Sunday, February 27, 2005

Critical Mass!

From the birthplace of Critical Mass, San Francisco, Bikescape takes you on the this months ride.

One of these days I would really like to have a segment in the show where I run four or five short sound scenes from Critical Masses around the world. If you have an mp3 player that records, you can do it! Send 'em in and I'll get 'em on!

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Links from the show
Return of the Scorcher
A 30 minute documentary directed by Ted White

We are Traffic
A Movie about Critical Mass

Here's a link to the Waterford track bike I saw during the ride.

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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Riding and Ranting

I just figured out how to record and bike at the same time. Here's twenty minutes of stream of consiousness.

Stay tuned for San Francisco Critical Mass coverage sometime this weekend!

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(tech note: I used audacity to assemble this show and it seemed to name the show "rant," rather than the file name. Sorry about that.)


Mission: Not Impossible
Urban cycling is rewarding dream to be enjoyed From the San Francisco Chronicle

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Bikesummer, LA

This week Bikescape travels to rainy southern California to meet the organizers of LA Bikesummer, a yearly month long series of rides, workshops, actions and fun all aimed at raising bicycle awareness, fostering the bike community and changing the world.

I caught up with Lars Lettonen (hope I spelled your name right!) at the benefit for Bikesummer at the Basswerks Gallery on W. Adams St. The entertainment was provided by rock royalty Kristen Hirsh of 50 Foot Wave, formerly of the Throwing Muses. The evening began with an electrifying set by Ruin the Ending from Providence, Rhode Island.

The weather was EXTREMELY wet but most people showed up by bike.

I was in town to attend the seventy fifth birthday of my father-in-law (Happy birthday, Mark!) so I had to leave early and didn't get to meet everyone I wanted to meet, so if you're with BSLA, and you want to add your voice please post some comments below, send me an email or, better yet, an mp3 for me to put on the next show.

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Some links

Basswerks Gallery
Kristen's web site

Send me an email and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

San Francisco gets a clue

San Francisco Supervisor Jake McGoldrick proposes congestion pricing for downtown drivers.


Monday, February 14, 2005

The Maiden Voyage of the SS Bikescape!

Well Here it is: the first episode of the bikescape!

My excitement is tempered by the fact that I uploaded the wrong file the first time, one that was just a test. How fucking EMBARRASSING!! So, if you happen to download the file directly from, please ignore the file dated 02-12-05. I sound tired and stoned. I was really at the end of a long session of trying to find out how to get soundflower to work.


Anyway, enjoy the show and please write to me at and let me know what you think.

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Car culture alternative peddled
Protesters celebrate `the joy of the bicycle' outside auto show Chicago Tribune

Friday, February 11, 2005

Introducing the bikescape podcast!

Hey there! Welcome to my first ever post to the soon-to-be home of the bikescape pod cast!

What's a podcast?

The idea is to have a semi regular podcast show with music and discussion about bikes, bike culture, and bikes in the world. We might have a "live" report from San Francisco Critical Mass or, perhaps we could have an interview with city bike planners. Maybe I'll spend an episode debating steel vs. carbon fiber or I could rant about how we've gotten into a stupid war just so Americans can drive!

I have a few technical issues to deal with, like where to host the mp3's and how to set up the feed but I hope to have things resolved by the end of the month. Stay tuned and leave comments!