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Human powered sound

During the Momentum Magazine Bike Style fashion show in San Francisco a couple of weekends ago, sound for the show was powered by these three people pedaling their bikes on “The Biker Bar.” Paul Freedman’s “Biker Bar” is a series of bikes mounted on rollers connected to a generator to provide 200 watts of clean read more »

Chasing Rickshaws

The other week I was just riding the bus when a Santa Cruz hippie dressed in earth-tones boarded and sat right next to me. After a few moments, I detected nuances of bicycle lube and brazing flux under the odor of human labor and raw lanolin. I recognized the guy by his smell; I looked read more »

Low Tech Transportation

The Streetsblog Network and Seattle Transit tipped me off to a delightful resource: Low Tech Magazine (paradoxically published and probably made possible through the Internet, but never mind that). Their premise: Low-tech Magazine refuses to assume that every problem has a high-tech solution. A simple, sensible, but nevertheless controversial message; high-tech has become the idol read more »


On August 29, 2009, I had the following Letter to the Editor published in The Cape Breton Post: OK, enough is enough. Every day on my way home I encounter the same three cyclists on Kings Road, all riding on the sidewalk against traffic. Putting aside that riding this way carries seven to nine times read more »