I sold my folding bike to someone in Philadelphia, but they sent it back because when they took it in to get the shifter adjusted the guys told them that they needed a new hub and it would cost $250 to fix. After I got it back I took it back to Bikes at Vienna to have it fixed. The staff at Bikes at Vienna fixed it for $47 [The Philadelphia shop installed the shifter wrong] Admittedly I didn't have to pay for labor because I bought the bike there, but even then it wouldn't have been $250.
Also, the Super Bowl was last night. The lights went out and the Ravens won. I'm annoyed that Justin Tucker was not named the MVP.
- "Interested in naming rights for the coming street cars? The D.C. Circulator buses? The popular Capital Bikeshare program? Pick up the phone. That could happen, said District Department of Transportation spokesman John Lisle."
- A meeting with NPs on various biking issues around the Jefferson Memorial.
- Instead of walking, she should have grabbed a CaBi.
- "Darren Buck of Bikepedantic recently published his analysis on “Encouraging Equitable Access to Public Bikesharing Systems.” More here
- Bike commuting Secretary of Energy Steven Chu is stepping down.
- Despite widening doping scandal, the International Cycling Union wants the IOC to add six medal events to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics program, including the restoration of track points races.
- I wonder if the same legislators demanding mandatory bike helmets will also push for mandatory external air bags. It might actually be worth it then.