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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Trials Riding on Killer rocks in Moab - Jeremy VanSchoonhoven

Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack

The Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack is an articulated tool, with a comfortable grip, for installing really tight tires. The articulated end uses the rigid piece against the rim edge as a fulcrum while the hinged end lifts the bead up and over the opposite edge of the rim. This is a great tool for dealing with difficult tires.


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Friday, February 14, 2014

Sick of pedaling? Rock you like a Hurricane!




"The Hurricane is 100% electric and offers either 3.5kW or 4.5kW output. The phenomenal acceleration combined with motocross style ergonomics, and long travel suspension, delivers a dynamic ride like no other. The regenerative braking system, that is standard on all Stealth bikes, feeds power back into the battery ensuring the rider gets more from a single charge."

[ See more on stealthelectricbikesusa.com ]

aeropress


aeropress from Rivendell Bicycle Works on Vimeo.
How to make a nice cup of Jo

Surly WorkRide Pants Coming Soon

People who ride a lot sometimes like pants. Our WorkRide pants are made of medium-weight all cotton duck cloth. They’re durable, roomy and comfy. We’ve done a few things to make them riding pants instead of just pants you can ride in. First, we altered the seam structure in the crotch, moving pressure points away from where you sit. We also added an extra layer ‘down there’ to mitigate any pressure effects of the seams that remain. The knees are articulated for easy bending, and the right leg employs a nifty snap to keep them out of your chainring. There is even a snap-loop U-lock keeper on the left rear pocket. Ride to wherever, do what you gotta do (work, chop wood, whatever), then ride home again.
Colors: Black or brown

Rowdy the Clown rides a Borealis Yampa Fat Bike

Happy Valentine's Day From Columbus Rides Bikes!


Handmade card by http://www.etsy.com/shop/laurenconti

Thursday, February 13, 2014

COLUMBUS STOLEN BIKES ALERT: please share

If anyone sees a Red Mazda 6 with ohio plates GCQ 2052, please call the police. These two men stole a bike from us (Paradise Garage) today. B1 Bicycles also had a bike stolen today and could be the same people. 

First guy was a clean cut 5'5" guy, creamish sweater, missing right upper canine tooth. The other guy, 5'10ish, red oakley beenie, smelled like an ashtray, visible neck/upper chest tattoos, eyes kind of glazed over/cataracts.

Bicycle one in Gahanna also had a bike stolen yesterday, Cannondale Quick, black with green accents (thanks Anna!)

Fuji Sportif 2.1 Black 54cm (Paradise Garage), Cannondale Quick 4 Blue (B1's, SN: GM47642)

UPDATE 02/13/2014 10PM

Ric Noland from Cyclist Connection said the bikes are at Lanbar Sales at 960 Parsons Ave, Columbus, OH 43206  A customer stopped in with photos of the bikes and asked Ric if they were worth buying.

And you thought a speed bag was something you punch?



The company's claim to reduce air resistance 

[ Read more about the funding project on indiegogo.com ]

Closer than Ever Before: Make Streets Safe for Everyone!


Just about every one of us has been out biking for transportation or recreation - and encountered an unsafe street, intersection or bridge. Most of us have have friends and family members who want to get out and ride but can't find a convenient route that feels comfortable and accessible.

That's why we need Complete Streets that are designed for everyone - including people who walk, bike or take public transit - right from the start.

Now we're closer than we've ever been before to a national complete streets policy - take action today to ensure YOUR streets are designed for ALL of us. 

Last year, the Safe Streets Act (HR 2468) was introduced in the House - and the bill is gaining momentum. Last week, the same bill (S 2004) was introduced in the Senate. The timing is critical because both the House and Senate are drafting transportation bills - and we need complete streets to be included!

We were so close in 2012, when the Senate passed a bill including complete streets - but it was stripped out by the House. With bi-partisan support in the House and growing support nationwide, now is the time to make it happen in 2014.

Please ask your Senators and Representative to Support the Safe Streets Act today! Click here and scroll down to log in.

Help ensure that YOUR streets are designed for everyone - take action today!


Click the link below to log in and send your message:
https://www.votervoice.net/link/target/bikeleague/M4rfc6NyW.aspx 

Upcycled Bike Tube iPad / Tablet Sling Case Built in the USA | Kickstarter



[Kickstarter]

The Week In Bike #6 - 7 February 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

KICKSTARTER: THE FLY6 TAIL LIGHT AND HD HIT & RUN RECORDER

Fly6 Camera
Two years ago a pair of cyclists were rear ended and the driver was apprehended because one was riding with a GoPro. In that interim, many similar stories of cameras capturing antagonistic drivers have also surfaced. So two Australian cyclists have developed the ultimate safety device for cyclists. Their product, the Fly6, is a combination of a tail light and an HD720 POV camera.


