On the cover: Roughly two dozen riders came from Japan for the 2008 CMWC. See page 40 for coverage. Photo by Brad Quartuccio
Contents photo: Nicholas Hohman on the hardcourt in Pittsburgh, PA. Photo by Brad Quartuccio
6 - Editor’s Statement
8 - Publisher’s Statement
10 - I Love Riding in the City
Readers share their tales of urban cycling.
30 - A Special Place In Hell For Bike Thieves
A lost Canto from Dante’s The Divine Comedy is rediscovered.
34 - Sustainable Fuel
Channeled properly, anger can be pure rocket fuel. Use it wisely on your commute.
40 - Gallery
Cycle Messenger World Championships
46 - Residue
48 - World Naked Bike Ride, London 2008
The World Naked Bike Ride streaks through London to promote cycling over oil use.
60 - Bikes on Film
The Bicycle Film Festival kicks off its 2008 tour in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
62 - Fastest Man On A Bicycle Honored At Last
Major Taylor was one of the greatest athletes of all time. Worchester, Massacusetts honors him with a bronze statue.
64 - Share… And Share Alike
Examining Vélib, the successful French public bike sharing program.
68 - One Car
Mary Megliola Franzen
Family living with less cars, more bikes.
72 - Technical Gubbins
Bike threading explained, and a simple way to measure chain stretch.
78 - No Exit