The World Clock is closing in on 100 million bikes produced in 2007. There are some daunting stats on there.
p>Bikes make frequent appearances on the Sartorialist, and this, to me, is the epitome of urban cycling: riding to work comfortably in business attire with briefcase and umbrella slung nonchalantly over the handlebars.
Scary for me to think, but this story is probably from ~12 years ago. I worked as shop hand at a bike shop in Redmond, WA. In the shop, we had an ace mechanic named Val - this guy could fix anything. His handlebar mustache made him somehow seem even wiser. Val continues to dazzle folks with his wrenching skills - and he shares his experiences here from time to time with his comments.
Anyway, the store assistant manager was a bit of a blow-hard, and had a serious case of short-man’s disease. He was headed out on a biking vacation with his old riding buddies in California. He was talking a big game about how he’d upgraded to Cat3 and he was going to be making his buddies suffer with his new-found fitness. Of course, being the manager he used his position and had Val pack the bike for him.
Stressing that it gets him where he needs to be, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Dhani Jones, rides a fixed-gear Surly bicycle around town.
Quite possibly the best video ever made … at least for cross racers
and that completes our thong coverage for the year, which began with Thong Boy at Le Tour.