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Link Love: Happy New Year Edition

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It’s been a couple of weeks since I did a link love post, but the blogosphere has been busy in the meantime. People have posted some good stuff for us:

  • Bike FindSpokes of a Wheel writes about a lovely vintage child’s bike from the 1970’s that found  that found its way from Switzerland to his bike shop in Vienna, Virginia.
  • Disrespect in the Bike Lane. Pedal ‘n Purl‘s recent ride up the 15th Street Cycletrack was interrupted by a car that parked in the bike lane. Sigh. Turns out it was a member of the D.C. Council. Double sigh.
  • Bike Stories from 2011. The end of 2011 brought a lot of year-end posts. I read and enjoyed many of them, and found this rundown of stories from Artcrank worth a read.
  • Holiday Toys. Growing up a tomboy, I fondly remember playing with little cars and trucks. This holiday season, Carfree with Kids decided to balance out the car-centric gifts their kids received and discovered some toys featuring the bicycle. Well done!
  • Solo Bike Touring Around the World. I’m not sure that I would be up for it, but Chic Savvy Travels‘s feature of Loretta Henderson’s fearless solo bike tour travels inspires me.
  • New Year’s Resolutions. January’s just begun, and it’s not too late to add one to your list. Bike Style Spokane suggests writing down your bike mileage as well as the days you ride. Read more of her piece to find out why it’s a good idea.
  • Bicycle Art in Motion. Artist Katy Beveridge created cool bike wheel patterns based on phenakistoscopes and zoetropes. What does that mean? It makes your wheels in motion a mobile movie. See a short video of her work and read a little about how she does it at the Atlantic Wire.

And one final link for the road. This week the Washingtonian Well+Being blog posted an article titled “5 Local Cycling Blogs You Should Follow,” and featured Chasing Mailboxes as well as fellow blogger buddy Tales from the Sharrows. I felt honored to be featured, although obviously, five is not an exhaustive list of the fine cycling blogs in the District. Thanks to everybody who takes the time to read Chasing Mailboxes and to those who write about their rides.

Have a great weekend, all!


    • Agree, and thanks for mentioning it! I see WashCycle as THE on-line space for local cyclists. WashCycle does great work aggregating stories, keeping the community current with legislation, and doing solid analysis of cycling and transportation issues.


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