Budnitz Bicycles makes titanium and steel city bikes that eschew flashy logos and NASCAR graphic treatments for a more refined and clean look. I love the curved lines of their bikes, and will admit I’m a total sucker for images like that shown of bikes broken down to their individual parts all laid out to see, even if it appears to be a collage of multiple images.
From the Alliance for Biking & Walking:
In a new report from PeopleForBikes and the Alliance for Biking & Walking, 15 entrepreneurs and business leaders from major U.S. cities explain how protected bike lanes — on-street lanes that are physically separated from automobile traffic by curbs, planters, parked cars or posts — has meant big benefits for their companies.
The report combines this original reporting with an overview of the latest academic and technical research to find changes associated with four mega-trends.
What do bikes and giraffes have to do with each other? OK, maybe nothing–except for this music video from And the Giraffe. The Nashville band shot the video with a couple hundred bucks and a handlebar-mounted camera pointed at the rider instead of the road.
While bikes and music are joining forces in the music capital of the country, bikes are making an appearance at the Olympics, where the Finnish Olympic hockey team is riding bikes provided by the Finnish Olympic Committee to get to their matches in Sochi.
Ever wonder why bike mechanics tend to be so svelte? It might not be from putting in miles. Donny Perry’s informative slideshow on bike mechanic saleries inspires us to consider the value of our trusty shop mechanic, who earns on $18,000 less than the national average income.
It’s Valentine’s Day, so make sure you tell your bike how much you love it.
As reported by Yahoo Sports, players for the Finnish Olympic hockey team rode to their first game on bikes provided by the Finnish Olympic Committee. It’s all of a five minute ride, if it wasn’t for the location and team it’s not that remarkable of a feat, but shows a different attitude towards transport. Player Olli Jokinen said he hadn’t ridden to a game since his days in Kuopio, Finland, as a youth player. “My parents didn’t have a car, so I would ride my bicycle every time.”
Read the original article at sports.yahoo.com.