One of the best online videos I've seen in awhile, this one talks about fixing "The Great Mistake" which they are referring to the autocentric development of the past 60-ish years. Even though this vid highlights the issues in NYC pretty much 90% of the towns across America, even Boulder, can relate to the submission citizens granted to the roads. Maybe now is the time for "Reclamation of the streets".
Make CycloCross a Winter Olympic Sport
Cycling lost a cycling event in the summer Olympics so why not pick one up in the winter? Besides, if we have to be subjected to brother/sister ice dancing again then I might boycott it. If you are interested in making Cyclocross a winter sport
Today's Friday fun is a feel good story about a local cycling organization Bicycles for Humanity Colorado. This group collects old bikes that are donated to them, fixes them up to be ridable, packs them into a shipping container with bike stands and tools and ships them off to Africa where the bikes are unloaded and given out and the container itself acts as a make shift bike shop. They are a 501(c)(3) with 100% of their donations going to their goal which is to address a fundamental barrier to African development– mobility. Poor transport systems mean poor access to healthcare, education, and economic opportunities. To learn more watch the video below, check out b4hcolorado.org or check out their very informative brochure on Bicycles for Humanity Colorado. Their next shipment of bikes to Africa leaves at the end of January
For those who missed yesterday's Fearless QA show on bycle and how they will change the cycling culture in Denver and across the country then watch it below. I think it is an 1hr long show but worth the watch
Now on to the less serious Friday videos. Did your cyclocross season suck? Did you attend some of the many cyclocross camps and #wednesdayworlds session and yet you still suck and lack skills needed to be a cyclocross super star? Well Chris Horner has your solution, watch his video and gain his sick cross skills he has while smiling the entire time.