Last month, Dallas officials imposed new fees on companies operating bike-sharing programs in the city, including an $800 application cost for a permit. Several companies left town in response, including Beijing-based Ofo, who disposed of hundreds of their bikes at a nearby recycling center, creating—as you can…
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This’ll impress virtually zero of you, especially routine two-wheel commuters, but I have delightful news to share. I recently retrieved my bike back from my hometown in Michigan, more than a year after moving to New York City, and I used it this morning to commute to work. I didn’t die, and it was rad.
I’m not a genius, which will become increasingly clear to all of you, but I urge you to not do at least one simple thing: If an app you’re using to navigate New York City on your bike tells you to take the Lincoln Tunnel, try to resist the suggestion. The Lincoln Tunnel is not for bikes, it is for cars, a fact one…
Earlier this month, this little egg-shaped carbon fiber bicycle set a new record World’s Fastest Human-Powered vehicle at 89.59 miles per hour. That’s fast, but I’m more interested in its energy efficiency, operating at 9,544 MPGe.
And now over to Richard. Richard?
I’ve never seen anybody so happy to get passed on a mountain road as this motorcycle rider laughing as a bicyclist speeds past at a good 50 mph.
You don’t mix cars and bicycles. If you break this rule, bad shit will happen. Word on the street is Karl Benz only started working on the automobile in 1886 after he saw someone ride by on a bicycle and decided he needed to invent something to run it over with. There is, however, one place where bikes and cars…
As we all wait for season two of Netflix’s fantastic ‘80s-era sci-fi drama, Stranger Things, we can kill the time by speculating on the mysteries presented in the show. What, exactly, is the Upside Down? What’s the deal with that faceless monster—how does it see? What happened to Eleven? I’m happy to say that I think…
It’s impressive to see a guy on a bicycle hustling hard enough to catch and keep up with motorcycles. Even if it is downhill. But it looks like the (motor)biker here didn’t appreciate it. That or he’s just terrible at keeping control of his bike.
Coming up with simple axioms by which one can live is no easy task. Still, coming up with such axioms is my job, despite what my editor and everyone else tells me. Happily, I think I have finally realized a workable axiom, this one about weird cars and weird bicycles.
Police in San Francisco this weekend arrested a bicyclist for attacking a ZipCar with a u-lock during a Critical Mass ride. Watch the below video of the attack, feel its seething and pointless rage, and witness what may be the most stereotypically San Franciscan crime of recent memory.
Here’s 100 seconds of what a professional rider can do in what looks like the hazy, foggy forest of your imagination. It nears perfection.
Of all the press cars I’ve had since I’ve moved to NC, the one that’s gotten the most attention by far has no doors, no floor, and all of one lonely horsepower. It’s both the crudest and yet most futuristic vehicle I’ve had so far. It’s a fascinating halfway point between bike and car called the ELF. I had one for a…
I did not realize that my dreams sometimes come to life.
Harry Houdini is alive, people. There's no other way to explain this car crash.
Thank gosh for ground clearance: this hapless bicyclist got knocked right on his face by a 14-wheeled cargo truck, which then ran him over in the middle of a Ningbo City intersection as captured by surveillance cameras.
The new Bell Super 2R modular bicycle helmet converts from a streamlined lid for the sidewalk to a full-face cage for mountain biking. Tech between the pads makes it almost like wearing one helmet on top of another.
Amazingly, the cyclist survived this head-on crash, giving us a perfect first-person view of getting hit by a car.