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We're always up for a weird new bike accessory, and the Atlantic Cities has turned up a doozy: these "bikini" and "muscle man" skinsuits, courtesy of Florida-based Podium Cycling. The male version is quite something, too: Inevitably, the marketing copy for the suits (which feature "leg grippers" to prevent "flapping") is a joy: Pecs, shoulders and even abs! No, this isn't an infomercial for a workout program. Instead, it's part of what you'll get when you...
When you think about it, it's actually a little surprising that we've spent all this time in possession of bike-friendly sausage grills and wine racks, but never any kind of basic cup holder. Seems like a case of miscalculated priorities. In any case, Bookman, a Swedish company that specializes in sleek bike accessories, has sought to remedy the problem, with the above design for a clip-on coffee cup holder. Their website explains the design as follows: It...
Just when we get a little downcast about disrespect for bike lanes and the NYPD's seemingly lackadaisical approach to prosecuting drivers who kill and maim cyclists (and pedestrians!), now feels like an opportune moment to play a little game of "hey, at least things are better than they used to be." Even if we have to look all the way back to 1897! Via the Atlantic Cities, blogger Michael Neubert has re-produced the New...
Hence, an entire new blog dedicated to the subject, the aptly titled "Cops In Bike Lanes." It is just what it sounds like, and it already has a lot of material. The Tumblr, anonymously run by someone whose bio simply reads, "I bike in NYC," has started making the rounds after being picked up by Streetsblog yesterday, and is especially heavy on infractions happening in Brooklyn. There are photos of cops brazenly parked in bike lanes...