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"Bicycle Insanity" FUD from 1896.

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---from https://ibankcoin.com/flyblog/2017/06/09/bicycle-insanity-good-doctors-1896-correct/

#history #funny #oddity #news #newspaper #newspapers #bike #bicycle #bikes #bicycles #insanity #bicycleinsanity #wheel #women #madness #aberration #mentalaberration #fud #medicine #physio
Bicycle Insanity: Were the Good Doctors in 1896 Correct?
 
By Roman Koester



2018-02-21T08:25:00-05:00

time lapse photo of person riding on white road bicycle

Location: London, United Kingdom

Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/v53RV9LL5y0
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\#photography #CC0 #Unsplash #APIRandom #time #lapse #photo #of #person #riding #on #white #road #bicycle #London #UnitedKingdom
 


Couple walking with bikes on Strøget, Copenhagen


#Photograph by Kristoffer Trolle

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#bicycle #copenhagen #denmark #photography
 
By Lion Kraaijbeek



2018-10-24T11:01:43-04:00

bicycle lean on white wall

Location: Central Jakarta, Indonesia

Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/wtdycOZEn3k
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\#photography #CC0 #Unsplash #APIRandom #bicycle #lean #on #white #wall #CentralJakarta #Indonesia
 
By Sinziana Susa



2018-05-01T02:11:24-04:00

blue and black ClujBike bicycle

Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/RtNCx7nawOg
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\#photography #CC0 #Unsplash #APIRandom #blue #and #black #ClujBike #bicycle #Cluj-Napoca #Romania
 

I'm totally news here


Hi everyone.

I'm totally new to hubzilla network and I am a #googleplusrefugee wandering the net for a new home. My interests include #bicycle #computers #linux #photography #literature #sciencefiction

I like what I see already on hubzilla and it seems that Fediverse will be my new home :)
 
The #Long and #Fascinating #History of the #Bicycle


The bicycle is, on the surface, a very simple device. But this betrays its long and interesting development.
https://interestingengineering.com/the-long-and-fascinating-history-of-the-bicycle
 

Introducing the New Velo Orange Small Wheeler!

We often travel to our cycling starting point by airplane, train, car, and bus. Overage fees for checked bags, storage, and transportation add up quickly and are a real drag. We started investigating different options for bike travel, with several requirements in mind including ease of use, affordability, flexibility, and everyday riding. We looked into couplers, full-suspension mountain bike systems, folding bike designs, and mini velos. Some are cost prohibitive, others are too restrictive in their applications, others don't ride well, and of course, we're weighing heavily on the fun factor. While the dimensions are physically small, the applications are huge for a ... mini velo!
Hopefully this comes in larger sizes, as I've always wanted a mini velo!

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#cycling #velorange #bicycle #minivelo
 

Tubular Stays and Other Fender News

Since our bikes wear their fenders year-round, and we ride on gravel and in the forest, we take fender safety seriously. We’ve researched this, and here is what we’ve found: If you have the recommended 20+ mm clearance between tire and fender, objects that are small enough to be picked up with great force will go through the fender without causing any harm. Large objects have too much inertia to accelerate to a speed that allows them to do much damage. The fact that aluminum fenders is far stiffer than plastic ones helps in this respect. Wider fenders are stiffer than narrower ones, making them even safer.

During our research into fender safety, I asked all the old randonneurs I know in France about fender-related accidents. Nobody remembered any, even though these guys and women rode tens of thousands of kilometers a year – fast. I heard about all kinds of crashes, but everybody agreed that thei
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Bike locks are too easy to cut.

#Bikes #Cycling #Bicycle #Locks

 
Since it looks like I am staying here for a while I should introduce myself. I am #newhere and could call myself #gplusrefugee but in fact #G+ is just the last place I left. Before that I was on
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Got my new bike frame all built up! It's a Cotic BFe26 steel frame. 5th generation of this model with plenty of modern features such as internal dropper routing, 66° head angle, 44mm headtube, 12x142mm rear thru axle, and 853 Reynolds downtube.

#bike #cycle #bicycle #mountainbike #steel #Cotic #uk #Hope #Spank #canecreek #Magura #Shimano #SRAM #RaceFace #Maxxis #Kenda
 
Sickening CIS White Female Lashes Out Against Oppressed Trans Woman

In a shocking turn of events, a white female who lost a biking contest against a trans woman has lashed out with pure hatred against the superior rider, claiming that the race was somehow “not fair.”

