Great short film

I discovered it on Copenhagen Cycle Chic. Images like these are what sell cycling. Except for the large crowd shot, someone could make a similar video to sell cycling in Milwaukee, shooting on some trails, alleys, bike friendly neighborhoods. [vimeo w=400&h=225] EXPO bicycle city from martin de thurah on Vimeo.

Sunny Sunday and Spring Ride Schedule

It was so nice to have a bright sunny day for a change I decided to take Oma out for a long Sunday ride yesterday.  Although she is usually all Dutch practicality from head to toe, she still enjoys a nice slow ride along the lake.  Her upright riding position and naturally slow pace make for great sight-seeing when your on the look for [...]

Riding Ninja Style

Recent converstions on the Milwaukee bike to work listserv about riding without lights at night prompted me to share this video from the Portland-based Bicycle Transportation Alliance. Enjoy! [vimeo w=400&h=225] Strategies for Getting Around Without Bike Lights (or Pants) from BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION ALLIANCE on Vimeo.

In Praise of Hats

I have always liked hats.  From the definition of chic that was Jackie O in her Halston pill box to the hard scrabble farmer in his Dekalb seed cap, hats have been more than a fashion accessory; they are often a cultural badge.  Can you imagine Sunday service without the ladies in their church hats, or [...]