Monday, July 11, 2016

Cascadia

Panoramic photograph of the US Pacific Northwest, Vancouver Island, and the Lower Mainland in British Columbia. Taken by an astronaut looking north from the International Space Station. Read more about this photo...

The Search, Redux

The only thing I can promise you'll find before this post are a lot of broken links to photos, and a bit of the history of this blog, documenting my search back in 2008 for a Danish bicycle like the one I used to ride to school in Denmark in the 1990s.

My Churchill Classic on the Williamsburg Bridge
Now, eight years later, I've since sold my beautiful Velorbis, whose name was Sleipnir, to a (hopefully still) happy new owner in Brooklyn, moved to an island in the North Atlantic (which was sadly not in Denmark), and been working on getting a PhD (which is where I've been). As I prepare to move away from this car dependent place to the West Coast of Canada where there are actual bike lanes and more than two months without rain and snow, I am once again searching for a bike to ride upright in a new city.

Everything around here needs an upgrade, and will be getting it as Drunk and in Charge heads west to Victoria, British Columbia.

First things first, I need a new bike...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Bikers vs. Cabs: Williamsburg Bridge



Here's what went down: At the base of the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg bridge, there's a spot where cars, especially cabs, drive over the sidewalk when they don't feel like waiting in traffic on the bridge to Manhattan. So, they drive head-on into cyclists coming off of the w-burg bridge bike lanes. There are accidents all the time from cars hitting cyclists at this intersection, and it's even worse when the cars are driving over the sidewalk. Was watching this tonight, when some heroic cyclists decided to take matters into their own hands and put up a barricade.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

InfoLadies



"Armed with a netbook, medical supplies and a bicycle, Bangladesh's InfoLadies are giving millions of poor people access to crucial information on their doorsteps that will improve their chances in life." Read more...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Witnesses Wanted: Williamsburg Cyclist Struck & Injured


Williamsburg Cyclist Struck & Injured


Williamsburg Cyclist Struck & Injured
5.8.10, 3AM at Roebling & N. 4th

Stefan, a Williamsburg cyclist was struck by a black, 4-door, Ford livery cab at 3AM on Saturday morning, May 8th, 2010.

The driver claims Stefan blew a red light, but we need additional info because Stefan blacked out due to head trauma.

Stefan has 5 broken ribs, a broken shoulder, a broken back, and a broken foot.

Did you witness this accident. Contact Mike with any info: 410-409-9787

Spread the word.

We all know how recklessly the cabs and livery cabs drive - often far exceeding the speed limit and playing aggressive games with each other and cyclists. Please re-blog and spread the word to help find witnesses.