Our Next Meeting

Our next meting will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7pm. The meeting will be held at the Roswell Area Park Activity Building, 10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075 (directions on Membership page). If you have a topic you want discussed, you are welcome to notify Bill Mitchell at bmitchell@bikeroswell.com.

Bike Roswell! normally meets the first Wednesday of each month, at 7 p.m unless otherwise noted here.


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Here are some cycling related links and articles that have been passed on to us to share with you.

Amsterdam

Bicycle Anecdotes from Amsterdam

Here is an impressive video from Amsterdam. (Actually 1 plus 3 more impressive videos) This site provides a nice cross-section of commentary on life in the City of Bikes. For the main video, if you’d like to skip directly to topics, they’ve grouped the comments under five general headings.

0:17 Rejecting the Automobile
2:15 A bike system that works for everyone
4:05 There’s a science to what looks like “bicycle chaos”
5:55 Coming to The Netherlands from the United States
7:33 Dutch Bicycle Culture

ALSO, see “How did the Netherlands get so Bicycle Friendly?” for more about how this bicycle nirvana came about.

The “Bicycles Forever” exhibit

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Photo taken by Dora F., a friend of Bike Roswell! living in Toronto.

Bicycles Forever: This Mesmerizing Ai Weiwei Installation is Made from 3,144 Bicycles

1000 Bicycles:  This is Ai Weiwei’s 1000 Bicycles

 

Flying Bike Completes Test Flight

flyingbikeTF     FlyingBike2
                       Video of Test Flight                                                  Concept and Design

 

Danny is still Number One!

You know Danny MacAskill (if you ride on two wheels, you should!).  Here is a series of episodes that culminates in his latest project – Danny MacAskill’s Imaginate.    Sit back and enjoy!

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.                                                                              Danny MacAskill’s Imaginate

MacAskill_Imaginate MacAskill_Imag-Ep2 MacAskill_Imag-Ep3 MacAskill_Imag-Ep4
. In the Balance – Ep 1               Taking Shape- Ep 2              Perfect Space – Ep 3              Time to Ride – Ep 4

They make it look easy

moto_lookalike moto_look

Road Humor

RoadHumor

Bike to Work Day – May 17, 2013

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STOOPIDTALL – CICLAVIA 2013 – LA BIKE CULT

Is this a Tall Bike or what???  ..but what fun!

StoopidTall     StoopidTallfromSmall     StoopidTall3
Gotta see this!                      News Article                 A 34d party video

Think it’s time for Roswell to have our own Ciclavia?  Want to help make it happen? Email Harry with Bike Roswell!

 

 Posters to think about

BikeFacts

Bike Facts

Grab_Life

Grab Life by the Handlebars

 

Ride your bike in space!  ..and go 17,000+ MPH

Space Bike

Ridin

 

Are You More Awesome?

Bike Awesome

Truth!

Want to make your bike sound like a horse trotting?

Horst Trot Sound                           Bike Trot Sound

Here is a Horse Trotting Sound           Here is a Bike Trotting Sound
Think about it!  Mystify your buddies.  On your next group bike ride make them think, “This guy’s bike must be a horse!”   You would surely be the star of the ride..  (Not sure if that would be a real good thing though).

 Bikes Save Lives!  Or, Curious George’s Great Escape.

    

How does Curious George and bicycles come together to save lives?  Here’s a story of how the inquisitive monkey and two bicycles saved a German couple’s lives.

Red Bull Kludge:  An athlete-powered machine

Who says bikes can’t be useful

You may say, “What is a Kluge?”   Well….    KLUGE: /KLOOJ/ NOUN, SLANG – A witty, yet inelegant solution that succeeds in performing a particular task.  Check this thing out here.

WOW!  Hurricane Sandy on Bikes in NYC.

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You think you’ve seen and heard all about Hurricane Sandy (October 2012)?
Well, with this video you can experience it digitally via guys on bikes.  Facinating!
Click here for video.

 

How did the Netherlands get so Bicycle Friendly?

        

Click on images for a larger view.  Think we can do this?  Click on “Answer” below for a video

If you’ve visited the Netherlands, you know how incredible their bicycle culture is.  Or, you probably have heard about it.  Below is a video and more on how they were able to depend less on the automobile and rely more on the bicycle for transportation and recreation.   Think their bicycle culture was always there?  Not so.  It was a relative recent occurrence.  Here is a video answer to how this phenomenon occurred.   For the whole enchilada, click HERE for a good blog on “How the Dutch got their cycling paths.”

If you haven’t clicked on it already, here is a video “Answer”:-)

  2012 National Bike Challenge Results:

Created by Kimberly-Clare, national HQ right here in good ol’ Roswell, GA, this national challenge ran May 1 to August 31 with the goal of uniting 50,000 people to bike 10 million miles.  ..and the results are in:

Team Bike Roswell! finished in 1st Place in the state of Georgia!

  • As a team, we accumulated over 13,000 miles on the bike!
  • As a team, we finished 84th nationally!
  • Individually, Team Captain Steve Thomas finished in 1st Place in Georgia!
  • Individually, Bike Roswell! President Doug Fallon finished in 2ne Place in Georgia
Team members were: Steve Thomas, Doug Fallon, Emil J Walcek, Chris Lind, Steve Acenbrak, Frank Eastland, Luke Broadwell, Eric Broadwell, Matt Foree, Tom Erdmanczyk
Well done!  We all have a lot to be proud of by working together.

The goal of the National Bike Challenge was for more than fifty thousand riders logging over ten million miles, demonstrating the power of the bicycle to build healthy people, healthy communities, and a healthy planet.  Although the Challenge is over, for those willing to still log miles – the site is a great way to maintain your stats.

See more about the Challenge here.

Join the Challenge

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Contributions from Hetz, Doug, Steve &  biCYCle Store Paris:

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Rider Danny MacAskill – Adventurer of the Year?

A street trials rider redefines how we view urban landscapes—and becomes a global icon in the process.  ..and was nominated for National Geographic’s “Adventurer of the Year 2012.

                                                                        
MacAskill Industrial revolutions                                               MacAskill riding a cable

Read full National Geographic article here.

Some of Danny’s other amazing videos:

Coming Home

Plays Capetown

Industrial Revolutions

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Cycling Music Videos

Turntable Rider
       

Performance Rider!


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If you run across something cool and/or extraordinary in the world of cycling and want to share with your cycling community, just send it to me at webmaster@bikeroswell.com and I’ll use my editorial privledges to share them with the world.   (Also, thanks to you that have shared cool stuff with us so far).