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Michael Critzon pd5


 

 

drive less, vote more

 

 

Ever wonder what's wrong with Western Society?

"Well, there's about probably some 10 percent to 20 percent of the current spending that is going to projects that really are not transportation or directly transportation-related. Some of that money is being spent on things, as I said earlier, like bike paths or trails. Some is being spent on museums, on restoring lighthouses, as I indicated."

-Mary Peters, United States Secretary of Transportation in an interview on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer (referring to the way gas tax money is being spent)

The entire transcript can be found at: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/transportation/july-dec07/infrastructure_08-15.html

 

 


Parking/Sharing Solutions

 

http://www.biketree.com/

 

Call-A-Bike

Germany had this in full effect almost 4 years ago.

Pick it up and leave it wherever/whenever

http://www.engadget.com/2004/03/27/germanys-call-a-bike/

 

Sweet Company, lotsa good ideas

http://www.josta.de/english/

 

Another company devoted to bike issues.

www.cycle-safe.com

 


Bikes for Work

 

http://www.cyclescheme.co.uk/

 


 

Other Models

 

Davis, CA

http://www.city.davis.ca.us/bicycles/index.cfm

 

Sometimes called the "Bicycling Capital of the USA"

They estimate that 20-25% of all trips are made by bicycle. :D

 

This would be an excellent thing for Chicago!

http://www.bloomingdaletrail.org/

 


 

Design Solutions

 

We have already touched on this in class but if you haven't checked it out, you should. It's sweet, and besides, the website is worth checking out as well.

 

http://www.puma.com/bike/pindex.jsp

 

 

Power without that stupid hub.

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/bicycle/izip-express-cycle-transforms-weak-legs-into-armstrongs-292099.php

 

hey, at least their thinking

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/transportation/hydrogen-fuel-cell-bike-298773.php

 

i love this.

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/bicycle/bicycle-horn-honks-at-115db-+-thats-jet-plane-loud-284982.php

 


 

Videos

 

Doesn't look cool, but smart.

 

YouTube plugin error

 

BikeCar

 

If you don't know, find out.

 

Road Wars

 

 


Empathy Journaling

TIMELINE MONEY CLOTHING ITEMS DISTANCE

Thursday 9/13

8am: wake up--check weather.

850am-9am: ride to the studio in westtown (bring my bike inside)

9am-1030am: work

1030am-1050am: ride downtown to pick up a lens (bring my bike inside, get dirty looks)

1038am: almost get runover by a dude in a jeep, he cuts me off and gives me the bird, i yell f*&% you and wish i had something to throw at his car.

1050am-11am: get lens

11am-1120am: ride back to studio in westtown

1120am-6pm: work

6pm: check weather

6pm-610pm: ride home to wicker park

610pm-645pm: check the weather and decide what to do

645pm-715pm: ride to the dirt jumps at lane tech (slower bike)

715pm-830pm: ride the jumps, have fun don't crash

830pm-9pm: ride home (bring my bike inside)

none

jeans

tshirt

shoes

hoodie

wallet

keys

cell phone

about 17 miles

Tuesday 9/18

630am: wake up

check the weather

630am-7am: get my stuff together in a frenzy

7am-8am: ride to work in winnetka (bring my bike inside)

8am-11am: work

11am-1210pm: ride downtown to hannah's bretzel (lock my bike to a pole)

1215pm-1230pm: eat

1230pm-1240pm: ride to library (lock to a pole)

about 1235pm: got in an altercation with a dude (that ahole had 3 lanes and he was pissed at me, kinda scary, we wanted to kill each other)

1240pm-1pm: library

1pm-5pm: class (lock to a pole)

5pm-7pm: meet with group

7pm-705pm: ride to the gym(lock to a pole)

710pm-8pm: workout

805-825: ride home to wicker park (bring my bike inside)

about $15 on food

spandex

tshirt

hat

cycling shoes

 

laptop w/ case

mouse

3 folders w/ papers

notebook

sketchbook

pens/pencils

gum/mints

deodorant

jeans

shorts

tshirt

tire patches

15mm wrench

Multitool

MasterLock

Chain Lock

Camera

Granola Bar

V8

Water Bottle

Keys

wallet

cell phone

chap stick

chuck taylors

about 50 miles

Wednesday 9/19

8am: wake up

845am-905am: ride from WP to DT for bike council meeting (first pole i tried to lock to was too big, locked to a bike rack over trinedy's bike) Community locking?

