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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bike the C-Bus Bicycle Tour - 2008 Raffle Winners

We are in the process of mailing the items to the winners.

Winners of Aura Yoga Spa Boutique Gift Certificates
Donated by Marjorie Nesbitt, Wauvette Duncan, Sarah Goetz
Cindy Gibbons - $25 Skin Care Services Gift Certificate
Barb Martin - 1 Free Yoga Session
Mary Tolz - 1 Hour Massage

Winners of B1 Bicycles Gift Certificates
Donated by Casey Karnes
Doug & Shelby Cornelius $40 Gift Certificate
Rick Frantz $20 Gift Certificate

Winners of COSI - Family 4-Pack Gift Certificates
Donated by Sharon Tinianow
The Huffman Famiy ( Ken & Kati)
The Kennedy Famiy (Susanna, David & Alice)

Winners of Elden & Elise Ward YMCA - 1 Week Trial Gift Certificates
Donated by Kim Jordan
Elizabeth Hart
Adam Schock
John Waddy
Salim Womack - Super Volunteer
Stevan Womack - Super Volunteer

Winners of Genuine Innovations - Bike Pumps
Donated by Joe McCarthy
Betty Cook
John Didlott
Michael Dwyer
Scott Gray
Bertie Ford
Keith Hamsher
Sarah Hamsher
Matthew Kreitz
Jennifer McLane
Robert McLane
Raju Mahone
Mary Morris
Susan Morriss
Brock Porter
Eva Simons
Erik Turocy
Liz Jaggers
Bertha Willis
Marc Zingarelli

Winners of Paradise Garage - Bicycle Frog Lights
Donated by: Dan Monnig
Mike Fitzsimmons
Mason Hamsher

Winners of Seagull Bags Gift Certificates
Donated by Daniel McKewen
Richard & Judy Dennis $100 Gift Certificate - First Registrants
Irma Iskandar $50 Gift Certificate - Second Registrant

Winners of Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails $25 Gift Certificates
Donated by Tim Lessner
Eben Kent
Scott Teresi - Super Volunteer

COP 25th Covered Bridge Century

Date: Saturday September 6, 2008
Time: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: David Lutheran Church
Street: 200 Groveport Rd
City State Zip:Canal Winchester, OH
Phone: David Hoodin 614/486-2123 (before 9pm) dhoodin1(at)juno.com; Bob Allen 614/866-8698 bob.allen(at)eastsidenursery.com
Notes: Registration/Sign-up: 7:30-9AM.
Short option, about 38 miles, is flat to gently rolling hills. Longer options, 70 & 100 miles, have progressively more hills and are training rides for Columbus Fall Challenge. Pursuits Budget Tour. $2 members, $4 non-members. Maps issued upon payment at day of ride registration.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Wiki Wiki - What can you tell us about Bicycle Pedals

The question came up on a ride recently as to why pedals with cleats are called "clipless pedals"? I thought it was because they were an advancement away from toe-clips and straps. Indeed I was correct.

More about Bicycle Pedals from the wiki of all wikis.

OKI Regional Bicycle Plan 2008

Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Tri State Region

The OKI Regional Bicycle Plan is a component of the region’s multi-modal Regional Transportation Plan. The Regional Bicycle Plan contains a summary of the existing on-road and trail bicycle facilities and of the recommendations for improving cycling conditions in the region. Towards this end, it is the vision of the Regional Bicycle Plan that vehicular travel by bicycle become an integral mode of travel, both by its inclusion in OKI’s regional transportation planning process, and by its consideration as a choice for trip-making by residents of the OKI region.

The plan is here...

Bike Share from private companies

What happens if your city doesn't provide bike share? Let private businesses handle the situation by offering loaner bicycles to their employees.

More here from CNN...

9/1/08 Report - Alternate Ride

I did not partake in the regular ride. A few of us rode out Broad to Broad and High to meet someone. We proceeded to head out west toward the hilltop. We turned right onto the path that leads out toward the wetlands. From there we rode over toward McKinley to meet Brett who left the ride. We rode back out toward the hilltop and cruised around some paths. We ended up riding through Franklinton and south toward Greenlawn. Then headed over to the High Beck. We rode a total of 24.5 miles and average over 16mph.

Wake up call - Dan and I were sitting at the intersection of Long and Nelson waiting for the light to change. I noticed that his bike was rattling around on the rack. So I jumped out to fix it. in the meantime the light changed to green for us. I looked up while I was securing the bike and a mini-van flew through the intersection going at least 40mph. If I didn't stop to fix the bike you wouldn't be reading this post.

