Archive for May, 2010
Tenth Anniversary Bicycle Film Festival
June 16th – 20th, 2010
New York City
Always a good time!
More info: bicyclefilmfestival.com
We also had Gus from Boston and Nate’s dad visit us, as well as a couple new players to give bike polo a try.
A bit of a joke but bike polo did make it into a NYT online article as what I’m guessing is a cultural reference.
When Responding to Spam Pays Off
May 21, 2010, 2:35 pm
By J. DAVID GOODMAN
Friday is National Bike to Work Day, so stash the artificial hormones, ready your full-throated denials and try to stay upright on the way to the office!
In addition to more bikes buzzing around today, there will also be more ferries this weekend, New Yorkology reports. So party like it’s 1899.
For today’s cyclists who work in scores of buildings in Manhattan and a few in Brooklyn, congratulations: you can now bring your ride all the way into your cubicle, the fruits of a law passed last year to allow cyclists access to certain types of commercial office buildings.
According to the Department of Transportation, 176 so-called bike access plans have been filed by building managers since the law went into effect, plans that would accommodate 2,881 bikes. That’s a lot of bikes, though so far there have been no reports of bike polo breaking out at the Googleplex (it’s more of a push-scooter scene). For those still left to lash their rides to fixed poles in the cement, take heart: You, too, can follow the (bike) path to a bike plan.
Read the full article at cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com
If you or your team have the saddest, most totaled, wasted looking mallet or set of 3 mallets you could win a re-up from EighthInch along with some extra swag. It’s pretty simple, Just send a picture and they pick the winner. For all the details read the post on the EighthInch blog. Free Mallets! Do it.
Or if all your busted up mallets are long lost to the trash can at the park like mine are, then you might just make a pre-order. Mallets will be shipping soon. How soon? Check the EighthInch site for that.
For more info: EighthInch.com
Previously: EighthInch Mallet Head Video
More info: BikeShortFilms.com
This is in Boone, North Carolina. Hippies. But I like the angle of view and what is that 5 on 5. I wonder if they time the games or play to five? To be honest I didn’t watch to the end.
Boone’s Underground Bike Polo League
The Secret World of Bikes Hitting Bikes, Intense Competition and Camaraderie
Story by Eric Crews
By day, these competitors are bike shop employees, carpenters and business owners, but every Monday night, they shed their professional garb in exchange for a battered bike and mallet while taking part in bike polo matches at Junaluska Park. Its all about going out and having fun, said John Fennell, an employee at Magic Cycles. We try not to take it too seriously, but, he said, lingering for a moment, we definitely play to win. Video by Eric Crews
Read the rest of Boone’s Underground Bike Polo League at: highcountrypress.com
More good stuff from my friends at Outlier.
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We called our new Khaki fabric “60/30 Cloth” in homage to the fabric that Sierra Design named their killer 60/40 Parka’s after. Back in 1968 George Marks and Bob Swanson honed in on a 58% cotton, 42% nylon blend fabric as the ideal balance of handfeel, durability, water resistance and breathability. They rounded the numbers to 60/40 for marketing purposes and went on to make the iconic jacket of 1970’s era hiking and camping. For our Khakis we wanted a fabric with a classic cotton twill handfeel, but with the durability of a hiking parka and a four way stretch for the ultimate freedom of movement. We settled on a combination of 64% cotton, 29% nylon and 7% elastane. We added a “self-cleaning” nanosphere treatment for extra water, dirt and grease resistance and quick drying properties. Then we rounded the numbers of to 60/30 for marketing purposes and the 60/30 Khakis were born.
For more info: OUTLIER