Cycling Links for July 26

[Critical Mass Collision – Checksum Arcanius](http://arcanius.silverfir.net/blog/critical-mass-collision)
[![](http://arcanius.silverfir.net/media/images/2008/07/twisted-fixie-small.jpg)](http://arcanius.silverfir.net/blog/critical-mass-collision) Cyclist blogger’s firsthand account of the recent Seattle Critical Mass’s violent run-in with a car that intentionally drove into a few cylists attempting to block it. I’m not a fan of Critical Mass because it promotes disregard for the rules of the road and invites car vs cyclist confrontations like this.
[First Look: Velorbis Churchill Balloon – Commute by Bike](http://commutebybike.com/2008/07/25/first-look-velorbis-churchill-balloon/)
[![](http://commutebybike.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/vel1.jpg)](http://commutebybike.com/2008/07/25/first-look-velorbis-churchill-balloon/) Quality German built Danish style commuter bike. I love the look and it sounds like a lot of fun to ride.
[Alpine Randonneur: Cascade 1200](http://alpinerandonneur.blogspot.com/2008/07/cascade-1200.html)
[![](http://bp1.blogger.com/_1F5XLeOZpDY/SHu__Z7DhnI/AAAAAAAAADA/pDaeh3bKz44/s200/LH-start.jpg)](http://alpinerandonneur.blogspot.com/2008/07/cascade-1200.html) Lothar Hennighausen’s 2008 Cascade 1200 report. Mountain climbs and Eastern Washington heat make for a challenging combination.