Showing posts from March 8, 2009

Taco Trucks in Columbus area

My friend Bethia is documenting Taco Trucks in the Columbus area. She has a blog with details - check it out. These locations are going to be the basis for an adventure ride in the near future. Stay tuned for details.

3rd Thursday Ride - 19 Mar 09 David Hines Memorial Ride

Details are at the WAD blog - check it out

Bike and Camp - Bikeamper

Bikamper™ Bikamper is a personal shelter that utilizes a 26” mountain or 700c road front wheel in place of tent poles. The main body is constructed of water-resistant urethane coated 45D ripstop nylon and features three mesh panels for ventilation and stargazing on pleasant nights. The fly is constructed of fully waterproofed 70D ripstop nylon for additional protection should the weather turn foul. Both tent and fly pack down to a small, space saving size. Bikamper™ packs down to a compact size and has it’s own special stuff sack that straps to the handlebars. Capacity 1 Person Weight (Tent only) 1.35 kgs / 2.98 lbs Total Weight 1.63 kgs /3.59 lbs Season 3 Season Packed Size (L X H) 26 x 14 cm / 10.2” x 5.5” Floor Space 200 x 90 cm/200 x 70 cm Floor Area 1.6 m2 Fabric (Canopy) 45D 210T Ripstop Nylon With 2500 mm PU (Fly) 70D 190T Ripstop Nylon With 2500 mm PU (Floor) 70D 210T Taffeta Nylon With 3000 mm PU Doors 1 (Right side) Windows 3) two side, one end TBP001 more info

Lock Strategy

From Sheldon Brown's website... The best U-locks are the smallest. My favorite is the Kryptonite Mini, which not all bike shops stock. The Mini is much smaller and lighter than the more popular models, but just as secure. It may be even more secure, because of the limited room to put a jack inside it. It also gives less purchase for leverage-based attacks. People tend to buy the big clunky U-locks because they don't know how to use them properly. A U-lock should go around the rear rim and tire, somewhere inside the rear triangle of the frame. There is no need to loop it around the seat tube as well, because the wheel cannot be pulled through the rear triangle. his site...


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Victoria Pendleton - VP2050

large pic VP2050 is your chance to own a stunning, collectable fine art print of Victoria Pendleton, Olympic cycling gold medalist. Prints signed by the artist Lee Jones and Victoria Pendleton are available as a strictly limited edition of only 100. After the success of Team GB in Beijing, this will become a collectors piece. British Olympic Gold Medalist and world champion track cyclist Victoria Pendleton embodies speed and determination in this original artwork from 2050 Sports. This is more than a picture of an athlete in action, it touches upon the traditions of the ancient Olympics as a celebration of the human body, but it also reaches into the future as sport becomes ever more sophisticated. The fusion between Victoria and the bike is a visual metaphor for how connected she is to the bike, woman and machine working in perfect harmony to bring Olympic glory to Britain. the site

Rain Brothers - they also make bicycle trailers - and deliver products with them

rain brothers ohio’s own maker/supplier of: *rain barrels *cisterns *drip irrigation systems *compost tumblers/bins *bicycle trailers the website

Bike the C-Bus is now on September 5, 2009

We hope everyone can make it out to Bike the C-Bus on September 5, 2009. Cycling in Columbus is booming and we want all cycling events to succeed. So we decided to move Bike the C-Bus to September 5 so that we are the premiere cycling event on that date. Thanks for all your support. Hope to see you out on the bike sometime soon. Ray

Octopus Cap - came in the mail


MORPC maps available for online viewing - 17MB goodness

St. Patrick's Day Ride

Date: Saturday March 14, 2009 Time: 8:45 am - 9:00 am Location: Avery Park Dublin Time: meet at 8:45, ride at 9:00 What: St. Patrick's Day Ride to the Dutch Kitchen Who: Tricia Kovacs (614)476-9093 Where: Avery Park in Dublin. (Directions: Take 270 to 161/33 West exit at Dublin. Go about 1 mile and take Avery Rd. North exit. The park is about 1-1/2 miles up on the left. Note: When Avery and Muirfield Rds diverge, you have to take a left to stay on Avery.) Distance: 25-30 miles, DOWR Comment: This year is our 10 year anniversary!

Urban Downhill (in Amsterdam)

COTA Auctioning Bikes Online

COTA is auctioning 21 bikes left behind on buses through an online auction. The bikes are being sold in 7 lots of 3 bikes each. The auction runs through Monday, March 16, 2009 and can be found at:,oh/list/current?orgid=12617 .  For more information, contact Jeff Salyers, Purchasing Agent, at or 275-5890.

Tappan to Tuscarawas ride in Cadiz, Ohio is Sunday, the 31st May

The Tappan to Tuscarawas ride in Ohio is Sunday, the 31st May. That is the date selected by consensus of our regular bikers polled. For those who are new to this ride, it is a 75 mile course, relatively very flat and easy. We start in Cadiz, OH and go up along Tappan Lake, through the Tuscarawas river valley and return back to the finish in Cadiz (a loop). There are many options for less mileage and most of our group do the metric route, 60 miles. We all start together in the morning and all meet for the Lunch stop in New Philadelphia, the center of our route. I have ride and route information for all who request it. I can also help with carpooling closer to the ride date. Anyway, for now, please advise if you intend to ride and be enrolled. Also, advise if you cannot make the ride so I can account for you. Spring is here. It has been a long winter. Now is the time to get your bike out and ride in the sunshine. Jack I rode this for several years. It is a great ride with nice scenery.

Janet's Fundraising Page

A friend of mine sent me over a link to his wife's Team in Training page. She is running a Triathlon to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Check it out. Donate if you can. Racing to Save Lives Welcome to my Team In Training home page! I'm training to participate in the Memphis in May Triathlon as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line — a cure! Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress and thanks for your support! Love & health, Janet Menges

42nd SPOT - Sat. 4/18 7:30-9 a.m.start

Cyclist Connection, 200 Cemetery Rd., Canal Winchester, OH. Options from 35 to 102 miles. Fairly flat course with a few small hills. Budget Tour. $2 members, $4 non-members. Bob Allen 614/866-8698, David Hoodin 614/486-2123 (before 9pm)

37th Woodstock - COP ride

37th Woodstock - Sat. 4/04, Start between 7:30-9 a.m. Jersey Baptist Church, 13260 Morse Road, Pataskala, Ohio, 9 miles east of I-270 at Harrison Road. Parking and registration in back lot. Traditional first TOSRV training ride. 100/60/30 miles on relatively flat terrain. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Budget Tour. $2 members, $4 non-members Tricia Kovacs & David Jeffords 614-476-9093