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The Cyclist Philosopher

The Cyclist Philosopher from fifty beans on Vimeo.

“My worst day on a bike is better than your best day in the office.”

Urban Birds

Urban birds from gemma Burditt on Vimeo.

Urban Birds is a documentary about female cycle couriers working in London.

NiteRider Introduces The Sentinel

NiteRiderSentinalNiteRider is now offering a tail light with a virtual bike lane indicator.

The Sentinel 2 Watt Tail Light has a powerful 2 watt LED (30 lumens), 5 modes and is USB rechargeable.

We’re expecting to have one in for test soon, so stay tuned.

Check out www.niterider.com

City Report – Milwaukee

City: Milwaukee, WI

Nickname: Brew City, Cream City, or City of Festivals.

Claim to Fame:
Beer and Brats, Pabst, Miller High Life, Harley Davidson and the Calatrava designed art museum.

History in 100 Words (or less): Milwaukee is a blue collar city made from blood, sweat and beers. Milwaukee was first settled by Europeans at the turn of the 19th century, originally formed by three towns called Juneautown, Kilbourntown, and Walker’s Point separated by the Milwaukee River. In 1846, all three cities grew to such an extent that they merged to form Milwaukee. German immigrants made the population boom in the mid-1800s, and the influence remains to this day. Milwaukee is famous for its cream colored brick buildings that were made in the Menomonee River valley.

Read more.

Issue #44 – Available Online

Urban Velo 44Contents include: Fixed Gear Freestyle—It Ain’t Over Yet, New Courier Renaissance, News and Views, Future Bike, The Cincinnati Bikeway Product Spotlight, Interbike and Eurobike Coverage, Product Reviews: Brompton, Kryptonite, Chrome, and more, City Report—Milwaukee, ISO Tire Sizes, Biking With Isa, The Piano Pedaler, and I Love Riding in the City.

Download it for free, purchase it from the Apple Store or order a printed copy online.

10 Reasons Not To Buy Fakes

Factory FiveVia Factory Five:

Counterfeit goods touch almost every industry. From watches and bags to milk and medicine there’s a fake for everything. Sometimes we laugh it off as harmless. They say mimicry is the best form of flattery. But what does it really mean to us? Read more.

The Warriors Summer 2014 Fun Ride

The Warriors summer 2014 fun ride intro 1.1 from New York Bike Dreams on Vimeo.

Discover what an all-night Warriors bike ride teaches you (fair warning, you’re going to see Corey the Courier in a thong).

Timbuk2 Introduces the Red Hook Crit Backpack

Timbuk2 RHC BackpackTimbuk2 and Red Hook Crit Founder David Trimble set out to create the perfect pack for competitive cyclists en route to the big race. And one that’s also good for everyday cyclists riding around town. The Red Hook Crit Backpack features super-lightweight materials and specialized pockets for your helmet, U-lock, cycling kit, cleats and traveling essentials. It easily converts from a backpack to duffel, it’s water resistant thanks to silicone coated fabric and PU coated zippers, and there are reflective elements for nighttime visibility. MSRP #99. Check out www.timbuk2.com and www.redhookcrit.com

Upright Summer Sale

summersaleUpright needs to make room in their warehouse, so they’re having a sale. Enter “sunset” at checkout to save 30% or more. Check out www.uprightcyclist.com

The Making of the Kryptonite Messenger Collection – Part 1

Check out behind the scenes footage of the development of Kryptonite’s Messenger Collection.

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