The LED light weighs 105 grams and will have a USB re-chargeable lithium ion battery. Run time varies, but expect a minimum of 5 hours with the light on max. Video is taken at 720p because 1080p footage would consume storage faster. The unit comes with an 8gb microSD card uninstalled, but swapping in a 32gb card will allow you to record up to 8 hrs of footage.

The campaign has 25 days to go, although the Australians have already exceeded their goal of $95,000. If you’re interested, you can still pick up a Fly6 here for $129 AUD. Units are expected to ship in May, and suggested retail is slated to be $170 AUD.

Bike lanes to line 4th, Summit streets near Ohio State’s campus

A man walks a bike across 18th Avenue. OSU students living on 4th and Summit streets could soon see designated biking lanes on their roads. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editor
A man walks a bike across 18th Avenue. OSU students living on 4th and Summit streets could soon see designated biking lanes on their roads.
Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editor

Ohio State students living on 4th and Summit streets could soon see designated biking lanes on their roads. Some students, though, said they’re worried about how safe those lanes will be, and others said they’d rather see bike lanes on campus.
The city of Columbus project to install bike lanes on 4th and Summit streets, which is set to begin in spring 2015, is part of a larger set of projects, called the Weinland Park and Milo Grogan Public Infrastructure Improvement Projects, that are set to cost the city nearly $23 million, according to a Columbus Department of Public Service press release.
Students who ride their bicycles and live in the area said while they’re hopeful for improved safety as a result of the project, they’re not too optimistic.
“It will help with overall biker safety, but it could cause more problems than it might have to,” said Garret Kiger, a fifth-year in mathematics. “Honestly, if we started adding more bike lanes throughout the city it could help, but I’m worried they’ll add the bike lane and it might give a false sense of security to students because drivers aren’t used to having to avoid lanes completely.”
Continue reading at The Lantern

The biggest bicycling infrastructure achievement in North America that you've never heard about | Treehugger

indianapolis Cultural Trail

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Indianapolis' Cultural Trail

Back in 2007, we wrote about the beginning of an ambitious project in Indianapolis, with the goal of creating a vast network of beautiful protected bike/pedestrian paths around the city center to connects the city's five downtown Cultural Districts, neighborhoods and entertainment amenities, and "serves as the downtown hub for the entire central Indiana greenway system". Fast forward to today, and Indianapolis' Cultural Trail has become a reality, yet it has been flying under the radar compared to some other bike initiatives like, for example, New York's Citi Bike. That's too bad, because the Indianapolis Cultural Trail deserves the spotlight, and should serve as a model for other cities. In the words of our friend Clarence at Streetfilms, it could be "the biggest bicycling infrastructure achievement in North America and yet it's still practically a secret."

[Keep reading at Treehugger]

Olympic Bobsled run Sarajevo

Go Tubeless - SCHWALBE ONE

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The passing of an Alaska legend — Rocky Reifenstuhl newsminer.com

FAIRBANKS — Everybody who met him, even those who never had the “pleasure” of competing against him, has a Rocky story. That’s the kind of guy Rocky Reifenstuhl was.
One way or another, he made an impression.
He was brash, obnoxious, and sometimes hard to take. He was confident to the point of being cocky. He was so competitive it’s hard to put into words. Of course, that’s what we all loved about Rocky. He didn’t do things half-assed.
That competitive spirit is, of course, what drove Reifenstuhl to do the things he did, whether it was pushing the pace in hard-core, endurance races like the Iditarod Trail Invitational, Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic and Fireweed 400 or riding his bike to work every day for 30 years, regardless of the temperature or weather conditions.
Even when he was in his mid-50s, Rocky was beating cyclists half his age, daring them to keep up, at which point he would shift it into another gear and go even harder.
“If he thought he had a chance to win, oh my God, he’d pull out all the stops,” said Jim Lokken, another Fairbanks endurance monster and mountain bike rival of Rocky’s back in the 1980s and ’90s,. “People that say they go 110 percent in a race ... nobody knows what that means until they raced against Rocky. He redefined the definition of that.”
This was a guy who more than once ran a sub-3 1/2-hour Equinox Marathon on Saturday, even though he wasn’t really a runner, and came back on Sunday to race the course on a mountain bike.
This was a guy who hiked 100 miles across the Brooks Range in two or three days with nothing but the clothes on his back and a few Power Bars and then showed up to win the Death Ride after driving all night to get back to town for the race.

