Sunday, May 06, 2012

A few fun fotos

We love flower bikes

A new spring flower for 2012

Unrare sight: sidewalk riding a-hole

Just DON'T do it.

Ride safe or you end up like this guy

Road Safety Rules 1, 2, and 3:  Avoid overlapping with cars at intersections.

Most strange and idiotic bike repair ever?

Oh we get it... steal this bike and you'll lose your testicles. Aieee!

Supermarché PA's spectacularly bad-design bike rack.

Speaking of bad design... Yes, this is for real!

Hidden message: despite our current "design" fetish, it is a fact that there are plenty of clueless designers who design breathtakingly stupid designs.  But, speaking of riding the clue train... who actually buys these things?


At 12:06 PM, Blogger moni said...

Riding on the sidewalk is not the end of the world or necessarily make one an a-hole. I try to avoid riding on the sidewalk whenever possible, but sometimes hop up there. It is a transition zone between the road and buildings, so it's not uncommon to see someone get up onto sidewalk, get off and lock up their bikes to a rack/loop located there before going indoors.

It would make senst o have some mixed-use areas that make this transition safe and sensible.

Check out how it's done here:

At 4:16 PM, Blogger Cycle Fun Montreal said...

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At 6:40 PM, Anonymous JD said...

bikes off sidewalks makes sense to me.

At 8:34 AM, Anonymous R_Duhamel said...

Moni: Sidewalks are a "transition zone"????

You are one of the reasons so many people consider cyclists to be complete idiots with no concept of respect or courtesy for other users of the mobility environment.

It is called a side"WALK" for a reason. Do you understand? Do you? Because you need to understand that the sidewalk is NOT a "transition zone".

I cannot grasp the complete cluelessness of so many people about something so simple. Once your age gets into the double digits, get that bike off the sidewalk!

A "transition zone" -- this is so unbelievable that when I read it that I snorted my coffee out my nose, and almost out my ears!

At 2:32 PM, Blogger moni said...

R_Duhamel, take a breather there buddy. If you knew my bike manners, you might retract your comments.

Since Montreal's network of bike paths and roads can be pretty sketchy - where paths end abruptly with no indication of where to go, it's often safer to hop up on an empty sidewalk for a few meters than go at it in the streets. Watch the video above to see what I mean about transition. I think you took it to literally mean, this is how I get from here to there. In the video notice the seamless transitions between street and path rather than getting hung up on the terminology.

At 8:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Once your age gets into the double digits, get that bike off the sidewalk!" -> Actually, in Quebec, youngsters are not legally exempt, and must ride on the road too. Stupid, but there you have it.


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