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Meet Dan Angus, bike addict.
This video from the Biking Brisbane project is the first in a series of interviews with member’s of Brisbane’s cycling community. Dan talks about his garage full of bikes, living with an addiction to bikes and how cycling has factored into his life over the years.
Being an in-depth study of character, this video creates a stark contrast to the simplicity and serenity of Don’s bike check video I posted this morning — but I think a lot of us can relate equally to both.
Found on Locked Cog.
An interesting juxtaposition to my last post… here’s a message from our Mayor of Los Angeles! He was involved in a bicycle accident recently when a taxi cab cut him off while he was riding in the bike lane on Venice Blvd. The poor guy had to have surgery on his elbow which was broken in eight places. Wishing you a speedy recovery, Tony!
Los Angeles is on fire with bicycle advocacy issues right now and it’s about time. I’ve been commuting in this city for six years and this year feels unlike any other. These days I see more cyclists in the street than ever before. It really feels like there is a massive change on the horizon.
I haven’t really been covering much advocacy news here. If you want to keep up with the urban cyclist’s perpetual struggle to survive in Los Angeles, then I highly recommend Alex Thompson’s blog BikesideLA.
In case you haven’t noticed, the entire cycling blogosphere has been talking about Floyd Landis, Lance Armstrong and… drugs!
I haven’t really added my two cents into the whole controversy yet because I really had to spend time and think about it. So without getting caught up in who said what about who did what and why, this is what I came up with and while I know this video is already pretty old now, it’s really the most appropriate thing I could think of posting re: the subject at hand.
Why? Because if Floyd and Lance were riding scraper bikes, then maybe they would have never gotten into this whole mess in the first place.
Also, it’s just a great video so give it a look if you haven’t already on someone else’s bike blog.
RIDE OF SILENCE TOMORROW EVENING
On May 19, 2010, at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn’t aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.
See the Ride Of Silence website to find one near you.
I’ll be joining the one in Santa Monica starting from Predator Cycles.