The cyclist in the video above was riding through a London suburb "to gain some fitness," he writes on YouTube, when a car going the opposite direction suddenly turned right into the bike lane. The head-on collision that ensued is the stuff of bike-riding nightmares.
Just a man and his goat, enjoying a nice sunset bike ride together.
Who's the sexy Air Force dude on the beach cruiser? Oh and who's that cute little blond boy? This photograph of "the America we lost" shows Doctor Ron Paul and his son, board-uncertified ophthalmologist Rand Paul. If you're wondering how these two become so nutty in the 21st Century, all the clues are in this seemingly innocent photograph.
Have you ever been waiting patiently to cross the street, then when it's finally your turn, there's some jerk riding a bike down the middle of the road and you wish you could just run out there and ram right into him but you don't, of course, because then you'd be injured and/or in trouble? Well, this South African Red Hartebeest (let's call him Buck Norris) knows nothing about this "timidity" of which you speak. [via Doobybrain]
It's happened to every biker. A flat tire in an inconvenient place on your commute, and the nearest bike shop is a long walk away. Most casual bikers don't carry extra tubes or tools with them; and so any repair work on the road can mean an end to a bike ride, and potentially leaving your bike locked up somewhere slowly rusting as you forget about it in your frustration. That's why the idea of the Bike Fixtation is so brilliant: a place for you to buy new parts and then install them yourself.
Nobody bats an eye if a bike gets stolen, or even if two or three bikes get stolen off the same rack. But stealing three dozen fucking bikes at once? That's when you have to stand up and admit: "You, sir or sirs or madam or madams, are an ambitious and talented bicycle thief or thieves whose 'can-do' attitude will take you far in the world of thievery."
Hipsters love bikes. They also love wine. But because stuffing a bottle of red in your messenger bag before pedaling down to the park for a picnic is totally déclassé, it hasn't been possible to marry the two. Until now, that is. Etsy user oopsmark is now offering a "Bicycle Wine Rack," which is described thusly:
The 2011 Tour de France got off on the wrong foot Saturday when a spectator leaned too far into the track, causing a massive pile-up that brought down dozens of racers.
There are senseless crimes and there is this. Four guys hanging out in Brooklyn early yesterday morning chopped down a tree so that they could steal the bike that was chained to it.
Cyclists, pedestrians, drivers—we're all endlessly reckless in our self transit, it turns out. Just watch all the near death experiences at this single New York intersection.