Posted 2 hours ago

onthebounce:

bikefukr:

pls

The same goes for pickup trucks…

— OTB

Posted 18 hours ago
Posted 1 day ago

It reminds me of the “bike to work” movement. That is also portrayed as white, but in my city more than half of the people on bike are not white. I was once talking to a white activist who was photographing “bike commuters” and had only pictures of white people with the occasional “Black professional” I asked her why she didn’t photograph the delivery people, construction workers etc. … ie. the Black and [Latin@] and Asian people… and she mumbled something about trying to “improve the image of biking” then admitted that she didn’t really see them as part of the “green movement” since they “probably have no choice” –

I was so mad I wanted to quit working on the project she and I were collaborating on.

So, in the same way when people in a poor neighborhood grow food in their yards … it’s just being poor– but when white people do it they are saving the earth or something.

comment left on the Racialious blog post “Sustainable Food & Privilege: Why is Green always White (and Male and Upper-Class)” (via meggannn)

I’m always frustrated with how cycling is portrayed v what I see in my everyday life.  It’s impossible to justify why pro cycling is SO white, esp compared to other sports across Europe, but every time I see cycling campaigns just dismissing whole swathes of the population - and I do in the UK, too - it seems stupid & lazy.

(via womenscycling)

(Source: trilliswheatley)

Posted 1 day ago
Posted 2 days ago

My Unfortunate Absense

onthebounce:

My apologies for having been absent for two months now, but my trip to Austin didn’t go well at all.

Unfortunately I only made it about 3 miles from my apartment before some smart-phone-texting douchebag didn’t see that there was only one lane open and the speed limit had dropped to 25 mph due to…

Get better, my friend.  I hope the man that did this is facing actual charges.

Posted 4 days ago

holligenet:

If you are driving a vehicle…

use your turn signal

Use your turn signal

Use your turn signal

USE YOUR TURN SIGNAL

USE YOUR GODDAMN FUCKING TURN SIGNAL

IT’S NOT JUST A RANDOM OOOOOoOoOoOO WHAT DIS DO, DIS FLIPPER SWITCH STICK THINGY WAT A NEAT CAR DECORATION

I feel this

Posted 5 days ago
Posted 5 days ago

ridesabike:

James Stewart rests on a bike. 

Posted 5 days ago

aces5050:

Ibis Mojo HDR (via Vital MTB)

Posted 5 days ago

I need to learn how to adjust a derailleur.  My rear derailleur has become so bad at gears, I basically rode to work on a fixie today.  I found a Goldilock gear and ran it to the ground.