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Gadgets and new cyclists

I am a long time avid cyclist. I presume to know what’s best for you. We mock those who don’t obey the Rules. You must wear the right clothing and wear the right shoes, ride the right bike, and don the correct helmet. We’ll even mock your choice of handlebars.

The Fourth Power Rule

Discussion about fees and taxes for bicycles so that we cyclists “pay our fair share” often turn to mentions of the “Fourth Power Rule.” So what is this mysterious Fourth Power Rule?

What does “Critical Mass” mean to you?

If you played word association with Joe and Jane Random, how would they respond to Critical Mass? In 1934, Hungarian phycisist Leó Szilárd filed his patent for a neutron-induced nuclear chain reaction and introduced the concept of “critical mass.” The critical mass is the smallest amount of fissile material needed for a sustained nuclear chain read more »

Friday bike news roundup

Happy Friday, all, and happy 12 days until Christmas. I’m working up my list of top bike stories for 2013. I’ll mention Armstrong’s appearance on Oprah, Levi Leiphiemer’s retirement, California bike politics, and, of course, Roubaixgate, along with several other stories. What else should I mention? More bike news below.

How to get a mamachari bicycle

Back in the 90s, designers for the U.S. auto market began making cars monstrously huge, culminating in manly SUVs that smells like a steak and seats 35 for your runs to the corner store. The Japanese market, in the meantime, never eliminated their bike culture of stay-at-home moms who toted their children around town on read more »

Graphic Designer jobs in the bicycle industry, and more

  Greetings Cycleicious community! My name is Michael Edelstone and I’ll be posting occasionally about the interesting bicycle industry jobs I’ve discovered. Like Richard I’ll probably omit standard retail gigs or pedicabbing jobs unless they’re real flashy. A little bit about me: I’ve been working in the bicycle industry since 2005. These days you’ll find read more »