Book Rescue

I came across the Book Thing, here on the internet... It's a free book store that is thriving in Baltimore, MD.  Its like the Bike Rescue, but with books.  An interesting and inspiring story. Check it out:

To hell with it, lets just ban cars

Just kidding, kind of.

The City Room covered a new study released by Hunter College, looking at how cyclists are perceived at not "following" traffic laws.

Study Finds Cyclists Disobey Traffic Laws

Avoiding bike theft: Making sure your bike is still there when you get back

It seems as if I hear about someone's bike getting stolen every few days now. Not only bikes, but wheels and seat posts too. I've started double locking my bike. I'm not thrilled about it, but I still have my bike -- even though it make take an extra minute or two to lock or unlock it.

Bamboo Bikes!

This project seems really cool. I wonder if anyone would be interested in buiding a bike out of locally sourced materials here?

http://www.bamboobike.org/Home.html

Another article about bike sharing

So, no great points for orginality, but I wanted to share this article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/10/world/europe/10bike.html?partner=perma...

This article looks at the different bike sharing programs in Europe and how effective they are.

Halloween weekend I had a conversation with a man from Holland. We started talking about bikes (shocking!) and I found myself trying to explain bike rescues, polos, and fixed gears despite his limited English and my absent Dutch.

He was trying to figure out why we didn't ride more bikes in the states.

Halloween Costume Ride this Friday and a Halloween Alleycat

So, if your planning on participating, you've still got time to get your costume together.
I'm going to be a pirate.
Don't forget to create a costume that will be easy to ride in and visible to motorists. This pirate is going to pick up some reflector tape tomorrow.
If you need ideas, you can check out
http://www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/index.html
I was going to be a chinese dragon, but that didn't seem like a good costume for a bike. Maybe next year, I'll come up with an awesome tandem bike concept with a lion head on it.
Cheers,
Carolyn

New York Times Article on College Bike Programs, or What if Another World Was Possible

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/20/education/20bikes.html?partner=permali...

A lot of you on the TBR core list probably caught this article when I forwarded it. Colleges across the United States and other countries are creating bike programs for students to discourage car use.

I have so many different thoughts about this.

Halloween Masqueride!

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