Category Archives: Design
Norman Foster’s Vision for a More Cycling-Friendly London
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British architect Norman Foster’s newest project proposal isn’t a giant building with a spaceship-like façade. Instead, it’s an urban adaptive reuse project:

Foster + Partners has unveiled a scheme that aims to transform London’s railways into cycling freeways. The seemingly plausible proposal, which was designed with the help of landscape firm Exterior Architecture and transportation consultant Space Syntax, would connect more than six million residents to an elevated network of car-free bicycle paths built above London’s existing railway lines if approved.

“SkyCycle is a lateral approach to finding space in a congested city,” said Norman Foster, who is both a regular cyclist and the president of Britain’s National Byway Trust. ”By using the corridors above the suburban railways, we could create a world-class network of safe, car free cycle routes that are ideally located for commuters.”

“To improve the quality of life for all in London and to encourage a new generation of cyclists, we have to make it safe,” he added. ”However, the greatest barrier to segregating cars and cyclists is the physical constraint of London’s streets, where space is already at a premium.”

The 220-kilometer SkyCycle, which has already received backing from Network Rail and Transport for London, would provide a safer and cheaper alternative to constructing new roads. Nearby residents would access the suspended pathway via 200 entrance points, all connected to the street by ramps and hydraulic platforms.”

Read more here.

Jan 7, 2014 7 comments
Looking to a New Year
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As evident in the Year in Photos post, this website is and will always support the excitement found in riding bikes of all kinds.

Over the years, I’ve noticed people who were generally enthusiastic about track bikes and fixed gears talk down on other forms of cycling and it bums me out. As a population, cyclists should be kind to each other, share the road, trails and paths with our extended family and most of all, have fun.

If you’re reading this website, I doubt you need anyone to tell you this, or to ride more in general, so just know that I’m here for ya!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s warm and sunny outside.

Thanks to Chris Piascik for the killer illustration!

Jan 1, 2014 3 comments
100 Copies: Pedal On Tacloban

I really, really love this print from 100 Copies and the fact that it’s a tribute to the people of Tacloban makes it even better:

“The devastation of Typhoon Haiyan has seen homes and lives destroyed by flood waters.
If each of us do our bit to contribute, we can help the people of Tacloban rise above this disaster and rebuild their lives.

All proceeds for this print will go to the Red Cross Haiyan Relief humanitarian efforts in the Philippines.

85 copies remaining
Date of release: November 2013
Sheet size: A1 (840mm X 594mm) Approx 24 inch X 33 Inch
Print Quality: Offset Lithographic Printing using 3 Pantone spot colors. Printed on 9 Lives Recycled 250gsm paper. Suitable for archival use.”

100 Copies

Nov 21, 2013 1 comment
Merckx Mondays
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At this point, it should be Molteni Mondays, right? Artist Richard Pool just came out with these “The Cannibal” t-shirts, celebrating everyone’s favorite (right?) racer in orange. See more at Richard Pool’s site!

Nov 18, 2013 3 comments
Kyler Martz: Necronomicog Nature is Metal Graphic
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If you spend any amount of time outdoors, or in the ‘wood, then you know nature is pretty fuckin’ metal. When I began thinking of the next Necronomicog design, I mentioned an idea I had to artist Kyler Martz. We went back and forth a bit until his sent me this design.

Now, this is probably one of the best shirt designs I’ll ever sell. BUT I won’t be getting them printed until November. Until then, why don’t you tell me what you’d like? Pocket tee? Black? White? Sweatshirt? Front graphic?

My inclination is always pocket t, so let me know what you want to see and I’ll print them up in the next few weeks.

Thanks to Kyler for taking this design to the next level.

Oct 15, 2013 46 comments
Dawn Painter Knows Campagnolo
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… at least as far as I’m concerned. If you’re like me, then you’ve probably seen the work from the UK artist before. After a reader forwarded me Dawn Painter’s portfolio site, I spent a good amount of time poking around at the various illustrations. Naturally, the Campy jersey and bidon were my favorite but there’s too much good stuff in there to not share.

Do yourself a favor and check out Dawn Painter’s site!

Oct 10, 2013 Comments are OFF
Woof Jakarta: Damnson!

This one’s for all the Samson owners. Woof drew up this graphic in celebration of his killer Samson. They were always my favorite Keirin frames, alongside Kalavinka.

Oct 7, 2013 2 comments