zombies-ate-my-boyfriend asked: Get a Bareknuckle. It's steel, but a bit lighter than some aluminum track bikes and far better for you.
What is it about steel bikes that make them “better for you”?
Playlist 1 - Jo&Nab Collab
My friend Nabil and I have been working on a playlist to listen to while riding (cycling.)
We made this soundtrack to share with our friends who have a commonality of cycling with us so they can enjoy the music we listen to while being able share our love of riding together.
Whether you’re riding through a beautiful scenery or trying to climb a hill and just need the right music to get you to the top, we hope you will enjoy our playlist.
Blake Fall-Conroy, “Minimum Wage Machine,” 2008-2010
This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York.
This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.
(Source: andrewfishman, via thisguyknowswhatimtalkingabout)