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Time for a [footbike] path on the Verrazano Bridge?

A rally for those in favor of putting a foot/bike path on the Verrazano Bridge will be held on Oct. 18 in Staten Island. (Wikipedia)

A onetime Staten Islander myself, the only two-wheeler I could take on the bridge to Brooklyn was my motorcycle. When I lived on Manhattan, Staten Island was a popular cycling spot (we took the Ferry), but Brooklyn is also a hotbed of bicyclists (and nowadays, no doubt, kickers), who would benefit greatly from a bike path on the venerable bridge.

Maybe some could hie on over to the rally.

The Olaf is getting around

The Olaf luggage scooter, featured recently on Scooter-Sport, has since been spooted spotted (what was that? Dutch?) in the pages of I AM EXPAT, a Dutch general site for expatriates, and yesterday, the U.K. Daily Mail.

It has met and exceeded its Kickstarter goal and looks to be headed for production.

Its designer is not the first to come up with the concept, but its “Transformers” bent and some aggressive marketing have given it a leg up, as it were.

OT: Google this!

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Her heart’s in the right place

Judy Kosovich|Arlington Sustainable Living has an appreciation of scooters on examiner.com:

A push scooter (also known as a kick scooter) is a very handy, fast, inexpensive, pollution-free way to travel a modest distance in about one third the time it takes to walk. When you get to your destination, it collapses into something you can carry. You can get on the Metro during rush hour. You can take advantage of bike lanes, and often streets provide better surfaces for scooting than do sidewalks.

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All the more time for kicking, I say

Dude – that fake beard is gnarley!

Dude – that fake beard is gnarley!

The founder of Groklaw, Pamela Jones, writes,

The owner of Lavabit tells us that he’s stopped using email and if we knew what he knew, we’d stop too.

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Fat wheels (and fat wallets)

Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 C24 Carbon Road Wheel

Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 C24 Carbon Road Wheel

From Bicycling Magazine:

From Tour de France contenders to local club riders, cyclists are choosing wider wheels. Why, after a decade of rolling along smoothly on skinny rims, should we want fatter wheels, which measure up to 27mm wide? Turns out that those narrow rims, especially aero models, weren’t so smooth after all.

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