This was a guy who won more bike races and rode more miles, on the road, on the dirt and on the snow, than anyone in Alaska ever has or ever will.

[Keep reading at newsminer.com]

A Less Sketchy Alternative To Craigslist Creates An Online Marketplace For Used Bikes























With a weekly, hand-picked list of bikes for sale, Get Biked hopes to make buying a two-wheeled vehicle on a budget easier than ever before.


As a first-time cyclist in a new city, learning to bike with the flow of traffic can be like learning a new language. There's etiquette, for one. Hand signals. Lingo. The helmet issue. Then, putting aside the fear of getting doored, sometimes there's also just the social anxiety of being a n00b in a world of die-hard bike geeks.
Dave Dawson, 28, creator of peer-to-peer bike marketplace Get Biked, however, is here to reassure everyone. "You don't need expensive clothes, or [to] be a hipster," he says. "You just need a bike."
Last fall, Dawson launched Get Biked as an email listserv where individual cyclists in New York City could put their bikes up for sale. He had three main goals: First, to create a "passive buying" experience issued as a weekly list of bikes. Secondly, he wanted to make uninitiated cyclists more comfortable with buying a frame on budget. Lastly, Dawson wanted Get Biked to serve as an educational platform--a place to share tips and experiences.

Continue reading at FastCompany

Sinewave Cycles Revolution



The Sinewave Cycles Revolution is a bicycle dynamo powered USB charger. It converts electricity generated by hub and bottle dynamos to USB output. The revolution allows users to charge USB-powered devices while riding.
 Uses: 
      Bicycle touring 
      Commuting 
      Green/Portable Electricity for USB Powered Devices 
      Power USB Battery Chargers or External USB Power Packs 
      Emergency Power Source 
      Navigation while riding 
      Music while riding  
Features: 
      Best in class efficiency
      High Speed Overload Protection
      Simple Installation
      Light weight
      Shock and vibration toughened
      Waterproof
      Gold-plated USB connector won't rust or corrode
Specifications:
      Starts charging at 3.5 MPH (5.5 km/h)
      Full charging at 9 MPH (14.4km/h) 
      Weight: 37 grams
      Dimensions: 14x35x54 mm
      Wire length: 36" (91 cm) (contact us if your setup requires a longer wire)
      Wire ends: Stripped wire
Warranty: 
      1 year on defects in materials and workmanship.

Nemo GOGO™ ELITE 1-PERSON MINIMALIST SHELTER


The ultimate solution for bicycle or motorcycle touring, sea kayaking, or other adventures where you need the packed size of a bivy but want all the sleep and comfort to get the most out of your adventure. 

The Gogo™ series is a bivy killer. Take Gogo™ Elite, for example. It’s 9 feet long, 3 feet wide, 27 inches tall, takes less than 15 seconds to set up, packs to the size of a cantaloupe, and weighs only 1.4 lbs. Why carry a traditional bivy, especially when most of them weigh at least a pound more? Traditional bivy bags are limp, claustrophobic and challenging to use in the rain or snow. But Gogo™ Elite tensions out like a tent, has a big enough interior volume to be on your elbows examining a trail map, a convertible vestibule for meal prep, and room inside for gear. It’s no wonder this series began NEMO’s relationship with the elite special operations community. What sets Gogo™ Elite apart is NEMO’s unique AirSupported Technology® and ultralight OSMO™ Elite 10D waterproof/breathable fabrics. With these important assets, we've built a tent that’s simultaneously lighter, larger, and more functional than any other bivy-like product on the market.

See more at: Nemo

Monday, February 10, 2014

Riding with the Breeze | Dirt Rag




"It’s hard to imagine a more unassuming guy than Joe Breeze. Unlike his contemporaries Gary Fisher or Tom Ritchey, who are easy to spot in a crowd, Breeze could be the guy standing in line in front of you at the grocery store, or your friendly neighbor who always greets you with a wave and a smile. Of course, if you live in Fairfax, California, there’s a good chance he is both of these things.
Tucked away in a dense neighborhood at the foot of Cascade Canyon is the modest home he shares with his wife Connie and two cats. Breeze moved here in the late 1980s and, always unwilling to stop improving things, went about digging out the basement for a workshop,  built a second story, and added a walkway to the pool that sits slightly higher up along the hillside."

