Showing posts from November 29, 2009

Ergon BD2

Featuring the same central Flink® Link ball joint shoulder harness and frame as the popular BD1 series the BD2 is slightly larger and features innovative pocket positions. The BD2 features a large centre opening design with water resistant zippers and includes one small zippered external gear pocket, two large external mesh pockets, two mesh lumbar pockets, one internal zippered pocket and two internal expandable Lycra gear pockets, hydration bladder sleeve, helmet holder and integrated rain cover. Name BD2 Model Team Edition, Black Size Womens S and L: Mens S and L Material 1000 D Nylon Capacity 15 l Max. load Recommended up to 7 Kg more...

Listen to the Bike Lady, Kate Gatch on WOSU

Gifts for Foster Children Volunteer programs to provide holiday gifts to Central Ohio foster kids, with Franklin County Children Services Holiday Wish Program Director Megan Stevens and “” founder Kate Gatch. listen here...

Cap City Cross Race Pix

Safer Passing Bill - from Yay Bikes!

Senator Fedor will be presenting sponsor testimony on the Safer Passing Law (When a motor vehicle overtakes a bicycle, the safe passing distance shall be not less than three feet) this Wednesday, Dec 9 at 10AM to the Senate Highway and Transportation Committee. Here is the bill as proposed: and here is the committee schedule for Dec 9: Wednesday December 9, 2009 10:00 AM South Hearing Room S.B. 174 (Wagoner/Fedor) Safe Passing Distance Between Motor Vehicles and Bicycles 1st Hearing Sponsor Testimony S.B. 84 (Wagoner) Passenger Bus Restraining Devices 2nd Hearing Proponent/Opponent/Interested Parties H.B. 27 (Gerberry) Designating Memorial Highways and Creating Special License Plates 1st Hearing Sponsor Testimony *Possible Sub Bill

Don't forget about Cap City Cross

10/3 # 1 - Alum Creek State Park Beach Party hosted by Team Awesome 10/31 # 2 - Uncle Steves Halloween Party hosted by Team Awesome (costumes!) 11/15 #3 - Infermary Mound by Team Alan (will also be OVCX) 11/21 # 4 -  Olentangy Indian Caverns hosted by COBC 11/29 #5 Ohio State Champions at John Bryan Park by Biowheels 12/5 # 6 Smith Farm part of 3 Creeks Metropark by Team Awesome 12/19 # 7 Infirmary Mound #2 Holiday Race and Columbus City Championships! 12/20 party at  tip top ! 2009 Results (using google documents) #1 -  Alum Creek Beach Party #2 -  Uncle Steve's #3 - Infermary Mound #4 - Olentangy Caverns 2009 Overalls Rules and Guidelines

2009 Punk Bike Enduro is tomorrow - from IMBA/Dirt Rag magazine

The 20th annual  Dirt Rag  Punk Bike Enduro is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. sharp on Sunday, December 6th, 2009 at the  Pittsburgh Harlequins Rugby Club . Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! What’s a Punk Bike Enduro? Savor the flavor in the previous reports from the  2006 ,   2007 , and  2008  editions of the Punk Bike. Without further ado, adieu, or do-do, here’s the official announcement from the Head Cheese: OUTLAWS READ UP THIS TIME FOR NEW INFO!!!!!!!!!!! COME TO THE 20TH ANNUAL PUNK BIKE ENDURO SUNDAY DECEMBER 6TH, 2009 11 AM SHARP NEWLOCATION! PITTSBURGH HARLEQUINS RUGBY CLUB, 101 EISELE RD, 15024 A MULTI-STAGE RACE FOR FUN AND POINTS NO FEES, NO NORBA, NO RULES EATS & PARTY AFTER IT’S OVER WE’LL BUY SOME BEER YOU BRING THE REST (OR GO THIRSTY AND/OR HUNGRY) PLEASE BRING A SUITABLE DRINKING VESSEL FOR THE DAY NEW!!!!!!! NO KITCHEN AVAILABLE THIS YEAR, FOOD MUST BE PREPARED IN ADVANCE ALTHOUGH THERE WILL BE REFRIGERATION AND A PLACE TO PLUG IN YOUR CROCK POT DRESS FOR STA

Cities promote scooter commuting - USA Today

Some cities are trying to combat traffic congestion by encouraging commuters to hop out of their cars and onto their motor scooters. San Francisco, Philadelphia, Seattle and Cincinnati are among cities that have recently created special parking areas for scooters, which some public officials say are more efficient than driving alone in a car. read more.... Ed. note: Read the story. Columbus officials are quoted as saying riding a bike is better.

Take pics and want to show them to friends on the road? Nikon S1000pj

World’s first camera with an ultra-small, built-in projector  provides new ways for enjoying your pictures anytime and anywhere. Among digital cameras as of July 10, 2009 (according to research conducted by Nikon Corporation). Nikon's website

Hi Definition Helmet Camera

Easy to Use Wearable Anywhere We take “wearable” seriously! With our patent-pending TRail™ Mounts, “slide and lock” your ContourHD helmet cam onto a series of mounts for your goggles, helmet, handlebars, vehicle, or anywhere else you can think of.   Smallest in the World Fitting in the palm of your hand and weighing almost nothing (4.3 ounces), ContourHD is the smallest and lightest HD Wearable Camcorder in the world.   One Button ContourHD’s operations couldn’t be easier. Slide the record switch forward to record and slide it back to stop. Record in silent mode (no beeps)? Yep, that’s an option too.   Dual Laser Alignment Have you ever seen a camera with lasers? ContourHD helmet camera uses two of them and a 180° rotating lens to ensure you line up the shot every time.   Armored Body A water-resistant HD helmet cam for all seasons, its anodized aluminum body withstands dust, dirt, mud, and snow. It’s also shock, vibration and impact resistant.   Rechargeable Battery No need for

