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Bicycle action figures

In America, we can buy action figures for superheroes, soldiers of fortune, anthropomorphized turtles, and Legos. In Japan, they sell character action figures on bicycles. Local bicycling otaku Jill Q (2013 Bike Commuter of the Year for Santa Clara County California) found this figma for Yuusuki Makishima, a teen cyclist from “Yowamushi Pedal,” a popular read more »

The Platonic ideal of a bicycle

I recently was reminded of this drawing of a mamachari bicycle from a now defunct Japanese guide to bicycles. The text says “Mamachari bikes are usually what you think of when you think ‘bicycle’.” The mamachari style of bikes are the wonderfully utilitarian and ubiquitious form of transportation for Japanese housewives. I wondered what type read more »

Silicon Valley BPAC update, and I-40 bicycle access

Happy Monday after my four day blogging hiatus. This 50 year old bridge over Calabasas Creek for Old Mountain View Alviso Road forms the boundary between the cities of Santa Clara and Sunnyvale, California. More about this bridge below the photo.

1001 Bicycles

I ran across this crazily thick and heavy book the other day: 1001 Bicycles to Dream of Riding.

Golden Gate Bridge weekend closure to affect bicycle / pedestrian way

Bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be allowed only on the eastern sidewalk during this weekend’s closure of the Golden Gate Bridge. Shown below is the western span, which will be closed.

My survey of bicycle handlebar cup holders

I bought a pile of inexpensive bicycle handlebar cup holders to mount on my family’s bikes. They’re not as alike as you might think!