It is nice to see bikes featured in the media and some links have come our way recently and I thought I would do a cumulative post of sorts.
Reader Peter writes:
While reading the Pictures of the Week on the Denver Post web site, I came across #30 on this page, an art work from China featuring hundreds of bikes welded together.
This piece of art reminds me of a piece I took a picture of in the Washington D.C. Convention Center last summer.
On the video side of things, several readers pointed us to this bicycle animation video.
Reader Ozan, from Turkey, also sent along this video, a tune up job set to a pretty rockin' backtrack.
And reader Kimberly alerted us to a campaign with an interesting take on promoting bike/pedestrian harmony. The topic is timely for me as a friend recently suffered serious injuries when a cyclist that was speeding down a sidewalk took her out when she emerged from a store. Sidewalks are not for bikes folks, unless you are walking your bike.
Text following comes from the NYC Department of Transportation Web site:
“Curbside Haiku,” a DOT safety education and public art campaign launched in November 2011, is a set of twelve bright, eye-catching designs by artist John Morse that mimic the style of traditional street safety signs. Each sign is accompanied by a haiku poem. The “Curbside Haiku” installation can be seen citywide on 144 signs to promote road safety. Each design and haiku delivers a safety message by focusing on a transportation mode. Giant PDF version here.
And finally, Bike Hacks did get a little love from an Outside Magazine article on top cycling blogs. Note that the measure is highly unscientific (one guy's opinion) but I'd like to think he has good taste =)
10. Rapha Blog
9. Bike Snob NYC (Tie)
9. Boulder Report (Tie)
8. Vital MTB
7. The Inner Ring
5. Fat Cyclist
4. Bangable Dudes in Pro Cycling
3. Rouleur Magazine Blog
2. Adventure Journal
1. Red Kite Prayer