2 bikes stolen

I know that the likelihood that I get it back is slim, but if anyone sees it please contact:
Nadia at moorenadia@gmail.com or call (404) 202-6399

These theft reports have also been added to my Stolen Bikes Google Map:
View Bike Theft 2010 in a larger map
and Call José 787-627-9225
josesoto@isla.net
(not this bike, but close)
also
My bike was stolen today at the corner of Crosby and Prince. It is a black woman’s Biachi Milano Parco. It has the larger rear rack and reflective tape in the rim between spokes. I also has a ZENBIKES sticker. $100 reward if found, no questions asked. 2 stolen bikes to report:
Stolen 11/24/10
My Dahon Speed D7 was stolen today on 90 st and 1st ave. [like this but in black]
It has a black basket and a ladybug bell.

Originally posted 2010-11-29 05:58:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Witness needed

2 cyclists are injured in Greenpoint Brooklyn and are looking for any witness information.

Posting from L magazine:

Greenpoint Cyclists Injured in Franklin Street Hit-and-Run Need Your Help
Posted by Benjamin Sutton on Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 8:57 AM

Were you in the vicinity of the intersection of Franklin Street and Cayler Street in the Greenpoint/North Williamsburg industrial border zone on the evening of October 23? Do you live near there, pass through or drink at Diamond frequently? If so, maybe you could help a couple of cyclists who were badly injured there that evening by a hit-and-run driver and are looking for witnesses to the crash. Drop them an e-line at the address above (franklinstreetbikeaccident [at] gmail), and help bring the near-deadly driver to justice! (NYShitty)

Originally posted 2010-11-17 16:11:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Want a velodrome in Greenpoint Brooklyn?

Our goal is to create a world class Velodrome and a cycling center for NYC with a crit coarse and BMX park. Please show your support for the Velodrome and vote tomorrow December 2nd from 3 – 8pm, at PS 34, 131 Norman Ave. Saw this on Affinity Cycles blog:

Tomorrow is the big day! (near McGuinness Blvd.), Greenpoint Brooklyn. We are working on the proposals now and there’s been press about the project in the Brooklyn Paper and the Greenpoint Gazzette. The Velodrome is one of these projects and we need your support. Again its Thursday December 2nd from 3 – 8pm, at PS 34, 131 Norman Ave. The proposed Velodrome and Cycling center project will hopefully be in Greenpoint Brooklyn at the MTA lot on 65 Commercial Street. The city has set the voting date for the selected project finalists to decide who will receive the 6 million dollars of funding which the Newtown Creek Water treatment plant has to pay out for damages its caused to the Greenpoint area. (near McGuinness Blvd.), Greenpoint Brooklyn. Come rally tomorrow in support for this promising opportunity for all cyclists!!

Originally posted 2010-12-03 08:31:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Size my Bike App

Check out:
Sizemybike.com Looking for an iphone app for that professional bicycle fit to increase performance and prevent unnecessary injury?

Originally posted 2010-11-29 04:52:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Check out cycleangelo.cc

To be honest, I can’t even remember the last time I paid more than $50 for a pair of jeans, so dishing out the dinero for these suckers was a big move — Happy early Christmas to me. Here’s what I think so far:
Read more here. I finally gave in, headed over to Chari after work and decided to pick up my first Outlier purchase. I went with the Climber Pant to replace my ever-so-trusty Levi’s 510’s. I’ve been loving this new bike blog: Cycleangelo.cc
Check out this latest review of cycling wear by Outlier.cc

I’m one of those guys that wears the same pair of black pants all year round, regardless of a semi-formal function or riding in the city.

Originally posted 2010-12-17 05:55:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Love your lanes Marty, Love your lanes!

