ANTI-MONKEY BUTT POWDER
A new product tested at Urban Velo. Clicking through to the manufacturer's site, the ad videos are really very funny.
Some interesting stuff from Karl on Sea on his recent visit to the capital.
He compares London's hire scheme with others.
He looks at how driver behaviour can make even a fairly straightforward route an intimidating experience.
And lastly he observes the dominance of the Brompton in multi-modal commuting.
OTHER PEOPLE'S PROJECTS
I'm really enjoying Kim Harding's account of his bike build. The build is based on a 2009 Genesis Croix de Fer frame (one of the "do it all" cross bikes that are becoming more and more popular), which was an unusual bike at the time it was introduced because of its disc brakes.
It should build up into a really nice commuter/light tourer/off roader.
CREDIT WHERE IT'S DUE DEPT.
I've been irritated by Copenhagenize's occasional jabs at the "sport" cyclist, so it was nice to see him speak favourably of Robert Penn's "It's All About the Bike" here.
SHOULD IT BE CALLED THE ROULEUR'S JERSEY?
A great article on why Petacchi's disqualification from the Tour would not mean Mark Cavendish taking green, here on the Pave blog.
VELOCLUB DON LOGAN DOES LE TOUR
...and has an international incident afterwards too.
REDUCE SPEEDS, AND THEY WILL COME
ARTHUR DE PINS AT THE BEACH
Drawn.ca features the work of French artist Arthur De Pins, here. Appropriately for the time of year, if not the weather *I'm* experiencing, it's beach themed.
THEY DRAW AND COOK
Artists and illustrators write and illustrate their favourite recipes. Featured on the Lines and Colors blog.
Salsa have an update on the clever Wanderlust, and downright nifty minimalist racks they showed earlier in the year.
They're also making a Snowbike, the Mukluk, which looks very cool - check out the design features they've put on the frame.
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