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December 30, 2009

No, The Cycling Dude Didn't Crash His Trusty Steed into a Parked Car...

Or get lost while Bike Commuting, either!

The last 2 weeks saw my Cat take over the computer...

Honest! ;-D

As this year comes to a close I've been thinking about where I want to take my blogging in 2010.

As regular readers of my other blog know my cat, Nikita, is my Co-Blogger.

He did a lot of posting this month, what with the annual visit to the vet, his 2nd YouTube Video, exchanging Christmas Gifts with fellow Critter Bloggers, and hosting Carnival of the Cats.

After 7 years I finally decided to set him off onto a blog all his own, in the new year, and the last week has been taken up with setting things in motion at the new blog.

I will return to Bike Blogging in the new year.

December 30, 2009 in Life, The Bike Trail, and Everything | Permalink | Comments (0)

December 17, 2009

Well, Doggone, Santa Takes His Bike on Fishing Trip

OK, these are just plain silly.

Not to mention unsafe. ;-D

1. Poodle and Santa Claus riding bicycle.

Damn, but that's a big poodle! ;-D


2. Santa Claus rides a bicycle inside a shark tank.

Hope the Shark was a Vegetarian! ;-D




December 17, 2009 in Bicycling Humor | Permalink | Comments (0)

China's Online People's Daily Shares 4 Pics of Santa Claus on Unique Bicycle in Germany

Funny, fun, cool, and interesting are words I'd use to describe this bike. ;-D

Not sure I'd want to try to ride it in SoCal traffic during rush hour, or any other time for that matter, though. ;-D

Bike Hugger has a cool picture giving a side view of the Santa and his bike. ;-D

December 17, 2009 in Bicycling Humor | Permalink | Comments (0)

December 09, 2009

Bike Lane Repainters Arrested in Brooklyn

Recently the Hasidic Jewish Community in a section of Brooklyn prevailed upon the city to remove bike lanes in their part of town.

Needless to say cyclists were not happy.

Cyclists have decried the removal of the bike lanes, but many Hasidic residents had complained that all the bikers whizzing by posed both safety and spiritual risks to the community.

Many of the hipster cyclists wear too little clothing for the Hasids, who are not supposed to stare at members of the opposite sex and wanted the enticement removed.

Herzfeld contends the activists were comprised of both Hasidic and hipster riders unhappy with the removal of the 14-block bike lane. On the video, the team is shown repainting the lanes with rollers as a pulsating rhythm plays in the background. They used a stencil and spray paint to recreate a bicyclist icon on the roadbed at Bedford Avenue and Williamsburg Street.

The group's message appears in white text on a black background at the end of the video.


There's more in the NY Post piece, and the comments section is even more interesting, and entertaining. ;-D

BIKERS IN THE SPOKEY: Cops haul in W'burg lane painters

Hat Tip to Gawkers, which has an amusing post putting this whole fracas in it's own unique perspective. ;-D

Brooklyn's Hottest Stereotypes in Battle of Bike Lane Martyrs

The comments at Gawker are an interesing mix.

My favorite is this one, by someone named Iplaudius:

"I think they should have a bike lane, but it should only be used by radical lesbian nudist Muslim punk rockers. Serves everyone right."

Um, hee, hee! ;-D

December 9, 2009 in Life on the Street: Local, and state Laws, and other topics | Permalink | Comments (0)

December 05, 2009

Pedaling Past the Squirrels of Long Beach

On my way to work I pedal past a Golf Course in Long Beach where the squirrels amuse themselves, in between nut hunting, by nut watching, as in the Golf "Nuts" on the course.

These critters just sit there, yards away from the golfers, and it's an amusing sight. ;-D

A few miles on I pass an urban pocket park, off Ocean Blvd., in which the critters are out there amid the hustle, and bustle, of the park, ever alert for the people walking their Dogs, so that they can hop a tree trunk until they move on.

As long as you don't have a Dog along you can actually get pretty close to the critters.

The other day I stopped 10 feet from one Squirrel, and started whistling for its attention.

It stopped, turned around, and stood on its hind legs, for 3 minutes, staring at me....probably mumbling to itself something along the lines of "What the #!^% ? ;-D

December 5, 2009 in Life, The Bike Trail, and Everything | Permalink | Comments (1)