What is a “Culver” and how did they get a city?

Long time JustAnotherCyclist blogger friend BikingInLA posted a rather interesting tweet tonight:

The Culver City Chamber of Commerce might as well just tell bicyclists to take their business somewhere else. http://t.co/ezzhWOKZ6z #bikLA
3/29/13 8:17 PM

So of course I checked out the link. While disappointed, I was unfortunately not surprised by the comments of Chamber of Commerce President Steve Rose. The crux of his argument is, basically, that cyclists are being granted rights without corresponding responsibilities. Here it is in his words: (more…)

The ultimate gizmo bike

I’ve always felt there was a strong affinity between technology folks and cycling.  Admittedly I spend a fair amount of time in Silicon Valley, so my opinion may be somewhat biased.  The cycling industry itself has its own fair share of cool gizmos for all of us Freds to drop or hard earned cash on.  From cycling computers to helmet cams to bikes that post to twitter for you, electronics have found their way into the cycling world.

This was taken to a completely different level, however, by Steve Roberts.  Not only did he spend years of his life pedaling around the country, he did it on one of three “unique” bikes he put together himself.  It is not the frame or configuration of the bike that makes them particularly interesting.  No, it is the array of electronics that he incorporated into his rides that really sets him apart.

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