Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
When you think of the Motor City, bicycles may not be the first thing that comes to mind. In recent years, however, Detroit has seen a surge in cycling interest and bike-related small businesses opening. Now, "The D" is home to one of the largest weekly community bike rides in the world.
Slow Roll Detroit, which was founded in 2010 by Detroit residents Jason Hall and Mike MacKool, meets weekly to explore different neighborhoods on their roughly 10-mile route in an effort to highlight new businesses and community projects happening around the city.
Monday, November 23, 2015
INSPIRED TO RIDE An adventure cycling documentary coming to Columbus on February 2 @inspiredtoride @yaybikes
“Inspired to Ride,” a stunning documentary about the inaugural TransAm Bike Race held in 2014 on the TransAmerica Trail, will screen at the Drexel Theatre in Columbus on Tuesday, February 2 at 7 p.m.
The event is sponsored by Yay Bikes!
“Inspired to Ride” is the followup film from the creators of the wildly popular and award-winning film “Ride the Divide,” as well as their second film, “Reveal the Path.”
On June 7, 2014, forty-five cyclists from around the world set out on the inaugural TransAm Bike Race, a 4,233-mile cross-country, self-supported race from Astoria, OR, to Yorktown, VA. The route roughly follows the TransAmerica Trail as created by the Adventure Cycling Association, traversing through ten states in a transcontinental adventure of epic proportions.
“Inspired to Ride” follows closely the journey of a handful of these cyclists as they prepare, compete and experience what riding 300 miles a day feels like with only a few hours of sleep each night. They will rely solely on their fitness, meticulously chosen gear and mental fortitude to get them to the finish. And to make it even more interesting, they will be entirely self-supported – no crew, no follow vehicles and no prize money waiting at the end.
These athletes will endure agonizing climbs iin the Rockies, driving winds in the Great Plains and sawtooth switchbacks in the Appalachians all for a pat on the back, potential bragging rights and a cold beer when it’s over. Some are out to make history and set records, while others are simply trying to finish.
The filmmakers used the latest technology to give the audience an incredibly immersive experience while these cyclists speed along the TransAmerica Trail, revealing its varied landscapes, intriguing locals and captivating stories which dot this path to discovery.
Advance tickets to the screening are $12 at www.imathlete.com/events/inspiredtoride The Drexel Theatre is located at 2254 E. Main St. in Columbus.
According to Yay Bikes!, few activities suggest harmony with the world like riding a bicycle. Bicycling for transportation ameliorates the poor health, environmental degradation, oil dependency and financial strain associated with automobile travel and facilitates community between cyclists, their neighbors and their environment. Yay Bikes! offers programs and services that promote bicycling as a means to a more fulfilling life, and works to increase trips by bicycle and reduce bicycle crashes in the Central Ohio area and beyond. For more information, go to www.yaybikes.com.
To view the trailer or for more information about the film, go to www.inspiredtoride.it.
For additional information, contact Garry Harrington at 603-209-5010 or email@example.com
Posted by Raymond George at 2:00 PM
Few tools are used as frequently, and can cause as much heartache or wasted time as the seemingly simple hex key. It’s one of the first things you notice at the top levels of motorsport tools, or in the toolboxes of Pro-Tour mechanics: extremely high quality hex keys. The reasoning is simple, better tool fit leads to better feel and confidence for the mechanic as well as a significant reduction in the likelihood of damaging exotic fasteners made from Titanium or Aluminum.
[See more at Silca]
142 Miles From Monday from Alex Witkowicz on Vimeo.
This is a film about stepping away from the 9-5 lifestyle, the benefits of scaring yourself, and about connecting with nature to find meaning in everyday life.
The film follows three mountain bikers riding the legendary Kokopelli Trail in the high mountain desert; a place they’ll find is often unpredictable and unforgiving, but one that reveals lessons for those who explore its lonely landscapes.
Check out my behind the scenes post on Medium here: medium.com/@alexwitkowicz/142-miles-from-monday-1ec031e7481d
The Steamboat Ralleye from Kitsbow on Vimeo.
197 dirty, epic miles and 19,302 brutal feet of climbing from Fort Collins to Steamboat Springs, Colorado with Niner Bikes and the Ralleye Riders.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
45NRTH WØLFGAR from 45NRTH on Vimeo.
Introducing WØLFGAR - Designed to keep your feet comfortable in the worst winter conditions down to -25ºF, Wølfgar is our warmest boot yet. The double boot system features a removable felted wool liner to wick moisture away from your feet with a durable, lightweight outer boot to keep wind, snow, and cold out. Precise placement of Aerogel under the foot and over the toe blocks cold transfer from chilling your feet. The custom Vibram® rubber outsole is 2-bolt compatible and has stud pockets for inserting 45NRTH studs for even more traction and control on slick, icy surfaces.
With Wølfgar, there are no more excuses.
Posted by Raymond George at 4:10 PM
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Jorge Diaz turned his BMX bike (shown without cart) into a convenience store.
This article first appeared in the July 2006 issue of Bicycling magazine.
Francisco Orellano wakes before sunrise. His mornings, sometimes for weeks on end, are nearly always the same. He carries his bike from his apartment to the street. Then he pedals into the dawn. He passes among other riders, who sit upright and silent, moving almost nothing but their legs, which revolve not in spinning cadences but in slow-motion circles. The riders roll forward, determined, toward some unseen destination.
Francisco looks elegant on his bike. His grey hair and moustache are neat; his striped, button-down shirt is pressed. He is proud of his appearance.
He travels the wide boulevards that lead to the shipping terminals at Long Beach, California. He passes unopened supermarkets, unilluminated car lots. Occasionally he pedals through the glow from an all-night filling station. Sometimes, as he rides, he thinks about El Salvador, where he walked to his jobs. But mostly, as he rides, he wonders whether he’ll work today.
Posted by Raymond George at 8:07 PM
Evidently the Internet is not ready for this jelly. This Instagram post by Beyoncé, appearing in all her Foxxy Cleopatra glory astride a bicycle, made some tremors in the cycling community after Momentum Mag reposted the image with the simple comment “Guess who’s riding a city bike?”
After a maelstrom of backlash, the magazine defended its post with the following statement.
“Our main goal at Momentum is to get more people riding bikes, and a large part of that work is making bicycling seem practical, stylish, fun, and yes, sexy… There is nothing inherently objectifying about sexuality. Sexism tends to come into play when women are automatically perceived as victims or morally dubious just because they did something explicitly sexual. Beyoncé is a feminist, and as part of that has chosen to embrace her own sexuality. What she chooses to do with her body, her brand, her clothes or lack thereof are all her choices, and it isn’t up to us to decide how she should feel about that.”
[Keep reading at Gear Junkie]
Posted by Raymond George at 5:09 PM
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Before you change everything all over again, consider this...
Posted by Raymond George at 7:43 AM