[ Read more on dirtragmag.com ]

Blicksbags - Made in Cleveland Ohio



Courier Pro Bag

e9th Fender

"Blicksbags are handmade in Cleveland using sustainable materials and methods. Products incorporate reclaimed material such as vinyl banners and are designed to meet the demands of the bicycle commuter. Blicksbags is dedicated to advocating a healthy lifestyle for both the local and global community.

We support and embrace diverse gender identities, expressions, and orientations. Two of the most essential liberties in life are the right to be who you are and love who you love.

Blicksbags is committed to promoting sustainable and healthy lifestyles. We utilize recovered and sustainable materials in all of our products and packaging."

[ See more at blicksbags.com ]

Aiden - A short video about cycling in Columbus


Aiden from Dylan on Vimeo.

102-Year-Old Cyclist Robert Marchand Sets World Record

Cyclist left for dead speak out

WSVN-TV - 7NEWS Miam Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Deco
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida bicyclist who was left in critical condition after being dragged for miles by a hit-and-run driver and then abandoned in a dumpster back in December is making his first public appearance since the accident.
On Friday, the family members of 53-year-old Craig Camlin, who was struck and dragged by a hit-and-run driver, then dumped in a field and left for dead, spoke to the media at Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach about his road to recovery. He could only whisper the word "animal" to describe the man who put him in his hospital bed.
His sister, his pastor and members of his family gathered around his bed as he addressed the media for the first time since his accident, last year. "I'm angry about it," he admitted.
"For our family, it's devastating," said his sister, Jayne Camlin, who was at his bedside.
Camlin's life was forever changed Dec. 16, 2013, at around 6:30 a.m., during what he thought would be one of his routine bike rides to work. Camlin was traveling northbound on the 5200 block, of Northeast 18th Avenue, in Fort Lauderdale when, according to police, a 2003 black Ford Mustang, driven by 27-year-old Axel Inostroza, struck him. "I'm very mad," he said with the help of his sister.
According to investigators, Inostroza struck Camlin and kept driving for two miles with Camlin stuck in the car's smashed rear window. According to police investigators, once the driver arrived at his Pompano Beach townhouse, he removed Camlin from the car's roof and dumped him in a wooded area, behind a trash bin and bushes. His sister said, "The doctor said, when he arrived here at the hospital, he was D.O.A. They brought him back to life."
Inostroza then hid his damaged black 2003 Ford Mustang and went inside his home to sleep, according to the confession he later gave investigators. He also admitted to police that he had been drinking.
A landscaping crew found Camlin clinging to life at around 9 a.m., that same day, and called authorities. He was taken to North Broward Hospital in critical condition with spinal injuries, a deep gash on his head and a nearly severed ear.
The spinal injuries left Camlin paralyzed from the waist down with loss of memory, and he can barely speak. He could only whisper a message of warning to those who may be considering getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol: "Don't drink and drive."
Camlin was just removed from his ventilator Thursday and addressed the media for the first time Friday. His sister said, "We have nothing, his whole life has been impacted by this, totally changed. Nothing will be the same."
Camlin, who does not have insurance, has nearly a $1 million hospital bill and his family is reaching out to the public for help. "There's a wonderful organization, helphopelive.org , which is a non-profit organization that just helps patients and families," said his sister.
For those who want to help, they can visit the following website: www.helphopelive.org .

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Pumptrack Segnes Chur, Switzerland, by Velosolutions

A gravel riding goldmine in eastern Oregon | Bike Portland

TREO Bike Ranch Day 1-23

There's been a major discovery among the vast golden wheat fields surrounding Hardman, Ione, Heppner, and other cities here in eastern Oregon: gravel roads. Typically considered second class citizens to their paved counterpart, gravel roads are fast becoming the toast of the cycling industry and all lovers of bicycle adventures.

And for Phil Carlson, proprietor of TREO Bike Ranch in Hardman, gravel roads might just be the claim to fame he's been looking for. Carlson has owned and operated his TREO Ranch since 1988. Over the past few decades, he's built it up as a bird-hunting business and now it's one of the most well-established "fee hunting" lodges in the state. But as we've reported in the past, his new focus is bicycling. At first, he figured the hundreds of miles of paved roads criss-crossing the towns and valleys where he grew up would be perfect for cycling enthusiasts. Recently however, thanks to a random meeting with Beaverton resident (and gravel riding veteran) Dan Morgan, Carlson is starting to see gravel roads in a new light.

Monkey Bars