That's MY kind of church!
Actually, it looks like my garage - only on a much larger scale. I've got bike frames, complete bikes, a half-finished "project" bike, bike parts in buckets and boxes, wheels dangling from the ceiling, etc.
You and my husband would get along great. Same here except now I can't get into the car port for parts scattered around from a 50 International PU.
....What goes around, comes around....
So are you serious CM, or is this a joke?
I hope this isn't serious.
I understand it's the real deal, and you can go out and fix your bike, but don't call it a church. It's more a bike-repair facility in the woods.
It's great to see such a place and I hope that people would get more involved with cycling, be it for fitness or commute. This seems to be some sort of commune for people who don't have the means to have an LBS fix their ride or those who can wrench for themselves.
The use of religious imagery to make anyone think this is a meeting place where faith and cycling are mixed is misleading. I don't think they intended that but it does come across as condescending to those who attend church. I doubt they would ever use the term "bike mosque" or anything like that.
"How do you define a father? It's simple. You take Dick Hoyt's picture and put it in the dictionary and let the rest of the world follow his lead."
I like the name. It doesn't seem disrespectful at all. After all, they are in the business of redeeming and resurrecting bikes for the sake all of mankind.
Now if they called it the First Church of the Bicycling Jesus Christ Good God Almighty, then I could see a real problem.
It is what it is. I didn't name it or help form it. I can see that some could find a sort of divine inspiration in bicycles, but I don't think the Bike Church members worship bicycles, if that's what you mean. Even if they do worship bicycles, that's their business. We don't need a PC/ religious police force a la the Taliban, thank you. There are plenty of outfits that operate under the name "church" with which I don't agree. Last time I checked the word "church" wasn't "copyrighted."
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I don't like it.
So there, you've got my opinion.
A Church is a place of worship.
When I first saw the initial thread I assumed it would be something along the lines of the Cowboy Churches. I thought that this was maybe a place off of a bike trail where people who like to ride bikes could congregate and worship.
When it comes to gun control, keep in mind, when seconds count, an officer is only minutes away.
Inspiration from the homespun chisled to the computer precision articulated:
Wood, wheels, workhorse: the chikudu story
In Congo, wooden scooters are mainstays of the local economy, expressions of self-reliance,
and, sometimes, the stuff of apprenticeships, too.
Self-described ‘rambling man’ settles, starts farmers market
...Passionate about promoting health and wellness, Hanson said, “I tend to have a lot of clarity of thought” in working the soil from planting the seed to plucking the fruit. “That’s my church.”
**Warning Nudity** A day in the life of a naturist
I'm sharing this because of the naked gardener's speech in part one.
The Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge, September 23/24, 2011
We’re looking for the ultimate utility bike for modern living!
The Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge is a one-of-a-kind design/build competition, in which some of the country’s best custom bike craftsman and select student teams vie to create the ultimate modern utility bike.
Our mission is threefold
FIRST, to inspire and foster real design innovation around a bike that recognizes the needs of modern living. SECOND, to celebrate and champion the resurgence of American craft—bicycle craft in particular. THIRD, to show riders and enthusiasts that a well-crafted bicycle isn’t just for sport and recreation, but can also be a tool integrating seamlessly into everyday life.
Why a utility bike?
The two-wheeled revolution won’t come on the saddle of a race bike or a specialty bike. The utility bike is the transportation mode of the future for millions of Americans who want to live healthier, more sustainable lives, but don’t think of themselves as “cyclists.” The key to realizing this future is thoughtful, innovative bike design that fills multiple needs and fits into their lives...
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The Netherlands is widely recognized for having the highest cycling rates in the world. What's not so well known is that the Dutch don't bike so much because cycling is in their DNA. They do it because after the country started down the path toward car dependence, they made a conscious decision to change course. After many decades of deliberate policy to invest in cycling as a mode of transportation, the Netherlands has the most advanced bike infrastructure you'll ever see.
Recenty Streetfilms joined a group of city leaders from Chicago, Washington, DC and Miami on a study tour of the Netherlands, through the Bikes Belong Foundation's Bicycling Design Best Practices Program. The program shows American transportation professionals and policy makers real life examples of what it looks like to invest in cost-effective bicycle facilities. This video takes you on a tour of the incredibly well thought out street designs in the Netherlands. You'll see the infrastructure, hear from the experts on the ground, and watch the tour participants react and imagine how they might implement similar designs in American cities
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