A City Cycled

Biking my way through New York City
Dec 18 '10
Someone needs to make these a reality. 
UPDATE:
Now I’m seeing that everyone has already seen this since it’s like thirty seconds old but whatever.

Someone needs to make these a reality. 

UPDATE:

Now I’m seeing that everyone has already seen this since it’s like thirty seconds old but whatever.

(Source: Gizmodo)

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Dec 12 '10
Here’s a picture of me. If there’s anything that can somehow make blogging even more vain than it already is, it’s posting pictures of yourself. So yeah, I understand that this is annoying. 
However, there’s also the fact that I look really cool and the guy who took the picture is a good photographer and if you’re in the city, you should hit him up to help out with his project of taking pictures of all the different kinds of cyclists in New York.
But don’t forget to note how fierce I look.

Here’s a picture of me. If there’s anything that can somehow make blogging even more vain than it already is, it’s posting pictures of yourself. So yeah, I understand that this is annoying. 

However, there’s also the fact that I look really cool and the guy who took the picture is a good photographer and if you’re in the city, you should hit him up to help out with his project of taking pictures of all the different kinds of cyclists in New York.

But don’t forget to note how fierce I look.

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Dec 7 '10
benjaminjtaylor:

Cold as f*ck out today. This made things warm. Fits like a glove. Pearl Izumi.

Just bought one of these today. My childhood dream of being a ninja is now the closest it will ever get to being a reality.

benjaminjtaylor:

Cold as f*ck out today. This made things warm. Fits like a glove. Pearl Izumi.

Just bought one of these today. My childhood dream of being a ninja is now the closest it will ever get to being a reality.

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Dec 3 '10

I guess I feel differently now

Back in the day I had a humor blog that was fairly popular (oh shut up, it was). Well, sometimes at work when I get bored I go back and read some of my old posts, and most of the time I cringe at what I had written. It was one of those blogs where I would comment on the minutia of daily life and blah, blah, blah. But today, I stumbled upon a great post. Not because of how entertaining it was, but because of the subject matter. Here’s an excerpt, from 11/10/08:

I just don’t like bikes.  I don’t get them.
I don’t get riding “for the fun of it” and I certainly don’t get riding for competition or exercise.  As far as I’m concerned Lance Armstrong is a complete idiot.
Riding a bike always ends the same way for me: I end up getting bored and thinking, “Well, there’s an hour of my life I’ll never get back.”
When I was a kid the only way I could be coaxed into riding bikes is if we played Top Gun and I could put a baseball card in the spoke so it made that annoying engine sound.  Looking back, I don’t know why my fighter jet required a motorcycle-like sound to function, but back then it was imperative for me.
I didn’t like bikes then and as I’ve aged I still have never developed that love for bikes that most people seem to have.
When someone asks me now if I have a bike and then says, “Don’t you just love riding?” I always shrug my shoulders and reply, “I gotta tell you, I really don’t.  I’d just rather not do it, so let’s just forget the whole thing.”
I’ll walk and I’ll run, but biking is out of the question.  If I wanted to be bored, I’d watch the Food Network.

Funny how much things change, huh?

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Dec 3 '10
eeki:

-outlying-:

One of our favorite photos from the recent Chari shoot. @quesofrito making magic. 

New York I love you.

"If this town is just an apple, then let me take a bite."

eeki:

-outlying-:

One of our favorite photos from the recent Chari shoot. @quesofrito making magic. 

New York I love you.

"If this town is just an apple, then let me take a bite."

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Dec 2 '10
Jesus, the original hipster cyclist.Dude in Jerusalem: “Jesus, will you be preaching today?”Jesus: [strapping up his sandals] “Nah man, not today. Gotta get in a ride  before sundown. Though I guess I could get my dad to keep the sun up a  little longer. Yeah, right, like he even listens to me - got me down  here wearing this raggedy robe like I’m not the son of god. The son of  god has to wear a beat up robe? C’mon now.”Dude in Jerusalem: “Well what about your sandals? They are quite nice, what brand are they?”Jesus: “You probably never heard of them.” Dude in Jerusalem: “Hmm - are they Burning Bush’s?”Jesus: [Gets on bike] “Man those are so played.”Dude in Jerusalem: “But they’re so popular - all the apostles are wearing them.”Jesus: [starts to ride away] “Exactly bro. Exactly.”

Jesus, the original hipster cyclist.

Dude in Jerusalem: “Jesus, will you be preaching today?”
Jesus: [strapping up his sandals] “Nah man, not today. Gotta get in a ride before sundown. Though I guess I could get my dad to keep the sun up a little longer. Yeah, right, like he even listens to me - got me down here wearing this raggedy robe like I’m not the son of god. The son of god has to wear a beat up robe? C’mon now.”
Dude in Jerusalem: “Well what about your sandals? They are quite nice, what brand are they?”
Jesus: “You probably never heard of them.”
Dude in Jerusalem: “Hmm - are they Burning Bush’s?”
Jesus: [Gets on bike] “Man those are so played.”
Dude in Jerusalem: “But they’re so popular - all the apostles are wearing them.”
Jesus: [starts to ride away] “Exactly bro. Exactly.”

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Dec 2 '10
brooklyntheory:

After the rain, Manhattan Skyline, NYC

Dope.

brooklyntheory:

After the rain, Manhattan Skyline, NYC

Dope.

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Dec 1 '10
This is not Disneyland, or Hollywood. I’ll give you an example: I’ve read that I flew up the hills and mountains of France. But you don’t fly up a hill. You struggle slowly and painfully up a hill, and maybe, if you work very hard, you get to the top ahead of everybody else.

Lance Armstrong (via fatguylittlebike)

I’m not even going to make a joke about his ball.

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Nov 30 '10

To alert or not to alert

Okay people, feedback time. Where do you stand on the issue of alerting another biker that you’re about to pass him/her? When I first started riding regularly about seven months ago, I never did. This is because one time a guy passed me and yelled out “on your left” before doing so and it enraged me. But I’m willing to bet this isn’t the typical response because, for reasons unknown, I have the emotional maturity of a 15 year-old when it comes to anything sports-related or physical activity.

Lately however, when I do go to pass someone, I’ve been yelling out before I do. And actually on my way home last night, going up the Manhattan Bridge, a guy thanked me for alerting him that I was about to pass him. So! Where do you stand on this? Do you alert bikers before you pass? If not, does it annoy you when someone does this to you? If all of you alert and no one finds it annoying I think I can safely say I have some unresolved issues from my childhood. I bet it has something to do with being forced to play soccer. All I ever wanted was the orange slices during halftime, but no! I had to run around too.

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Nov 30 '10
Sunrise over Brooklyn this morning. Taken while biking over the Manhattan Bridge.

Sunrise over Brooklyn this morning. Taken while biking over the Manhattan Bridge.

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