1. Although, The Bikesmith doesn’t mean Morrissey with a basket and a bell, it would be awesome if you guys check out and like Jim’s new mobile bike shop facebook page. I have a feeling that it would make Johnny Marr very, very happy.

     
  2. YOU GUYS! Check out the brand design for The Bikesmith. Do you think Jim should get this as a tattoo on his lower back right above his panty line?

     
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  4. Jim is working on a Ferris wheel for small lizards and large insects.

    Or a bike made to destroy them.

     
  5. Jim became an official BRO (with papers and everything). BRO stands for Bicycle Repair and Overhaul.

    So please do not bicycle repair and overhaul Jim unless you know him.

     

  6. Based on Lance Armstrong’s announcement and how deep doping went (so deep it put your butt to sleep!), I may be awarded between 2 and 7 tour medals today. Probably.

     
  7. I have never named a bike before, but I’m going to try to convince Catherine to call her new pink bike “Floyd.”

     
  8. This picture of Jim and Catherine melts my cold, hard heart.

     
  9. True at our house and true world-wide.

    Helpful hint: This only applies to people. Our dogs are fairly hairy, but know shit about bikes. (via brain-food)

     
  10. Memphis, this ride is really a fun time. And no one will make fun of you if your butt isn’t as big as that bear’s.

     
  11. Memphis people, come to The Brass Door on April 1 for a Tour of Flanders viewing party.

     
  12. (via bicyclestore)

    (Source: dosnoventa)

     
  13. Do you like local bike shops (sure you do! you are good people! everyone says so!)?

    Here is something I wrote about Clark and Robert’s store.

     

  14. ATTN Memphis

    From Revolutions:

    Following this morning’s Public Works committee meeting, Councilwoman Fullilove stated that she wants to move the “discussion item” about Madison Avenue bike lanes to the full council agenda this afternoon. She has been informed by multiple other council members and the city council’s own attorney that there is nothing she can legally do to halt our progress, but she is trying anyway to push for a compromise scheme that would endanger bicyclists and businesses alike.

    The full council meeting begins at 3:30pm in the council chambers, located on the first floor of 125 North Main Street. The discussion item will be added at the end of the meeting, following their regular business.

    Everyone’s support at this morning’s committee meeting was very meaningful and DID make a difference. (Special shout-out to Kelly Johnson from Molly’s La Casita for her passionate defense of a bike-friendly Memphis!) If you can join us this afternoon, or if you know anybody who can, please be there. You will have an opportunity to address the entire council, on record, as to why dedicated bike lanes are vital to the physical and economic health of Memphis. Right now this public dialog is still dominated by a small cadre of opponents who do not reflect the will of our community. Your presence and your voice is still very much needed.

    In the meantime, please take a second to contact your council representative (their information can be found here: http://www.memphistn.gov/framework.aspx?page=690) and keep posting your messages of support to Facebook and Twitter (please tag your posts with #madbikes.)

    Please forward this email to everyone you know who cares about this issue. Let me know you have any questions. I hope to see all of you - and many more! - this afternoon at 3:30pm in City Hall.


    First Congregational Church UCC
    Revolutions Community Bicycle Shop
    1000 S. Cooper St.
    Memphis, TN, 38104
    (901) 278-6786 ext 9
    www.revolutionsmemphis.com

     
  15. "Memphis’ first bicycle/pedestrian coordinator, Kyle Wagenschutz, 28, has quietly been improving life for Bluff City cyclists, one mile at a time."