Showing posts from May 4, 2008

Bicycling for Short Trips: Good for You and the Environment

This is from the Bikes Belong website... The other day, Mat Barlow, our special projects coordinator, completed a special project: a video about the benefits of bike commuting. We liked it so much, we're putting it on our website. Spread the word! Forward it everyone you know. Mat's Commute from Mat Barlow on Vimeo .

Walnut Creek Trail meeting tonight - from the 05/07/08 mailbag

Tonight, there will be a public meeting to discuss the proposed Walnut Creek Trail in Gahanna which will go from Morse Road to Pizzuro Park across from the airport. If you're interested in attending, it will be at 7PM at the Gahanna golf course clubhouse on Ridenour Road. David & I (as members of the bicycle advisory committee) will be there to answer questions. Tricia

The Complete Guide to Climbing By Bike - a book

The Complete Guide to Climbing (By Bike) is the ultimate guide book to climbing by bike and the most difficult hill climbs in the United States. It includes sections on training for cycling climbing along with memorable climbing performances and other climbing resources. Each listed climb includes very accurate determinations of its length, grade, elevation gain and other statistics. Appendices in the book include a ranking of the 100 most difficult climbs, highest altitude attained climbs, greatest elevation gained climbs, steepest climbs and other climbing related lists. The measurements in this guide were all obtained directly on each hill climb and compiled by one source. The site...

Cinco de Mayo Ride Report

We were running a little late to the start. I think there were at least 50 people. Highlights - Antrim Park. Weather was beautiful. No flats, some mechanical issues, but nothing major. 20 miles for the group.

Bike to Work Week Schedule

Dear Friends and Family, Austin here! National Bike to Work Week is May 12th - May 17th, and I've been working feverishly -along with many other volunteers and sponsors- to develop the most comprehensive Bike to Work Week in the Midwest. We at Consider Biking have an unprecedented number of events, sponsors, and media participation that promises to make this a huge success. Please help me make this a phenomenal week by participating in the week's events listed below, and by passing along this e-mail to friends, family, and work through e-mail. I've included a flyer that you may print off and hang up at your convenience. Thank you for your support. Details for all events below can be found at May 12, 6:30 - 9pm Movie and a Mission: Contested Streets -come for the movie, stay for the panel discussion May 13, 7-8pm Bicycling and the Law -everything you need to know about cycling and the law May 14, 6-9pm Third Hand Bike

Top of Ohio Ride - Trainwreck Sunday

We had good intentions for the Top of Ohio Ride. Unfortunately I stayed out later than I expected and woke up at 6AM for the ride. Midway through coffee and bagel I fell asleep. I took a cat nap for 20 minutes, and was late out the door. We met downtown and Jonny kinda knew where the start of the ride was. I followed Jonny in my car and headed out 670 toward Hilliard. Once we passed 270 and then Rome-Hilliard Road and then Plain City I thought we had gone too far. So we turned around and finally made it to the start. I was putting all the crap on my bike and noticed that the crank was not turning smoothly. I could not figure out what it was, but Jonny saw that the bolt for my new rack was making contact with the cassette.  A swap of bolts and we were good. Then my stomach went south. I swear the toilet was broken when I got there. As soon as I sat down it almost fell over, it was so loose. After that incident we went to sign up for the ride and they were out of maps. So we were ma