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No helmet required

As I've long suspected, helmet's don't protect you from a lot of crashes. In fact, most people have a tendency (probably from years of having it drilled into their heads) that they should protect their head and face in a crash. I'm not advocating that people not wear helmets, especially those who are somewhat inexperienced cyclists. All I'm saying is, don't think a helmet will save your life. Being alert and in full possesion of your faculties is perhaps the single best thing you can do to protect yourself on a bicycle.

Please read THIS or click on the title for a cycling fatality story and the top 10 things the News gets wrong about bicycle crashes. It's a good one.

Thanks to Todd and his Elsewhere posting


Surly Xtracycle and Electra Amsterdam

THIS is just so exciting, I don't know what to say. The idea that a company that makes bikes as nice as Surly does is making a dedicated Xtracycle frame is making me crazy! I may have to dump my rig in favor of one these... oy vey!

Also, Electra is putting out a bike called an Amsterdam which looks like an ultimate city bike: if the price is right, it may become the new shop bike of ZOMADIC! Stay tuned for more updates in this arena. The scarcity of posts lately has been mainly due to my increased time at my new business, so my apologies to my scarce readership...


A long time dragon ass...

Well, it's been a LONG time since I've posted, and for that I am sorry. The video above is one I shot of the Dancing Dragon at Burning Man this year. It was a cool project though we came nowhere near the worlds record (nearly 2 miles long). According to Jim Bowers (clueless leader), we were 1247 ft long, which made us the longest piece of mobile art ever done at Burning Man, so we set at least one record. It was quite a challenge to get nearly 500 people working in lockstep; sections kept breaking due to hasty construction. All in all a success and I was glad to be part of it.

You can check out more of my Burning Man 2006 Photos HERE