A more private Strava

A more private Strava


Strava allows users to set a privacy zone which will hide your exact start or finish location with a 1km circle of privacy. I don't feel as though this is enough, so I discovered an easy way which allows you to expand the hidden area around your home or office.
A new campaign for safety

A new campaign for safety


California state Senator Carol Liu’s introduction of SB 192 got me thinking. Why stop at cycling in a misguided attempt to save lives? If we all work together, we can use mandatory helmet laws to also falsely attempt to reduce the vast number of pedestrian fatalities. After all, there were 4,743 pedestrian fatalities nationwide in 2012, compared with 726 bicyclists. And why stop there? There were over 22,000 people who died while vehicle occupants. Surely had they been wearing a … read more
Bike lanes

Bike lanes


In 2011, Casey Neistat received a $50 ticket from the New York Police Department for not riding his bike in the bike lane. Neistat made the point that it was pretty difficult to do so when the bike lanes were so often blocked by cars, people, construction, and other objects. So he made a humorous video to prove his point. Thanks to my friend Mike Seymour for giving me the heads up on this video.
Seatylock: now in pre-order

Seatylock: now in pre-order


I think the original foldylock is a great idea, and its easy connection is an improvement over the Abus folding locks, which are great. Enter seatylock, which is effectively a seat with a foldylock built in. It’s a win-win, as it solves both the bike and bike seat theft problem.
Helen’s Cycles customer service fail

Helen’s Cycles customer service fail


I’m a huge fan of shopping locally, but supporting a local business doesn’t guarantee you’ll be rewarded with great customer service. Instead, you might run into an black hole of service with a company that obviously cares little about its customers. That’s the experience I had with Helen’s Cycles in Santa Monica, where their lack of compassion left a bad taste in my mouth. I recently purchased a brand new Cannondale CAADX 105 cross bike from Helen’s Cycles in Santa Monica. … read more
flxble wood bike rack

flxble wood bike rack


Very cool flexible wood bike rack from Germany. Need to get someone to bring one to IBC. According to the folks at Urban Velo, it’s made out of a single piece of wood. http://www.flxble.com/