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Saturday, June 21, 2008

This one goes to eleven!

Campagnolo will introduce 11 speed cassettes next year.

In Feltre, Italy, this week, just 15km away from the memorial to Tullio Campagnolo at the summit of the Croce d’Aune pass, Campagnolo reintroduced its Super Record racing group. More...

Ride a bike and want a solid camera to record your antics?

A friend of mine just picked up one of the Olympus shockproof, waterproof, crushproof cameras. You can drop it 5 feet, ride in the rain, ride your bike across it and it will still work. I am thinking of getting one for my wife. I call her "Destructo" because she can break anything.

More details...

Friday, June 20, 2008

Own a Prius and want to carry bikes? Follow-up


Last weekend when we were hanging out at Buckeye Donuts waiting for the Cemescary Ride to start I saw my car drive by. Someone else has a silver Prius with the same rack system on the back of their car. It was eery. I couldn't see if it was a bald guy driving, but that would have made the cake.

Here is a pic of my car with rack/hitch.

See original story here...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Google Maps has added Street View for Columbus

Now you can check out what the house or business looks like before you drive to it! Most streets are covered, even out into the burbs where I live. Click into the map and it Street View. Pretty amazing.


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24 Hours of Waffle Rally - Coming Soon

The next rally may be a Waffle House Bicycle Rally. There are sixteen Waffle House restaurants within the Columbus beltway or close to the beltway.

Still trying to nail down a date

Map of locations from wafflehouse.com

The mileage stated is from downtown Columbus.
1 Waffle House
(614) 536-0409
1405 N CASSADY AVE
COLUMBUS, OH 43219-1528

5.12 miles away

2 Waffle House
(614) 885-8210
1050 EAST DUBLIN-
COLUMBUS, OH 43229-2503

6.56 miles away

3 Waffle House
(614) 272-9575
900 WILSON ROAD
COLUMBUS, OH 43204-1466

6.67 miles away

4 Waffle House
(614) 409-2721
3960 SOUTH HIGH ST
COLUMBUS, OH 43207-4014

7.82 miles away

5 Waffle House
(614) 882-9791
3385 DUBLIN-GRANVLLE
WESTERVILLE, OH 43081-9359

6 Waffle House
(614) 876-9834
2360 WEST BELT DRIVE
COLUMBUS, OH 43228-3822

8.23 miles away

7 Waffle House
(614) 539-9225
3085 BROADWAY
GROVE CITY, OH 43123-1400

8.28 miles away

8 Waffle House
(614) 539-0610
4140 MARLANE DR
GROVE CITY, OH 43123-2925

8.70 miles away

9 Waffle House
(614) 878-6778
4595 WEST BROAD
COLUMBUS, OH 43228-1649

8.75 miles away

10 Waffle House
(614) 433-0946
1183 POLARIS PKWY
COLUMBUS, OH 43240-6000

10.32 miles away

11 Waffle House
(614) 835-0754
4569 HOMER OHIO LANE
GROVEPORT, OH 43125-9082

11.92 miles away

12 Waffle House
(614) 860-0085
6484 E BROAD ST
COLUMBUS, OH 43213-1508

12.12 miles away

13 Waffle House
(614) 860-0441
2160 BRICE ROAD
REYNOLDSBURG, OH 43068-3446

12.63 miles away

14 Waffle House
(614) 861-9564
2621 BRICE ROAD
COLUMBUS, OH 43068-3420

12.82 miles away

15 Waffle House
(614) 833-5770
5755 GENDER RD
CANAL WINCHESTER, OH 43110-8451

15.26 miles away

16 Waffle House
(740) 368-8900
7163 E STATE RTE 37
SUNBURY, OH 43074-9550

19.47 miles away

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

6/17/2008 Ride Report

I want to estimate at least 70 people showed up. First headed down south, then west, then north. East, then headed up north and rode down Walhalla. Then headed north again to the Park of Roses? We had a mobile sound system providing music, pretty cool except he had it cranked up too loud and the music was blown out and distorted. The pace was one of the slowest I have ever been on. Then we bolted south on the trail then headed east toward the railroad tracks. As we headed south on High I pushed it to 30mph on the crest passed the convention center. South to Tip Top. Headed home after that. Our group put in around 25 miles.

Overall it wasn't one of the best evenings. I may consider skipping the ride for awhile. : (

Wooden Bicycles

The link and story is here...

Monday, June 16, 2008

Boulder CO - Bicyclists get naked to protest high gas prices

See the video...

Next Rally idea? UPDATED

I am looking for ideas for the next bicycle rally.

One idea is a thrift store ride. At each store you will need to buy and wear a garment to the end.

Any other ideas will be welcome.

We may be doing a Waffle House Rally. I will post details as they become available.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

14 on the 14th Ride Report

68 miles - averaged 15mph
We started with 6 people, lost one before the first cemetery but picked up two more at the first stop. Five of us rode the entire route. I had 75 miles for the evening. We picked up and lost a few riders as the night went on. So we may have had ten people ride some section. We reached all but one of the cemeteries and stopped at the ice cream shop, The only cemetery we missed was the Feebleminded Cemetery in Franklinton. We shot straight down McKinley to the Franklinton Cemetery, which is where Sullivant has a obelisk commemorating his contribution to the city.

The map shows our approximate route. We may have picked some different streets to get to some of the cemeteries but it is pretty close. We rode west, then north and east to Westerville. Down south to Alum Creek (stopped at Kroger for supplies) and headed west south of downtown over the Franklinton.

It was a great ride, the weather was hot at the beginning but became pleasant toward the end of the evening as the sun went down. For fun we stopped at COSI on the river side and weighed ourselves individually and as a group. It is pretty cool. We should stop on a night ride and weight ourselves.