The white supremacist and transphobic bigot Wagner-Assali whined on Twitter in the most hateful manner, enraged at her inability to compete in a fair race and win fairly against Rachel McKinnon, another woman.

“Not fair,” she says – implying that a transwoman is somehow different than a CIS gender woman.




Absolutely disgusting.

The hater Jen Wagner-Assali is believed to be a Trump supporter and possibly a member of the “Proud Boys” White Supremacist gang.

#CIS #White #Female #Trans #Woman #Oppression #Bicycle #Hate #LGBTQ #Politics #HateSpeech #Cycling #Competition #Sports #Twitter
 
Man Pretending to be a Woman Wins Female World Cycling Championship

That was easy. I should have done this.

#Bicycling #Sports #Champion #Bicycle #Race #Cycling #Winner
 
Since it looks like I am staying here for a while I should introduce myself. I am #newhere and could call myself #gplusrefugee but in fact #G+ is just the last place I left. Before that I was on VK.com (russian social network) and dark shadow of state Internet #censorship took it over and made it even more evil than typical corporate products are.

Facebook was before it and LiveJourjnal before. I guess I am more of #corporaterefugee as I just don't want to hand my virtual alter ego to another commercial product or just any too centralised community. I will probably ramble more on this subject later as I am somewhat of #... show more
 

Fife & Foothills Trail (2018-10-01)


The Pierce County Foothills Trail opened an extension from its original eastern terminus in South Prairie all the way to Buckley a while back. I'd been really wanting to check it out, but didn't get a chance until last week, when my partner needed to be in Fife for a day.

While I knew I missed riding on the trail, spending time on it filled me with the overwhelming feeling of "It's been too long." Things have definitely changed a bit along the trail. The bridge that was destroyed a few years back was replaced by an embankment and culvert, eliminating the risk of that happening again.

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#cycling #bicycle #bicycletouring
 

Inside Moots: The Master of Metal

Moots began in 1981, from the shop of Kent Eriksen, called Sore Saddle Cyclery, which technically opened in 1980, but the operations of Moots didn’t get rolling for a whole year. Kent began the brand with the help of many others, and eventually sold it off to begin his own company, Eriksen Cycles. Meanwhile, Moots began to permutate into their current state as one of the largest framebuilding operations in the USA. I can’t compare their shop to anyone else, other than Seven in the Boston-area. In terms of scale and organization.

Packed within an industrial complex, the freestanding structure includes a machine shop, cnc lab, finishing studio, welding shop, offices, and three apartment buildings, one of which was my home for the week. You get the feeling that the building itself is a hive and the honey are these amazing titanium frames, beckoning for their first ride.
#cycling #bicycle
Inside Moots: the Masters of Metal
 
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\#bicycle #fossilized #frau #loewensteiner-berge #nassach #rad #spiegelberg #versteinert #women
Quelle: https://schubladenerinnerungen.de/blog/2018/10/09/3156/
Steinerne Frau
 
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This was my very first half-century #bicycle ride. I only did it on a whim, but after I posted about it, a friend of mine on #googleplus suggested that I start doing longer rides. He mentored me for quite a while, and now I do longer rides whenever I can. I got up to 180 miles in one go when I rode from Seattle to Vancouver, BC, but usually did 120-150 miles in a day.

Rediscover this day: September 15, 2012

#cycling #bicycletouring
 

"Real" Road bikes

It has always been my belief that folks needed a bike that suited their needs, was reasonably lightweight, and wasn't beholden to staying on smooth pavement for the entirety of its lifespan. That bike, I have always reasoned, is what we call "gravel bikes". But that name is all wrong! The name these bikes should have is road bikes. That's right. The name for those skinnier tire, performance driven, singularly purposed bicycles should not be "road bikes". They should be called by their right name- racing bikes.