Cold Weather Riding? Try Pogies/Moosemitts

Details: 1000 Denier Cordura   provides a strong, abrasion resistant material, which is also coated with wind/water proof membrane.  Sorry Black only Fleece Lining  Provides a warm environment for those digits. Once the internal area gets warm from your hands they stay that way. 3M Reflective Stripe 500 candle power reflective material sewn across the top provides a little added safety for riding at night   Standard Internal Pocket:   (Standard Version Only) Standard in all Flat Bar Moose Mitts, this pocket is a good place to keep your energy bars warm enough to eat. It can also be used to store chemical hand warmers for added warmth. Closure Velcro  (Standard Version Only) Two small Velcro pieces added to the bottom and inside top allow you to close your MTB Moose Mitts when not being used. This is especially useful when the bike is sitting outside in the rain or snow...It is a good way to help keep heat in to avoid re-heating the internal chamber. available here...

I want to ride my bike, and make a difference!

Here at Roadmonkey, we believe in a different kind of travel – one that combines rugged adventure with meaningful volunteer work to give you a deeply gratifying experience abroad. Our expeditions take you off the tourist path, to truly explore a foreign land and culture on your own terms. At some point along the way, we roll up our sleeves and accomplish a hands-on volunteer project  that directly benefits local people and communities in need. With Roadmonkey, you can explore the world with all your senses, and make it a little bit better. We call it adventure travel with a social conscience. Or maybe it’s creative volunteering with a dose of wanderlust. Join us, and  travel different. Vietnam Expedition 2009 In November, Roadmonkey returned to Vietnam for its third adventure philanthropy expedition, cycling from Danang, on the central coast, to Hoi An, a picturesque fishing village, and then south along the coastline and into the rugged central highlands, following the histori

Bike Lady - Franklin County Holiday Wish program

A year ago, I asked you to join me in donating bicycles to the Franklin County Holiday Wish program to benefit foster children at Christmas. Your generosity was overwhelming and together we put 125 local foster children safely on bikes with helmet and lock included. On behalf of those 125 kids and their foster families, thank you. Your donation of nearly $15,000 in cash, bikes and gear was amazing and truly demonstrated the spirit of Christmas. Most of the 2008 bikes went to children in Kinship Care. These are foster kids typically being cared for by relatives. Kinship Care families receive no financial subsidy to offset the cost of raising these children and the caretakers are often seriously struggling to make ends meet. The bikes you gave were truly dreams come true and could not have been acquired any other way. I had the pleasure of meeting many such grandmas and the tears of joy and gratitude emphasized the necessity to make the Bike Lady Holiday Bike-A-Thon an annual event. I

Hilltop Commission meeting recommends no new bike lanes

December 2, 10:16 AM Columbus Alternative Transportation Examiner James Fellrath The hot topic at Columbus's Hilltop Area Commission meeting last night was the possible installation of bike lanes and the removal of a parking lane on West Broad in the Hilltop neighborhood.   As discussed in the Columbus Dispatch on Monday , the suggestion was supported by a majority of residents but widely disliked by business owners.   more...

Tuesday Night Ride is Tonight!

We will be riding from Goodale Park to the big field of corn in Dublin. Join us at 7pm at the intersection of Buttles and Park at Goodale Park. Join the Facebook Group

From Longwood to Alaska and back -- via bicycle

Andrea Adelson Sentinel Staff Writer November 17, 2009 When we set out to do the truly incredible, whether it is climbing a mountain or running a marathon or biking thousands of miles to Alaska, we never think about what happens next. The finish line keeps us going, faster, stronger to the end. We raise our arms when we make it. Sometimes our eyes well with pride. Sometimes we shout with glee. Sometimes we bury our faces in our hands or pump our fists in the air. Then what? Steven Perezluha and Danny Chew know all about that question. After the two reached their goal of biking to Alaska on Aug. 6, they faced the long ride back to Florida. more... Editor's Note: Danny Chew who organizes the Dirty Dozen in Pittsburgh sent me this story.

WAD Bikeway Annual Meeting 2009

WAD Bikeway Annual Meeting Monday, Dec 7th, 2009, 7pm Linden Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library Cleveland @ Kohr

Former Asheville firefighter pleads guilty in cyclist shooting - Citizen Times Newspaper

ASHEVILLE  — A former Asheville firefighter pleaded guilty today to charges he shot at a bicyclist, narrowly missing his skull. Charles Alexander Diez, 42, was sentenced to 120 days jail. Diez pleaded guilty in Buncombe County Superior Court to assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Police said Diez, a 17-year veteran of the Fire Department, fired a handgun at cyclist Alan Ray Simons on Tunnel Road on July 26, striking his helmet. Diez had stopped his car and confronted Simon, apparently because he was concerned about the safety of the Asheville man riding his bicycle with his young child on the back on the busy road, police said. more... editor's note: And we thought Columbus was bad.

600 antique bikes for sale & parts - $75 (pittsburgh) - Craigslist

over 600 antique bikes for sale stingrays and other,,sell all or one at a time,,,,many parts,,,,,,,,krate bikes bowden bikes balloon tire bikes,,1864 bikes to the 70s,,starting at 75.00 and up,,,,,,first 290.000 takes it all original post editors note: i am a little confused by the last part of the description.

Holiday burglar nabs $10,000 bike

Holiday burglar nabs $10,000 bike