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Friday, May 7, 2010

Light and Motion Commuter Lights! -

The VIS 180 uses two side lights and one central rear light along with a large red reflector panel to create 180º of illumination.   It weighs in at 110g, runs for 4 hours at 35 lumens and retails for $99.99.

Editors note: I want one of these lights!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Man vs. Machine: U.S. Olympic triathlete races sports car - CNN

Cinco de Mayo Bicycle Ride 2010 Recap

9 riders
22 miles
Taco Nazo for great hospitality and food
Garcia's in Clintonville for margaritas

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Burley Urban Trailer System

: Conveniently detaches from bike in seconds so you can   roll it indoors
: Can be folded to fit inside briefcase-sized tote bag for transport or storage
: Patent-pending design provides excellent stability and maneuverability
: Tote bag clips to trailer in both walk-mode and bike-mode
: Cargo capacity: 60 lbs
: Trailer weight: 9.8 lbs
: Folded size: 21" x 18" x 8"
: Wheel size: 12.5" x 2"
: Track width: 22"

Ride with your child in a civilized manner! - Taga

From re-nest

Tuesday Night Ride Report - 0504010

20 riders at the start
A lot of new riders, including some more people who have given up on Monday rides.
Visited roll: at Easton, but we did not make it to roll: on Lane. Maybe next week.
Ended at Press Grille but they were packed so we went to Mac's for wings and beer.
23.5 miles total

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Share the road, share the parking lots - Dispatch

We didn't have space in today's paper to write much about the the bike-parking part of new rules designed to "right-size" the expanses of asphaltsurrounding Columbus shopping centers.

But here's a rundown of the new requirements:
- Every type of building -- bowling alleys, churches, shopping centers, restaurants, office buildings, etc. -- must provide a minimum of two bike-parking spaces.
- Bigger places must provide an extra bike parking spot for every 20 car-parking spaces, up to a maximum of 20 bike spaces.
- Bike racks must be anchored to the ground and support a bicycle upright in two places.
- The rules apply for new developments or when a building's use changes (if a restaurant becomes a retail store, for example).

Monday, May 3, 2010

This Week in Bicycle Rides - May 3

Tuesday Night Ride - 7pm start at Goodale Park - route changes weekly - Like it at the Facebook page
Cinco de Mayo Bicycle Ride - Like it at the Facebook page
Tour of Scioto River Valley (TOSRV) - Website is here...

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Olentangy Trail Detour - January 26 to April 23

Olentangy Trail Detour---Clinton Como Park to Tuttle Park
The utlitiies project is now ending, and the trail will be reopened.  However, during the next couple of weeks, please slow down and proceed with caution in this area, as construction crews will still be accessing the path to clean up, repair berms, seeding, etc.  Please be courteous and alert.  Thanks for your patience during this period."

Editor's note: We rode the trail on May 1 and there are sections of trail that will need to be repaved, but it is passable.

The Kroozie

  • High Quality Stainless Steel Cup w/ Foam Insert
  • All Color Cups are Powder Coated
  • All Handlebar Attachments are Powder Coated
  • Rubber Grips Prevent Slipping
  • Stainless Steel Carriage Bolt and Wing Nut
Editor's Note: My friend Dylan just won a Kroozie! Woo yeah!

Endura Luminite Jacket with LED strip

Luminite Jacket

  • 2.5L Breathable/Waterproof - fully seam sealed

  • Luminite LED Light Strip fibre optic unit with 50hr flashing run time bonded into rear of jacket providing additional safety light

  • Multiple reflective flashes around whole garment

  • Large rear pocket with storm flap

  • Zipped pit-vents with easy-grab pullers

  • Stormflap on front zipper with reflective piping trim

  • Waterproof Napoleon pocket on chest with media port

  • Cozy-touch lining on handwarmer pockets and inner collar

  • Drawcord adjustment at neck and hem. Velcro® hem adjusters

  • Available In Sizes: SMLXLXXL

    Editor's note: B1 Bicycles have these on display at their store. Casey had a sample at the Market to Market ride.

    Framelock from Axa Basta

    Safety Framelock with symmetrical design. Part of the AXA Defence Line. ART**-approval. Frame loock to combine with RL-cable or RL-chain

    • ART** approved lock
    • Varefakta and SBSC approval.
    • The best protection against forcing wilfully.
    • push button on the front.
    • Extra corrosion resistant.
    • Extra strong testing for theft-resistance.
    • Hardened steel bracket of Ø 8,5 mm.
    • Plug-In (cables/chains) with strengthened steel pin of 10 mm
    • Steel housing
    • Different mounting options.

    Editor's note: I used one of these in Amsterdam in conjunction with a chain lock. Axa sells a plugin cable that may work well in city use. Cable info here...

    Solo Ride to Dawes (in the rain) 05022010

    58 miles total
    Averaged 15.4mph
    Headwinds (again)
    Raining (again)
    Dawes Arboretum is beautiful
    Bonsai tree garden is dwindling due to lack of funding : (
    New Schwalbe Durano tires are more supple ride than the old Armadillos.