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Friday, July 2, 2010

Frankenbike Test 07012010 - A Picture Show

The Evolution of Frankenstein's Monster Bike, i.e. Frankenbike

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Frankenstein's Monster Bike Update - Doo Dah Float

Frankenbike may be out and about tonight in the Short North and Downtown Columbus areas. One last test run with updated components and paint scheme.

The Frankenstein's Monster t-shirts are ready for sale! $10 will get you one. Hal and Al's bar at 1297 Parsons Ave has them. Call em at 375-4812 to reserve your shirt. Limited quantity.



The Bicycle That is Also a Shopping Cart - Gizmodo

The transforming Ville concept folding bicycle is no mere bike—it is a bike-slash-shopping cart hybrid vehicle for the 21st century eco-friendly consumer. It is bicycle and grocery containment in one convenient form factor. more...

Thanks, Bethia for the link!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Urban Velo Issue 20 Available Now

Is there a correlation between DOT spending money and walking/biking trips? You decide.

Suburban Riot Clothing -

From their website...

Do not mistake us for an unruly band of renegades, but don't take us too seriously. We're simply havingendless fun in an otherwise serious world. We fuse unlikely partners, enjoy planning chaos, and can be found breeding curiosity.

In a world dominated by noisy gimmicks, our methods are different. We turn noise into something usable, by finding the nuances hidden in the chaos. We're part of an unusual band of rioters. These rioters are on the rise, out there building "endless _____ in an otherwise _____ world".

History

The founding Riot Crew was raised in the mellow Pacific Northwest. Over the years we migrated to Venice, CA, or as we call it, the heart of darkness. Sub_Urban Riot's look and feel is a result from years of influence that is both sunny hedonism, and rainy clarity. We are a combination of ideas. Many of these ideas contradict one another, just as the physical environments where we come from contrast those we live in now. This blend of influences is how the Sub Urban Riot, came to be.

The Goods

No gimmicks. We make stuff that looks good in the closet this year, and will probably still look good next year. It's a simple principle, but one of the most difficult to do right. Each of our pieces has a well tailored, and almost sculpted fit. When it comes to creating looks, we push the envelope for the season, but also offer a cut you can keep around for a while.
The edginess comes from you, not your fancy pants.

Materials

We're constantly sourcing sustainable materials, from organic cotton, to recycled polymer based materials. We don't do it because green is in. We do it so your kids aren't born with three arms and a tail.

The "Sunny" Connection

About the time we started the first few designs for Sub_Urban Riot, our friends Rob, Glenn and Charlie started a small cable TV show called It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. A few years later, we've watched them grow into one of the most successful TV comedies around. The first season we outfitted some of the characters with our tees. However, we realized it was way more fun to actually design tees FOR their characters. So, that's how it started. And, it explains why we have tees on our website with such a big range in themes; from Windmills, to ridiculous rearing Stallions. Cheers to Sunny fans.

Commitment

It's about you. And we're committed to your cause. If anything doesn't work for you, just let us know. We'll exchange any unwashed piece, or offer a refund.
We also like this place we live. So, 1% of all sales go directly to protecting our natural environment. It's not our gimmick, its just what we do.

Runnur Bag - Is this usable?

Product Description

The Runnur is a strap worn across the body from shoulder to hip. It carries all the "essential" items you need to get you through your day. If you don't have enough stuff for a backpack or if the Fanny Pack isn’t quite your style, then the Runnur is for you. Once you start wearing a Runnur, you'll wonder how you ever managed to get around without one.

Product Features

- Loop on top of strap allows you to hang on a wall when not in use
- Carabineer is included to hold keys
- No Slip/Contoured Shoulder Strap
- Foam Core for Comfort
- High Quality Velcro
- Padded Sunglass Holder
- Elastic Bottle Holder
- Rear Reflector

Tuesday Night Ride Recap - 06/29/10

Highlights
27 miles
27 riders at start
Major stop:Blacklick Metro Park
Two clip spills (didn't unclip and fell over)
Dirty Franks/Little Palace for food and drinks

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Biking minutes a day may ward off weight gain - CNN


(Health.com) -- Biking for as little as five minutes a day can help women minimize weight gain as they enter middle age, especially if they're overweight to begin with, a new study suggests.
The study followed more than 18,000 premenopausal women between the ages of 25 and 42 for 16 years. During that time, the women gained an average of about 20.5 pounds.
Women who started biking for just five minutes a day gained about 1.5 fewer pounds over the course of the study than similar women who didn't take up biking, the researchers found. Women who increased their daily biking by 30 minutes during the study kept even more weight off, gaining about 3.5 fewer pounds than those whose biking habits stayed the same.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday Ride to Buckeye Lake 06/27/2010 Recap

Highlights
6 riders
52.5 miles
Temps peaked in mid to high 90's and dropped to mid 80's after thunderstorm
Zach wrecked into the curb in Millersport
Lunch in Millersport
Ice cream at Weldon's
Lieb's Island

Saturday Ride Report (Dutch Kitchen to London)

Ride Highlights:
9 riders
52 miles
Averaged 16.6mph
Rode from Dutch Kitchen (breakfast was great) to London and back in a loop
London Cobra Show