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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Spreading comfort and joy — and trees — by bike @BostonGlobe

Jimmy Rider pedaled through Boston toward Copley Square with a Christmas tree in tow. Rider has delivered 200 trees this season.
DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF
Jimmy Rider pedaled through Boston toward Copley Square with a Christmas tree in tow. Rider has delivered 200 trees this season.
BROOKLINE — Sitting on the floor after setting up the bushy balsam fir Christmas tree, stand and all, in an apartment with a view of the Boston skyline, Santa Claus leaned back on his hands. Looking up at the ceiling, he emitted a satisfied sigh.
Jimmy Rider, decked out in a red suit and hat, the cotton ball at the tip poking through a slit in his bike helmet, had just traveled from Somerville to Boston to Brookline by bicycle, lugging the six-foot tree in a trailer behind him.
He was spent but still full of cheer.

The real Santa has a sleigh and reindeer to do the hard work of bringing presents to people’s houses. But for Rider there’s no Prancer, Dancer, Donner or Blitzen. And there’s certainly no Rudolph to light the way.

MONTANUS - The COLD VEIN


MONTANUS - The COLD VEIN from MONTANUS on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Jeff Jones: A Man and His Bikes @Jonesbikes #letsride

Filmed over the course of four rides near the Jones Bikes headquarters in Southern Oregon, this latest Jones Bikes video combines high-quality riding footage with Jeff Jones' explanation of what makes these bikes ride so well. Learn more about the riding and the rider that created these bikes and bars, as well the thinking behind them.

We're all over the world (wide web):

Check out our website: jonesbikes.com

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Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Veloperator

Produced by Southern Oregon Drone: http://www.southernoregondrone.net/

Music: "Miles Away" by Kasger & Limitless and "Not Too Cray" by Huma-Huma

29 Plus bike and 29er bicycle ride.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

New World Record for Brompton folding (5.19 seconds)

Bikepacking the Mongolian Steppe


Bikepacking the Mongolian Steppe from Jay Bird Films on Vimeo.

New leadership @yaybikes #letsride


I led my last Yay Bikes! Board meeting Monday evening after 4 years as Chair. I am excited to hand the reins over to our new Board Chair, Emily Monnig and Vice Chair, Brian LaliberteJoe Powell has been reelected Treasurer and Rahel Myers Babb is our new Secretary. I look forward to being a part of a new chapter in our organization.

I was humbled with the recognition and kind words from Catherine Girves after the meeting. You can read her words here as part of my profile. ~ Ray



“I felt it was something I could do to help change for the positive.” – Ray’s story