Category Archives: Cycling

Portland most bike-friendly city in world? Really?

As perhaps the world’s most famous bike blogger, BikeSnobNYC enjoyed taking the piss out of Portland, Oregon in an article in Outside Magazine last year.

But really, attacking Portland’s pretension to be the most bike friendly city in the world is attacking a straw man. Too easy for you, BikeSnob! I offer, as evidence, no more than a single photo from a single well-known European city. When the bicycle is as commonplace and non-chalantly integrated into urban life as it is in this picture, American cycling advocates will truly have accomplished something. Even in Portland, they just have a long, long way to go yet.

Paris, 2003.

Leading CO GOP Gov candidate thinks “bike friendly” is really a “One World Government” conspiracy

Photo Courtesy Denver B-Cycle

“At first, I thought, ‘Gosh, public transportation, what’s

wrong with that, and what’s wrong with people parking their cars and riding their bikes?

And what’s wrong with incentives for green cars?’ But if you do your homework and research, you realize ICLEI is part of a greater strategy to rein in American cities under a United Nations treaty,” Maes said.

Makes you kind of wonder whether he also believes Denver mayor John Hickenlooper is Jewish?

Bike agenda spins cities toward U.N. control, Maes warns

By Christopher N. Osher
The Denver Post

First Swedish Professional UCI cycling team — powered by coffee, what else?

"Maggie"

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How do you prepare it?

Quote of the Day!

“’It is time that motorists learn that they must share the road with people on bicycles and that the courts will view assaults on cyclists by motorists as seriously as other assaults with deadly weapons,’ Deputy District Attorney Mary Hanlon Stone wrote in court papers.”

http://cycling.lohudblogs.com/2010/01/08/la-doctor-gets-five-years-after-apologizing-to-the-two-injured-cyclists/

Weekend reading — Scotland to Norway by Bike

Scotland hills. Photo by Nick Thomas

Well, with no soccer or HGTV, it’s time to catch up on some fabulous cycling blogs that have piled up in the Favorites folder over the past few years.

Here you will find blogger Nick Thomas’s 22-part account of his epic Spring 2008 cycle, from his home in Scotland to Norway.
From soaking Flanders fields, to fjords, to beer, Nick does a great job describing it all. A trip of a lifetime, and a great read. Enjoy!

…meanwhile, elsewhere on the planet

A long way from Poland