July 21, 2006

Fast Freddy breaks one hour World record on Easy Racer!

At approximately 6:20 am on July 2nd, 2006, 20 years after winning the Dupont prize, Fast Freddy Markham set his 20th world record; winning the prestigious Dempsey - MacCready Hour Record Prize. Fast Freddy covered a distance of 53.43 miles in one hour, bettering the previous record by over 1 mile. Fast Freddy and the Easy Racers team received the $18,000 prize for the fastest one hour in history. Over $40,000 was awarded to the participants. It was a fantastic event and Fast Freddy proved to the world that after more than 3 decades of racing hes still a world class athlete.

Posted by mkreig at 10:43 PM

July 08, 2006

Wanted: Key Operator(s) (person or group) for Busycle

The famous Busycle a Boston based recycling project (catalyzed by Boston artists Matthew Mazzotta and Heather Clark) that has found 14 happy cyclists joyously pedaling mayors and other city dignitaries around in big cities across the US is looking for someone who can oversee it in the San Francisco Bay Area. A date has already been set (Friday, July 28) for a visit with San Francisco elected officials and that is what we need the person described below for. However, if a qualified person comes forward, we can include our 5 other Bay Area cities (Berkeley, Oakland, Hayward, Palo Alto, and San Jose) for the short demonstration rides to the city halls that the 5th Annual National Mayors' Ride will also be stopping in.

We need someone who can:
-- Get the Busycle to and from each of the staging areas (sadly, a motor vehicle will be needed)
-- Shuttle it from its Palo Alto location or store it in a safe area when it is not in use
-- Make any repairs that are necessary
-- Pilot the Busycle (small learning curve)

The rewards:
-- Miles of smiles
-- Constant attention
-- Press opportunities
-- Tons of fun

What the Busycle still could use:
- A 6x12 or larger trailer
- A car cover

The Busycle Project can be found at http://www.busycle.com

Contact National Bicycle Greenway Director, Martin Krieg, 415-240-4712 or by email at: nbg AT bikeroute DOT com

Posted by mkreig at 11:13 PM