by elephantjournal.com on May 10, 2013
Ebikes are illegal to use today on Boulder’s multi-use paths and public bike racks. In bike lanes, ebikes are restricted to 400-watt motors and a top, potential speed of 20 mph—not enough to get a large person up to Chautauqua Park. The great news is that Colorado state law allows localities to legalize ebikes up to 750 watts. That’s what Boulder should do…
by Walk The Talk Show on Apr 23, 2013
Dear elephriends, Flakes or passive types need not apply. If you’re hardcore, motivated, and obsessed with youtube, send us your resume and cover letter. “Walk the Talk Show hiring in Boulder. We’ll pay a fair amount, depending partially on experience. Needs to be someone hardcore who gets the youtube revolution (just on the cover of [...]
by Walk The Talk Show on Apr 19, 2013
Live. Love. Bike. That’s the name of Ryan Van Duzer’s film about a biking across America. The cyclist and travel video journalist joins Waylon Lewis on Walk the Talk Show to talk about what biking means to him and share his inspiring film. “Instead of focusing on the physical aspect, I wanted to take this [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 18, 2013
For discussion of choices, other options, “This is how I explain bikes to my non-cycling friends.“
by Jennifer S. White on Apr 9, 2013
I’m sitting at my dining table with my perfectly made cup of coffee, relaxing into myself after yet another sunny practice in my yoga room. I’m feeling grateful. My already wonderful week is only just beginning. My toddler daughter is back in school after spring break. (I know, I know, a two-and-a-half year old on [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 13, 2013
Even though it is a tragic story, it is no reason not to follow our dreams. Reading about the recent sad news of a bicycling British couple who died in a road accident in Thailand brings up a host of different emotions in me. This couple not only dreamed of cycling around the world, they [...]
by Tara Lemieux on Mar 7, 2013
“I’ll cross the damned bridge, if I have to…I’ll get there…” ~ Conan O’Brien It’s a dangerous job out there, being a bike messenger—and those who bravely bike the city streets of New York City, are simply fearless. Watch what happens when Conan O’Brien decides to join these fine folks for a day’s adventure as [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 7, 2013
by Jamie Ginsberg on Mar 6, 2013
“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell
by David McConaghay on Feb 23, 2013
Sublime combinations of form and function…
by Karl Saliter on Feb 22, 2013
Source: Uploaded by user via Felipe on Pinterest Are you down with hope? What is your vision of the coming five, ten years? Do you see people flying around in personal hovercraft? Wikipedia: “Hope is the ‘feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best’ or the act [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Feb 18, 2013
(Click above for Hipster Buddhist) In Defense of Hipsterism. Update: a rebuttal. Hipsters aren’t all good-looking stylish superior trustafarian talented lazy party-addled self-doubting snobby multi-sexual artistes. Just the ones you read about, and Alex. The media has a thing out for hipsters. And, frankly, hipsters have been asking for it. But we got a problem [...]
by Karl Saliter on Feb 8, 2013
It is a universal process. We are all, somewhere, stuck, Our true enemy is our own resignation.
by Lynn Hasselberger on Jan 29, 2013
I generally love talking about green in everyday life as an expression of mindfulness, not uptightness–how to talk about it with loved ones and family, colleagues. ~ Waylon Lewis, elephant journal founder This Thursday, January 31st, Waylon will be talking green L-I-V-E with Megan McWilliams—a radio show you won’t want to miss. Side note: I [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Jan 26, 2013
So well done, it’s both witty and sad. Best Creep cover ever (really). I don’t belong here…I wanna have control…I wanna perfect body… Via R/Bicycling: “The best thing to come out of the Oprah / Lance Armstrong interview.” Radiohead’s original, no dope:
by Ben Ralston on Jan 18, 2013
He says he’s sorry, as if those two words alone have some kind of redemptive power. They don’t. They’re just words. Without Truth behind them they’re just words.
by Karl Saliter on Jan 15, 2013
“So yeah, f*ck it. Just write. It doesn’t have to be beautiful or eloquent or any of that bulls^#t. If it’s from the heart, it’s perfect.”
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 15, 2013
Your ride likely took you down sun drenched trails and around the neighborhood in a fraction of the time it took to walk.
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 11, 2013
I stepped outside into the biting snow feeling totally prepared for the coming winter and the unknown possibilities of living.
by Lynn Hasselberger on Dec 28, 2012
We have an elephant readers and writers facebook group—a great way to connect with (and support) the elephant community.
by Waylon Lewis on Dec 26, 2012
“Get your crank on – Bruce Burford’s bike which took him to a record speed of 334 kmph (207 mph).” Speed, on bicycles, unless you’re in control (no traffic, potholes, surprises) is stupid. Still, it’s safe to think about—and amazing. ~ via Reddit via Imgur. Via ever-illuminating Reddit comments: Set on a rolling road. So [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Dec 20, 2012
When life has got me down, I practice meditation or tonglen, or I reconnect with community, or I do yoga, or I take a too-hot bath. Or, I get on my bicycle:
by Waylon Lewis on Nov 29, 2012
Photo: @waylonlewis on Instagram. If I get killed before my time, 50/50 it’ll be on 9th Street. Wear a helmet, my loving family says! I say: helmets don’t help. There’s studies on it. Helmets result in folks driving closer to cyclists, on average. In Amsterdam, families don’t wear helmets—what helps is bike lanes, bike paths, [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Nov 20, 2012
What started as the vision of a self-proclaimed bike freak—the mass-production of bicycles made entirely from recycled materials—is rapidly becoming a reality and one amazing success story. After we reported on 50-year-old Izhar Gafni’s cardboard bikes, media outlets around the world followed suit. After four years of perfecting the bicycle, it is about to be [...]
