Helmet-Cam Video Shows How Much It Sucks to Get Doored on Your Bike

Getting doored—that is, having a driver or passenger open a car's door into you as you ride by—is a constant, looming threat for urban cyclists. The point-of-view video above, shot near New York City's Union Square, shows exactly what it's like when it happens, but the real drama comes after the crash. » 9/12/14 12:06pm 9/12/14 12:06pm

The Worst Road Users, Ranked

The streets are not safe. Lurking around every corner there is an asshole cyclist or a maniacal UPS driver ready to plow into anyone in sight. In our parks, children and the elderly are routinely yelled at by runners, cyclists, and stoners on longboards (watch out, breh). And in our cities, uniformed officers are a… » 9/04/14 4:19pm 9/04/14 4:19pm

This 80-Year-Old Cyclist Will Inspire The Crap Out Of You

You're only as old as you feel, right? Well, Benjamin Piovesan is about to celebrate his "fourth 20th birthday," and he's still cycling as much as he can. What's your excuse? » 5/22/14 10:10am 5/22/14 10:10am

A Bullshit-Free Guide to the Gear You Need to Commute By Bike

So you're thinking about commuting to work by bike this summer? Congratulations, your life is about to get a zillion times more fun. But where to begin? The insular world of cycling can seem a little, uh, confusing to those unfamiliar with it—it's hard to know what you really need to get started riding. » 3/28/14 9:00am 3/28/14 9:00am

Specialized Turbo Test-Ride: Holy Crap This E-Bike Is Amazing

E-bikes are much-maligned by the cycling community and non-riders alike. They're for lazy people. They're so ugly and clunky looking. But Specialized has come up with an answer for both crowds. You will want to hate the Turbo. You will fail. » 6/27/13 4:20pm 6/27/13 4:20pm

Five Robotic Bike Parking Systems That Solve an Urban Dilemma

The uproar over New York’s new bike share system is mostly due to very human shortcomings (one crotchety human in particular, actually). But it can also be blamed on the shortcomings of city infrastructure, which hasn't quite caught up to the demand for new, more efficient ways of storing velocipedes. » 6/12/13 9:14am 6/12/13 9:14am

Cyclist Under Fire For Pinching A Podium Girl's Backside

Peter Sagan came in second in yesterday's Tour of Flanders, a one-day event that saw a thrilling duel come down to the last few miles. It's not Fabian Cancellara's victory that's making news today, though; it's Sagan's move to pinch the behind of a podium girl. » 4/01/13 11:02am 4/01/13 11:02am

Watch This SUV-Driving Jackass Harass Cyclists On An Empty Road

Ever heard the phrase "share the road?" This Colorado SUV driver apparently hasn't, and decided to vent frustration about cyclists being on the road by tailgating and honking and honking and tailgating. » 9/17/12 4:30pm 9/17/12 4:30pm

Sometimes You're The Cyclist, And Sometimes You're The Pavement Splatter

This video comes to us via good old Jimmy Traina, and god damn. Sunday's Rock Lititz Tour in the heart of Amish Country was highlighted by this brutal crash, and maybe your turn is too sharp when the two race leaders both hit the barricades. According to the YouTube uploader, the first cyclist was up and walking,… » 4/30/12 4:15pm 4/30/12 4:15pm

Here's Video Of A Tour De France Crash Caused By A French TV Car Today

The summary of this Stage 9 Tour de France incident is concise: "Car clips Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky), Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM) tumbles into a fence." If you want more, though, here's CyclingFan.net's summary: » 7/10/11 1:00pm 7/10/11 1:00pm

Five Seats to Save Your Penis From Your Bike

Your bike is destroying your penis. Unless you are a woman. In which case it's destroying your vagina. There is a solution. But nobody wants to use it because it's embarrassing. It doesn't have to be. We're here to help. » 6/30/11 8:01pm 6/30/11 8:01pm

Frankfurt Auto Show: Bauer Vintage City Cycle

Along with a multitude of oddball oil burning two and a half box hood-scoop equipped hatchbacks in Frankfurt are more bicycles than you can shake a fist at. Most are set up for city trawling, some complete with mini trailer balls for what we assume are human pulled trailers. This vintage Bauer caught out eye first day… » 9/10/07 11:30am 9/10/07 11:30am

Proper Use of Scrapers


Back in early 21st century Oakland we started to see later eighties and early nineties Oldsmobile Cutlass Cieras, Chevrolet Celebs, Buick Park Aves, and even the occasional Pontiac 6000 rolling up and down San Pablo. At first they were mostly stock, but time brought Daytons and plenty of metalflake. We found out… » 6/08/07 1:00pm 6/08/07 1:00pm

Van Man vs. Critical Mass

A number of us around here are cycling enthusiasts and a majority of the regular Jalops have spent time living in the Bay Area, where cyclists — especially in Berkeley and San Francsico — have decided that yes, they do in fact hold the lease on the area's byways. So much so, in fact that there's a very real tendency… » 5/15/07 11:15pm 5/15/07 11:15pm