905am-1230pm: meeting (trinedy was waiting so she could get her bike)

1230pm-1240pm: walk with adam to lunch (lock to a bike rack)

1240pm-110pm: lunch

110pm-130pm: ride from DT to WP (take my bike inside)

130pm-530pm: work from home

530pm-540pm: ride from WP to Logan Square (LS) (lock to a pole)

540pm-7pm: dinner

7pm-710pm: ride from LS to WP (take my bike inside)

about $10 on food

jeans

tshirt

shoes

button-up

chain Lock

tire Patches

multitool

15mm Wrench

3 books

sketchbook

2 folders w/ papers

pens/pencils

gum/mints

notebook

camera

granola bar

V8

Ipod

celll phone

wallet

chap stick

keys

 

about 16 miles

Thursday 9/20

8am: wake up

check weather

850am-903am: ride to the studio in westtown, feel tried, i don't really feel like pedaling/working today(bring my bike inside)

9am-6pm: work

6-610pm: ride home

uneventful bike day

 none

jeans

tshirt

shoes

V8

granola bar

tire patches

multi-tool

15mm wrentch

gum

wallet

keys

phone

Chap-Stick

extra shirt (for a meeting)

 about 4 miles

Monday 9/24

had to be to the studio by 730am. i had a shoot at 8am.

710am: woke up late, didn't get a shower, washed my face, brushed my teeth, left with nothing.

726-731am: got to the studio in record time

731am-530pm: work (bring bike inside)

530-540pm: ride home (grab bag to put videos in to take back to earwax and mean to grab my chain)

no rain/flats--it's a good thing cuz i didn't have anything

555pm-559pm: ride to earwax

aw &%$#, forgot my chain, take my bike inside, yes....no one is at the front so no big time dirty looks, leave my bike there run downstairs and throw the videos on the counter only to be called back, one of the cases is empty, it's still in the dvd player :(. now this is only a half a mile ride but i think it is in our nature to hate backtracking.

603pm-606pm: back home (leave bike outside for 2 minutes (i am no more than 10 feet away from it) grab dvd and chain. go outside and a guy is nonchalantly crossing the street with his eyes locked on my bike. i come out and ask "can i help you?" as he quickly turns around and walks the other way.

608-611pm: back to ear wax, lock up my bike and take in the videos.

612-615pm: unlock my bike) ride to walgreens (lock up my bike)

streetwise guy wants to talk about how heavy my chain is and he says "the only way they could get that is with a grinder". how does he know that?

615-630pm: walgreens

630-635pm: ride home (take my bike inside) take a deep breath.

 

about 20 buck at walgreens

jeans

tshirt

shoes

shades

wallet, keys, phone for most of the day.

then:

lock, videos

then:

lock, shaving gel, after shave, TP, PT

about 7 miles

Tuesday 9/25 (Hooray for trinedy day)

7am: wake up, check weather, looks like rain, decide to take metra to winnetka.

7-730am: get ready in a frenzy

730-735am: ride to metra (get on metra, conductors hate bikes, they growl @ people with bikes. bungee cord it to the designated area)

735am-805am: ride to winnetka
805am-809am: ride to the office (take my bike inside)

810am-1130am: work

1130am-1134am: ride to metra (take bike on, this time the conductor says angrily "i you have something to secure that thing with." ?????? bungee cord it to the designated area.)

The designated area happens to also be the handicapped area where 2 seniors were sitting, they were unhappy that they has to spend the rest of the ride 5 inches from my greasy bike. They complained to the conductor and shot me dirty looks for 30 minutes.

1145-1215pm: ride metra to downtown

1215pm-1222pm: ride to school (lock to the same old pole)

1230-5pm: class

5pm-630pm: meet with group

630pm-640pm: i am riding home, trinedy is going the same way to the metra, around 640, i get a pinch flat :(.

(my routine for what i carry is rarely the same, some days i'm prepared for some things and not others, other days, i'm prepared for nothing, i'm never prepared for everything)

i had tire patches, thats it?!

trinedy had a hand pump and tire lever.

640-648pm: i fix the flat (2 holes in the tube) and break one of trinedy's tire levers. she had the crappy all plastic ones instead of the ones with metal in the middle.

trinedy saves the day, we decide to get a burger and a beer.

650-710pm: ride to wicker park (lock our bikes outside) trinedy says, "it would be nice if they had more bike racks."

710-830pm: eat

830-840pm: part ways, ride home (take bike inside)

845-910pm: change tube and other maintenance

 

 

 

 

about 18 bucks on food and metra

jeans

tshirt

kicks

laptop w/ case, mouse,
one folder

goretex pants

pens/pencils

4 books

notebook

granola bar

wallet

keys

phone

chap stick

gum

chain lock

tire patches
(*note: no other repair stuff)

about 8 miles on my bike

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