Doing your work for you? No thanks!

20 06 2011
Re: Website Inquiry
I”m not a corporate drone. No, I wont advertise for you for free. Also, probably sending me the same form letter generated through a spreadsheet from email addresses and websites you’ve skimmed from the internet that you sent to a thousand other “webmasters” (hahaha really?) is not the way to go about getting me to do so. Bugger off now. Cheers,MC


From: Mandie Hayes <mandie.hayes10@gmail.com>
To: militant_cyclist@yahoo.co.uk
Sent: Wed, 27 April, 2011 5:47:25
Subject: Website Inquiry

Dear Webmaster,

I came across your website recently:

https://militantcyclist.wordpress.com/

I wanted to ask if you would please consider placing a link to my
website called Biking.com? It is a resource for anything and
everything bicycling, cycling and trail riding. If you think it would
be of use to your visitors, would you please consider adding a link to
my website on your page.

Here is the HTML link you could add: <a href=”http://www.biking.com “>
Biking.com</a> – the complete biking resource.

Thanks!

Mandie Hayes
Biking.com
www.biking.com





Rafael Concept Bike

31 07 2010

I guess the easiest way to break it to you is with the gentle touch such as George W. Bush would use. The caring and delicate “shock and awe” approach:

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

OH DEAR GOD THE HUMANITY

Characterized by a town and its Japanese fans it combines old-school with the unquenchable thirst for innovations.
The pure simplicity of the first bikes – two wheels, one gear – nothing else, together with a bespoke carbon frame made in a Formula 1 company and an innovative drivetrain.

Advanced but Reduced.

Ahhhhh yes, nothing like the simplicity of a carbon frame made by a formula 1 company. Can’t argue with that. And the unquenchable thirst for making an completely unrideable bike. I for one cant wait to put the entire weight of my body on my genitalia. But I didn’t want kids anyway, I suppose they could start using this in place of vasectomies or to sterilize sex offenders.

If you want to view the carnage for yourself head over to the horribly graphic rafael concept site at: http://vonrafael.com/en/concept-spyder.html You know how when soldiers are killed in battle the government doesn’t want pictures of the bodies or even the caskets shown? Well someone should have intervened in this case because these pictures are much too awful to be seen by the general public.

Surprisingly Wikileaks didn’t even see this coming.





You’re A Loser You Idiot Cyclist

30 07 2010

Slate has an article up “Dude, wheres your car- How not having a car became Hollywood shorthand for loser”

Being that I just saw this movie, and thought it quite horrible, this article just adds to that feeling. While the author lightly touches on the feeling of the general populace toward alternatives to motor vehicles:

We could attribute it to the simple fact of the film industry’s base in Los Angeles, a place whose residents—film directors and otherwise—can hardly imagine life without a car.

And includes a sociologists take:

Or perhaps it’s the wider society that has trouble conceiving of life outside the omnipresent sphere of what sociologist John Urry calls “automobility,” one tenet of which is “the dominant culture that organizes and legitimates socialities across different genders, classes, ages and so on; that sustains major discourses of what constitutes the good life and what is necessary for an appropriate citizenship of mobility; and that provides potent literary and artistic images and symbols.”

He doesn’t discuss the real reason behind these attitudes; the “car culture” that the oil industry has ingrained into the mainstream way of life in the states. Cities are planned around the car, with little regard to other methods of transport. It is not in the interest of big business to change the status quo, and have people drive less and ride bikes more. I have to blame the cycling industry as well, they have not made bikes feel accessible to the everyday person. The elitist attitude runs rampant through cycling, and pushes people who otherwise may choose to ride away. Someday bikes may be portrayed as “cool” by Hollywood, but I’m not holding my breath for it happening anytime soon.





New York Tomorrow!

11 08 2007

Leaving this morning for New York! I have design job for which ill be staying in the Hamptons for a weekend…ill post pictures! Unfortunately i cant bring my bicycle. We will see if i have a nervous breakdown without it. I got a job as the art director for a south asian (Indian) fashion photo shoot. I hope it will help me to get my name out there, as it should be good publicity.

Cant wait.