Thursday, September 11, 2008

Found on the Net

First, I just learned that my town has a Critical Mass:
The concept of critical mass is credited to a group of San Francisco bicycle commuters who in 1992 decided to ride home together, according to the Chicago Critical Mass Web site. Since then, groups have sprouted up across the globe and in Kokomo, Indianapolis and Bloomington.

While the rides have the reputation of purposely jamming up traffic, Bohs said that is not the goal here.

"The point is not to upset anyone or cause havoc," he said. "We want to build up safe practices of riding and for cars to think more about us on the roads."

Interesting. I may have to check it out sometime.
(Read more)

Also, I found this picture on Flickr of an "assless bike":

photo of bike with no seat or seatpost

Not sure how practical it is, but it looks sweet.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like a great way to develop some legs!

7:23 AM  
Blogger Marla...O.A.F. with altitude said...

My buddy up in Fort Wayne sent me photos last week from the CM there.

9:03 PM  
Anonymous Sid said...

I'm actually in that picture from the J&C, I'm the guy in the red shirt and hat on the left side. The CM rides are great fun and we had a good turnout on Friday despite the rain. I would make a guess that there were at least 50 riders. As a reminder to anyone interested in riding with us, we meet every 2nd Friday (next one is 10/10/08) of the month in front of Hot Box Pizza at Chauncey Hill at 5:30pm.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's Ezra's cancer bike. He got cancer and his doctor said riding a bike with a seat attached was a no-no because of the cancer. Ezra loves to ride so Ezra built the assless bike and rode it to/from cancer treatments (now THAT'S badass). More about Ezra and his cancer fight:

9:04 PM  

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