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Friday, August 6, 2010

ride4autism is Saturday August 7th, 2010

ride4autism ride4autism august 7th Saturday August 7th, 2010

Location: Cyclist Connection
200 Cemetery Road
Canal Winchester, OH 43110 

Apple Bicycle Computer Patent Application Features GPS And Inter-Biker Communication - GIZMODO


Apple's newly published patent application reveals plans for a bicycle computersystem similar to Nike+, which uses your iPhone or iPod as the interface. The system would include GPS routing, weather recording, and communication between a group of bike riders.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bike the C-Bus 2010 registration is available for download

Check out the website for the PDF

GAP Trail Ride 2010 Video - Thanks Tim!

The Bicyclist's Guide to Cleveland - Cleveland Scene

How to share the road with motorists and lesser beings

Welcome and congratulations! Whether you are embarking on a quest to more fully commune with the paved world around you, step up your commitment to exercise, circumvent another DUI conviction, or overcome a recent vehicle repossession, you have joined the rewarding world of Cleveland bicycling. This is a wonderful thing.
As a newcomer to bicycling, you will no doubt be overwhelmed by a multitude of pressing questions, such as: Is this really the best way to move myself? (Oh heavens yes) Will I perspire? (With any luck no) Do I need tassels? (Yes) And how do I light my cigarette while riding? (With practice)

Another reason to avoid Colorado - Bike agenda spins cities toward U.N. control, Maes warns - DENVER POSTRepublican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is warning voters that Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's policies, particularly his efforts to boost bike riding, are "converting Denver into a United Nations community." "This is all very well-disguised, but it will be exposed," Maes told about 50 supporters who showed up at a campaign rally last week in Centennial. Maes said in a later interview that he once thought the mayor's efforts to promote cycling and other environmental initiatives were harmless and well-meaning. Now he realizes "that's exactly the attitude they want you to have." "This is bigger than it looks like on the surface, and it could threaten our personal freedoms," Maes said.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is warning voters that Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's policies, particularly his efforts to boost bike riding, are "converting Denver into a United Nations community."
"This is all very well-disguised, but it will be exposed," Maes told about 50 supporters who showed up at a campaign rally last week in Centennial.
Maes said in a later interview that he once thought the mayor's efforts to promote cycling and other environmental initiatives were harmless and well-meaning. Now he realizes "that's exactly the attitude they want you to have."
"This is bigger than it looks like on the surface, and it could threaten our personal freedoms," Maes said.

Tuesday Night Ride Recap - 08/03/10

Highlights
22+ riders
Our first mechanical crash - Dylan's front wheel failed and locked up causing an immediate stop, he is OK.
Main Street bridge crossing
Gauchos for two for one tacos
Big Run soapbox derby track races
Tip Top for food and drink
25 miles for me (your mileage may vary)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

GAP Trail Ride 2010 Report

GAP trail ride report, day ONE. 

Started at Connellsville, PA

9 riders. 

Rode through Ohiopyle, Confluence, Rockwood
Lunch at Mill Shoppes in Rockwood was good.

Salisbury Viaduct

Meyersdale

Big Savage Mountain Tunnel
Frostburg
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad turn table
Cumberland
Stayed at Fairfield Inn which is located on the trail. The C&O trail starts here.
Dinner at Crabby Pig and drinks at Baltimore Street Grille.

Mileage: 92 miles. 

Average: 14.6mph with fully loaded panniers.

Vertical feet climbed: 1600 feet

GAP trail ride report, day TWO. 

Started at Connellsville, PA

Mileage: 92 miles. 

Average: 14.5mph with fully loaded panniers.

22 mile climb from Cumberland to Big Savage Mountain Tunnel averaging 1% grade
Vertical feet climbed: 1900 feet

Monday, August 2, 2010

Bike blog summer reading list - Guardian UK

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We asked readers and writers to share their choices for bike-themed holiday reading material. Photograph: Felix Clay

Whether your summer break is an epic two-wheeled trek on a rugged tourer kitted out with fully loaded panniers, or a relaxing week lying on the beach, you may be pondering your holiday reading. We've asked regular Guardian bike bloggers plus @james_randerson and@guardianeco's combined Twitter followers for their favourite books on cycling. Here are the results:

GAP Trail Ride Pics



Report will be posted later.