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Saturday, January 1, 2011

As seen at Performance Bikes (Schwinn World Explorer for $999)

The specs for this bike are impressive for the price of $999 (And additional 11% off until 01/02/2011)


The price at the pump? Not a worry when you have the Schwinn World Adventure Commuter Bike. It's the swift, agile utility vehicle that deftly navigates the roads without shelling out at the pump - or getting snared in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Strap your briefcase on the rear rack, snag a baguette at the bakery and smile at all those folks stuck in traffic as you roll by. 

  • Schwinn N'Litened Gold Label aluminum frame and fork with Bio Tuned geometry delivers a lightweight, strong and stiff ride
  • Sporty, Shimano Alfine drivetrain gives you extra comfort, control and sporty style while riding
  • Shimano RapidFire shifters paired with an 8-speed internal rear hub offer a wide range of gear options
  • Bio Tuned handlebar, dual-density grips and saddle put you in the right position for premium comfort
  • Avid Juicy hydraulic disc brakes provide low maintenance, all-weather stopping power in any condition
  • Vittoria Randonneur tires with reflective sidewalls use Ultra Shielding to resist punctures
  • Shimano Alfine wheels roll you comfortably to your destination
  • Front headlight gives you a clear view of what's ahead
  • Full fenders and chain cover keep your ride clean, dry and eliminate "spray" in wet conditions
  • Aluminum rear rack holds all your extra gear
  • Handlebar bell lets everyone know you're out on the road

2010 The Year in Numbers (and accomplishments)


ONE official taco truck ride
1st time riding in Detroit, Chattanooga, South Carolina
3rd GAP ride
3rd Oglebay Christmas lights ride
Triple D Challenge finisher (UDM ride, Beat the Train, Tour de Troit)

13 degrees (HATTARICK ride in January 2010)
40 Tuesday Night Rides
55 (Paw Paw Double Nickel Ride)

85 organized rides

126 mile trek on National Road to Wheeling

1st 200k (126 mile) brevet

160 lbs of beer carried on Frankenbike
230 miles on TOSRV
400 (almost) participants for Bike the C-Bus


Personal Mileage

3842 Miles on Lemond Poprad
493 Miles on Klein road bike
4335 Miles total

Ohio Bikeways Website


Ohio bike trails represent a vital part of a much larger vision that includes: bicycle advocacy for bike-friendly communities, recreational and commuting opportunities and trail networks, preservation of greenspace, eco-friendly and energy efficient transportation and healthy living. Bike commuting, mountain biking, and related pursuits all play important roles.
Our coverage of Ohio multi-use bike trails includes rail-trails, towpaths and the connecting bike lanes and road routes that link them. Related topics can be found on the NewsLinks & Trailside pages.
The expanding Ohio bike trail networks can best be viewed on the Ohio TrailMaps page where state-wide or individual trail perspectives can be found. For a list of Ohio trail reviews, see the Ohio Review List page.

New Year's Day Ride Recap - 01012011

Highlights
COP New Year's Day Ride
8 riders
Temps started in mid 50's ended in low 40's, windy
Patches of rain
Mid point stop at Dutch Kitchen
23 miles


New Year's Eve Ride Recap - 12312010

44 Miles
Temps in upper 50's/low 60's
Rode with Tim and Bill
Johnstown/T.J. Evans Trail/Alexandria loop
Alexandria Marathon gas station has a ladies night on Thursday's. Hmmm.


Get Your Bike Travel Fix on Route 66

Adventure Cycling's planned 2,400-mile bicycle-friendly route will revitalize the "Main Street of America" — this time with touring cyclists
Missoula, Montana — Adventure Cycling Association today announced that its next long-distance cycling route will be Bicycle Route 66. Embracing the spirit of "The Mother Road," the new route will follow the famous corridor from Chicago to Los Angeles on roads appropriate for cyclists and, when possible, on sections of the historic highway.
"Route 66 was the overwhelming favorite among our members for a new long-distance route," said Carla Majernik, Adventure Cycling's routes and mapping director. "It's a legendary corridor and, for our route network, a critical link through areas where we have no routes, such as Oklahoma."
Established 84 years ago in November 1926, Route 66 was one of the original U.S. highways, ferrying travelers and migrants between Chicago and Los Angeles along the 2,451-mile roadway. The route traversed Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, connecting major cities such as Chicago, St. Louis, Oklahoma City, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Flagstaff, and Los Angeles. "The Mother Road" also flowed through small communities, which blossomed in the wake of the steady stream of travelers.
Small towns will be an important feature of Bicycle Route 66, and are favorite attractions for touring cyclists who look to get off the beaten path and make connections with locals during their journeys.
Similar to the flow of motor vehicle travelers along the original "Main Street of America," the influx of cyclists will provide an economic boost to small communities on the new route. There is growing evidence that touring cyclists spend more time in the towns that they visit, lingering (and spending) more than the average tourist. Wisconsin released a report earlier this year that out-of-state cyclists generate more than $530 million in economic development annually. And according to a 2008 study done along the Great Allegheny Passage (a nearly 150-mile bike trail situated between Cumberland, Maryland, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), bicycle tourism has become a major economic force. Business owners reported that a quarter of their gross income comes from trail users and two-thirds of the businesses saw an increase in their revenue due to their location on the trail. Despite the economic downturn in 2008, businesses saw an increase in gross revenue attributable to the trail (from $32.6 million in 2007 to $40.6 million in 2008) and paid nearly 20% more wages as a result.
Lon Haldeman, an experienced Route 66 bike tour leader said, "This route can be done as a camping tour in roadside campgrounds, however there are many unique motels along the route which make this a good credit card tour type route. Eating in the old cafes and diners is part of the charm."
Bicycle Route 66 will take in the historic highway's iconic urban hubs, such as Chicago and St. Louis, marking the first time that Adventure Cycling's routes, which generally keep cyclists on the outskirts of large urban areas, will mesh with the goals of the official U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS), which aims to connect rural and urban areas, from countryside to suburbs to city center. This will also be the first time that an Adventure Cycling route and an official U.S. Bicycle Route (USBR 66) will be developed in tandem.
"The vision for Bicycle Route 66 is the same as the original vision for Route 66, which was to connect the main streets of rural and urban communities," said Ginny Sullivan, special projects director for Adventure Cycling. "Bicycle Route 66 will be a perfect choice for traveling cyclists looking to explore the American heartland's natural beauty, history, and funky out-of-the-way places."
Work to create Bicycle Route 66 will involve partnerships between Adventure Cycling and organizations already working on implementation of state cycling routes that will follow the Route 66 corridor, for example in California, Illinois, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Kevin Musset, past president of the Oklahoma Bicycle Coalition, said, "We are very excited that Adventure Cycling is undertaking this project. We will work with them however we can."
Preliminary development of Bicycle Route 66 will begin this winter, with the publication of maps expected in about 3 to 4 years, a typical timeline for development of a new Adventure Cycling long-distance route and all the accompanying information on services that cyclists have come to expect. Once complete, Bicycle Route 66 will bring Adventure Cycling's Route Network to over 43,000 miles.
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Adventure Cycling Association is the premier bicycle travel organization in North America with over 44,000 members. A nonprofit organization, its mission is to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle. It produces routes and maps for cycling in North America, organizes more than 45 tours annually, and publishes the best bicycle-travel information anywhere, including Adventure Cyclist magazine and The Cyclists' Yellow Pages online. With 40,699 meticulously mapped miles in the Adventure Cycling Route Network, Adventure Cycling gives cyclists the tools and confidence to create their own bike travel adventures. Contact the office at (800) 755-BIKE (2453), info@adventurecycling.org, or visitwww.adventurecycling.org.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Year in Photos


