If you have only one day to do Paris by bike, make it a Sunday, when a city program called Paris Respire (“Paris Breathes”) closes some of the loveliest areas to cars, including Montmartre, the Marais and some roads along the Seine. (via French Velorution - NYTimes.com)
My awesome girlfriend and I need to go to France and do this. We can ride bikes around Paris and she can say stuff in French and tell me about French stuff.
You can be major dicks. Snapping a $3.00 lock nut on my axle, therefore canceling my Christmas day bike ride. WTF? All I can hope for is that by nixing my bike ride, you prevented me from getting run over by some hillbilly or drunk.
“Portrait of James Lancaster of the Los Angeles Bicycle Club posing with a high wheel bicycle, November 1886. …He was one of the 30 founders of the Los Angeles Athletic Club. He later became a cement contractor. In 1929, he and Maurice Hellman were the only surviving members of the first club. Lancaster, California is named after him.”
(USC Digital Library, chs-m8483.)
There is so much goodness in this photo. First of all, there is a penny farthing. Second this dude’s riding clothes are legit. Third his handlebars match his moustache.