Showing posts from December 9, 2007

Columbus Bum Shuffle 2007 Results Posted

I ended up 27th with 208 points Check out the results...

December 10 Ride Report

It was a balmy 41 degrees at the start and the weather cooperated for the entire ride. We had the largest group in recent memory, 10 riders at the start. Since none of the usual suspects were present to lead, someone had a route planned and we headed out. North up High Street and then we turned onto a side street and then left onto Indianola. I was kind of hanging out at the back, when I noticed Alex was falling behind quickly. I yelled to him to see how he was doing and I kind of heard a mumble, mostly because my headband muffles most noises. As we headed north on Indianola I kept looking back, but I did not see him. We were moving pretty quick at that point. From there we headed northeast. I will need to look at the GPS to verify roads, although my batteries crapped out so it may be incomplete. I know we were heading south on Cleveland at one point. We ended up in Bexley where we looped through the neighborhoods. From Bexley we headed west on Livingston then turned south. The

Cross Country in 50 days on a bicycle

Ralph Antolino joins Rich Simpson and a cast of 70+ others to travel across the U.S.A. on The Great American Bicycle Adventure tour. The ride begins in Astoria, Oregon and finishes in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 50 days on the road to adventure. Follow Ralph on the bicycle adventure of his lifetime! I saw John recount his story at the Columbus Rotary meeting on Dec 10. Check out his blog

Coast-to-Coast Cycling Adventure

Check it out at America by Bicycle America by Bicycle provides organized, first-class, bicycle tours. We handle all of the details and let you focus on the cyling. Some of our daily features include: Beautiful cylcling routes with daily maps and cue-sheets Daily SAG stops with refreshments Mechanical Support A Rolling Bike Shop Luggage Transportation Friendly, Experienced Support Staff

Learn how to bike through the winter

Chris Luers of Restoration Bicycle is offering a fantastic opportunity to learn how to bike through the winter! With Chris, learn how to: keep your body safe, equip and maintain your bicycle, avoid danger on the road, and deal with accidents. Please bring your bike and any winter gear you may have. Junctionview Studios 12.15.07 1–4 pm $15 Registration is required and limited. RSVP to Chris @ or 614-937-7616!

Columbus Bum Shuffle 2007 Ride Report

View Larger Map I didn't know what to expect when I showed up to the Seagull Bags store. I conveniently parked across the street and the entire sidewalk in front of the store was filled with bikes and people milling around. Of course, I look like an outcast with full spandex compared to the jeans/jacket/courier bag look. But, I look like an outcast at every urban ride so I am used to it. I registered in the store and I was number 47. I got my map/manifest and spoke card. The basic premise of the Columbus Bum Shuffle is to ride to various points in the city where bums are known to hang. Your manifest is stamped at these checkpoints and you can get bonus points for the "crack" run cards. These cards given at the stops and at certain checkpoints they can be stamped for bonus points. Other bonus points could be gained by finishing in less than two hours (conversely points lost after two hours) and picking up aluminum cans. The start was in an empty parking lot a few bl