Ray

Monday, September 1, 2008

The 38th Hancock Horizontal Hundred Sunday September 7, 2008

Join us for one of the flattest rides in Ohio. Great ride for your first 100 mile “Century” attempt. Bicycle dealer/vendor displays and a free ice cream social Saturday evening. “Chris Cakes” serving hot cakes breakfast Sunday morning. Ride fee includes: patch (to first 1000 registrants), map, rest stops w/food, lunch, SAG support and a well marked route on smooth blacktop roads. All corners are swept the day prior to the event. Professional Sports Massage Therapy available Saturday and Sunday. Registration cutoff will be September 1, 2008.

The site...

18TH KNOX COUNTY BICYCLE CHALLENGE • Saturday, September 20

8-10AM. Gambier Community Center, 115 Meadow Lane across from new Kenyon College athletic facility. Full service tour. Ride the beautiful hills of Knox County. Slow down for buggies. Lower-cost short routes have bike-path option with ice cream in Danville. Longer loops are CFC tune-ups. See registration form. Gary Schmidt 614/657-9669 gtschmidt(at)wideopenwest.com

18TH TOUR OF HOCKING HILLS • Saturday, September 13

7:30-9AM. Circleville 75-100 mile routes. All options are hilly. Tune-up for Columbus Fall Challenge. Ride Start is at Circleville HS, 380 Clark Dr. just off of Nicholas Dr. Budget Tour. $2 members, $4 non-members. Jon Schaer 614/447-2200 jschaer(at)columbus.rr.com

Sunday, August 31, 2008

11th anniversary que! by Columbus Cutters Scooter Club!


Join the Cutters for the 11th Annual Scoot-a-Que Rally in Columbus, September 12-14, 2008.
Sponsors are always appreciated and more information can be found in the Sponsorship Packet (pdf). Please contact us if you're interested.

The agenda is up, and riders can register for the que or find the most up to date information on our Scoot-a-Que page!

Why am I posting this? Because Bike the C-Bus is a sponsor of Scoot-a-Que.

The website is here...

Flatbed - Rigid Fork Mounted Carrier



For those who aren't familiar with our Flatbed - it is a premium load carrying attachment for your bicycle. Imagine carrying stuff on your bike! Made of tubular anodized aluminum, and hardwood slats, the Flatbed can hold up to 25 lbs.
The Flatbed mounts on rigid forks only. All that's needed is a rigid fork with dropout eyelets. (Small threaded mounting tabs next to where the front wheel mounts)

There are many baskets on the market, and they're all pretty ugly. Your nice commuter/townie deserves an equally nice basket. Buy a flatbed and leave your car at home once in a while. Be crazy, be wild. Make a statement with the flatbed!

The website...

Brooks England Roll Up Panniers

A friend of mine installed a Brooks Saddle on her bike and it reminded me to post this cool product from Brooks. On a side note, I had an invite to the Brooks Saddle factory in Birmingham England while I was visiting my wife this summer. I did not go because the roundtrip cost with train and taxi would have been $100+!!! Instead I walked (what!) around Oxford England and toured the local bike shops.



Our Roll Up Panniers are inspired by the Cyclist’s Hold-alls, first featured in the 1890’s catalogue. As the originals, the new panniers can be rolled up or easily released when needed.
This pair of commuter bags for traditional transport bicycles is entirely made of water resistant cotton with leather finishing. On the top of the bag attachment to the bicycle rack these panniers feature a crossed elastic to fasten additional objects to carry during urban transit. Last, but not least, the Roll Up Panniers are “self closing”, as they feature magnets on the flaps.
Materials: water resistant fabric with leather finishing
Dimensions RIGHT or LEFT TOTAL
Width 34 cm
Height 36 cm
Depth 10 cm
Volume 14 l 28 l
Weight 950 g

Their site...

Morning Rush Coffee Mug & Holder



Take away the spills and thrills of riding with coffee.

Includes:
• Stainless steel mug holder ring mounts to mountain bike or road bars.
• Stainless steel commuter mug holds up to 16 oz. of coffee or tea. Slide button lid means you can open the cap and take a swig with one hand.
• Mount is the H-27 from Cat Eye, so in the evening you can replace it with a Cat Eye headlight if you so desire.

**Coffee is hot and potentially dangerous. Soma recommends you operate your mug only when your bike is stopped.

Soma Fabrications is the manufacturer