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Friday, October 5, 2007

Columbus Outdoor Pursuits 22nd Fall Hoot

Title: COP 22nd Fall Hoot

Date: Saturday October 6, 2007
Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Location: Bloom Carroll High School Rt. 33 between Canal Winchester and Lancaster
Notes: 8-9:30AM. Bloom Carroll High School Rt. 33 between Canal Winchester and Lancaster. Longer Route of 65 miles with lots of hills may remind you of CFC. Flat to rolling route of 35 - 40 miles. Plenty of food stops available. Budget tour. Dave Roderick 614/836-3106 droderick (AT) greenapple.com

Bicycle Lawn Mowers


There we were, ruminating on just what gizmos creative minds will dream up to win fame and glory (plus cash and bike) in the Specialized Innovate or Die competition, and in a totally unrelated web search, happened upon the 'B.O.B. Mower,' which looks like a customised Sunlawn mower, attached to B.O.B. bike trailer linkage.

All the fossil-fuel-free goodness of a push (reel) lawnmower with the superior strength of legs over arms in a bicycle. Genius! Whether it works or not we don’t know. But just the idea makes us feel better. And, of course, all good design is just evolutionary so it stands to reason the idea has been developed before.

And boy, has it ever. Take a peek, after the fold, at the plethora of bicycle-lawn mower combos we've dug up. Image above from ::Planet Natural, though it seems the originals are from Lawnmower Bob.

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/09/the_cutting_edg.php

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Red Bull Soap Box Derby

I will be in Providence on the weekend of the race and we will be visiting family only four blocks awa from the race. Woohoo.

http://www.redbullsoapboxusa.com/default.aspx

Agora III Event

Agora Returns

October 13, 2007

Art, Music, Community

889 Williams Ave.
Grandview Heights, OH 43212

www.agoracolumbus.com

Third Hand Bicycle Coop, Columbus, OH

The primary goal of The Third Hand Bicycle Co-op is to promote cycling as safe and environmentally responsible transportation. The non-profit organization provides community members with the facilities and tools, as well as the skills and knowledge to help make cycling an essential part of their everyday lives.

Third Hand Bicycle Co-op
174 East Fifth Ave
Columbus, OH 43201
E:info@thirdhand.org
T:Teddy Reese (614) 783-6968


783-6968

www.thirdhand.org

Monday, October 1, 2007

More Walhalla Photos





Walhalla Race Report






I rode over to the Walhalla Race on Sunday. This from the organizer - Everything went smooth, we had 12 participants and even more spectators watch the battle for the $24 in prize earnings. No police showed up and everyone we encountered (other cyclists, dog walkers, motorists, those riding scooters) were all friendly and enjoyed catching a glimpse of the race.

Some pics follow in this and the next posting

The Flying Scotsman Review

I watched "The Flying Scotsman" on Saturday night. This autobiography covers the life of Graeme Obree who challenged the status quo by fabricating a bicycle with washing machine bearings and custom tubing and ultimately beat the hour record. His design was so revolutionary that the WCF outlawed two of his designs/positions, the Flying Scotsman and Superman. Graeme battled despression throughout his life but the movie insinuated that he overcame it later in his life. It is a very inspirational movie and I recommend even the non-cyclist to watch it.

Official Movie Site

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Columbus Bicentennial Bikeways Master Plan Meeting Report





The meeting was attended by about 50 people. The results of the surveys were set out before the meeting in chart format so the public could review. Then Alta Planning discussed a general overview of what bikeways can do to help cities. The slideshow gave examples of the possibilities that exist with current bikeways and city street navigation techniques. Then they took comments from the general public about the plan.