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NYC volunteers drain basements with bicycles

Volunteers with Times Up use a pedal powered water pump and a bucket brigade to empty a flooded basement on Avenue C in the East Village, Manhattan. Enough power was also available from the bike powered alternator to charge mobile phones. Via Jym. Photos CC BY-NC 2.0 by Brennan Cavanaugh.

Pedal Powered Poo Pumps

The poorest slums in many developing nations use pit latrines for human waste collection. A Cambridge University researcher proposes a bicycle powered suction pump to empty the latrines and transport the fecal matter away for treatment or disposal.

Hump Day Link Love

Happy Hump Day. Rain in Santa Cruz and San Jose this morning! I was shocked. Outside Magazine uses one of my Tyler Hamilton photos in a three page review of his new book The Secret Race. Hamilton raced for Rock Racing in 2009 when I shot him during the individual time trial in Sacramento.

Gift ideas for cyclists 2012

Here’s a list of bikey stuff that’s caught my eye over this past year. My suggestions tend toward the practical because that’s the kind of guy I am, so take note that the special cyclist in your life might appreciate something a little more symbolic than a new bike light.

Hump Day Roundup

Hey, maybe snow this Friday in the SF Bay Area! It’s been years so I’ve taken any ICEBIKE photos. A late day roundup of bicycle blogs.

Monday bike roundup

Question: Do you know the origin of Panda Portraits? Momentum Magazine #48 is “The Photo Issue.” They mention “Panda Portraits” in passing. Who knows where the name “Panda Portraits” — those goofy on-bike self-portraits — comes from? No prize for this question: this one’s for fun.