Author Archive for Brian

Owner/Editor of Industryoutsider.com, outdoor enthusiast, photographer, animal lover, and collector of gadgets, cameras, knives, and firearms. Recreational shooter, and 2A supporter. A former competitive cyclist, I'm all about promoting bicycles as a transportation alternative. Life's too short to take things to seriously. Have fun. A bad day outdoors beats a good day at the office every time.

Batavus bicycles are coming to the United States

Seattle Bike Supply (SBS) will now be the distributor of Batavus bicycles in the USA. SBS will start with four models this season including the traditional Old Dutch 3 speed and three other “fully loaded” trekking/commuting bicycles. Batavus bicycles were…

Want to win your own tour of France?

VeloLoco is a bicycle touring company based in France, and they’re trying a pretty interesting marketing concept. VeloLoco’s Tour de France Special 2007 is being marketed as an auction. They’re doing a trial to see if they can run all…

John Forester needs to retire

Really. To publish 6000+ words on his site, where he picks apart anyone from BikeForums.net that disagrees with him and his “Vehicular cycling”, takes a lot of nerve. The fact that he chose to publish that on his own site,…

Bloomberg needs time to think

“I want to think about it.” That’s what Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today, rather than signing into law the regulations for the bicycle taxi industry. The good news is that he’s not opposed to the law – he’s actually supported…