Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Fetish for fixies

This week we explore the mystique and magic of the fixed gear bicycle. Meet some san francisco messengers as they tell us why they ride these edgy and sexy bikes.

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Rob mentioned Bay Area master frame builder Bernie Mikkelsen

During bikesummer '04 in NY I went for a ride with some guys from Old Skool Track. I'm the second from the left in this picture from Orchard Beach in Da Bronx

Photo credit: Old Skool Track

Sheldon Brown's site has some good pages on fixies

Vive la Revolution!

The San Francisco Grand Prix is this Sunday! You can ride the course before the race too!

My new friend Kyle (who I met through this podcast) and I will be showing the film Still we Ride after the next critical mass at Station 40 at 3030-B 16th at Mission at 9 pm. $4-10 donation. If you miss it here you can still catch it at The Bicycle Film Festival maybe in your town

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Laws and sausage

They say you don't want to know how laws or sausage are made but Bikescape ignores all of that and visits City Hall in San Francisco to see the Bicycle Advisory Committee in action.

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The San Francisco Planning Department

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

Trees not Cars
and The Alliance for Golden Gate Park has been fighting against the garage in Golden Gate Park

Bicyclists have a three times larger chance of suffering a heart attack in the hour after riding in the pollultion of heavy traffic.

Note: Like everyone in the on-line radio world, is having bandwidth problems. You can still find bikescape there and I encourage you to check out the unique its programming but the files are now going to be stored at Please shoot me an email if there are any problems with the new set-up.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Marin county hits the jackpot

Marin County, just north of the Golden Gate gets $25 million to improve bike and ped facilities. We talk with Deb Hubsmith of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition to find out how its going to be spent.

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Take your bike on Golden Gate Transit from the East Bay to Marin.

They have free wifi at Mt Tamalpais State Park!?!

The non motorized transportation pilot program will also give $25M each to Columbia, MO, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, and sheboygen County, Wi.

Bike Talk Radio rebroadcasts a Bikescape show in Davis California. (They got transmitters!)

Friday, August 05, 2005

Cycling and community - a conversation with Chris Carlsson

How does your choice of transportation create or destroy community? We talk with author, historian, co-originator of Critical Mass and my friend Chris Carlsson to get some insight.

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Buy or download these and others of Chris' books at Full Enjoymment Books.

More links that Chris sent me-

Some of the events mentioned in the community calendar segment were unintelligable so here are the links-

Get information about the Mt. Tam Double Century ride at the Marin Cyclists website

Contact Brandon to learn about the Vertigo tour of San Francisco.