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Urban Velo #1 - Bicycle Culture on the Skids

ON THE COVER: Stick and Jimmy after a mountain bike ride in Pittsburgh’s Frick Park. Photo by The Polish Hammer

CONTENTS: How do you dress for a 0° ride? Wear everything you’ve got. See page 42. Photo by Jeff Guerrero

6 Editor’s Statement
Brad Quartuccio

8 Publisher’s Statement
Jeff Guerrero

10 I Love Riding in the City
Readers respond to a call for urban cycling experiences.

32 Bike Bike Preview
Erok Boerer
The annual bike collective convention visits Pittsburgh.

34 Residue
Roger Lootine

36 The Novice’s Guide to Bike Polo
What part of “The Novice’s Guide to Bike Polo” don’t you understand?

40 Stupor Bowl X
Jeff Guerrero
UC visits Minneapolis on their coldest day in six years.

46 Complete Streets
David Hoffman
A grassroots effort to make the road safe for all users.

50 The Armchair Advocate
Jeff Guerrero

52 Her Story
Kelly McCord
A true-life story of self-empowerment via bicyle.

54 Bikes on Film
Jeff Guerrero

56 Speed; Adrenalin; Self-righteousness; Exhibitionism.
By Sam Blenkharn

58 Technical Gubbins
Brad Quartuccio & Erok Boerer
How to lock up, fix a derailleur cable and patch a tube.

66 No Exit
Andy Singer