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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Busch & Müller e-Werk

For all those who do not want to go cycling without their mobile phones, GPS, MP3 players and other electronic devices and do not have access to a stationary charging station comes the "bike mobile" E-WERK. If the compact device is connected to the hub dynamo, the electricity generated by the cyclist's muscle power does not have to be used by only the lighting fixtures but can alternatively be processed by E-WERK. The energy is given off via two included connection cables that tinkerers can equip with plugs suited to their individual applications. Alternatively, the user employs an also included USB cable - the standard connection par excellence that offers compatibility with a wide range of devices - making sure that his electronic equipment does not run out of power while he is on the way. A small stylus that is housed at the bottom of E-WERK is used for adjusting two turning knobs controlling voltage (2.8 to 13.3 V) and current (0.1 to 1,5 A) quickly and variably for all the usual applications. E-WERK provides power of up to 16 W, and all that with idle losses of only 0.03 W at 30 km/h! At a speed of 15 km/h, E-WERK already charges as fast as a standard mains connected charger. An extension cable offers the possibility to tap into E-WERK's energy supply at virtually every spot on the bike. Cable screw connections keep the all links securely water tight. In order to mount the "miniature powerhouse" on the bicycle frame, three differently sized o-rings and cable straps are included. By the way: Also available at Busch & Mueller is the Universal Cockpit Adapter, the ideal accessory for E-WERK, because this adapter makes it possible to keep all connected devices safely on the handlebar directly in the cyclist's field of vision.


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HOOT 2010 Ride Recap

Brett, Taylor and I decided to do the century.
Highlights:
100 miles
14.2 mph average
5300 feet climbing
Cleared 2 of the three hills without stopping. I rode the 16% grade climb at mile 69.
Humidity hovered in the 70-90% range
Lunch at Liberty Bell in Bremen. Paid back the waitress from last year for the tip I couldn't afford.
Rained three times for short periods
I caused a small stamped by mooing at the cows.
We stopped 5 miles from finish to allow a skunk mommy and four babies to cross the road.

EXTREME BEGINNINGS - GLENNZ TEES



Friday, June 4, 2010

Ride the Divide Movie Trailer

Ride The Divide Movie Trailer from Ride The Divide on Vimeo.

Nokia unveils bicycle-powered phone charger - CNET News


Nokia unveiled on Thursday a bicycle-powered phone charger.
The Nokia Bicycle Charger Kit, which can be attached to any bicycle, powers up from the pedaling motion of the bike's rider. A dynamo--the electricity generator--is powered by the front bicycle wheel as a rider pedals and transfers electricity to a charger attached to the handlebar, which a phone plugs into.
"To begin charging, a cyclist needs to travel around six kilometers per hour (four miles per hour), and while charging times will vary depending on battery model, a 10-minute journey at 10 kilometers per hour (six miles per hour) produces around 28 minutes of talk time or 37 hours of standby time. The faster you ride, the more battery life you generate," Nokia said in a statement.
The charger can be used to power any Nokia phone with a 2mm power jack, according to Nokia.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Looking for Ultegra 9 speed shifters

If you are selling Ultegra 9 speed shift levers please contact me with condition, photos and selling price.

raymondmgeorge [at] gmail.com

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Clix Quick Release

The CLIX bicycle wheel release system, winner of a Eurobike Design Award, is an innovative quick release system that makes taking your bikes front wheel on and off faster, easier and more intuitive.
The development of this new technology was inspired by the frequent misuse of the traditional quick release system. Bicycles with the CLIX QR from CLIX Systems, Inc. are revolutionizing the cycling industry from the casual rider to the performance racer.




"I ride for..." customizable stickers available from Trek



WHO DO YOU RIDE FOR?

STICKERS

$10 USD*

Take your own fight to the streets with the same bike-safe decals Lance and Team RadioShack use. Available for you to customize with the name of whoever you ride for.
* 100% of proceeds go to LIVESTRONG
* Tax & shipping to be calculated at checkout

Gruber Assist - Hidden Electric Assist for Bicycles

Tuesday Night Ride 06012010 Recap

Riders: 18 at start, 17 after first flat in the park, 16 riders by the time we made it out to the west side.
Flat at Goodale Park before making it down the street
Insane clown posse wannabes in a busted up BMW harassed us on the west side.
Stopped at COSI for the weigh-in (see pics)
Gauchos for 2for1 taco night.
Big Run for coasting races
Audubon park
Tip Top for food and drink
22.5 miles (others mileage may vary)

Monday, May 31, 2010

HOOT-Heart of Ohio Tour-Budget Tour - June 5

HOOT-Heart of Ohio Tour-Budget Tour
Saturday, June 5th 7:30-9AM Gloryland Nazarene Church off Coonpath Road, Carroll Ohio. Scenic tour in the Lancaster and Fairfield county area. Roads will be marked and maps provided. 38-100 miles. Longer routes are hilly. Budget Tour. $2 member, $4 non-member.
Al Moore 740-756-9218
Donna Bush 614-506-8294 bikedonna AT sbcglobal.net

Despite accidents, bicycling getting safer - Dispatch


Despite accidents, bicycling getting safer

Increase in riders may heighten awareness

Monday, May 31, 2010  02:50 AM

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Last summer, Greg Yoakum was riding his bike about 25 mph through Hilliard when a car traveling the opposite direction turned left across his path, sending him crashing into the windshield and then onto the road.
He was one of the 269 bicycle-vehicle crash victims in Franklin County in 2009.
His right arm had a cut 8 inches long and 3 inches wide. He injured his lower back and sustained a 4-inch contusion on his right leg. He left the hospital using a walker, which he needed for a few days.
"I completely went up onto her windshield, smashed her windshield, and was taken by ambulance to the hospital," said Yoakum, 37.

This week in Bicycle Rides - May 31

Tuesday Night Ride - 7pm start at Goodale Park - route changes weekly - Like it at the Facebook page
Heart of Ohio Tour (HOOT) - June 5 - More info here