Now You See Me

13brokenteeth:

pedalfromhell:

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

I just don’t find this kind of foolishness that impressive. Looks cool on Tumblr, but in real life this is that shit that makes it harder for cyclists to be treated with respect.
/crotchety old guy rant

100% agree with 13brokenteeth.
cyclists like this are winning the battle but not the war. it’s a cheap trick.
go bike to a dept. of transportation meeting to promote bike infrastructure with ten of your friends to impress me.

13brokenteeth:

pedalfromhell:

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

I just don’t find this kind of foolishness that impressive. Looks cool on Tumblr, but in real life this is that shit that makes it harder for cyclists to be treated with respect.

/crotchety old guy rant

100% agree with 13brokenteeth.

cyclists like this are winning the battle but not the war. it’s a cheap trick.

go bike to a dept. of transportation meeting to promote bike infrastructure with ten of your friends to impress me.

(Source: hochfunf)

there’s really nothing quite like almost getting run over by an off-duty firetruck, speeding sans siren on a narrow country road while biking.

newsflash: just because your eyes have passed me it doesn’t mean the rest of your vehicle has!!!

"This is one of those virtuous cycles. Safer biking means that more people (especially women) decide biking’s a good option. More cyclists make for safer streets — and the more people cycle, the more likely it is that city planners think it’s worth putting in bike infrastructure. And one of the great advantages of bike infrastructure is that it makes the roads safer — and not just for bikers. Everyone wins.”

tell me again how you didn’t see me

tell me again how you didn’t see me

back to bike commuting, day one

i was just noticing i dressed a little too warm for the 40 degree weather nearing the crest of the hill up to east rock park, not even a mile from my apartment, but otherwise enjoying being on my bike again- the first time since the break-up.

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It seems like a common sense request, but US DOT and the Federal Highway Administration has refused to set a performance measure to reduce bicycle and pedestrian deaths. We are now asking Congress to require such a measure.
Here’s why:
 MAP-21, the new federal transportation law, requires USDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to establish safety performance measures for states to meet - but, no performance measure related to the safety of people who bike and walk is currently being considered by FHWA.
The number of bicyclist and pedestrian fatalities has risen for the past two years (2010 and 2011) while overall traffic deaths have gone down quite dramatically — that means the percentage of fatalities that are bike/ped has risen from 12% to nearly 16%.
 MAP-21 almost doubled the amount of funding available for the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), a program run by state Departments of Transportation. Unfortunately, that program has woefully small investments in bike/ped safety projects: Only seven states have spent any of these funds on bike/ped projects, and combined they’ve spent less than 0.5% of the funds annually.

Please contact your members of Congress today to ask them to co-sponsor H.R. 3494 / S. 1708, which requires the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) and state DOTs to account for and work to reduce bicyclist and pedestrian deaths.  Take Action Here.

It seems like a common sense request, but US DOT and the Federal Highway Administration has refused to set a performance measure to reduce bicycle and pedestrian deaths. We are now asking Congress to require such a measure.

Here’s why:

  •  MAP-21, the new federal transportation law, requires USDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to establish safety performance measures for states to meet - but, no performance measure related to the safety of people who bike and walk is currently being considered by FHWA.
  • The number of bicyclist and pedestrian fatalities has risen for the past two years (2010 and 2011) while overall traffic deaths have gone down quite dramatically — that means the percentage of fatalities that are bike/ped has risen from 12% to nearly 16%.
  •  MAP-21 almost doubled the amount of funding available for the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), a program run by state Departments of Transportation. Unfortunately, that program has woefully small investments in bike/ped safety projects: Only seven states have spent any of these funds on bike/ped projects, and combined they’ve spent less than 0.5% of the funds annually.

Please contact your members of Congress today to ask them to co-sponsor H.R. 3494 / S. 1708, which requires the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) and state DOTs to account for and work to reduce bicyclist and pedestrian deaths.  Take Action Here.

thrueyesofarunner:

uncrate:

Helios Bike Bars

Ohhhhhhhh. If I biked in the city more (which I’d love to and now that it’s kinda-almost fall I just may!), this would be on my Christmas list. The features and connectivity are awesome!

DAMMMMNNN

thrueyesofarunner:

uncrate:

Helios Bike Bars

Ohhhhhhhh. If I biked in the city more (which I’d love to and now that it’s kinda-almost fall I just may!), this would be on my Christmas list. The features and connectivity are awesome!

DAMMMMNNN

thechurchofcycling:

Mags!

oooooooooooo

thechurchofcycling:

Mags!

oooooooooooo

(Source: bikeon, via darthstripmaul)