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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Touring Trike - Hase Bikes

that: This Ortlieb bag hangs low on the seat frame to ensure stable handling and holds a whopping 50 liters of luggage. Still not finished packing? Hase’s Lowrider Bags will swallow up the rest. The high-tech lighting system for the trip: Son hub dynamo, IQ Fly Senso Plus power headlight, and the Toplight Flat Plus super-flat taillight – all with standlight function. Just as “brilliant” are the Quickstick hubs: In a flash, the wheels are off, and the KettWiesel is ready for transport.

Library lends bikes - Dispatch

Library lends bikes

Otterbein program’s popularity rises with temperature

Tuesday,  May 4, 2010 2:53 AM


Books, videos and music are no longer the only things that may be checked out from the Otterbein College library.
Any student or staff member may now borrow a bicycle to zip around Westerville.
Eight bikes are available. All have lights and locks, and most have adjustable seats.
The "Otterbikes" program is an initiative of the college's Sustainability Committee, said Mary Kerr, executive assistant to Otterbein's president.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday Night Ride Report - 0511010

13 riders, some new
19 mile loop through Rush Creek neighborhood
Clever Crow Pizza for food/drink

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ride for World Health for a Roll: Sponsored Solidarity Bike Ride


Join Ride for World Health for a Roll: Sponsored Solidarity Bike RideSunday May 16th at Easton Towne Center
Who:Everyone! All cyclists! All levels! All you need is a bike and a helmet!
When:Sunday May 16th, 2010. Start time: 8:30am for the 40 mile ride, 9:00am for the 20 mile ride.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to start time.
Where:At the Roll: Bike Shop at Easton Town Center
3950 Townsfair Way. Columbus, OH 43219
Routes:20-mile option is mostly flat bike paths with gentle hills 40-mile option is mostly on roads with moderate hills, all paces are welcome.
Why:Ride for World Health cyclists journey 3,700 miles across the US in order to raise funding and awareness for global health and we need your help. This year, special awards will be given to those riders who help fundraise for this worthy cause. So encourage friends and family to support you as you join the Ride for World Health team for a fun-filled morning! Proceeds from this event will go to support our two beneficiaries, World Bicycle Relief and HEAL Africa, which work to provide sustainable healthcare to those most in need worldwide.
Extras:Everyone who registers gets a Ride for World Health t-shirt! Join us after the ride for a lunch with your friends and family (free for riders, $10 for non-riders).
Cost:Adult: $30 pre-registration, $35 race-day registration
Student: $20 pre-registration, $25 race-day registration
Register Today!Register Online Register by Mail

Ride for World Health is a national, nonprofit organization which advocates for improvements in the quality and accessibility of global healthcare. The mission of R4WH is to address global health disparities by focusing on education, advocacy, and fundraising which are addressed by utilizing a national cycling event as a vehicle for change. This year, we are proud to have World Bicycle and HEAL Africa as our beneficiaries.
Ride for World Health Solidarity Rides require only a small minimum donation to participate. However, we encourage rider fundraising as an opportunity to show support for the efforts of R4WH and their beneficiaries! Awards and recognition are given to top fundraisers.
Need help with Fundraising? See our Fundraising 101 sheet for fundraising tips as well as key facts about R4WH and our beneficiaries. Download R4WH pledge sheets, brochures, and information cards to help with reaching your personal fundraising goals.
Ride For World Health Fundraising 101
Pledge Sheet
2009 Brochure
2009 Information Card
You can be a part of Ride for World Health by joining one of our Solidarity Rides. If you don't see a ride in your area, why not organize one? Learn more about Solidarity Rides here.

Drivers, bicyclists clash on road sharing -

(CNN) -- Professor Peter Furth has ridden his bicycle to work at Northeastern University each day for the past six years. The two-mile trip through the Boston suburb of Brookline, Massachusetts, is usually without incident.
Furth's journey is worlds apart from his former Boston commute, which for 13 years was a battle with drivers who wanted him on the sidewalk.
"I've had motorists that drive a couple of inches from my elbow, trying to scare me," he said.
Furth would catch up with drivers at stoplights and ask them whether they knew how close they'd come to hitting him. Invariably, they would say, "Yes, move over."
It's a cultural thing, he said.

Peddling pedaling to work - Dispatch article

Hundreds to take part in 2 programs encouraging commuting by bicycle; many also will ride to promote safe sharing of roads

Tuesday,  May 11, 2010 2:50 AM


Dan Magestro didn't need the Bike to Work Challenge to get interested in biking to work. He frequently rides his bike from his Upper Arlington home to his Downtown job as an investment adviser at Nationwide, even making the 6-mile commute in the winter.

