest of you in America east of the Rocky Mountains are suffering through a heat wave, but it’s jacket weather here in California in the middle of July. That means perfect weather for tonight’s San Jose Bike Party ride. The theme: “Mad Science.” Tonight’s ride starts promptly at 8 PM from Taylor & 9th in San Jose, with various feeder rides to the start. Confidential to Ian: No idea yet if I’ll be there or not.
Yes, of course I’m on the Google+ bandwagon. My biggest circle so far is “Smelly Bike Hippies.” Click the Google Plus icon to the right for my personal profile. I have some invites if you need one — please leave a comment. Disqus sends your email address to me if you fill that field — I’ll need that to send to Google if you want a G+ invitation.
Bicycle Blogs, News, Links and Updates
Inside Le Tour: Getting there.
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An illustration of Rule #7:
US Consumer Product Safety Commission establishes new standards for lead in toys. Pediatric researcher Dana Best, MD, advocated last February in a CPSC hearing for the lower 100 PPM limit for bicycles because she’s believes people will ingest lead by licking bicycles. If you’re licking your bike, you’re likely already brain damaged.
Chrome This is my city photo contest.
Ouch: I hope this woman is okay!
From Human Transit, a nice essay on Permanent Weather and the Civic Image. Stay cool!