Showing posts from February 15, 2009

Amsterdam Bicycling Capitol of Europe

Vertical Bicycle Parking


Bicyclists Hope "News Cycle" Buries Stop Sign Controversy POSTED BY MATT DAVIS ON THU, FEB 19, 2009 AT 3:35 PM "We were hoping to do some advance media on this in December," says Karl Rohde, public affairs director for the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, "but we kept getting buried in the news cycle, whether it was by snow storms, scandals, or budget cuts. Nobody in the media cares about us right now." Or perhaps that's what he's hoping...because a lack of controversy around the idea would certainly make its passage into law a lot easier. Rohde was speaking at a brown bag lunch today about Oregon's proposed Idaho Stop Sign Law, which is currently making its way through the house of representatives. If all goes according to plan the law, which would allow bicyclists to treat stop signs like yield signs, could be in effect, Oregon-wide, by January 2010. more...

Bicycle Water Pump

Motorized Bicycle, i.e. Motorcycle

Kimori Bicycles - showing at NAHBS in indy


Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop - Austin, TX

THE PHILOSOPHY More than a retail box, Lance and his friends aim to make the shop a hub of cycling life, commuting, social activity, fintess, and a temple of two wheeled living—open to all. To serve the bike community is our job, but to convert people to a bike life is our mission. the website

Austin Bike Zoo

The Austin Bike Zoo Human Powered Puppetry began 4 years ago as Cycle Circus Austin with the collaborative efforts of artists, bicycle builders, teachers and like minded folks. Our mission is to inspire the Austin community with bicycles and other alternative forms of transportation by creating unique human powered vehicles, bicycle-based theatrical performances and educational programs for youth. Our work was born out of a passion to combine the beauty and strength of human movement with the artistry and theatre of puppets and a dedication to creating interactive works which engage our community. The Austin Bike Zoo works to create events which leave smiles on spectators faces, tickle their imaginations and inspire them to further understand the relationship between humans and the mechanical world around them. Through our work audiences are taken to a fantasy world of 70’ rattlesnakes and 17’ butterflies, where anything is possible with only the power of your own two feet and a lot of


Washington, D.C.—Today, President Obama signed into law an economic recovery package that contains $825 million in funding for Transportation Enhancements. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) applauds Congress for its foresight in recognizing the job creation benefits of building bicycling and walking infrastructure, including trails. While representing less than two percent of transportation funding in the bill, this investment could create tens of thousands of jobs and critical active transportation connections that communities need. Transportation Enhancements (TE) is the nation's largest federal funding source for trails, walking and bicycling and a long-standing program that has historically enjoyed bi-partisan support. Its place within the stimulus package, however, heralds a transition in thinking among elected leaders who once viewed active transportation projects as niceties and now know them to be necessities for a balanced transportation system and a robust economy. "

Pole Pedal Paddle

The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club proudly presents the 34th annual Pole Pedal Paddle April 4th, 2009 The 34th annual Pole Pedal Paddle is a tradition in Jackson Hole, held each year on the last Saturday of skiing at the Jackson HoleMountain Resort. The four-event race,where contestants compete either individually or in teams, consists of an alpine ski leg, a cross-country ski leg, a bicycle leg, and a boating leg. The Pole Pedal Paddle is a fundraising event for the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable Alpine, Freeride, Nordic and Snowboard programs to Jackson youth. More information on the 2009 Pole Pedal Paddle to come!

Parking a little close for comfort

CITIES: Bicycle-friendly Copenhagen strives to outdo itself - via Bike Providence

COPENHAGEN — While the U.S. Congress debated whether to include less than $1 billion in funding for Amtrak in the stimulus package, the Danish parliament has put all its economic stimulus eggs in one basket: transportation. The small Nordic country of 5.4 million people will spend 94 billion kroner, or about $16 billion, by 2020 to improve transportation. Two-thirds of that money will be used to make public transit even better than it already is. more...

Ergon grips

It doesn't matter if you love relaxed mountain biking, seek to improve your endurance race times or just hit the bikeparks for your speed fix. At Ergon we have got just the right grips for you and your hand. The site...

New Bicycle Tool Website - from Columbus

CBUS Cycle

Third Hand Bike Co-op Benefit Concert

Benefit Bikes Event Info Host: Third Hand Bike Co-op Type: Music/Arts - Concert Time and Place Start Time: Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 8:00pm End Time: Friday, February 20, 2009 at 12:00am Location: Victorians Midnight Café 251 West 5th Ave Columbus, OH Contact Info Phone: 6149016009 Description A benefit concert for the Third Hand Bike Co-op. Several local artists will be doing Bob Dylan covers all night long. Line up includes: 8:00 Mas Bagua 8:20 (Open at the moment!!) 8:40 Barb Brogan (with Ben from The Floor Walkers on bass) 9:00 Marko 9:20 Eric Nassau 9:40 Matt Monta and Bree Frick 10:00 Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk 11:00 Craig Ackerman 11:20 Skunky Precious 11:40 Brian Mehling The place serves primarily beer and wine but does have a limited stock of hard alcohol. They are also a food service establishment Come check it out!

Trek opens new design studio in Waterloo, Wisconsin headquarters

Trek opens new design studio in Waterloo, Wisconsin headquarters By James Huang Trek's 'Something Big is Coming' internal memo turned out not to be a new bicycle as some (including us) anticipated but rather an all-new design studio dubbed 'Thing One'. Trek retasked some underutilized warehouse and manufacturing space into a spacious 'environment' dedicated solely to the company's Creative Group, which includes product graphics for bikes and aftermarket parts and accessories, retail/environmental design, web and interactive design, print materials such as ads and catalogs, and imaging. Roughly 55 designers will now occupy nearly 2,000 square-meters (20,000ft2) of floor space – an increase in space of nearly five-fold as compared to the group's old setting. From CyclingNews


Sweetpea Bicycles Tang Bicycle - Awesome

The Sweetpea Bicycle website

Is this dangerous?

Rotor's prototype crankset is hollow and drilled full of holes Photo ©: James Huang A closer look at Carlos Sastre's Rotor prototype cranks Recently we gave you a quick look at Carlos Sastre's (Cervélo Test Team) prototype Rotor cranks but information on them was decidedly scarce at the time. Though they appeared to be hollow-forged cranks with a smattering of holes drilled in them to save weight, it turns out that we were only partially correct. The crankarms are indeed hollow and forged and the holes do save weight, but the order of operations is not what you would expect and is what makes these special. The arms actually start out as solid forgings, not hollow ones. Holes are then drilled clean through the arms from both the sides and outer faces but their diameters, directions and locations are carefully selected such that the overlapping intersections leave virtually zero material in the crank interior. The result is effectively a hollow-forged part with a liberally p

North Shore Mountain Biking

GTI Golden Series

Meet the GT Golden Bike. It’s light. It’s fast. It’s got the best frame and components anywhere. Oh, and did we mention it’s completely gold? Starting on April 19th, the Golden Bike will be up for grabs at races around the country. Win the race, win the bike. It’s that easy. But there’s a catch. Winning the Golden Bike means you have to defend it at the next Golden race. Don't worry, we'll cover your race fee, put you up in a hotel and fly you and a friend there. We'll also give you a GT Golden Race jersey and a $250 Sugoi gift certificate. But you’d better win or you’ll surrender the Golden Bike and all its glory to whoever does. With all that said, good luck winning the Golden Bike. You’ll need it. the site

Have you seen this bike?

Probably not... at least here in Columbus. Lance's time trial bike stolen at Tour of California Trek team liaison Ben Coates has reported that Lance Armstrong's time trial bike has been stolen along with three other Astana team road bikes sometime after the opening prologue of the Tour of California. The time trial bike in particular is one-of-a-kind and should be easily recognized. A reward is being offered for its return. Armstrong used the bike to finish tenth in the prologue. Johan Bruyneel, Astana's team manager, has reported that the three stolen road bikes belong to Janez Brajkovic, Steve Morabito and Yaroslav Popovych. Astana has high hopes to win the overall once again. The crucial stage that can decide the race is the time trial in Solvang on February 20. The riders will tackle a 24-kilometre course.

Bicycle parts for sale

Sunday Ride 2/15/09 ride recap

Evan and I decided to ride on short notice, i.e. too little time for anybody else to make it. We rode north on Indianola. Turned onto Morse and headed west. Through a neighborhood trying to head north. Ended up back on Morse and turned north on High. Little did we realize the School for the Deaf and School for the Blind are situated next to each other. I wonder what kind of pranks they pull on each other. Or not... So we turned onto Lincoln and then turned north to find Rush Creek again. Passed South Street where Rush Creek entrance and continued North to Granville. Headed down to the trail and rode north to the trailhead. Turned around and took the trail south to campus area. Cut through the woods where the BMX paths are located and popped out on Neil. 22 miles. 35 degrees. Good ride. It is always nice to be able to get out with someone to ride. I am less motivated to ride alone.