Man Divorces Bike, Posts “Naked” Photos On Craigslist

Hah! If you’re offended by “blue” language and viciously personifying inanimate objects, read no further.

Craigslist Bike Divorce Screen Shot

terrible divorce with my Giant XTC 2 – $750 (Cabbagetown)


Date: 2010-06-29, 11:07PM EDT


Me – We need to talk
ME – I… I don’t think we should see each other anymore

XTC = What! Why?

ME – It’s not you, I swear.

XTC – I’m too big… that’s it isn’t it!

ME = no, not at all… Hell, I’m 6′. technically I’m too big for you.

XTC – Is it my shifters? You don’t like the Deore’s anymore…

ME – No! I’m telling you it’s me, you’re perfect. You ride better than any other bike

XTC – What!!! you ass hole! you’ve been riding other bikes!
XTC – god I can’t believe you!

ME – Yes, ok I admit it! you’re just too… hybrid for me.

XTC – Her shocks are bigger aren’t they.

ME – god dammit, can we not… please.

XTC – I hate you. As soon as I find someone new I’m leaving.

ME – hahaha, don’t make me laugh, what are you gunna do, post a classified on Craigslist?

…. … … …

Fuck you Giant.XTC 2…. I hate you… even though we were only together for less than a year, you let me ride you maybe 10 times! you suck. I never want to see you again.
Here are all the naked pictures I have of you… I hope everyone see’s what a skank you are.
slut
pickup only


Via Todd Tyrtle and Bikeroo

Local DIYer Shows You How to Make a Bike Garden

Bike Garden via ayearfromscratch.wordpress.com

How cool is this?

Toronto blogger is assigning herself 52 DIY tasks over the year. The one shown above, is a bike garden. Who wants to run to the store to get fresh herbs when you can simply grow them yourself, and take them with you?

Go here to learn how to create your own bike garden!

Bike Garden via yearfromscratch

Photos via 52 Projects <– Go there and see what’s next!

Covet: Bent Basket

Bent Basket screen shot bentbasket.com

I really seem to be obsessed with carrying things on wood on bicycles these days.

Here’s another design for a bike-mounted rack, called the Bent Basket. Thick nylon straps are removable and interchangeable and the base looks like a skateboard design gone wrong. I like it, although those straps could really wreck havoc on fresh strawberries (my girlfriend and I are having a heck of time getting strawberries and raspberries home on our bikes without the end result looking like a CSI crime scene).

Bent Basket and flowers from bentbasket.com

Bent Basket in profile from bentbasket.com

More info from the Bent Basket site:

Each bent basket is handmade from bent wood, an aluminum frame and stretchy nylon straps.

Carry area is 16”L x 12.5W

Designed for 700c road bike

Maximum weight: 12 pack of beer

Go here to get one BentBasket.com

Photos via BentBasket.com

Found on The World’s Best Ever

Bicycle Film Festival Toronto – August 18-22, 2010

Bicycle Film Festival 10 Years Site Screen Shot

According to the Bicycle Film Festival web site, the Toronto fest will be held August 18-22, 2010 although no further details are available just yet. Details are available here.

Last year’s event was fantastic and featured sold out screenings, valet bicycle parking and parties galore!

This year the films to be shown look to be full-on adrenaline rushes. Here’s the rather sparkly trailer:

And here’s the adrenaline! “Line of Sight” by Lucas Brunelle and Benny Zenga:

And “Birth of Big Air” the Matt Hoffman story:

Video links via Bike Blog NYC

Dublin Cycle Chic Fashion Show

Dublin Cycle Chic Fashion Show Screen Shot

Some people may be attracted to commuter cycling by its environmental and health benefits, but of course, that’s not always the case. In Ireland, Dublin City Council, staged a Dublin Cycle Chic fashion show to illustrate that city cycling doesn’t require battle gear to get started, simply a bicycle and the clothes on your back (something many still seem to be learning about in Toronto):

Dublin Cycle Chic – Fashion Show from DCTV on Vimeo.

Via Copenhagen Cycle Chic

Covet: Beautiful, Handmade, Wooden Bicycle Baskets

Curved Custom Bicycle Crate Rack

Spotted near College Street and Dovercourt, a pair of bicycles with stunning most likely custom and handmade wooden crate baskets. The one pictured above had a curved bottom, which may help keep round objects from rolling around. Really dig the cut outs and the large size of both of these.

Round bottom wooden create bicycle basket

Square wooden crate bicycle basket

Square wooden crate bicycle basket with round holes

If anyone has any information on who made these, please share it in the comments below. I really like just how sturdy these looked, mine is starting to fail the test of time.

Pedestrian Sunday Kensington May Have A Few Cars, Still Fun!

Pedestrian Sunday Bagpipes on Wheels

The G20 may mean that they didn’t get a permit to close Augusta, but that doesn’t mean this Sunday in Kensington will be a total bust:

June 22, 2010 at 5:38pm

Subject: This Sunday
Hey P.S. Kensington fans,

As you may have heard, the street closure permit has been cancelled for our June 27th Pedestrian Sunday. This means that cars will be allowed into the market, however, there will still be a festive atmosphere that day… music, dance, food and fun are no strangers to the streets of Kensington and a bunch of world leaders meeting in a fortified downtown core can’t stop us from having a good time.

Merchants, residents and anyone who is so inclined, feel free to take a parking spot and do what you will – don’t forget to feed the meter! There’s no law against selling street food if you are already a food vendor and follow board of health guidelines. Musicians welcome, take care not to block traffic or create dangerous situations for pedestrians. Creative interventions with urban space are part of everyday life in the market and Sunday will be no exception.

See you in the streets!

Possible Benefit of G20 Preparations?

Ont. Government building has moved all staff bike parking inside for G20. This is part of the main lobby.

At Queen’s Park they’ve moved bicycle parking indoors in preparation for the impending G20 demonstrations.

Maybe we’ll see excellent bicycle parking improvements like this stick around after the weekend?

It could help reduce bicycle theft and get more people cycling!

Photo via Twitter account kayakinstructor and found on Toronto Star G20 Blog.

Shark Bike!

Shark Bike

Whoa, it’s a shark bike. And here’s a pink fish bike:

Pink Fish Bike

Photos by Kain Productions at the Coney Island Mermaid Day Parade.

What to do if your bicycle was removed from the G20 security zone

Jennifer Hassum Twitter Status

The above “tweet” continues to make rounds on Twitter. Already, bike racks are being removed from the G20 security zone and if you’ve chosen to lock your bicycle to fence or other remaining post, you could return to find no bike at all.

If your bicycle is removed from the security zone, it will, after a few days, end up at the Property Bureau of the Toronto Police Services located 799 Islington Avenue, Toronto, ON , M2Z 5W8, phone: 416-808-3750

Should you be unable to bring your bicycle inside during this week, now may be a great time to discover the Bicycle Station located within Union Station which will remain open this week, with southern access only.