Category: Other cycling
Sometimes an illustration, or a fully drawn cartoon, is the best way to tell the story. That is as true in bicycling as in anything else.
Here are two examples of stories that used illustrations or cartoons to explain moments in bicycle history that caught my attention recently.
One is a cartoon by Taj Mihelich, …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2019/12/23/bike-history-illustrated/
Freelance bicycle writer Andrew Tilin was killed on the shoulder of a Texas highway last week after he had pulled off the road to fix a flat tire.
Tilin’s writings appeared in Outside magazine and elsewhere. He’s also known his book, “The Doper Next Door,” about his experiences doping with testosterone while competing as an …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/02/20/texas-based-bicycle-writer-killed-in-roadside-crash/
A woman who demonstrated her displeasure with President Trump’s policies by flipping the bird at his motorcade last week was sacked by her employer, a government contractor.
Juli Briskman, a 50-year-old mother of two, told the Huffington Post that she was fired by Akima LLC after her boss told her that she had violated company …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/11/06/middle-finger-salute-to-trump-costs-bicyclist-her-job/
Dishonored Tour de France champion Floyd Landis has become a businessman — selling cannabis products.
Where life after cycling for former pro cyclists in the US has meant producing bicycles and bike clothing or commentating on TV, Landis is getting in the marijuana industry.
His Colorado-based company, Landis of Leadville, will produce cannabis oil from marijuana …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/27/former-pro-cyclist-floyd-landis-launches-marijuana-business/
After driving 400 miles through the night, Davide Martello hauled his grand piano behind his bicycle through the streets of Paris on Saturday to perform at the site of the Bataclan theater massacre.
You may have heard his impromptu rendition of Jon Lennon’s “Imagine” on newscasts over the weekend.
The German musician is known for …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/11/16/pianist-who-played-at-parisian-massacre-site-arrived-by-bicycle/
Bicycling records come and go, but one that has survived for 76 years is Tommy Godwin’s record of cycling 75,065 miles in one year — 1939.
Now, 40-year-old Steve Abraham from Great Britain is trying to break that record.
Anyone who has set a goal for annual bike mileage in a year knows how difficult it …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/03/19/world-record-attempt-in-britain-75065-miles-in-one-year/
Some of the street trials tricks that Danny Macaskill gets away with on his mountain bike are just amazing. All of his videos prove that he’s extremely talented.
The stunts in his newest video — Danny Macaskill: The Ridge — are just as mind-blowing.
This video also features the breath-taking scenery of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. I’d have …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/04/conquering-the-isle-of-skye-by-mountain-bike/
The bicycle world lost one of its biggest fans this week when Robin Williams was found hanged in an apparent suicide on Monday.
Last year, Williams wrote at a Reddit Ask Me Anything:
“My favorite thing to do is ride a bicycle. I ride road bikes. And for me, it’s mobile meditation.”
His love …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/08/15/robin-williams-cyclist/
The Florida bicyclist who was left for dead behind a trash bin by a hit-and-run driver last December has been hospitalized since the crash but is showing signs of improvement.
Doctors took Craig Camlin, 53, off a ventilator a week ago and he is breathing on his own, says a sister, Jayne Camlin. “This is …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/02/18/florida-bicyclist-left-for-dead-fights-for-recovery/
Watching in slack-jawed amazement at the stunts these trials legends can perform on a road bike, I actually forget that Martyn Ashton, Danny MacAskill and Chris Akrigg are human like the rest of us.
A lot of trial and error — and crashes — go into these tricks. But they climb right back on their …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/12/28/road-bike-party-2-if-at-first-you-dont-succeed/