One of my new favorite Tumblrs, Reporting Home, just gave an older illustration a digital makeover and guess what? It’s Wednesday!
When the Foot Down first made this graphic, every skater turned track bike rider couldn’t help but crack a huge grin. Fast forward from 2010 to modern times and a lot has changed. Do you still own a track bike? Can you skid? Does your girlfriend even care anymore? Whatever your answer is, swoop up one of these prints, because nostalgia dies hard. Like the Aerospoke fad…
Pick up a print at The Foot Down!
What do I even say about the work of Death Spray Custom? Never heard of it? You should head over to David’s new site, where the pictures do plenty of talking. Wow dude… such a comprehensive catalog of work!
One of the first Merckx Monday posts I ever made was on Eddie’s Hour Record track bike. Go back and check it out if you missed it. When I saw this artwork by Richard Pool, I immediately thought of that beautiful machine!
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.
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!
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.”
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!
Do you know the reference behind the latest Woof illustration? I didn’t. Head over to Woof to see!
I love how creative Woof is. Take this new illustration. So good dude!