Kryptonite’s annual top 10 bike theft cities released
by Frank Steele on Jun 16, 2006 at 1:19 PM
Kryptonite Announces Top 10 Worst Cities for Bicycle Theft
Kryptonite, makers of the ubiquitous U-Lock, named New York its worst city for bike theft (no surprise, there).
They don’t explain their methodology, just “its own proprietary data,” but here’s the full list:
Kryptonite’s Top 10 Worst Cities for Bike Theft:
- New York, NY
- San Francisco, CA
- Chicago, IL
- Washington, DC
- Boston, MA
- Eugene, OR
- Philadephia, PA
- Oakland, CA
- Seattle, WA
- Miami, FL
They also suggest a number of fairly common-sense tips (lock to a secure object, lock in a visible, well-lit area), and at least one I’ve never done: “Always lock your bike, especially when at home.” Couldn’t hurt; I may start.
And what city sticks out like a sore thumb from that list? That’s right – Eugene. All the others are big population centers. I guess that’s the downside to being one of the best cities for cycling: If you can get anywhere by bicycle, everybody’s gonna want one.
Good luck at RtR!
by Frank Steele on Jun 16, 2006 at 12:13 PM
2006 Denver Post Ride The Rockies
Good luck to the 2000 lucky lottery winners kicking off “Ride the Rockies” on Sunday in Cortez.
This year’s route travels through Durango, then down into New Mexico, before turning almost straight north to Salida and Cañon City. We’ll be linking to weblog entries and photos from along the ride next week. If you find any, please send them along; our suggestions e-mail is “huggable” at this domain name.
Picture of the day
by Frank Steele on Jun 16, 2006 at 11:37 AM
Bicicle2, by valpopando.
Who needs to think when your feet just go?
by Byron on Jun 16, 2006 at 9:14 AM
Last year, just about this time of year, I was riding in Colorado, up to Lizard Head Pass and just as my head started to clear from work stress, I was focusing on surviving the hail, cold, wet and precipitous drops off and thought, “this is it.” This is what I want to do and blog about. This is my lifestyle. It is about the bike and I’m lucky enough to work with designers and clients that made this blog happen.
We’ve still got some work to do. Get a blog roll up, photos, affiliates and mostly post about riding, commuting, and cycling.
Welcome to Bike Hugger
by Byron on Jun 14, 2006 at 1:43 PM
Bike Hugger is a blog for the cycling enthusiast, for the commuter, and people getting into the cycling lifestyle. We’ve also got product reviews in the works, ride reports, and more. Bike Hugger is about riding your bike and we’re glad you visited. Today we’re soft launching, in the coming weeks, we’ll post more features, and later today we’re going out for a long ride.
BusinessWeek takes on the origami bike
by Frank Steele on Jun 05, 2006 at 2:35 PM
BusinessWeek | A Commuter’s Secret Weapon
BusinessWeek offers a look at folding bikes, including a comparison of a Brompton, a Birdy, Xootr’s Swift, and two Dahons, the Speed Pro TT and and Speed D7.
The author test rides each around Washington, DC, and rates the Brompton smallest folding and cleverest, the Birdy, with its front suspension system, the smoothest, the Xootr as “most like a real bike,” the Dahon Speed Pro the fastest, and the Speed D7 the best value ($330 list).
One way to promote Bike Week
by Frank Steele on May 30, 2006 at 11:18 AM
Treehugger | Bikes and Strikes in Toronto
Toronto residents woke up yesterday morning to a general transit strike. As a result, bikes ruled the day, with Treehugger reporting:
The bicycle proved itself to be the most efficient means of transport and, next to walking, the only thing that moved. We hope many of these new riders find that they like it and keep it up!
Now available: Strobing riding jackets
by Frank Steele on May 21, 2006 at 12:44 AM
Stridelite + Cyclite
Bright Night has introduced a line of jackets for runners and cyclists that take visibility to the next level.
Reflective jackets have been available for a few years, and do a good job of reflecting light from approaching cars back to their drivers’ eyes. The new jackets don’t require any source light, because they have built-in lights that provide 360 degrees of visibility and that blink periodically.
2 AAA batteries provide 300 hours of use, and the lights are reportedly visible from a quarter-mile.
by Frank Steele on May 05, 2006 at 12:29 AM
Our Bikehugger picture of the day, posted yesterday.
It’s our first freestyle/BMX photo of the day.
Ride report: Georgena Terry
by Frank Steele on May 03, 2006 at 3:54 PM
T-Blog | We just want to ride
The queen of women’s cycling weighs in with an account of a recent ride through Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, and two riders she met along the way.
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