I just felt like a bike ride yesterday. It was beautiful weather and I was trying to figure out new routes into the city.
Took my track bike to a bridge and shot a picture of Thomas Jefferson's Memorial.
It might sound crazy, but sometimes I like to imagine myself as John Henry, racing against a steam-powered machine. And I'd like to think that if I had to commute into DC during rush hour, my bike is certainly comparable to a car in travel…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on June 6, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Pardon if my French is poor. I mean to say "Tour of Suburban Lakes."
Anyways, I had to get out and explore today. And also, it was time to buy more light bulbs: excellent excuse to go on a ride.
Don't worry, those aren't miles. It's a little over 31.5 miles in total length.…
Added by Joe Paisley on April 5, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Motion pictures are worth a billion words.
The man built this prototype out of bike parts. Bikes to the rescue again. What are your thoughts? Check out the full website…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on March 25, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
A new bike shop has opened in Arlington, VA. It's called Old Bike Shop, and it specializes in vintage and refurbished bikes and bike parts.
“There are a lot of shops in the area, but they serve a higher-end clientele — someone who’s already into bikes, already into racing, someone who’s into spending a couple of…
Added by Joe Paisley on January 4, 2013 at 8:02pm — No Comments
If you're into bicycles, you may or may not be into recycling. No doubt most people appreciate art, or at least hard work.
Every velophile has spare parts lying around. If you accumulate enough, and they aren't worth anything otherwise, I would love to see some member art! Do you do cool things with bike parts? Or create bike art? I want to hear from you!…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on December 14, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
A Harvard Grad student, Lulu Li, has started a website mapping and cataloging bike theft in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The site depends on voluntary data entry from cyclists who have had their bike stolen. Yet another call for action if you ask me. What is being done about bike…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on December 4, 2012 at 10:59pm — No Comments
So the past few days, I've tried my hand at video production. I felt like you all should know what type of event this will be, and the best way to convey that is through video.
Up until this video, I had never used professional video production software. Izzy and I shot this promo in about an hour and a half at the park. Get excited for the race! We hope you can show up!
RSVP on the…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on November 8, 2012 at 2:18pm — No Comments
Above: Obama pictured not wearing a helmet.
I have to bring up the age old question again, is mandatory helmet use unnecessary? Is the portrayal of cycling as a dangerous activity actually more detrimental to public health than the benefits reaped by enforcing mandatory helmet…Continue
Wouldn't it be sweet to own one of these bad boys?
"Research indicates that at least one quarter of all cargo traffic in European cities could be handled by cycles. And, by using special distribution hubs, larger vehicles and electric assist, this proportion could be even larger."
Added by Joe Paisley on September 27, 2012 at 6:54pm — No Comments
A CALL TO ADVENTURE - THE MOVIE
Last year I was emboldened to try something new (bicycle touring), and as a result I came across more interesting and stimulating people in the four months of riding atop a bicycle, than I had in my entire past ten years combined.
Would you be interested in being part of…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on August 27, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments
So far I've been tooling around town, doing tourist-type things, trying to save a little money but still have fun, and I've had relative luck so far. I plan on going to the Rapha shop this afternoon, and maybe try my hand at bike polo tonight. Here's a picturefrom Sunday night, when I was just spectating.…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on July 11, 2012 at 5:50pm — No Comments
Where do I even begin? I arrived in San Francisco via plane on Tuesday. I stopped in a cafe to find a place to stay. I locked the bike across the street. All of this was about 3:30 pm. I looked away for about a minute, then looked back and my bike was gone. Sheer panic was the immediate emotion, then shock and doubt. I called and filed a police report, and gained some security footage from the makeup shop next to where I had locked the bike. The guy was clearly a professional, and…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on July 8, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
For those of you who have seen these informative shorts, you already know. If you haven't done much research into the Dutch cycling culture, this is a great insight into it. This video is full of statistics and bike riding. I would go as far as to say America might benefit from incorporating some of this infrastructure and culture in our major cities. Clutter, oil dependency, parking, and emissions issues may all be addressed by this reconfiguration. The Dutch have proven that…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on May 25, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Happy Bike to Work Day! Here's to making it a habit. My good buddy Sean had this posted on his wall. When I saw it, I had to share. I don't know where it came from, nor do I care. Thanks dude!
A Zen Teacher saw five of his students return from the market, riding their bicycles. When they had dismounted, the teacher asked…
Added by Joe Paisley on May 18, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments
I won't be in Scotland, but if you're going and you have a mountain bike, this looks great.
"The race is part of TweedLove Bike Festival 26 May - 5 June 2012. Race and events info at tweedlove.com."
Added by Joe Paisley on May 13, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments
Max, an interesting character, makes the most of the nice weather and take a trip on his bike. Oh the things you'll see and the places you'll go on a bike. Such an adventure!
Added by Joe Paisley on April 18, 2012 at 10:21am — No Comments
DrEd, a British online medical practice now offers the morning after pill to be delivered via bike messenger. Read more here. Thoughts?
• Clinically, emergency contraception works better the sooner you…
Added by Joe Paisley on April 18, 2012 at 9:36am — No Comments
I can appreciate some great photography. I only mildly dabble in the photographic arts, Mike has got it down. He gives you a great cross section of DC, including the bike culture here. Check out his Flickr.
Added by Joe Paisley on April 10, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments
I saw this on Prolly's site, and I had to repost it. This is great stuff. Charity and bicycles is like peanut butter and jelly. I really enjoy what he says about traveling by bike: you see more than you ever would in an car, and you're more aware of what's happening around you. You meet more people, and you can change the world.
Added by Joe Paisley on April 5, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments
Lots of things are happening! Critical Mass DC is tomorrow night, 6pm at Dupont Circle.
Also Tyler Orton, President of the GMU Bike Club, has organized bike maintenance courses for those who wish to attend. The course will be held in Student Union II Meeting room 2 at 5 pm on thefollowing dates with the following topics.
4/4 Minor Adjustments ex: Headsets, Hubs, and other fit adjustments
4/11 Brake Adjustments
Added by Joe Paisley on March 29, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments