Showing posts from September 14, 2008

Saturday Ride Report - September 20, 2008

I wanted to get some mileage and hills in before CFC. I am still on the fence on whether I am going to ride it. So I decided to head out on a 100+ ride with some hills. I remembered that the Ridge Runner 100 mile route was supposed to be a tune-up for CFC and the start is close to my house. I have the map from when I rode it a few weeks ago and the turn markers are still on the road. I thought we were going to have 4 riders, but only Jonny showed up to ride with me. One of the funniest things to happen on the ride was at the split for the 50 or 85/100 mile route. When I did the ride with Evan a guy was walking down the street in greasy pants and a t-shirt. When we said good morning to him he started screaming at us. Today we get to the turnoff and he is there, but he has a bike. He also was wearing a helmet. We said good morning to him, he turned and screamed "good morning" three times and some expletives and proceeded down the road away from us. We stopped for about 45 minut

MASH SF rides with Lance on Fixed Gear in Austin Tx

Check out the video on their homepage.... Here is the link Pretty cool video. Little did I know that Lance trained on a fixie.

Thursday night ride report

We rode around town starting around 9pm. 25 miles. Averaged around 15mph. We headed north and wound through the neighborhoods to get to Ruby Tuesday, not to be confused with Ruby Tuesdays. Jonny and Brian were there waiting to join the ride. They both had been drinking for a while and wanted us to stop and hang. We declined and we all were promptly called the "c" word. I think this was the first time that Brett probably was called that in his life. We headed over toward Weber to check out the downed trees and then over to Walhalla. Walhalla has at least three large trees down and may be a while before it is cleaned up. I may have pics and will post sometime. Ended up at the Tip Top for food and drink.

Beautiful bikes from Richard Sachs

One guy, one bike at a time. I believe there is a 6 year wait list. His site...

Parlee Bicycles - Carbon Fiber Frame Goodness...

TRUE CUSTOM Our frames, molds and tooling were designed from the ground up to build true custom frames. No single company building with carbon fiber can match the range of customization in the PARLEE lineup. For 2007 we offer full custom in the Z1, Z2 and Z3 models. PARLEE Cycles is the trusted name in custom carbon fiber frames. Some say that it is impossible for a bike to be lightweight, responsive, stiff and comfortable at the same time. Any PARLEE rider will say their PARLEE achieves the perfect balance of efficiency, comfort, durability and style. In achieving our goal to build the world’s finest carbon fiber frames there has been no room for compromise in materials, craftsmanship, fit, or customer service. The reviews and feedback from customers, pro racers, magazines, and websites are unanimous in their high praise for PARLEE frames. Simply put, PARLEE frames are the best built and best riding carbon fiber frames available today, at any price. They are functional works of art. M

Waffle Bike - I saw this on the cover of Art in America

I think we should get this in for the "24 Hours of Waffle"

What is the Purple Pedal Project?

Follow the Purple Pedal bikes around the country... Start here.

Crank Brothers Cobalt Wheelset

These are one of the craziest wheelset designs I have ever seen. Anybody run into any other wheelsets this crazy? Check out the tech tour...

#61 Bicycles

Bicycles are #61 on this list. I wonder why #61? It seems to me most of the people I ride with fit into one or more of these categories, myself included. The link...

World Naked Bike Ride - Columbus Ohio

Did this ride ever happen? Supposedly one needed to register with them to get the location of the ride. I did not register. Me naked on a bike would have probably caused a lot of anguish. or puking. or both.

Stolen Bikes from Columbus in Austin TX?

A friend texted me that he saw a message on Craigslist about stolen bikes. Supposedly bikes stolen from Columbus are showing up in Austin TX. Anybody hear anything about this? Here is the post from Craigslist If anybody has their bike stolen please email me photos and descriptions and I will post it. raymondmgeorge[at]

9/16/08 Ride Report

What a contrast from last week. We had about 50 people, including 4 or 5 BMX riders. Weather was decent, it was a full moon. Ride was not that great, at least in my opinion. We rode about 12 miles. Very few, if any mechanicals. Major stop was at the Topiary Garden. People started to bail because the stop was too long and we rode to the High Beck.

