15 04 2010

Ridiculous bicycle video of the week. This one is a compilation of photos, many of which I had never seen before, and a few of which made me laugh out loud here in the Mexican internet cafe.


One Lucky Cyclist!

23 03 2010

Bicycle Humor of the Week


Bicycle Humor of the Week

8 01 2010

Today’s a double whammy. The first is this video of a guy stopping two thieves with a bike… but not in the way you’re probably expecting…

The other is this photo, which I borrowed from Dave at DrunkCyclist.com:

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New Goods, Good News

10 12 2009

1) Tiny News. Ride for the Trees partners discover a new orchid, the world’s smallest, in a reserve here in Ecuador.

“A previously unknown species of orchid, the world’s smallest, has been discovered inside the Cerro Candelaria Reserve by our partner Fundación EcoMinga in the Andes Mountains of central Ecuador. The reserve, established by EcoMinga thanks to the support of the World Land Trust, protects 5,221 acres of wet cloud forest and páramo (natural high Andean grasslands) on the Amazonian slope of the Andes.”

2) A reasonable, hopeful article on the COPENHAGEN CLIMATE SUMMIT. My favorite parts:

“we do not need to know the precise impact, and we do not need to have all the answers in order to start reducing greenhouse gases… What is the incremental progress we can expect out of Copenhagen? Some if it has already taken place. In the United States, the EPA has started the process of regulating Carbon Dioxide under the Clean Air Act. China, India and the U.S. have all announced national emission reduction targets. But more is still to come. When the conference ends on December 18th over 100 heads of state will be present in Copenhagen.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steven-cohen/climate-politics-and-cope_b_387029.html

3) Received this text from a Peace Corps Volunteer who lives in the Amazon where the police captured me two weeks ago: “You’ll be happy to know that 4 people were detained today for cutting off heads here in Macas. Lol. Guess you were innocent after all.” Hahaha…

4) Knee-slappin’ video o’ the week: This week’s humorous cycling video is a compilation of crashes that aren’t quite bad enough to make you hate me for laughing at these people, but are certainly awkward enough to bring a smile to your face. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxqh7ENJA_4  The best one is definitely at 55 seconds.

New Video and Huarango Deforestation

10 11 2009

1) New video! Join my roommate and me for a jog through Cuenca in search of the man who may or may not have urinated on that sidewalk. Sure, it has nothing to do with conservation or social issues, but I don’t think you’ll mind: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkrOEIZfuWI 

Deforestation in Ica, Peru

2) Yesterday a link was posted on my facebook wall about deforestation in Ica, Peru. My first thought was, ICA?! I rode through Ica a few months ago. It was the driest place I can imagine. So when I hear there’s deforestation in a place that I remember as endless sand dunes, let’s just say it piques my interest. Thanks to Bradford for the post! Here’s the article.

Photo and quote from the New York Times: “Following centuries of systematic deforestation, only about 1 percent of the original huarango woodlands that once existed in the Peruvian desert remain.”

Inspirational Cycling Video on Youtube

9 11 2009

My new favorite video on youtube! And an amazing metaphor for this bicycle tour. A kid rides his BMX everywhere from Monument Valley to Bolivia’s Salt Flat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAMTzQ45tTg