But he's still participating in the challenge, which began yesterday, in an effort to get people to bike to work as much as possible over 10 days. The event is organized by Yay Bikes!
"It kind of gives the (biking) practitioners a chance to show what they do," said Magestro, 37.
Motorists can expect to see more bikes on the road in the coming weeks. In addition to the Challenge, another group called Consider Biking will have its third annual bike-to-work event on Monday, launched by a 7:30 a.m. ride from Ohio State University to the Statehouse. It will be led by Mayor Michael B. Coleman and as many as 70 local business leaders.
more story here at

Monday, May 10, 2010

iPad Sprocket Pocket

Red Bull Minidrome - I don't get it, but that's why I am not a hipster.

Red Bull Minidrome from Radar Films on Vimeo.

Serfas RX PRO SHORT FINGER gloves are my new favorites

Editor's note: I purchased these gloves after the Specialized BG gloves (junk) fell apart after half a season of riding. I wore the Serfas on TOSRV for 115 miles with no hot spots, numbness or pain. I was getting some nerve pain while riding long distance and the Specialized were a little bulky. They helped some, but the padding was quite thick. The Serfas fit like a glove (no pun intended) and have loops for pulling them off. The thumbs have really soft microfiber, great for wiping your nose on cold days. These gloves are keepers.

Designed by doctors to increase blood flow and reduce numbness
Seperately stitched, double reinforced palms
Easy off loops
Partitioned Padding and double stitched to increase Flexibility, Comfort, Durarability
Breathable, Wicking, Stretchable mesh upper
Reflective Trim and Microfiber cloth thumb

Website is here

This week in bicycle rides - May 10

Tuesday Night Ride - 7pm start at Goodale Park - route changes weekly - Like it at the Facebook page

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Cruz Bike Silvio

Silvio is a road bike, transformed into front wheel drive. It features carbon fibre chainstay, full molded seat and a fork and frame that integrates suspension.
This is the bike that carried Maria Parker to a course record for any woman on any unfaired bike on the Saratoga 12 hour race for distance in July 2009, covering 211 miles for an average of 17.6mph in difficult conditions. Read more.
This is the bike that carried Maria Parker to a UMCA world record for any woman on any unfaired bike for distance covered in 12 hours in October 2009, covering 241 miles for an average of 20.08mph. Read more.
We sell the Silvio frameset alone, or with a full components set, with or without wheels. It will take your favourite campagnolo groupset or dura-ace or ultegra if you prefer shimano.
We can ship the Silvio anywhere in the world. Like all cruzbike front wheel drive bikes, you are guaranteed absolute performance from our full body ergonomics and our quality frame design.
We have technical guides and experience to ensure your Silvio works supurbly and looks absolutely beautiful.
We have detailed advice on component selection and staff ready to help you choose the right components and ensure your bike works exactly as it should.
An Assembly Procedure and a Parts Diagram for the Silvio is available.
We also have a page for suggested accessories - email our technical resources people at Cruzbike Inc. with other options that you have found work out well!

Velokraft NoCom

extremely rigid carbon fibre recumbent bike monocoque frame // no compromises were made in designing this bike; the aim has been: speedSPECS AND FEATURES:

frame&seat weight: 3000g // seat hight: 17cm // wheelbase: 139/147cm // wheelsizes: 700C/406 // aero splitterplates around the wheels // rear caliper brake inside the frame // possible storage capacity under the seat // internally routed cables // aerodynamically shaped front fork blades and narrow front hub // sizes: M/L/XL

TOSRV 2010 Ride Recap

30-40mph winds predicted out of the west, turns out a lot of it came from the south.
Started with 6 riders - Tim, Molly, Bill, Ashley, Gary and myself.
Ashley picked his pace and churned out the miles, the rest of the group surged ahead.
Tim dropped out at Chilicothe after a bout with stomach virus.
Raced and beat a sewage treatment truck down main street of Chilicothe.
A banshee attacked Molly's bike. We thought the Park DDR1 (Dork Disk Removal) tool took care of it. (see Sunday)
We caught up to Ashley as we were coming into Portsmouth.
115 miles, averaged 15.5mph
Beer and food at the brewery after ride.
Camped on eastern side of stadium to get out of the wind. Very quiet. Tim drove down to camp.

15mph headwind out of the north
Molly's seatpost clamps mysteriously becomes stripped. Seat turns freely. She continued on.
Ruff Family on Quadzilla near the detour hill.
Molly's banshee noise returned, rear wheel begins to shudder on downhill. Molly called for a ride.
Another family on a Quadzilla
Dead coyote on side of road.
Gary had a hamstring mishap. Gary called for a ride.
Piano Peddler at Chilicothe
The sections between Chilicothe and Circleville were brutal with the headwind.
Circleville to Columbus was still wide open to headwinds.

Pulled a group of people through the headwind and accelerated!
We passed Ashley several times during the ride, including 5 miles out of Columbus. He kept chugging along.

115 miles, averaged 15mph