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Entries in bikes (31)

Friday
Jan202012

What Should I Do With My Bike For The Winter? 

[via ninedaves]

In the warm NYC months, I practically live on my bicycle. Whether I'm going to work or putzing around the neighborhood, I'm pretty much always on two wheels. But as much as I love biking, I hate being cold waaay more. So the second the temperature drops, I drag my bike inside, buy a Metro card and countdown the days until biking season starts again.

This year, however, I've found myself in a bit of predicament. I have absolutely no idea where to put my bike for the winter. 

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Thursday
Jan192012

Manhattan Breeds More Hipsters Than Brooklyn

Graph via Priceonomics

This according to a study done by Priceonomics, the self-described "price guide for everything." Know what they base all of this evidence on? The purchase of fixed gear bikes. Manhattan sells more than Brooklyn, apparently.

I wonder if they considered the fact that Manhattan is mostly flat while Brooklyn is peppered with mountainous hills. This is why I own a 10 speed. If I biked to Sunset Park on a fixie I'd probably die.

[Via Racked]

Friday
Jan132012

Cone Conundrum & Cyclist-Civilian Collision Conveys Conspiracy Conjecture

Todd Heisler/The New York Times

According to The Brooklyn Paper, there has been yet another cyclist-pedestrian collision, leaving a poor old man with a broken hand. The accident occured on Saturday around 4PM on West Lake Drive near the Vanderbilt Street playground.

Now, before we all jump on here and talk about how bikers suck and everyone hates them, do we want to address the fact that maybe these giant, garbage-can-sized barrels meant to prevent accidents aren’t really doing the job? There’s been talk of them blocking bikers’ visibility of pedestrians (not a good thing when trying not to hit them), and confusing the cyclists who aren’t sure which side of them to be on.

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Thursday
Dec152011

Park Slope Parents Steal Their Own Bike Back



Photo via NewHiker.com

The Brooklyn Paper recently reported that a Park Slope dad took matters into his own hands after his family's bike was taken from it's usual parking spot in Park Slope and relocated to somewhere in Ditmas Park. Parent turned people's militia up in here, people. Apparently the cops were called and they said they couldn't do anything unless he had a serial number and proof of purchase for the bike (who keeps that shit?). But then the 5-0 supposedly hinted that the lock didn't seem like it would be too tough to cut, with the right tool. After a short trip to the hardware store, the family rode away into the sunset, back on their trusty steed. 

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Wednesday
Sep212011

NYC's Bike Share Plan Is a Lot Like Zipcar

 from treehugger.com

So are we ready for the next round of grumpiness from the old guard who hates all things bike related? Yes? Great. 

Last week the Department of Transportation announced the country's largest bike share program. It will place 10,000 bikes in designated sharing stations across Brooklyn and Manhattan. That's right! Move over Paris and Amsterdam -- New York City is getting all Euro on your asses. The city says there will be over 600 stations available for people to rent a bike on the cheap. You buy a yearly pass for $100ish, and can use the bikes as often as you want for up to 45 minutes at a time, and can return them to any station. 

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