13 May '11, 1pm
Today @Treehugger : a love letter to the D, and a look at some of the city's most innovative bikes -- #Detroit Bike City
This is part of who we are as Detroiters. We tweak, we do what we can to make it better. We are not satisfied with leaving things as-is. There's a reason there's a Detroit Maker-Faire, a reason more and more maker spaces are being opened up in the area. There's a creative, innovative vibe here that gets overlooked sometimes by the rest of the country. This is one small example of what you can find here. These aren't expensive European bikes, full of all of the latest lightweight, folding technology bought by some hipster with their American Express Card (no offense to hipsters. Some of my best friends and editors are hipsters...). These are works of art and function, created by the people who use them. There's beauty in that. And there's beauty like that all over this city. You just have to know what to look for to appreciate it.