It’s a long, cold winter

'October Nuts' by Frank Patterson

This excellent Frank Patterson illustration perfectly captures the ennui of the cold-season (foot)bike enthusiast. We’re exploring exercise and transportation variants and tweaking our rides. That nut must have rolled under the bed.

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Flying spaghetti monster?

No, it’s a noodly-framed homebuilt from R.A.S.T.A.Bike (more like P.A.S.T.A.Bike), a Russian club similar to RatRod bikes, where members roll their own. A tip of the ushanka to Trottinette Magazine.

Fantasy Footbike: the Raleigh Sports

Raleigh Sports footbike imagined by Peter Hummers

Raleigh Sports footbike imagined by Peter Hummers

This Fantasy Footbike is based on one of my favorite bicycles – the Nottingham Raleigh Sports, popularly known as the Raleigh 3-speed, a true dyed-in-the-wool classic, perhaps one of the greatest bicycles ever made, if measured in world miles ridden – not to mention sturdiness. This illustration was made from this photo (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0), taken by Len Gilbert. Click on the pic for a larger version.

Something’s missing

Wait! Where’s my dog-scooter?

Take that last corner a little too fast?

Where's the progeny?

Where’s the progeny?

More fun with kids here. A tip of the Kangol to “duggy.”

And a little kicker shall lead them

A girl rides a kick scooter as people walk during a ''Russian March'' demonstration, organized by the ''Russian Coalition of Action'' movement, seen in the background, on National Unity Day in Moscow, November 4, 2013. (Reuters)

A girl rides a kick scooter as people walk during a “Russian March” demonstration, organized by the “Russian Coalition of Action” movement, seen in the background, on National Unity Day in Moscow, November 4, 2013. (Reuters)

Whatchamacallit Dept.

Fig. 1. Fender Bender.

Fig. 1. Fender Bender.