Friday, May 18, 2007

Captain of Bicycle Industry talks sense!

I didn't think I would live to see the day when a major player in the industry, in this case John Burke of Trek Bicycles, would promote cycling as a solution to some of the world's problems- ferinstance obesity, pollution, congestion, instead of merely as a recreational or sporting activity.
The gist of Burke's speech at this year's Taiwan bicycle show is that 'The (bicycle) industry's greatest opportunity and challenge is to create a bicycle friendly world', and that to do so would be 'the #1 way to grow the bicycle business....'

Well, duh...

To hear the speech in full, check out the Youtube vid, below. Burke's Powerpoint presentation is here.

Seen on the interislander ferry

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Most deserving of a Tui billboard

Even if you can't deny anymore, you can still try to minimise the damage.

Ivan Basso's latest utterance ranks with such Clintonisms as 'I didn't inhale' and 'I did not have sex with that woman'.

Pukeko lashes out at Genesis