Saturday, March 31, 2007

Canadians can be mean too!

Reposted from the Surly blog:

"I can't support bike lanes. Roads are built for buses, cars, and trucks. My heart bleeds when someone gets killed, but it's their own fault at the end of the day."

-Rob Ford, Toronto City Councilor

We urge all friends of the bike to send a message to Mr. Ford explaining why he is way off-base. We recommend that you don't use any threatening terms or obscenities, as hard as that may be to do.

Below is a message you can copy and send to Councilor Ford:

As a cyclist and concerned citizen, I find your remarks concerning bike lanes to be appalling, highly inappropriate, and even dangerous. Cyclists have the same rights to the road as any motor vehicle in Canada, as well as the United States. Bicycles offer a reduction in traffic, improved environmental protection and better public health.

On behalf of the families and loved ones of cyclists killed by automobiles, we, the cycling community demand a retraction of your statement and an apology. Please know that your comments are rapidly circulating within the cycling community around the globe, and many cyclists hold prominent positions in society. What's more, cyclists vote.

Monday, March 05, 2007


What can we say?? The show was great!! So many beautiful bikes, so many nice people!. It was cool to meet all the other builders from around the Country. We had a really fun time with the Nor Cal contingents, like the Sycips, the Inglis' and the Soulcrafters. We hung out with Steve and Denise Garro from Coconino Cycles. Rapha Racers were in a booth next door and we got one of their jerseys and some nice woolly socks! Oh yeah!
The official word is that next years show will be in Portland. We'll be there! Hopefully it doesn't conflict with the County Line!!
Our show bikes will be in the Spokesman later this week, if you feel like going in and taking a look. We'll also have them photographed by someone who knows what they're doing and post them here.
For now here are some photos...some we took, and some we stole off the web.