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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Market to Market Ride Recap 05012010

Highlights of the ride.
6 riders in our group. The ride probably had 150+ riders total.
29 miles
Waffles for breakfast
Jeni's at the end
Knickers!
Rain for a good bit of the ride.
Pierogi King DNF - His big day out included completing 1/33rd of the route before flatting.

Friday, April 30, 2010

As seen at Bicycle One in Gahanna, Ohio



Cannondale
Electra Bikes
Raleigh
Bachetta
Greenspeed

Bicycle One Website

Best E-Bike in the World? – Kalkhoff Pro Connect Sport


Best E-Bike in the World – Pro Connect Sport


This sophisticated machine offers superior hill climbing capabilities, energy efficiency and enhanced safety features in what has been called the 'best electric bike in the world'. While we're on the subject of features, the Pro Connect S also has the most advanced Panasonic motor available, top-of-the-line Magura hydraulic brakes, and a 9-speed Shimano Deore XT derailer and gearset. The built-in Sigma trip computer lets you track your stats. These high-end components combine to provide a fast, enjoyable ride the serious cyclist can depend on.
 
Features
  • Up to 50 miles of assisted cycling power per battery charge
  • Faster commute with pedal-assist up to 26 mph
  • Variable motor speeds - conserving energy or maximizing power, as needed
  • Highest rated electric motor on the market
  • Hydraulic brakes for dependable stopping and safety
  • Integrated high-powered night lighting
  • double-walled BlackJack rims with high-end Continental puncture-resistant tires
  • Ergon handlebar grips with integrated bar ends
  • Available in several sizes in both men's and women's frame styles
  • All bikes come with a 2-year warranty, free shipping and a $50 tune-up credit

VW Bike Video

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Are There Really No Hipsters in China?


Irony-resisting Chinese bicyclists have skipped the fixed-gear trend that has swept the rest of the world.

A non-fixed-gear student rider on the campus of Tsinghua University, Beijing. Click image to expand.BEIJING—A multicolored messenger bag slung over one shoulder and short-brimmed hat cocked to the side, Nie Zheng parked his brakeless bike in the corner of a trendy cafe in the Beijing Central Business District before settling into a molded plastic chair to chat about his particular obsession. "It's been a dream since I was a kid to get a bicycle like this," the 40-year-old fashion photographertold me. "But no one sold them here." It took nearly nine months, he said, to get a track bike he wanted sent from England in 2007. story continues...

Tuesday Night Ride Video - Thanks Mike!

Civia Cycles has great clothing recommendations

What to wear? It’s a timeless question that's challenging to answer. With variables like temperature, precipitation, wind, cloud cover, season—and personal comfort level—it’s impossible to provide a simple answer.  more...



Dry 90–100º
Head
Helmet, eyewear
Torso
Sleeveless jersey
Legs
Shorts
Hands
Short finger gloves
Feet
Short socks, shoes

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ray's in Cleveland highlighted on CNN

Tuesday Night Ride Report - 0427010



It was a low and full moon tonight. We had 14 riders for the TNR this week. 2 new riders, Jen and Rob, joined the ride. We had some regulars and irregulars show up. We headed east on Long over to Woodland and through Franklin Park to the trail. We took the trail south to Williams. We headed west to High and took up the lane all the way into town. Some riders split off and went home, but most went to Dirty Franks for food and drink. 21 miles total. Mileage varied for all depending on start points. Hope to see everybody again next week.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Asiemut Project - Get on your bike and ride!


THE ASIEMUT PROJECT



   
Asiemut is the story of a french canadian couple, Mélanie & Olivier, that choose a journey... but most would call it a long adventure, approximately 8000 km long. Riding their bicyles & pedaling through Asia. They traveled from Mongolia to Kolkata, at the mouth of the Ganges in India, passing through Xinjiang, the Taklamakan desert, Tibet & Nepal... Asiemut is their first film.


website...




Monday, April 26, 2010

Hampsten Cycles Zucchero - I am in love...


Zucchero
And now for something slightly different: Zucchero, wherein Hampsten Cycles brings the performance attributes of a light steel frame and fork a little closer to home. We think Zucchero (meaning “sugar” in Italian, pronounced zuk-KER-ro) is the perfect bike for commuting, fun rides, grocery runs, or simple coffee-shop jaunts. The frame, fork, and optional custom rack can be built as needed for the load-carrying capacity of your dreams.
A simple swap of the handlebars, saddle, and shifters would turn this into a great fendered road bike similar to our Strada Bianca model. We use Reynolds 853 Pro Team for the main triangle and True Temper seat and chain stays. Each frame is designed here at HampCo Seattle then perfectly welded and painted by Independent Fabrication of Somerville, MA; steel fork is brazed in-house by Martin.

This Week in Bicycle Rides - April 26th

Tuesday Night Ride - 7pm start at Goodale Park - route changes weekly - Like it at the Facebook page

Market to Market Ride
Event details here...

COP Top of Ohio Ride
Ride details here...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

More photos from the Taco Truck Tour 04252010!

Madsen kg271 Bucket

kg271/BUCKET

  • Frame. OST Hi-ten steel. Step-through frame.
  • Derailleur. SRAM X5 8-speed
  • Shifter. SRAM X5 trigger shifters
  • Disk Brake. Promax 160mm
  • Stem. Promax adjustable 1 1/8''
  • Colors. Black, Cream, Blue
  • Size. Adjustable for a variety of body types including 5'- 6'6'' builds.
  • Bucket. 40 gallon, LLDPE rigid plastic cargo carrier. Comes with rear removable bench seat and two seatbelts.
  • MSRP. $1299



Mid Ohio Ride Recap - 04252010



We all decided to ride the 67 due to the uncertain weather. Due to a hyperextended knee and sleeping in we lost two of the 6 riders before the start. Taylor showed up to ride the century to bring our number to 5. I rode my Klein because I am waiting on new tires for the Lemond. So, we headed out hoping for the best and the weather was beautiful for most of the ride.

One section of course has a bridge issue so riders head down a hill, dismount and cross the bridge, then climb back on and climb a little hill. After we crossed the bridge I dropped the front chainring to the small ring and started pedaling. I turned half a crank and then it stopped cold. I looked down to see the chain wrapped around the entire small ring and half of the large ring. After review we determined the screw holding the front derailleur cage was missing and it allowed the chain to wrap backwards onto the big ring (see pics). So I pried the front derailleur up enough to spin the chain backwards releasing itself. We zip tied the cage and voila, we were off. As we were heading back south towards Delaware the wind and clouds kicked up. We had 20+mph winds in our face and it started to rain. As we got closer to town the rains subsided and we made it to the parking lot just as the thunder started. Great day in the saddle even with the mechanical. We rode 65 miles and averaged 16mph.

Taco Truck Ride Recap - Spring 2010



The first Taco Truck tour for 2010 was a success. I didn't know what to expect because of the weather conditions, but was pleasantly surprised that 45 riders joined me for a tour of the westside trucks. We may have had close to 50 total since some riders showed up separate from the main group. The weather held for the entire tour although we were hit with a shower as we crossed High Street on our way to Hal and Al's on Parsons. The entire ride was about 16 miles if you rode to the bar. I brought out Big Orange for the ride since I vowed that it would be a leisure pace and leisure it was. It was great seeing a bunch of old friends on the ride and I met a lot of great people.

I want to thank TacoTrucksColumbus.com for organizing the trucks for all the participants. Their event recap is here. I want to thank Hal and Al's bar for hosting an after party and offering drinks specials to the participants. Hope to see you out for the next tour. Stay tuned for announcements.

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Earth Day Celebration at Franklin Park