Vacation. It’s such a loaded term. Is it time away from work? Time away from home? Is it recreation? Can it be a vacation without a bicycle? Hottie recently reviewed four different bike travel cases and decided to put the question to Fatty and Patrick of what their tips are for good travel with bike.
Last week one of Uber’s self-driving cars struck and killed a woman walking her bike through a crosswalk. It was night and she was wearing dark clothing and the person monitoring the allegedly self-driving car was busy LOLing on their smart phone with their BFF. It’s also worth noting that Uber recently made the decision to drop the number of LIDAR sensors on their cars from six to just one. Fatty wonders if having beacons on bikes is a smart idea. He polled readers and listeners and presents their opinions as well as the problems with some of the technical hurdles, not to mention the risks of victim-blaming anyone who doesn’t ride with said beacon.
Recently, Seven Cycles approached Patrick with an advertising proposal. He calls it an affiliate program on steroids. It’s a different approach to advertising, for sure, and is a chance to align one brand with another. Opinions abound, but one question is worth asking? To what degree should media entities pretend to be agnostic about brands if they aren’t really?
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