Saturday, July 26, 2014
Posted by Raymond George at 12:11 PM
This survey is designed for the public to give their vital input on the upcoming Green Memo III. This Memo serves as a comprehensive and active outline of the journey the city of Columbus has taken and continues to take on our way to becoming more sustainable, since the introduction of Mayor Michael B. Coleman's Get Green Initiative in 2005. It strives to facilitate a deeper understanding of our community’s needs and goals for the present and future preservation of our environment.
We're putting this memo together; below are links to 9 sections of the proposed memo; please look at each section (which contains more details on what the section is about, goals, etc.) and complete the associated survey. Your completion of one, two or all of the 9 surveys, each detailing separate potential relevant approaches to different environmental issues, is deeply appreciated.
Posted by Raymond George at 9:48 AM
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
WOMO is available for a number of tech toys and we're adding more all the time. Take a look at our photo library to see if your gear is supported here. Additionally, each product option has mounting instructions that you can download right now. Instant gratification and education to boot. You're welcome.
Ordering a mount
WOMO is distributed through an exclusive North American partner, Ortlieb USA. And we wouldn't partner with just anyone. These guys will get you set up and take care of any questions you may have. You can click on the link below to find out how to become a registered dealer of WOMO products. If you have any questions about ordering a mount, you can always contact Ortlieb USA at (800) 649-1763 or info@Ortliebusa.com
WOMO was created by crafty engineers that love to ride. High strength aluminum gets cut and shaped in our Pacific Northwest factory to ensure that you're getting the best mounting accessory that money can buy. We build the indestructible WOMO with one thing in mind: quality. And awesomeness. Ok, that's two things. But if you're going to get carried away with something, it might as well be quality. So go ahead, click around and then let us know if you have any questions.
Posted by Bill at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
It's tough to imagine an opera singer wiping off sweat and bicycle grease before walking on stage, but a new company is all about defying the opera clichés.
Members of the Bicycle Opera Project are bringing the classical art form to cities across Ontario, by bicycle.
The freewheeling gang has only one rule: no divas allowed.
Three years ago, Toronto-based Koniuk, a soprano, was about to start her professional career as an opera singer. But she wanted to do something different than what the conventional wisdom prescribes for young singers: small roles in big productions. "You have to be OK with cycling through the rain, for example," says the company's co-founder Larissa Koniuk during the company's stop in Hamilton last week. "You have to be OK with changing a flat tire."
The environmentalist in her was also unimpressed.
A touring opera without the footprint
Big touring operas, like many other elaborate entertainment productions, require trucks loaded with props and costumes that log many miles on the road. So Koniuk, a cyclist, realized her favourite hobby could also become a new way opera singers could travel between gigs without harming the environment.
With a few like-minded singers and musicians joining, the Bicycle Opera Project hit the road.
"I'll admit that the project is quite ambitious," saysKoniuk. "We require that our singers and instrumentalists not only cycle up to 80 km in a day, but also that we perform a fantastic show."
It wasn't easy.
[ Read more on cbc.ca ]
Posted by Philip Skocich at 2:30 PM
Monday, July 21, 2014
A need for bike parking prompted a Norwegian town to get creative.
Posted by Bill at 10:59 AM