I was in the area so I decided to join in the festivities in Downtown Brooklyn at Borough Hall. Joanna Oltman Smith,
I want to thank Chairman Vacca and his staff for today’s lesson in how our democracy really works whereby well-connected, powerful, very important citizens representing their own personal opinions get priority and are encouraged to buck the rules of public testimony, while earnest, early-bird, little “nobody” citizens like the rest of us are made to wait for hours. Big government, small government, let’s just fight and hold the financial future of hard working Americans hostage until Sarah Palin is done with her reality show and can figure out how to pull off an election campaign in 2012, or at least see Russia from her house. The whole set can be seen here. Photographer Adrian Kinloch, was on hand to take some photos in the frigid temperatures. Speaking to this, was one Marcus Wollen who told the crowd he’d loosed 30 pounds this year by riding his bicycle. No NOT about proposed bike infrastructure that hasn’t been approved by local community boards and then constructed, but rather one that has been in place already and being used on a daily basis by strollers, joggers and even cyclists. As if they hadn’t gotten the memo on the direction of Mayor Bloomberg’s appointee and acting as if the DOT commissioner was just secretly painting bike lanes randomly, in the middle of the night. By the time the general public was allowed to speak for their allotted time limit of 2 minutes, around 2:00pm (they’d been there since 9am) most of the committee had left…so much for civic input from the public. We’re talking about Prospect Park West and the separated 2 way bike lane with the fresh coat of green paint. Last Friday, the City Council’s committee on Transportation decided to have a hearing to bring Janette Sadik-Kahn to task and have her explain herself in putting in all these new bike lanes. So a few of us, including bike activists who have been hosting “love your lane,” clown rides, dawn we now our gay apparel and sang some goofy carols of our own. They also wanted to present him with a golden bicycle, as a gift so he could get in touch with reality that people, in Brooklyn love the bike lanes and love to ride their bikes. In the federal government, the Democrats and Republicans have divided themselves further away, bickering over tax breaks for billionaires and mandatory health reform. Read the whole thing here, on Streetsblog.org. I mean, no offense Marty, but maybe if you rode a bike instead of bitching about lanes, you could be like Marcus Wollen, lose a few pounds? We tried to deliver the bike to Marty’s office but the NYPD had other plans for us and we ended up keeping the bike…until we can find a needy kid and get them to ride in the bike lane. More than just one specific lane, this is anger is reflective of the direction of the city to create more room for cyclists to ride. I mean we can always print more money to bail out the banks that got us into this mess…but extend unemployment? There was Bikes to the World (joy to the world) and Prospect Lanes (jingle bells)
Video to coming soon. On one side of the isle, you have the Pro-bike-lane-lets-make-NYC-more-livable-and green people of the DOT commissioner Janette Sadik-Kahn and on the other side its the: Lets-make-NYC-more-livable-and-green-so-long-as-cars-don’t-have-to-slow-down-and-loose-parking-spots, being lead by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. We got our message across to the local press and then spoke with Marty’s chief of staff who talked about his bosses position on the lanes. Marty took all of this very seriously and condensed his viewpoints into a Christmas carol which he sang for the committee. Markowitz and his lovely rendition from the hearing. He also said as much as he’d love to accept the bike for Marty, he wasn’t in the building today and we should donate the bike to a needy kid. One person did manage to share his viewpoints which was equated in Streetsblog, last week. I know it’s before the new year. Janette Sadik-Kahn did get to explain the bike lanes program and came loaded with all kinds of facts and figures demonstrating the effectiveness of the bike lanes in NYC such as a three year growth in cycling. Mostly it was former politicians who got to jump the big line of people there early and be able to speak for way longer then the time permitted, like former deputy mayor Norman Steisel, Who? Not bad for a Jew, kind of like this guy:

Ok, I know, MY FAVORITE THINGS is not a Christmas song. Marty’s up in arms. Yesterday, 12/16/10, a group of Time’s Up volunteers wanted to respond to Mr. Here in NYC, we’ve got much more important issues to worry about…No not why a woman without a master’s degree in education was given a waiver to become schools chancellor,…No, a much more devastating threat to our cities health and safety…
BIKE LANES. So, I am left to wonder whether the committee, most of which is no longer present, really cares about how we feel about biking in New York? Is that socialism? They committee wanted to get some public input as well and allowed people to testify…well sort of. After all, she’s still super hot and now we’ve seen her raise a family and shoot bears. size
Like the tax debate, this issue has divided out civic government into two groups.

Originally posted 2010-12-17 05:46:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Recycle-A-Bicycle’s Sweet Sixteen

For More Information:
Recycle-A-Bicycle: 35 Pearl Street Dumbo, Brooklyn – 718.858.2972
The Powerhouse Arena: 37 Main Street Dumbo, Brooklyn – 718.666.3049 –
For more information, please contact Pasqualina Azzarello: 718-858-2972 or director@recycleabicycle.org
Facebook Event Page All contributions are greatly appreciated. In the past year alone, RAB worked with more than 1,000 young people who collectively built 500 bicycles, pedaled 10,000 miles, and burned 1,750,000 calories. Enjoy an evening of Dutch Bikes, Vintage Kids Bikes, and Recycled Bicycle Crafts! Celebrate in style with complementary inner tube bow ties, spoke flower corsages, and bicycle drivers licenses! When: Wednesday December 15, 2010 from 6:30-9:30pm
Where: The Powerhouse Arena @ 37 Main Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn
Admission Price/ Metals of Honor:
All tickets include entry, delicious food, and drink. $20 Steel
$50 High Tensile Steel
$100 Stainless Steel
$250 Alloy = Bike Maintenance Class
$500 Aluminum = 2 Bike Maintenance Classes
$1,000 Chrome = Free Winter Bike Storage
$5,000 Chromoly = Bike Tour for Ten
$10,000 Titanium = NY400 Batavus Bicycle
Tickets/Contributions: For advance ticket purchases, please visit our website, click the “donate” button, include your name and contact information, and designate your donation as “Celebration”. You can also make a donation through our website by clicking the “donate” button on our homepage. RAB is turning 16 and they are having a winter celebration:

