Passion begets passion. And marrying your bicycle begets an excuse to start an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for your dream honeymoon. As a young adult, Lisa Nelson never rode a bike for more than 5 miles. She took up cycling while working at a non-profit program that “focused on turning delinquent youth on to positive programing … such as biking.” That’s how she met her strong but silent partner of 15 years, Steele Spokes, who she’s getting hitched to on March 2nd in a Luau-themed wedding. Keep reading »
Swedish industrial designers Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin have created head protection for cyclists that isn’t bulky, uncomfortable, or unsightly – in fact, it doesn’t even look like it’s there at all. Learn more by watching this short documentary on The Mary Sue…
Dear Joji Kondo,
You lied to me! You told me the 200 bicycle seats sitting in our basement were from a faulty shipment at work and that you would be examining them as part of your company’s initiative on quality control. You started spending more time in the basement — sniffing the seats, straddling them and licking them. I thought it was strange, but I know you have a passion for bicycles, so I let it go because I loved you. When we were out, I saw you eyeing parked bicycles. You looked at them in lascivious way. You had a particular fondness for the ones with child seats. I tried my best to interpret it as part of your mad genius for mechanical engineering. Keep reading »
With our busy lifestyles, multitasking is a necessity. Like say, for instance, if you want to try to squeeze in both daily exercise (or in the case of NYC’s new Citibike program, your morning commute) and a masturbation session, so you can save the 15 minutes you might spend clicking mindlessly through your Instagram feed. Well, the Happy Ride, a bicycle seat cover with a discreet, high-powered vibrator tucked inside, makes it possible. The sex toy disguised as bicycle gear goes for about $40 and comes with an attached remote control so you can adjust the vibration speed to your liking. Keep reading »
Guys, Saturday was World Naked Bike Ride Day, an annual global event where cyclists are encouraged to ride in the buff to raise awareness about bike rights. Founded in 2004, the World Naked Bike Ride organizers suggest riders pedal “as bare as you dare.” This NSFW video shows hundreds of cyclists in Mexico City taking off their clothes and taking to the streets. Let’s just hope they wipe down their bike seats post-ride. [Telegraph]
This weekend, I went to a friend’s wedding in Los Angeles. The festivities took place at a resort by the beach. The best thing about the hotel I was staying at (other than the high thread-count sheets and the unlimited hot water) was that they had free bicycles for the guests. Something you should know about me: I’m obsessed with going on long bike rides on the beach. It’s sounds like a cliche from an online dating profile, only I’m completely serious. It’s my dream life activity. Imagine a dog sticking its head out the window while its owner drives down the freeway. That’s me when I ride bikes minus the wagging tongue. I have a friend who nicknamed me Wheels after going on vacation with me and experiencing my “ride or die” attitude. I’m really serious about it. I refuse to walk if there’s a bike and a beach in range. In my day-to-day life, I barely ever ride my bike, and when I do, I don’t enjoy it nearly as much. There’s something about riding along the beach, where there are no cars and plenty of fresh, sea air, that helps me figure things out. Four hours of peddling and one painful sunburn later, I think I got to the bottom of some important stuff and I thought I’d share before the daily grind makes me forget it all. I hate how that happens. Keep reading »
Eek! Bicycle riding ladies, the Journal of Sexual Medicine has published a study about the bad things a bicycle can do to a vagina. According to researchers at Yale, competitive female cyclists who had their handle bars lower than their bike seat experienced “significantly higher vibratory thresholds in the anterior vagina, compared with riders whose handlebars were level with the bike saddle.” Translation: they lost sensation in parts of their vaginas! Keep reading »
A couple of years ago, I had the chance to go to Amsterdam for a few days. My favorite part? No, not the weed, you stoners! It was the bikes! Most people get around on easygoing cruisers, with high handle bars that make it easy to see where you’re going as you’re biking around town. That’s why I’m really into this Schwinn Starlet bike, with its wide tires, high handle bars and bright, poppy color. It’s not necessarily the best bike for traversing the mean city streets, but it does seem like it’d be perfect for a meandering after-dinner cruise.
Spring has sprung! Time to start riding our bikes everywhere — to work, to do errands, and to rooftop parties where the wine shall flow freely. The wine! Oh crap, we’re supposed to bring a bottle — perhaps a lovely Malbec or Pinot Grigio. Transporting the booze is no problem with oopsmark’s leather wine holster with brass hardware, which secures tightly on our bike’s frame and fits any size bottle of vino. Start peddling.
It’s pretty hard to shock New Yorkers, but it’s even harder to go all acrobatic on a float being paraded around town. Look at this lady go on The PoleRider, a rickshaw and mobile strip club! The brainchild of entrepreneur Andrew Katzander is cruising the city and so fly. Hope they don’t hit a pothole. [New York, 8/13/09] Keep reading »