Archive for the 'Joie de vivre' Category
I heard a bit of a ruckus outside yesterday evening and wandered out to see what it was. Turns out the local neighborhood kids were teaching a young friend of theirs how to ride a bike. She had the biggest smile on her face as she rode up and down the street, veering calamitously [...]Read More..>>
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Malmö is a city of 300,000 just a short hop from Copenhagen but a city well worth visiting in its own right. Full of history, sports, museums, architecture and boasting its own token castle as well as a thriving theater scene, Malmö also hosts a booming bicycling culture that will [...]
From the “Not all news is bad” Department, a great video taken from Cunningham’s piece in today’s NY Times (above), with Cunningham talking about Park Avenue’s weekly closures to motorized vehicles here.
Keener Custom Cycle Works from Chris Wagganer on Vimeo.
Eleven years ago the machine in the above video was stolen, but I learned it has just resurfaced in Phoenix, and it’s designer/builder/rightful owner will be picking it up and bringing it home.
You might recognize one of his other designs here.
For those of you who don’t know, some current and former BICAS employees put on Bike Camp this year. It was a huge success and is now firmly on my list as one of those things that makes Tucson a great place to live.
Check out more photos at http://esensphotography.smugmug.com/Sports.
If you like this concept, be [...]
After my visit to the alternative bike-universe that is Portland, I spent a day in Seattle with friends. I lived in Seattle for a few years in the late ’80s and then again in the mid ’90s, and never found it to be a very good place to ride a bike. It’s hilly [...]Read More..>>
It wasn’t easy to go bike touring in June in Tucson in 1912, but it could be done.
Pair took arduous, 101-mile bike ride
June 11, 1912
With two well-punctured and badly battered bicycles, F.E.A. Kimball and Walter Lovejoy, themselves nearly exhausted after 25 hours of almost continuous travel, returned to Tucson Sunday night after having ridden … [...]
I’m very excited about the Ciclovia route this year. It goes down Meyer and to “restaurant row” in South Tucson. It’s a very good route with good pavement, no traffic, and lots of stuff to look at.
The bike ride is from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Start anywhere you like, go whichever [...]