Showing posts from February 21, 2010


THE REAL BEAUTY OF A RENOVO IS THE RIDE... THE LOOKS ARE A BONUS: The smoothest bike you'll ever ride, stealth quiet, light and responsive,  stiff  as you want. Renovo hollow wood and laminated bamboo frames will forever change your understanding of what a bicycle should be, and how these natural materials can perform when designed to their strengths. more...

Mayor Coleman - Columbus will be "Bike City USA" - Business First

Coleman: Columbus on 'road to prosperity' Business First of Columbus - by  Jeff Bell Coleman also said he is determined to make Columbus “Bike City USA.” To help get there, the city will set aside $6 million from its capital budget to connect the Alum Creek Trail to the city’s bikeway system and build an additional 24 miles of bike paths and bike lanes on city streets. entire story is here...

Fort Worth TX Mayor Admits Car-centric Planning a Mistake - Fortworthology

Fort Worth TX Mayor Moncreif speech excerpts; Commuter Rail, street cars, and other alternative modes of transportation also remain a priority for me and this City Council. Unfortunately, Fort Worth and other major metropolitan areas are finding out the hard way what a mistake it was to design and build cities around automobiles years ago. Friends, we cannot continue to focus solely on building more roads for more vehicles. That’s counter productive at best. Business as usual is dead! North Texas requires a transportation overhaul. No more band-aides, no more patches—a complete overhaul! Regrettably, it’s becoming more and more obvious that we cannot depend on the state or federal government to help us in the near term. In fact, there is no guarantee of any new money to build any new roads in Texas after 2012. Frankly, I’m tired of talking about this. This afternoon, workers at BNSF…employees at Lockheed Martin or Bell Textron…even many of you in this room will leave work and then s

2010 Tour de H2O - Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Tour de H 2 O, a charity bicycling ride, will be on Saturday, May 22, 2010 Our goal: raise $15K to fund the construction of 2-3 water wells in Kenya. We will be hosting rides in  Columbus , Ohio and in  San Diego , California.   more...

Inspired Bicycles - Danny MacAskill April 2009

The BikeRegistry Security Chain w/ Monobloc Padlock - Is this the best bike lock?

While we believe our BikeRegistry Decal Kits are THE key component of any proactive bike protection strategy, we also advocate using a high quality security chain ( versus U Lock or Cabl e) for long-term parking of your bike in high-risk environments. CHAIN - This 3/8” trapezoidal (4 sided) link chain, manufactured in Austria by  PEWAG, GmbH  is “case-hardened” to resist cutting by 3-foot long bolt cutters, hack saws, reciprocating saws and/or electric grinders. In  tests  we have found PEWAG's trapezoidal cross section much more difficult to shear cut than our asian competitors lower quality, cheaper-to-manufacture hexagonal (6 sided) design. We use an oxy-acetylene torch to cut bulk material into one (1) meter lengths (39").  YouTube . You will not find anything like this at your local  big orange box  hardware store. PEWAG has produced the finest quality chains since 1730 (that’s 279 years of experience dealing with the bad guys). Chain is sheathed in anonymous black Cord

Impromptu TNR 022310 Ride Report

I didn't know if it would be work riding so I didn't formally schedule a TNR. I called Brett and asked him if he was interested in getting out for a ride. We headed out from Hudson up north through the neighborhoods past Morse to 161. We stopped at Taco Nazo for a taco and then headed north to Schrock. Took Schrock all the way across to High St. Down to 161 and then down the hill to the trail. The trail was clear all the way down to the Park of Roses where it became a mess. We walked over to a road that connected up with High Street. Down High Street to Duncan and back over to Hudson. 22.5 miles total. Temps in the low 30's.

Time's Up! for Critical Mass rides in New York - Bike Radar

By Kirsten Robbins Group rides over 50 now require a permit in NYC. (Time's Up!) A federal judge has ruled that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) can now require bike groups, such as Critical Mass, to apply for a parade permit before taking to the city’s streets. The ruling by Judge Lewis A Kaplan has caused upset among cycling advocates like Time's Up!, who believe it is another case of NYPD harassment against cycling groups – as famously caught on video during a  Critical Mass ride in 2008 . more...

NAHBS 2009 photos - I went last year when the show was in Indy

Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show is this weekend


Spring Roll Alleycat - Saturday, March 20th, 2010

The Spring Roll is a celebration of bicycles, the coming of springtime and delicious Asian food. Meet at The Wall in Oakland (University of Pittsburgh campus, across from The Dirty O) on Saturday, March 20th, 2010 at 5pm. Bring $10, a bag and your bike. Racers will get an event t-shirt (while supplies last). The afterparty will be hosted at Bike-PGH's new headquarters in Lawrenceville—3410 Penn Ave. Prizes will be supplied by Duro, PEONFX and Iron City Bikes. Post-race refueling and refreshments come courtesy of Urban Velo. Facebook event page is here