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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bicycle Film Festival - Pittsburgh stop

THE PITTSBURGH BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL IS JULY 2-4 2009
TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE.

THURSDAY JULY 2
7:00 PM | Program 1 - Bike Shorts - BUY TICKETS
9:00 PM | BLACK & GOLD SPRINTS
Over the Bar Bicycle Cafe - 2518 E Carson St


FRIDAY JULY 3
6:00 PM | Program 2 - Where are you go - Premiere - BUY TICKETS
8:00 PM | Program 3 - Urban Bike Shorts - BUY TICKETS
8:00 PM | AFTER PARTY - The Brew House - 2100 Mary St

SATURDAY JULY 4
10:00 AM | BIKE POLO AND PICNIC
8:00 PM | BFF GROUP RIDE

the site

Friday, June 12, 2009

In Chicago this weekend? Naked Bike Ride on Saturday 13th



Saturday June 13th 2009
PARTICIPANTS: Check-in after 6pm near the "O" sign near 1077 W Randolph. People-powered wheels strictly required.
SPECTATORS: Come near Finkl on Cortland by Kingsbury before 11pm. Wave and cheer safely from the sides, behave yourselves, come without car.

I though Columbus tried to participate last year, but I never received any details about the ride. Ran across this while looking for things to do in Chicago.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Follow the real tour today - Le Tour Ultime



Le Tour Ultime
The Tour the France in one stage
4000 km non-stop cycling!
Le Tour Ultime, the most ultimate Cycling Challenge in the world! The Tour the France (more than 4000 km) non-stop in one stage.

the site is here...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Chain Condom



It's the easy way to Protect Your Goodies.TM
Chain CondomTM is a simple-to-use cover that goes on your bike in less than a minute. It keeps the grease and grime from your bike chain and derailleurs away from stuff you want to keep clean, like your car interior. Its unique, patent-pending design means it's simple to use and stays put.

Chain CondomTM was created by a professional bike team member and has been used by top pros. Click here to read the Chain CondomTM story, or click here to see how easy it is to put the Chain CondomTM on your bike.


the site...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

L'EROICA


What is L'Eroica
"L'EROICA" is a period cyclotouristic rally held mainly on gravel roads, organized since 1997. It is a special "race" from every point of view. It proposes surroundings and scenes from the "heroic" times of cycling: dust or mud, no organized service, vintage refreshments, wonderful and demanding roads, great ability to adapt and to suffer.

We search for the authentic roots of the awesome popularity of that cycling world made by the giants of the roads, which created so much literary legends.

the website (in English)

800 Lumen light from Dinotte!


When you need the highest level of brightness plus the flexibility of dimming, flashing, long run times with the durability of LED technology, the 800L systems provide the best choice.

The 800L is a four LED product sure to impress any road or mountain bike user. It's our brightest light yet, and has a wider beam than the 600L while maintaining similar intensity.

The 800L light series offers unique features such as the instant HIGH power - Regardless of your operating mode, we have one button reserved to be the highest setting possible when there is not time to fumble around with lights. our flashmode also has one light steady while the other two strobe.


The 800L-LI-4C includes Light engine, 2 batteries, worldwide smart charger, extension cable, straps and O-rings. If you wish to add a helmet mount, it must be selected as an option.

All orders within the USA ship using USPS priority mail by default but can be upgraded to express for a small fee. International orders MUST go express mail. Express mail is available for all shipments for a small fee. Most orders ship the same or next day.

The 800L comes standard with a bar mount. You may add the helmet mount by selecting the option in the mounting section. We feel this product serves better as a handlebar mounted product. (our 400L is our favorite helmet mounted product!)

The 800L run times are PER battery, so when we say it's 2.5 hours on high this is a per battery calculation.

This package can be purchased with or without batteries (existing customers may already have batteries), but this light should only be powered by our four cell battery.


Dinotte website...

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Support Pedal Instead

Pedal Instead provides free bicycle parking for people who ride their bikes to major events around Columbus. The service is provided by Mayor Coleman’s Green Team and operated by the University Area Enrichment Association (UAEA). Here is how you use Pedal Instead:

Ride your bike to the event
Locate the Pedal Instead parking area
Fill out a ticket with your name, phone number, and miles ridden to the event
Leave your bike with the volunteers, no lock required
Take the tear-off part of the ticket and enjoy your event
When you’re ready to leave, take your ticket to the volunteers to retrieve your bike
Tip them generously
Ride your bike away, repeat next time
If you’d like to have Pedal Instead at your event, please contact Catherine Girves at cgirves@uaea.org.

HOOT 2009 Pics and Ride Report



Brett and I ventured out for the century option for HOOT 2009. We had two others cancel because of a late night, medical conditions, and the medical conditions that occur from a late night. Nice temps and weather to start the ride. The ride is billed as hilly and it definitely lives up to the billing. We climbed 5500 feet over 105 miles. The "makers" had Revenge and Savage hils on the ride. At mile 74 we ran into a 19% grade climb that forced me off the bike. I had mechanical issues and was off the bike for another 1.5 hills. Brett was forced off several times as well because he rides a single speed. We stopped at the Liberty Bell restaurant in Bremen. They don't take credit cards which posed a problem. Good food and service. We gathered up enough cash to cover, but shorted the tip. Sorry about that Ms Waitress. : ( After lunch it seemed to heat up and I went through a ton of water/gatorade. It took a lot longer than I planned plus we missed a few of the turn marks. We got back to the start and another group showed up. They also had problems with turn markers and a 50 mile ride turned into a 72. Very strenuous ride and we all agreed that it was much tougher than any other COP ride to date, with the exception of CFC which I have not ridden.

Independent Fabrication custom paintjob



I parked next to a woman at HOOT who had a custom painted IF bike. Very nice.

6/1/2009 - Ride Report

I did not attend... here is the report from Jonny

North on High to Bernies, .04 miles, about 7 riders.

Haha!