It’s Recycle-A-Bicycle’s Sweet Sixteen! Through innovative programs such as Earn-A-Bike, Ride Club, Cycle Craft, and Summer Youth Employment Program, RAB is dedicated to the health, development, and empowerment of NYC youth. On average, RAB salvages 1,200 bicycles each year from the waste stream, diverting a total of 36,000 pounds of waste from NYC’s landfills. All tickets $50+ come with a special RAB t-shirt! Purchase a bike from the NY400 Batavus Bike Fleet or win a chance to travel home on a bike signed by one of our favorite artists and cycling advocates, David Byrne! Directions: F Train to York (Exit station, take right on Jay Street, left on Front Street, right on Main Street) -or- A/C Train to High (Exit station at Cadman Plaza, walk across park, left on Washington Street, left on Front Street, right on Main Street)
RECYCLE-A-BICYCLE: Recycle-A-Bicycle is a community-based bike shop and non-profit organization that facilitates educational/job training programs and encourages environmental stewardship. If you are unable to attend the celebration but would like to make a contribution, please send a check made payable to Recycle-A-Bicycle to 35 Pearl Street Brooklyn, NY 11201.

Originally posted 2010-12-07 06:08:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Vehicle Leasing Is More Beneficial Than Vehicle Loan

It is absolutely true fact that vehicle buying can appear to be an extremely exciting period of your life, as you get to drive a great deal of dealerships and try out a diversity of available automobiles until you find the perfect solution that feels right and is nice to drive.

Still it is unlikely that buying a vehicle of your dreams is such an easy thing to do. Therefore, if you need to find an automobile that ideally fits your individual situation and budget and whether you like the actual model or not, it is not a smart idea to purchase the first vehicle you find. Indeed, there is always the solution to get the vehicle on a finance agreement, but even in this event you may have some problems with paying it off.

Fortunately these days if you have no financial opportunity to pay for your vehicle monthly when loaning it, you may always opt for automobile leasing solution which is known to be much cheaper.

It is true that this solution generally appealed to businesses because it permits them to supply automobiles to their employees without paying the full cot normally required for them. Actually, the way that leasing a car works is easy to understand and in its simplest form is just an event of a business or person leasing an automobile off a leasing organization, paying them a particular monthly fee and handing the automobile once the vehicle leasing contract has finished. Some contracts (such as PCP) give people a great possibility to buy out the automobile hired at the very end of the leasing contract if they desire. It’s surely the perfect solution for getting some relevant company fleet for several years, as it means that the company doesn’t need to pay out for the entire value of the car, but just for its usage.

It goes without any sayings that leasing a car solution has become incredibly popular with non-company vehicle buyers in several of recent years as this solution offers them exactly the same privileges as in the case individuals were a business, thus offering them a possibility to lease an automobile for a predetermined period of time. The actual reason that it can be very advantageous for people who can’t afford purchasing automobiles by other means is that as they don’t actually own the vehicle leased. Still if you opt for this solution you don’t have to pay for its full cost, meaning that if you choose to buy some vehicle, you are sure to pay a half of the rate you are likely to be charged in the event you get a loan for your vehicle. So, I really see no reason why avoid hiring some affordable leasing a car deal.

Originally posted 2011-08-06 16:30:38. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

You think it’s cold here…
Try biking in the Netherlands:

a little video from cyclingwithoutahelmet.blogspot.com via copenhagenize.com

Originally posted 2010-12-17 14:48:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Attacker on the Queensboro bridge

Not only do you have to watch out for car doors and random pedestrian crossings but now you can add naked deranged assailants to the list.

A prop man on the the TV show Nurse Jackie was attacked on the Queensboro bridge this morning while riding to work. He was knocked off his bike by an unprovoked attacker who was naked by the time the police caught up with him.

Read more here.

Speedy recovery to Joel Custer who has just undergone surgery for lost teeth and a possible broken jaw.

Originally posted 2010-11-17 16:11:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter