Showing posts from August 5, 2007

How to Not Get Hit by Cars

important lessons on Bicycle Safety by Michael Bluejay

Critical Mass Info Columbus, Ohio Last Friday @ 5:30 at the Statehouse

"Ride the Darby" Ride Report

Saturday, August 4 I rode the COP organized "Ride the Darby" event. $2 members/$4 non-members. The ride started in Grove City at the Buckeye Grove Shopping Center. It was in the low 70's when we started. I rode with friends of mine on a tandem. We rode south on Hoover, turned west for a bit before heading north along the eastern side of the Darby Watershed. We had a headwind going north and I drafted behind the tandem. On the return trip south we stopped in West Jefferson at the McDonalds for breakfast. Of course the tailwind never materialized. We rode through the Harrisburg Homecoming Festival but did not stop. By the time we ended the ride at 12:30PM it was 91 degrees. The 55 mile route that we rode was mostly flat and we averaged 16.3 mph. There were a few rollers and slight climbs along the route, including one past a prison.

Takes Two to Tandem Ride

ACB-Ohio Tandem Bike Rally to be held September 16, 2007 Kokosing Gap Trail Mount Vernon, Ohio Sign-In Times: o For 65 mile route—8:00 a.m. o For 30-mile route-9:00 a.m. o For 15 or fewer miles—10:00 a.m. Lunch—11:00—1:00 a.m. at the Shelter House at the trail head Registration includes: Maps, directions, in print and Braille, water, snacks, lunch, free stuff, and chances for door prizes. One registration form per person, please. The American Council of the Blind of Ohio, (ACB-Ohio) is hosting its first annual tandem rally-fundraiser. Visually impaired stokers and sighted captains will have three routes to choose from, 15, 30, and 60 mile-routes, each starting and ending on the beautiful Kokosing Gap Trail. Sighted tandem teams and single bikes are also welcome. The two longer routes will include the gently rolling hills and some more challenging ones through the beautiful Amish countryside, while the 15-mile route will stay on the trail, which is noted as one of the prettiest and m