I was struck by this totally obvious observation after having read this opinion piece on "Velo News". The entire search for a new name for these "gravel bikes" is not a wise thing to do. The "right name" for these bikes was right under our noses all the time, and it had been usurped by what the industry calls "road bikes", which really are not "road" bikes at all. "Certain roads bikes", yes. But not all roads are suited to racing bicycles
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Steinerne Frau













\#bicycle #fossilized #frau #loewensteiner-berge #nassach #rad #spiegelberg #versteinert #women
Quelle: https://schubladenerinnerungen.de/blog/2018/10/09/3156/
Steinerne Frau
 
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I haven't had a chance to do even day tours for a while because I've been trying to get my girlfriend up to speed. She wants to do bicycle touring, and we have a Bilenky tandem on the way, but her asthma is seriously hindering her progress. I've been doing them solo her and there, and as she won't ride when its cold out because she doesn't warm up with exercise like I do, I'll probably end up doing a lot of them during the cold season here.

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#cycling #bicycle
 
I did my first bicycle tour back in 2015, and I've been dying to do one of that magnitude again. You know, with camping and meeting new people out on the open road. I've done some smaller ones here and there, albeit without camping, but haven't had the time for anything so epic since.

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#cycling #bicycle #bikepacking #biketouring
 



Frustrated by the obstacles to urban cycling in North America, Melissa and Chris Bruntlett traveled with their two kids from Vancouver to the #Netherlands in 2016 to take a deep five-week dive into places that do cycling better. Traversing cities in the Netherlands by bike, they found that cycling is not just a better way to get around; when done right, it leads to healthier, safer, more vibrant, more family-friendly communities. They wrote it all up in their new book, Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality, which provides a guide for cities and communities that want to do cycling right, and for urban cyclists and families who want to learn the keys to cycling as a way of life.

I spoke to the Bruntletts by phone earlier this month about what they’ve learned and about what c... show more
 

Why you should read this article slowly


This ties in to the general #slow movements I’ve begun to experience over the past decade. First, with #bicycle #commuting, which eventually led me to go #car-free: the first few bike commutes I did blew my mind, as I noticed hundreds of things I never did in a motor vehicle. Then came #slow-biking, an even richer experience. #Eating, #cooking, #piano-practice, #walking. Doors of #perception were opening I never knew existed.

#Read a #book and take as long as you want.
 

#DervlaMurphy

#Dervla #Murphy Tales and Travels on Two Wheels

From the 2011 BMFF Program: Catch this rare opportunity to hear one of the world's first #woman #solo adventurers- #Irish #treasure Dervla Murphy. Her first book, "Full Tilt: #Ireland to #India with a #Bicycle," published over 45 year ago, has been followed by more than 20 titles. Celebrating her 80th bi...
 
lopilift electric walking bicycle...

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Walkbiking
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#electricbicycle #bicycle #treadmill #walking #cycling #stopdrivingcars #video #animatedgif
 
SoyBoy on Cuck Island loses his bike.

Simply Hilarious. The Weak should fear the Strong.

#UK #CuckIsland #Bicycle #SoyBoy
 
By Clark Young



2017-10-05T20:15:11-04:00

silhouette of boy riding bicycle in wheelie during golden hour

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/lQuWIesgs5Q
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\#photography #CC0 #Unsplash #APIRandom #silhouette #of #boy #riding #bicycle #in #wheelie #during #golden #hour #Ottawa #Canada
 

The First 100 Years of the Bicycle: A 1915 Documentary Shows How the Bike Went from Its Clunky Birth in 1818, to Its Enduring Design in 1890


https://youtu.be/WI6lgUlEUFU

#bicycle #bike #history #documentary
The First 100 Years of the Bicycle: A 1915 Documentary Shows How the Bike Went from Its Clunky Birth in 1818, to Its Enduring Design in 1890
 
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https://www.sott.net/article/391868-Carving-of-modern-bicycle-in-2000-year-old-temple-in-India-ancient-or-added-recently
#Carving of #modern #bicycle in 2,000 year old #temple in #India - #ancient or added recently? -- Sott.net

The founders of Panchavarnaswamy Temple, built during India's ancient Chola period, may have predicted the arrival of the bike by hundreds of years A carving of a modern bicycle has been found on the wall of an ancient 2,000-year-old temple. The...
 
TACTICAL MOUNTAIN BIKES

Oh yeah!

#Bicycle #Police #MountainBike #Tactical #AssaultBike #ICE #Protest
 
Cool Bike Trick

https://twitter.com/RubyWIsaac/status/1010229534644465665

#Bicycle #Skipping #Trick #RubyIsaac
 
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Photos from a #bike trip today to see the Rideau Falls and Minto Bridges in #Ottawa, with @Kathryn Barr.

#biking #cycle #cycling #bicycle
 
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