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Eco Velo

The Bike Hugger gave me a big hug earlier this week — in a list of his Top 10 Bike Blog List, guess who he put at the very top of the list? That makes Yokota Fritz feel so wonderful that it’s worth a big photo of the Bike Hugger Team here; the tall guy read more »

Transportation: 50 years of development in a 50 second bike video

Commuters in Silicon Valley and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area deal with the frustration of their daily car commute. Historically, transportation departments have defaulted to a solution that involves removing housing to make space for more highway lanes.

EcoVelo bike photo contest

EcoVelo is holding a photo contest with cool prizes. I don’t want the prizes (I get plenty of schwag already — if I get something I’ll just pass it along to somebody else), but I think I’ll submit these photos to the contest. Green bike socks. Mrs Fritz with her Breezer Villager. “I pity da read more »

Economist: Fewer vehicle miles traveled is ruining America

The United States Federal government measures vehicle usage nationally and at the state level as “Vehicle Miles Traveled” or VMT. Instead of tracking traffic crashes, fatalities and serious injuries in absolute terms, traffic safety is generally measured in terms of VMT. Nationally, for example, we currently have fewer than 100 crashes per 100 million vehicles read more »

Video of that wooden bike hour record

I found TV Brussel video of Eddy Planckaert’s hour record on a wooden bicycle. English subtitles are available by clicking the Closed Caption control. 57 year old retired Belgian pro Eddy Planckaert rode nearly 12 kilometers on the Rochefort, Belgium velodrome. Planckaert took 30 laps around the track on the 30 kg bike to total read more »

Book: Land of Second Chances

Have you seen the movie about the alcoholic has-been who coaches a team of unmotivated rejects to near victory at the championship game? I’m reading the True Life sequel. Land of Second Chances: The Impossible Rise of Rwanda’s Cycling Team is a remarkable look at 21st Century cycling in Rwanda.