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The Ride Journal
"The fact that you’ve made it here shows that you love bikes and are looking for something different to the other magazines and journals out there. That’s good because that’s what The Ride has been created to be.

Born, as all good things are, out of a conversation over Mexican food and Pacifico beers, The Ride is an all encompassing read. We know that most people who share our obsession with bikes don’t want to be pigeon-holed as roadies, freeriders, track racers, BMXers, XC riders or even commuters. They are just riders. So we wanted to create something for them, and also for us. Something that crosses both cycling and international borders.

The idea was to create a journal of personal stories. Bikes have changed people’s lives in so many ways and we wanted to gather a small selection of these tales. We didn’t want to give reviews or race reports, we wanted to get under the skin and expose the passion that flows through riders veins."
biking  cycling  magazines  online  illustration  storytelling  photography  bikes 
april 2011 by robertogreco
Shareable: Can We Design Cities for Happiness?
"Happiness itself is a commons to which everyone should have equal access.

That’s the view of Enrique Peñalosa, who is not a starry-eyed idealist given to abstract theorizing. He’s actually a politician, who served as mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, for three years, and now travels the world spreading a message about how to improve quality-of-life for everyone living in today’s cities.

Peñalosa’s ideas stand as a beacon of hope for cities of the developing world, which even with their poverty and immense problems will absorb much of the world’s population growth over the next half-century. Based on his experiences in Bogotá, Peñalosa believes it’s a mistake to give up on these cities as good places to live."
enriquepeñalosa  bogotá  colombia  cities  happiness  transportation  sustainability  urbanplanning  urban  economics  government  bikes  architecture  design  socialjustice  qualityoflife  cycling  commons  antanasmockus  jaimelerner  buses  biking  pedestrians 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Cycle helmets - an overview
"Cycle helmets provide best protection in situations involving simple, low-speed falls with no other party involved...some doctors have expressed concern that cycle helmets might make some injuries worse by converting direct forces into rotational ones...effect of enforced helmet laws: less cycling & no effect on proportion of head injuries...effect of unenforced helmet laws: diminished respect for laws generally...In some jurisdictions, helmet laws have been enacted which are rarely enforced...often have less impact on either cycle or helmet use than enforced laws. There is no evidence they have resulted in a lower risk of head injury...unenforced laws can erode public respect for rule of law generally, & traffic laws in particular, especially amongst young people at whom most helmet laws are targeted...has been shown that safety of cycling is closely associated with # of people who cycle. Any decline in cycle use leads to increased risk for those who continue to cycle."
cycling  bikes  biking  helmets  law  health  research 
august 2010 by robertogreco
C.I.C.L.E. :: Bicycle Lifestyle, Community, and Education :: Bicycle Classes, Bicycle Rides, Lifestyle Workshops
"Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange (C.I.C.L.E.) is a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles working to promote the bicycle as a viable, healthy, and sustainable transportation choice."
losangeles  bikes  biking  transportation  cycling  activism  advocacy  environment  green  sustainability  community  pasadena  eaglerock 
april 2010 by robertogreco - The Copenhagen Bike Culture Blog: Holding On to Cyclists in Copenhagen
"Pling. All of sudden this little bicycle-friendly detail showed up on the urban landscape in Copenhagen one day. I'm quite sure that very few people have noticed it, except for the people who roll up next to it. Which is the point, really.
bikes  biking  copenhagen  cities  infrastructure  transportation  cycling  design 
january 2010 by robertogreco

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