Posts Tagged ‘bicyles’

Bicycle Dancing

March 16, 2021

Cyclist Viola Brand dances her bike in a great room of Schloss Hohenheim, now the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. Music by Will van de Crommert.

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Osama bin Laden’s Bike

March 1, 2012

Osama bin Laden's Bike

Now it can be yours: Osama bin Laden’s bicycle. The Pakistan hideout where Mr. bin Laden died is being razed, and souvenir hunters have been scavaging the house site.

“Ali and others quickly scoured the grounds around the building and elsewhere in Abbottabad for anything that might have once belonged to bin Laden, or anyone associated with him, that hadn’t already been confiscated by intelligence agencies.

Ali was lucky enough to find a bicycle. Although the bike was in bad condition, he believes its possible association with bin Laden could mean a handsome profit down the line.


Subtle Safety for Bikes

December 3, 2011

Subtle Safety for Bikes

More of America’s city dwellers are trying bicycles, and that makes these trying times for bike riders, pedestrians and drivers alike. Bikes run into people, cars run into bikes, bikes run into cars. New York City is trying a novel approach to improve bike safety: poetry.

The NYC Department of Transportation has rolled out a new bicycle safety program, Curbside Haiku signs. The signs feature 12 designs, and each spells out bike safety tips in poems of 17 syllables. This official New York municipal program is based on an Atlanta guerrilla art project by John Morse.

The thoughtful Curbside Haiku poem cycle covers essential bicycle topics, all except one. This one:

Pedal with respect
The streets are for everyone
Spandex shorts are not