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Friday, August 27, 2010

Tanzania cargo bike


Africa
Originally uploaded by Scott Cutshall
Bob Brown designed and built this sample cargo bike and is planning on overseeing production in Tanzania for local use.

More here:
http://bobbrowncycles.blogspot.com/2010/06/direction.html

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Church of 2 Wheels, Mate

So Mr. Zito and his totally awesome partner are headed or have arrived in the land down under. They'll be doing a bit of bicycle touring for the first six months in order to get settled in, heading from one side of the continent to the other - sweet.

Not totally sure how they plan on dealing with the upside-down-ness and all. And would someone please explain how their plane can possibly fly across the equator and to the other side of the world without somehow crashing upside down?!


Now go ahead and try and get this song out of your head:

Godspeed and all that.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Freeride 5, recap mode

So once again the Freeride has come and gone. It was a hot day with plenty of sunshine, but we'll soon be in the throws of winter and these days will be nothing but an unfathomable memory.

The ride featured the Yeah-Guy, who as everyone knows by now is moving to Australia in a few days:
Mr. Australia

Lots of friendly people:
Freeride 5

A few rests in the shade:
Freeride 5

Friendly chatter with long lost souls:
Freeride 5

Roundabouts:
Freeride 5

DJ's spinning vinyl:
Freeride 5

A crash or two:
Freeride 5
Ouch!

A few people have issues deeper than can be explained by a few waving fists, but we put smiles on countless more faces as we rode past you mowing the yard and walking the dog. This convoy was about 75 seconds long, don't let it ruin your day, and certainly don't risk someone's life over it.
Freeride 5


Oh, and did anybody get any shots of the motorcycle wheelie couple? I doubt he was in a better mood after his macho session on the parkway; I understand she was pissed at his lack of skillz after she picked herself off the ground.

the other kind of Freeride

Freeride 5, now with video!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

120 bicycles hanging on a wall

Co-owner Christian Petersen looks out of a window as he poses for the media at his bicycle shop in Altlandsberg, north-east of Berlin, August 17, 2010.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Get Some Freeride 5!

This is five-bucks more than last year; nothing is free with capitalism!

Sunday August 22nd, 2010. You know you want to.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Vote early, vote often

Tuesday is primary voting day here in the MPLS. Make sure to hit up the City of MPLS site to get a sample ballot before you hit the polls; remember, you can take this sample ballot with you to speed things up.

This is what mine looks like, yours will be similar but likely have a different 2nd page:

If you need help on who's who, do a Google search or hit up the local paper for bios of the candidates for each race.