December 28, 2013
The Associated Press ran a story yesterday about Chicago councilwoman Pat Dowell who proposed a $25 per year tax on bicycles and a one-hour safety course. The idea was generally debated along party lines — cyclists saying no, automobile drivers saying yes — until summarily dismissed by everyone. It’s too bad it wasn’t given more
December 20, 2013 3
I had a teacher in high school who celebrated every holiday regardless of ethnicity, country, history, or ideology. The man loved life and people, and took any opportunity he could find to celebrate each and every one. It’s a good philosophy. From all of the riders and sherpas of Hot Giraffe Cycling to all of
December 19, 2013 1
My bicycle would be my steed, my lovely wife the damsel in distress, and my son would be my squire. I’ve got it all figured out, and in my mind it is glorious. I’ve decided to undergo a quest to become a Knight of Sufferlandria. But I’m not going alone; my ever faithful friend and
December 14, 2013 Respond
This was posted on FaceBook at about 10:30 a.m. EST by our good friends at Dash Bicycle in Providence, RI. Contact them if you have any information via FaceBook, email, Twitter, or phone at (401) 453-3274. “Yet another stolen bike alert, Providence. A friend of the shop had her daily commuter, a sage green CIVIA,
December 14, 2013 4
Several caring people fed my bicycle obsession today with links on a prototype bicycle that filters polluted air and creates new oxygen. This is totally better than a wooden bike, which, since the tree it came from is no longer living, can do neither of those things. Slacker tree. The best part is, if it
December 11, 2013 9
Our site has been up for a few days and so I couldn’t resist the urge to search for the term “Hot Giraffe Cycling” (without quotes) to see what came up. For those not already in the know, the Internet is a strange and marvelous place. Here’s some of the more interesting and relevant things
December 11, 2013 Respond
It’s a little funny to see Danny MacAskill on a road bike, he seems a little uncomfortable with the idea, but doesn’t stop him from being his amazing self. Stay tuned to the credits for some outtakes. It’s just what the Giraffe ordered. Enjoy.
December 10, 2013 Respond
I saw the below video over at Cycling Tips. It’s the latest in an ongoing campaign to urge drivers to be more aware of cyclists sharing the road. I think it’s one of the better pieces so far produced. On a related note, we were recently approved as an affiliate for RoadID. Most of us have
December 8, 2013 2
T reports that she finished in about 02:21:32, which is faster than what she had planned. Hooray! She’s out there in the cold doing our tower proud. Well done, T!
December 8, 2013 5
Good luck to T who’s running in her first half marathon today! Run with the strength of a 1,000 Hot Giraffes. In a not unrelated mention, good luck to Frank as sherpa. T and Frank are switching roles, less the bicycle, from the Harbor to the Bay last September.