This is the third known instance of a bird flying into a drivetrain. The first was when I saw a crow fly right into a fellow cyclists wheel and out the other side. The crow kept flying. Then one time I rode right over a seagull; don’t think that one made it. Now, this third one happened to another cyclist during a descent down Madrona hill and if you look close at the front derailleur you can see the feathery evidence.
Bob Downs, president of Planet Bike, was in town a little while ago, and he and his group stopped into the bike shop. One of the things on their mind was an item with which I’ve recently become enamored: generator lights. It seems that Planet Bike will be bringing their expertise with LEDs to the generator light market.
This one goes out to all the moms out there with their kids at races, kids on their bikes, riding bikes, giving kids bikes, and just being moms.
When I was young, my mom let me ride my bike all day long, periodically handing me sandwiches, and then riding some more.
Ah yes, have we all not fantasized that we’d awake to find our fixed-gear, safety bike adorned with flowers and mounted by an erotic victorian girl …
- Suspended seat
- Toe clips
- Stick holding the bike up