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Why Bikes Make Smart People Say Dumb Things

Scott Simon's bio on the NPR website describes him as "one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters," and it's tough to argue with that. As a Peabody-winning journalist with decades of experience, Simon's credentials are unimpeachable, and as the Saturday host of Weekend Edition, he regularly shows… » 7/07/14 5:32pm 7/07/14 5:32pm

Love Or Hate The Hipster Look, This Vintage Electric Bicycle Looks Fun

We teased Local Motors about the retro styling of their Cruiser bike, but I can't deny I had a great time riding it when they gave me the chance. Now "Vintage Electric" shows up with their interpretation of the same idea and just like that, "hipster-style powered bicycles" is suddenly a competitive market. » 6/11/14 9:24pm 6/11/14 9:24pm

101 Years of Tour de France Bikes Map the Evolution of Cycling

This year marks the 101st riding of the Tour de France, one of the most brutal sporting events ever created by man. In fact, plenty of us are so focused on the madness that we overlook how incredible the technology that powers it has become—and how it's evolved over more than a century. » 7/09/13 11:15am 7/09/13 11:15am

These Guys Are Turning Dead Cars Into Living Bikes

Normally, seeing a video'd junkyard crammed full of hulks of vintage Citroëns and Fiat 600s makes me want to hop on a plane and save each and every one of them like some soft-hearted kook at the animal shelter. That's generally not possible, but what these folks over at Lola Madrid are doing with these basket-case… » 2/25/13 12:00pm 2/25/13 12:00pm

I Can't Stop Watching This Weird Bike Crash

The letters HPV generally connote America's most often sexually-transmitted virus, but they can also mean something similarly unfortunate: Human-Powered Vehicles. A contest for the latter kind of HPV at Grove City College in Pennsylvania nearly ended in tragedy when this HPV from Olin College (clearly modeled after… » 5/01/12 4:30pm 5/01/12 4:30pm