Bike Commuters Website

This website is ran by several guys who commute to work in LA, Central Florida and Long Beach, CA. They test products and discuss their travels. They are also big fans of XtraCycle. The site...

XtraCycle Utility Bicycles

This is probably one of the few companies in the US pushing utility bicycles to haul everything in your daily life. Check out their site...


Date: Saturday, September 20th - rain or shine Ride Description: The Knox County Bicycle Challenge (KCBC) is a recreational bicycle ride that can accommodate CYCLISTS OF ALL ABILITIES. The ride and route was established by the Knox County Bicycle Club and is now sponsored by Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. The longer routes showcase some of the prettiest country Ohio has to offer, magnificent vistas, meandering valley roads, wooded wilderness and HILLS! The low cost short option provides a more moderate course. The Full Challenge: 100+ miles that will test the seasoned cyclist. Numerous significant climbs along the course give this option a serious degree of difficulty (TTD=10). Bikers have the opportunity to climb Tunnel Hill, Water Tower Hill leaving Roscoe Village and numerous other hills throughout the Holmes County portion of the route. One lunch and two snack stops are provided. Be on the road by 8:00 AM. Other Long Options: The most popular route is the metric century (62.3) miles)

Tour of Hocking Hills ride report

That's me flashing the gnome gang sign in the photo. Weather It was raining with thunderstorms when I woke up. By the time we got to Circleville it was clear and dry. Temp peaked at 91 degrees When I looked later on the Internet it claimed 95% humidity. It felt like we were riding in a rain forest. Two major hill climbs - topped out at 16% grade Climbed 3000 ft 72 miles Averaged 15.5mph 5 riders - We were missing at least one rider, possibly two who decided to stay home.

Cyclists sign up for 24 hours of hard racing at Mohican

From the Mansfield News Journal BY JAMI KINTON • NEWS JOURNAL • SEPTEMBER 14, 2008 Post a Comment RecommendPrint this pageE-mail this articleShare LOUDONVILLE -- Despite a night with only six hours of sleep, Tim McSheffery said he was ready to start a 24-hour mountain bike race. "What do I enjoy about these?" said McSheffery, 40. "When they're over." The Columbus man was one of more than 100 who participated Saturday in the Marathon 24 Hours of Mohican. More...

Going to Vegas? Interbike is coming up!

Bring 1,000+ brands and 10,000+ buyers from around the world to Las Vegas and you have Interbike - the ultimate blend of industry leaders and innovative products in the bicycle business. The gathering kicks off each September with two days of OutDoor Demo in Bootleg Canyon - a world renowned outdoor cycling venue - and continues for three packed days of exhibits, product launches, insightful seminars, meetings and celebrations at the Interbike International Bicycle Expo in Las Vegas. 2008 Show Dates: September 22-23 - OutDoor Demo September 24-26 - Interbike Expo October 21-22 - OutDoor Demo East The site...

Takes 2 To Tandem - American Council of the Blind of Ohio, (ACB-Ohio)

Date: Sunday September 21, 2008 Time: All Day Location: Kokosing Gap Trail, Mount Vernon, Ohio Notes: ACB-Ohio Tandem Bike Rally to be held September 21, 2008 Kokosing Gap Trail, Mount Vernon, Ohio The American Council of the Blind of Ohio, (ACB-Ohio) is hosting its second annual tandem rally-fundraiser. Visually impaired stokers and sighted captains will have three routes to choose from, 30 flat miles on the trail and 30, and 60 mile-routes on rolling terrain, each starting and ending on the beautiful Kokosing Gap Trail. The two more challenging routes will include the gently rolling hills and some more challenging ones through the beautiful Amish countryside, while the flat route will stay on the trail, which is noted as one of the prettiest and most well maintained rails-to-trails bike paths in Ohio. Sighted tandem teams and single bikes are also welcome. Many Ways to Participate: Bring your tandem and your stoker and enjoy a beautiful ride and meet some other folks who enjoy