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Saturday, September 19, 2009

James rode around the world for Parkinson's disease.

Hi, I'm James! I'm currently cycling, and attempting to break the record for fastest circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle. I’m doing this to raise £1.8 million for Parkinsons disease research. Find out more, and follow my progress through the links above & my

New Lazer Helmet

- Innovative Fit System (Rollsys®)
- Aerodynamic Performance
- Aqua vent technology
- Lightweight
Fit System: Rollsys®
Construction: In-Mold (1 piece)
Ventilation: 4 vents
Weight: approx. 350g
Certification: CE – CPSC - AS
Sizes: XXS-M / L-XL
- Rollsys
- Feather Light
- Aerodynamic shape
- Washable paddings

Night of 1000 Tacos - Pics and Ride Report

Studio 35 was the start/finish for the "Night of a Thousand Tacos" ride. We had about 30 riders, and two scooters for escort. I want to thank the scooter riders because they helped shepherd us through some high traffic areas with ease. This was a cruise style ride, so we didn't have any high speed riding or people trying to show off by riding out front.

The route took us north on Indianola, then over Cooke and Ferris to Cleveland. We stopped at 4 trucks along the route. All the trucks were great for staying open late and providing special deals for the cyclists. But, I must say that Taco Nazo went all out for us. Free drinks, free cake and 65 cent tacos. We topped it off with a cold Modelo.

Don Pedros, the final truck had a little slower service than the first three. It is located out in front of Garden Inn so we ventured in to use the facilities and have a mas(s) tequila shot (or whiskey). The song from True Blood was playing on the jukebox which I thought was funny. So I head back outside to the taco truck and I walk up to look at the menu. I look in the truck and the woman in the truck looks familiar. Too familiar... it was Amber, who I work with! She took it upon herself to handle translation services for the truck which sped up the service.

I had a great time on the ride and hope everybody can make it to our next event on October 9 at 7pm. We will be starting from Studio 35 and after a tour of taco trucks we will return to watch "Three Amigos" at 11:30pm.

I want to thank Bethia, Jim and Andy for handling the Taco Truck portion of the ride. I hope we can have a large turnout of scooters for the October event. Because of scheduling conflicts our event coincided with the Scoot-a-Cue event. We returned to find all the scooters lined up outside the theater, but we were too late to pop into the movie.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Spirit of Every Day Adventure

The Spirit of Every Day Adventure from Xtracycle on Vimeo.

Follow Francesca on her trip across the US and down to South America

From the blog...
I’m Francesca and this is my blog. On June 30th, 2009, I quit my finance job and set off on a year of cheap  & adventurous travel. I will be biking my way across the US and down through Central America. Along the way I’ll be climbing, sailing, and talking to lots of people. You can see my route here and contact me here.
I’m happy to take advice & commentary. Criticism? Eh, I guess I’ll take that too.

Speak up for Trails, Walking and Biking Now

Speak up for Trails, Walking and Biking Now

On Tuesday, September 15, Senators John McCain (Ariz.) and Tom Coburn (Okla.) issued two amendments to the FY10 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. If passed, these amendments would eliminate the majority of available federal funds for trails, walking and bicycling.
Amendment 2370 would prohibit the use of federal funds for pedestrian or bicycle facilities, efforts to reduce vehicle collisions with wildlife, or other specified Transportation Enhancement (TE) projects if the Highway Trust Fund cannot cover unfunded highway authorizations. 
Amendment 2371 would allow states to eliminate spending on TE, the nation’s largest funding source for trails, walking and bicycling. Congress currently sets aside a portion of federal funds for TE to support these projects in all states.
Providing opportunities for Americans to walk, bike and take transit to get where they’re going improves our communities’ health and livability, reduces emissions, creates jobs and save money.
If you know who your senators are, their phone numbers are listed here (in the format 202-224-xxxx). To look up your senators by state and find their phone numbers, go here.

Cash for Clunkers - Bike style

Donate your old car or bike and get a healthy discount on a new utility bike, big lifetime discounts on a Zip Car membership, and a tax deduction for yourself while helping out the American Lung Association and the environment.

the website is here...

BikeWise! report crashes, hazards and bike thefts

bikewise is a place to learn about and report bike crashes, hazards, and thefts. By sharing our experiences with each other, and with researchers and relevant agencies, we aim to make biking safer and more fun. You can help by adding your reports.

Monday, September 14, 2009

COP 19th Knox County Bicycle Challenge

Date: Saturday September 19, 2009
Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Next reminder: The next reminder for this event will be sent in 3 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes.
Location: Gambier Community Center
Street: 115 Meadow Lane (Kenyon College)
City State Zip: Gambier, OH
Phone: (See notes for details.)
Notes: 19th Knox County Bicycle Challenge
Saturday September 19
8-10AM Gambier Community Center, 115 Meadow Lane across from new Kenyon
College athletic facility. Full service tour. Ride the beautiful hills of
Knox County . Slow down for buggies. Lower-cost short routes have bike-path
option with ice cream in Danville . Longer loops are CFC tune-ups.
Gary Schmidt 614/657-9669