So if you want to read it (and you do, otherwise what are you doing here?) then go over to The Brooks Blog.
Secondly, so-called "smart locks" have officially reached the next level of stupid, for a commenter yesterday alerted us all to this:
You might chuckle at the idea of a drunk cyclist, but since they often share the road with motorists, they can be just as dangerous as an inebriated driver. So if you don’t trust yourself to leave your bike locked up after having one too many, this bike lock will only open after you use its built-in breathalyzer.
Oh my god. Drunk cyclists are just as dangerous as drunk drivers? Really? This statement is so incredibly moronic that it almost distracted me from the idiocy of this product--and it is idiotic. Just imagine: you leave the bar, approach your bike, drop to your knees, slowly lift the lock to your lips, and blow.
Of course, for maximum safety, you'll want to do so while wearing the "Smart Hat:"
People who don't ride bikes really need to stop designing bike stuff.
By the way, I asked the blogger to clarify his statement about drunk cyclists:
Hey @aliszewski , please elucidate your BATSHIT INSANE claim that drunk cyclists are as dangerous as drunk drivers: http://t.co/71P6E4HN5Q— Bike Snob NYC (@bikesnobnyc) August 7, 2015
And here's his reply:
If you don't want to answer a question, just stick your fingers in your ears and go "LALALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU!"
Anyway, head over to The Brooks Blog if you haven't already, ride safe, and remember to blow your bike lock before every ride.
--Wildcat Rock Machine