Trek’s Custom Bikes

Apple profiles Trek and the tools they used to create their Project One experience. It’s an interesting read with quotes like, “a bike isn’t just a set of wheels. It’s an extension of bone and muscle, a projection of personality in motion. It’s not merely a machine, it’s personal.”

In the Santa Barbara photos, you can see the Project One bike Union Bay Cycling is racing on this year and, as I’ve posted before, getting personal is an alternative to an industry that’s increasingly homogenized.

trek_project_one.jpg Trek’s coasting bike, Lime, is also discussed in the profile. And I just found that Lime is blogging with updates on sightings, news, and a podcast.

Also noted on Treehugger.



Bikini Cruiser

This shop window photo summarizes the bike scene in downtown Santa Barbara well: lots of cruisers, girls on cruisers, tourists, and more cruisers. With wide bike lanes, lots of signs, easy-to-follow routes and great weather, cycling flourishes in Santa Barbara. More photos on Picasa and Flickr.

sba_bikini_cruisers.jpg



Custom Bikes for City Dwellers

SpinDaily, a trends and styles video podcast, goes shopping for a custom bike at Orange20Bikes with Jorja Fox from CSI. In another edition, SpinDaily visited Freecity Supershop, a retail store we posted about last year.

Good thing to see bikes as stylish, especially with stars from hit TV shows!



Backcountry Bicycle Trails Club

I was begining to suspect an anti-bike slant at the Seattle PI until they ran the article on the Backcountry Bicycle Trails Club work on an urban mountain-bike course under I-5. The two previous articles this week about bikes brought out the tired and predictable arguments from motorists and cyclists and it was relief to read a positive article about an impressive project.



3 arrests, 47 tickets at NY Critical Mass

Critical Mass, NYC, 3-30

Newsday | Critical Mass ride interrupted

Three riders were arrested during Friday night’s Critical Mass ride in New York City. Two were charged with disorderly conduct and “obstructing governmental administration.” Newsday was unable to discover charges against the third rider at press time.

“What this is all about is the police department trying to get Critical Mass,” said Norman Siegel, the former head of the New York Civil Liberties Union who represents the Five Borough Bicycle Club, which sought to block the NYPD’s new rule in federal court this week.

About 50 riders were ticketed, some for traffic offenses.

Photo by dogseat.

Also:

flickr.com | Critical Mass-NYC 3/30/07 - a photoset by dogseat



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