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Hump Day news: San Jose sidewalk riding ban, Noah from New York, and rain data

Happy Wet Wednesday, all. I was late for San Jose Bike Train this morning due but rode with Ian.

A new square from Clean Bottle

Two years ago, Clean Bottle introduced the popular “Square” bottle. They’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new, improved and lower cost square.

Japan’s mahogany bikes in the news

Some of you might remember the mahogany laminate bicycles built by shipbuilder Sueshiro Sano and shown at the Japan Handmade Bicycle Fair in 2010. Sano and his “Sanomagic” bikes are once again making in appearance in the mainstream media. #457982948 / gettyimages.com

Waterproof renewal

The U.S. National Weather Service tells me to expect rain all day on Friday in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you’ve discovered that your rain jacket isn’t as waterproof as it used to be, you can rehabilitate the waterproofing with various products.

Tuesday Bike News:

Good morning from California. Carlton Reid reminds us that it’s our own stupid fault the motor car became so popular. We cyclists insisted on hard surface roads. We wanted road rules to keep pedestrians out of the way. Because cycling as a hobby belonged mostly to deranged, sport-minded young men with a bent for innovation, read more »

A teaser video for … a new bike lock?

Kryptonite released this video about a new “Messenger Collection” of bike locks designed with input from New York bike couriers. I initially ignored the video because “Collection” almost sounds like a stylistic change. I like Kryptonite’s colored sleeves for their u-locks, but producing this pre-announce video two months before product launch probably signals something a read more »