Search This Blog

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Reverse Keg Ride Pittsburgh - 112109

Drove over to Wheeling on Friday and headed up to Pittsburgh on Saturday. Met up with James, John and Ryan, Amber and Zach and Kevin rode up with me. We had brunch at OTB bar and got ready for the ride. Estimated 200-250 riders were on hand for the ride. We rode over the Hot Metal bridge from the South Side and then headed into town on the trail. We then headed through downtown and passed by the convention center onto the trail to the strip district. We climbed out of the valley and ended up over neat Penn Ave and finally the brewery. We hung out with everybody and drank our pint, then headed back out to Oakland and down the valley to the river back to the South Side. We stopped at Hofbrauhouse for dinner and drink. 19 miles total. Amazing urban ride with great friends.

Columbus Biking Video Clip - Thanks Zach!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cinelli Bootleg Touring Bike


Matte Black Bootleg


 SIZES CentroFine / Center Top 46 - 49 - 52

 FRAME COLUMBUS Alloy Custom 6061

 FORK ROCK SHOX Tusk Trekking





 FREE WHEEL SHIMANO CS-HG50 12-25 / 8 Speed






 HANDLEBAR VAI Ø 31,8mm + Tektro RL720 Brake Levers


 HUBS front SHIMANO HB-RM40 / rear SHIMANO FH-2200


 FRONT TYRES VITTORIA Randonneur 700x35 reflective band

 REAR TYRES VITTORIA Randonneur 700x35 reflective band


 SADDLE VELO Long Bootleg Custom

 NOTESThe original rat. Racing rats will take you everywhere; a triple on the front, carbon Columbus Tusk Trekking fork, front and rear racks. For fast riders in, through and out the city, carrying everything you need. Perfect for light touring.

Ride to Runway 11/17/09

We had 7 at the start. Marty took off on an alternative route. So we had six ride out east on the 670 trail. Then we headed south on the Alum creek trail between the rain drops. We turned west on Williams Road and headed to Lockbourne Industrial Rd to look for the runway. It is there, but inaccessible due to fencing. We continued west to High and turned north. Ended in town with 26 miles. Great weather and riders.

Yay Bikes Website Update

New YB! Website Launches Monday
Be prepared: Meet the new site on Sunday!
2-5pm @ Summit United Methodist 


The Unveiling!
We are demonstrating our new site for the first time this Sunday, from 2-5pm at the Yay Bikes! office. Bring your laptop to the demo, if you like, and we'll ensure you're ready to go by the time you leave. Our lesson will include the following topics & activities, as well as ample time for Q&A:

> High-level overview of what we're building & why
> Survey of the new site and its functionality
> The new forums paradigm
> Blog creation
> Social network integration
> More more more!!!
> Working demos of different features
> Using the site to further your own cause

Please contact us to RSVP for this lesson or to indicate interest in a future one. With sufficient demand we will schedule a second demo for mid-December.

Our New Site
Our new site is going live on the morning of Monday, Nov 23. At that time, all of the content from our old site, and all of your personal accounts, will already have been transferred over. The new site is substantially different from the old, but we hope you'll find it easy to learn - and remember that we are available to help if you have questions! As you come across actual glitches, just let us know about them and they will soon be fixed.

If you have previously registered on, you can log on to the new site using the same username and password you have always used; your account has already been established. Please note: If your username includes a space, you will need to eliminate that space when you type it in. For example, "bike nerd" would need to be typed "bikenerd" for the new site to recognize it properly. If you can't recall your username and/or password, please contact us for a reminder.

Our intention for this site is that it is the absolute bestbicycling resource in the country. Thus we will continue to develop functionality (maps, a community calendar, etc.) in the coming weeks. If you have suggestions for how we can make the site a more potent resource for you, please let us know. After all, a fancy-pants website does no good unless it helps to advance your good work!

The Former Site
Our former site will remain intact and available to view You won't be able to comment on it, but it's being kept live as an historical archive. Any bookmarks or links you have that point to the old site will automatically redirect to the correct spots on the new site, so no need to bother updating them.

Seagull Bags Sale this Saturday 11/21/09

This from Heidi

Dear friends, this Saturday (Nov 21st) from 10-3 at the Seagull Bags shop I will be selling a bunch of Seagull Bags for CHEAP!!! These are bags that were either from canceled orders, or have minor imperfections. Please come and get these bags out of our shop. Bartering is welcome. Beer is also as good as money. Tell anyone that may be interested and get there before they are all gone!

the website...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Urban Velo Issue 16 is available now! Check it out...

Urban Velo #16 - November 2009

Contents Include: Adventures in Tokyo, Persuasion: A Political Primer,
Bike Works, Love Letters Written in Horseshit, I Love Riding in the City,
Pedals Plus People, Residue, Urban Legend - Mike Shih,
Victory of the Bicycle, Masterlink Tech, Diagnose A Stuck Stem,
Line Up Your Hot Patch, No Exit..

the magazine is here...

Field of Corn Ride

Rode from Grandview up to Dublin to look at the Field of Corn. Went up McKinley to Dublin Rd and looped back. 23 miles. Nice weather and company on the ride.

Goldsprint defined


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Goldsprint is a bicycle rollers racing and social event. Riders on stationary bikes compete against each other in front of a crowd of cheering friends.
While roller racing in general can use any type of bicycle and there are variations on the set-up depending on the type of rollers used and whether the front wheel is engaged or fixed, goldsprints generally use one form of setup. As with roller racing in general, the rollers are in turn attached to a device that measures distance and can display the progress of the riders. Goldsprints also feature modern 2D and 3D visualizations.
Roller racing has a long history going back to the beginning of cycling, however Goldsprints are closely related to bicycle messenger culture. It began in Zurich, Switzerland. The name and the event was founded in 1997 by Adrien Weber who is a passionate cyclist and owner of the only brewery Turbinenbräu in Zurich. The event is named after their beer brand "Gold-Sprint".

Danny Macaskill -Next level street trials