Check out photos from bicycle rides and events this year. Warning: There are a lot of photos!

HATTARICK 2010

HATTARICK 2010

36 photos | Edit
The Lost Trail

The Lost Trail

7 photos | Edit
02022010 TNR

02022010 TNR

3 photos | Edit
03092010 TNR

03092010 TNR

10 photos, 1 video | Edit
Ride to Granville with Molly 03142010

Ride toGranville withMolly...

4 photos, 2 videos | Edit
TNR 03162010

TNR 03162010

1 photo | Edit
Ride to Sonic

Ride to Sonic

8 photos | Edit
TNR 03232010

TNR 03232010

15 photos | Edit
TNR 03302010

TNR 03302010

15 photos | Edit
Ride to Xenia 04032010

Ride to Xenia04032010

25 photos, 1 video | Edit
TNR 04062010

TNR 04062010

16 photos | Edit
TNR 04132010

TNR 04132010

10 photos | Edit
TNR 04202010

TNR 04202010

6 photos | Edit
Mid Ohio 2010

Mid Ohio 2010

18 photos | Edit
TNR 04272010

TNR 04272010

15 photos | Edit
TNR 05042010

TNR 05042010

20 photos, 1 video | Edit
TNR 051110

TNR 051110

26 photos | Edit
TOSRV 2010
1 comment

TOSRV 2010

92 photos | Edit
Ride of Silence 2010

Ride of Silence2010

165 photos, 2 videos | Edit
Tappan Ride 2010

Tappan Ride2010

33 photos | Edit
TNR 052510

TNR 052510

44 photos | Edit
TNR 060110

TNR 060110

25 photos | Edit
TNR 06072010

TNR 06072010

24 photos | Edit
Assault on Mount Lookout - 06132010

Assault onMount Lookout-...

37 photos, 1 video | Edit
TNR 061510

TNR 061510

36 photos | Edit
TNR 062210

TNR 062210

24 photos | Edit
TNR 062910

TNR 062910

14 photos | Edit
Granville Ride - 07252010

Granville Ride - 07252010

12 photos, 1 video | Edit
TNR 07202010

TNR 07202010

13 photos | Edit
TNR 07272010

TNR 07272010

20 photos | Edit
GAP Trail Ride 2010

GAP Trail Ride2010

344 photos, 2 videos | Edit
TNR 08032010

TNR 08032010

32 photos, 1 video | Edit
TNR 08102010

TNR 08102010

19 photos | Edit
TNR 08172010

TNR 08172010

34 photos | Edit
TNR 08242010

TNR 08242010

7 photos | Edit
TNR 09072010

TNR 09072010

18 photos | Edit
TNR 08312010

TNR 08312010

29 photos | Edit
Bike to Oink

Bike to Oink

16 photos | Edit
TNR 09162010

TNR 09162010

17 photos | Edit
TNR 09212010

TNR 09212010

7 photos | Edit
UDM Midnight Ride 09242010

UDM MidnightRide 09242010

45 photos, 4 videos | Edit
Beat the Train Ride 09252010

Beat the TrainRide 09252010

117 photos, 2 videos | Edit
TNR 10052010

TNR 10052010

14 photos | Edit
Fall HOOT 10092010

Fall HOOT10092010

17 photos | Edit
TNR 10122010

TNR 10122010

3 photos | Edit
TNR 11022010

TNR 11022010

5 photos | Edit
TNR 11092010

TNR 11092010

13 photos | Edit
3rd Annual Oglebay Christmas Lights Ride (2010)

3rd AnnualOglebayChristmas...

23 photos, 1 video | Edit