- Great interview with Sacha White (via BikePortland.org)
- Think running errands on a bike is a mark of hardy frugality, a certain virtuous austerity? Think a 20-lb bike is reasonable and a 35-lber some kind of low-tech punishment? Get real with Tom Ritchey. (Has Lycra and a helmet ever looked more ludicrous?) Notice that the appropriate technology solution Ritchey’s advancing with Project Rwanda is a longtail, sort of like Xtracycle’s sister organization, XAccess (now Worldbike), has been supporting in Africa for years.
- The Wall Street Journal says: “A radical idea is sweeping the world of American bicycle manufacturing: building bikes that people will use for actual transportation.”
Posted on October 6, 2006.