Cycling Links for July 24

[ 3G iPhone vs. Garmin Edge 705 for biking || Mountain Bike Blog ||…](http://www.singletracks.com/blog?p=985)
Good head to head comparison of the iPhone 3G vs. the Garmin Edge 705 for your cycling needs.
[Joel Building Fire Photos – SpokesmanReview.com ](http://spokesmanreview.com/media/slides?k=joelfire)
[![Flames pour out of the Joel Building as firefighters look on.](http://img.skitch.com/20080725-g4er8j5k21bm3kb8wixpui7aym.jpg "Joel Building Fire")](http://spokesmanreview.com/media/slides/?k=joelfire) I used to commute by this building all the time when I lived in an apartment on the lower South Hill. It’s a shame to see another one of downtown Spokane’s classy old brick buildings destroyed.
[Cycling Up Hills Made Easy – CyclePig](http://www.cyclepig.com/archive/cycling-up-hills-made-easy/)
Good tips for hill climbing. I’m much better about spinning my way home than I was last year when I started commuting, but I’m still reluctant to use my 28t chain ring. I think a compact double is going to suit me just fine on my next bike.
[ Worlds Weirdest and Largest Bikes – Life in the Fast Lane](http://www.lifeinthefastlane.ca/worlds-weirdest-and-largest-bikes/offbeat-news)
[![](http://www.lifeinthefastlane.ca/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/didi_senft_11sfw.jpg)](http://www.lifeinthefastlane.ca/worlds-weirdest-and-largest-bikes/offbeat-news) “El Diablo” isn’t just a crazy Tour de France fan he’s a bicycle building nut as well.
[Why Do You Climb? – Fat Cyclist](http://www.fatcyclist.com/2008/07/24/why-do-you-climb/)
I climb almost every day because I have to. I live on top of a hill.
[Stolen Bikes (JPEG Image, 2272×1704 pixels)](http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/9593/stolenbikejv7.jpg)
![](http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/9593/stolenbikejv7.jpg) Holy cow that’s a lot of bikes in one yard. I wonder how many shipping containers all those could fill for the [Village Bicycle Project](http://www.pcei.org/vbp/)?
[55 Free Bike Route Mapping Tools & BikeHacks](http://bikehacks.com/55-free-bike-route-mapping-tools/)
[](http://www.stumbleupon.com/url/bikehacks.com/55-free-bike-route-mapping-tools/) An even bigger list of bike route mapping tools to play with.
[Bike Shops share the blame in the slow growth of bike commuting |…](http://commutebybike.com/2008/02/20/bike-shops-share-the-blame-in-the-slow-growth-of-bike-commuting/)
This article makes me curious as to which Spokane area bike shops are most friendly to bicycle commuters. Something I may have to look into further at some point.