Saturday, February 26, 2011
cyclist breaks chain
About 9am this morning at the stoplight in front of California Tortilla in the Courthouse neighborhood, a cyclist broke his chain when the light went green and he started forward. He declared that his awesomely powerful downstroke destroyed the chain. Ode Street Tribune sources, however, revealed that his bike was in filthy condition after a rainy ride this past Monday. The chain was probably weakened from road grit and interior rust.
Keep your bike in good working order.
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christania’s “Copenhagen Bike Rental” bikes are rolling across the city. The system, less than a year old, is funded by christania’s municipal government. It is currently only in one of christania’s 22 administrative districts. Although a 2nd generation system, there are 12 “Houses” in this district, each with around 40 bikes. The yearly subscription cost is the equivalent of $2 US, and allows the use of a bike for up to four hours at a time. In less than a year, there have been 6,000 subscriptions sold. There are larger 3rd generation systems in the world, which do not have a subscription to bike ratio as big as that.
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