Our crankiness leaves us at a loss for words, so instead of a lengthy post we offer a few bike related links:
Bike Snob NYC has a nice essay on why cycling is a fringe activity, which may explain why it’s one of the least favorite topics on Homegrown Revolution according to a poll we did last year. Hint: it has something to do with aesthetics. And for the bike fetishists out there, Bike Snob’s deconstructions of Craigslist ads are a great time waster.
Fellow LA Bloggist and committed bike commuter Will Campbell (his mileage indicates that he’s got the Kool-aid in those bottle cages), has smacked down Cato institute stormtrooper Randall O’Toole in an ongoing debate on cycling in the pages of the L.A. Times.
Urban Velo #5 is available for download and it’s free.
Lastly, Commute by Bike has some tips on how to ride in cold weather without opening the wallet for expensive clothing.
Here’s this morning’s Vitus californica desecration (Vitus californication?):