by Jamie Ginsberg on Nov 12, 2012
We are constantly telling our selves to see the world differently, to find joy in little moments. When you ride your bike it changes your engagement with time while it reduces your carbon footprint. Yes, you will slow down and do less. What at first seems impossible will quickly become something you can not live without. After a long period of not biking, I am on 2 wheels and loving it. I have cut my gas consumption in half, lost a few pounds and my legs are looking and feeling great!
by Ryan van Duzer on Nov 10, 2012
I wanna get more kids on bikes and you can help! I’m a travel videographer and absolutely love my job. I’ve shared exotic stories from many corners of the globe and will continue to do so for the rest of my life…it’s what makes me feel alive! My videos have been part of many online [...]
by Trista Hendren on Nov 6, 2012
I’m a reformed country club princess who has gone granola. It didn’t happen all at once… but it has happened. I turned off my TV and woke the fuck up. I had been slowing evolving for a while, but things changed drastically for me when I met my husband last year. Anders lives in Norway [...]
by Jay Winston on Nov 2, 2012
As I read, any line between yoga and biking seems to grow increasingly fluid.
by Waylon Lewis on Oct 18, 2012
How the Dutch got their cycle paths: I live in (and love) Boulder, and we’re super-proud of our bicycle paths and active population. But we have very few separated bike paths, and it’s dangerous as f**k. So this video inspires me not only for a few minutes, but to get involved in our civic life [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Oct 17, 2012
Update: Lance Armstrong officially stripped of seven Tour de France titles. Nike’s likely regretting this video, right about now. Nike’s Lance Armstrong video: “What are you on?” A rough day for Lance Armstrong, and all who’ve been inspired by him. “Nike, Anheuser-Busch, Trek bicycles, FRS energy drinks, Giro helmets, and Radio Shack all dumped him [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Oct 13, 2012
Warning, video autoloads! Watch your volume! Bike Party Reminds me of Bicycle Magic. Or the original classic. Or this.
by elephantjournal.com on Oct 12, 2012
Test Run: where extreme biking and yoga connect! Sarah Richelle Starnes and Matt Slager are friends…and they are creating a fun project together…watch the video to get a preview of what’s to come! Matt and Sarah love adventure…and they are taking their passions and combining them to create art and dabble in an experiment involving yoga and bike jumping! This [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Oct 2, 2012
Cher recently went on an eloquent (sure, it’s twitter, but I manage to speak English) extended hate-ginning-up rant against road cyclists. Before we get to the good stuff, let’s just remind folks: cyclists are humans. Some will be jerks. The difference between a cyclist jerk and a car or truck jerk is, when they get [...]
by Jill Barth on Oct 2, 2012
The project is an organized sampling of the world. There is a confluence within 49 miles (79 km) of you if you’re on the surface of Earth. We’ve discounted confluences in the oceans and some near the poles, but there are still 10,166 to be found.
by Trista Hendren on Sep 29, 2012
by elephantjournal.com on Sep 23, 2012
by Waylon Lewis on Sep 20, 2012
A Top Comment: “It gets so boring after the 17th time.” Third in a series: “and suddenly bicycling was popular among 12-year-old boys” (and some women). And don’t you worry: we’ve posted similar such images and videos and such, on sexy gents for the ladies (and some gents).
by elephantjournal.com on Sep 11, 2012
There is a human being under every helmet. Before I begin my letter, you should know that I am new to cycling. I have only been riding for two years. There are many others who could do a better job at this because they have dealt with much more than I have, having put many [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Sep 6, 2012
Boulder Celebrates Boulder, and All Things Green Good things come in threes. First there was the Bolder Boulder, then the Pro Cycle Challenge and now, on Sunday, September 16th 2012, Boulder Green Streets “Ciclovia.” From ten a.m. to four p.m., the City of Boulder and an estimated 15,000 area residents will celebrate all things Boulder at [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Aug 28, 2012
Just read this: “It’s not always a matter of being afraid, especially for someone who has any experience with urban biking. For me anyway, it’s the constant abuse you get from drivers–tons of honking and being yelled and cursed at. Combine that with the general bike-hating that goes on in the major media outlets and [...]
by Jamie Ginsberg on Aug 28, 2012
Start today and be consistent.Your dreams are a product of the actions you take every day. You can ignore the voice in your head or you can teach us something today.
by The Good Men Project on Aug 2, 2012
Roger Rilling was inspired by just two things in the 2012 Tour de France. But boy, were they inspiring.
by Waylon Lewis on Jul 31, 2012
If you love trees, 1. don’t slackline on them without putting a towel between the slackline and the trees. I see slacklining done lazily, all the time, in Boulder, Colorado, where I live—and every time I see some young nature-loving adventure types slacklining on ancient, lovely noble old trees, I sadly think “there’s a couple [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Jul 26, 2012
I pictured myself as the person who accidently veered straight into oncoming traffic.