Showing posts from May 16, 2010

CCAD Mourns Loss of Student - Hit and run victim from Friday passes away.away.

CCAD Mourns Loss of Student   The CCAD community is saddened by the passing of one of our students, Jeffrey Stevenson. Jeffrey, an Illustration major from Dublin, OH, who had just finished his sophomore year, was struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding his bicycle on Sawmill Road on Friday morning, May 21. He was taken to Riverside Hospital, but his injuries were too severe for doctors to revive him.Jeffrey was a bright and talented individual who showed much promise as a young artist. He was one of four CCAD students who had work accepted for the New York Society of Illustrators 2010 Exhibition and was known as an excellent student by his faculty. We grieve with the loss of our friend and student whose life has been cut short by this tragedy, and send our heartfelt condolences to his mother and other loved ones. We will update our campus community when we know the details of the funeral arrangements. Our Counseling Center staff are available next week for those who need to tal

Bike Thief Gets Destroyed

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Detours Top Tube Bag

large top tube bag A tad larger than the classic GOODIE BAG. Accepts larger brownies and small, folding pets.  Simple Mini Bug frame adapter attaches to any tube in any position. Ideal for tandem stokers. USE   :: urban riding, long day rides, light+fast touring, centuries, event rides, fully loaded touring VOL ::  48 in3 DIM   :: approx. 6x4x2 in WT   ::  4 oz Editor's Note: My friend Bethia purchased the Detours large pannier for shopping from Paradise Garage . I have been looking for a bag for my top tube for a while so I called Emily at PG to see if they had any. She ordered in several different styles for me to choose. I tried it on a ride and it works well for wallet, keys, camera and iPhone.

Green Drinks Bike Hop Recap

Highlights - 13+ riders Gresso's (free shots for Bike Hop riders) Taqueria Davanne for tacos St. James Tavern (great beer selection) Wild Goose Creative for Paul McCartney Roast/Music Mileage didn't matter

Bicyclist Critically Injured In Hit-Skip; Sawmill Road Closed - NBC4i

Sawmill Road  is closed Friday morning after a male bicyclist is critically injured in a hit-skip crash.  Columbus police  are on the scene of the crash at Sawmill Road  and Sawbury Boulevard, just north of Interstate 270, on the city's Northwest Side. Police received a call about an unresponsive male on the side of the road at about 5 a.m. Friday.  The male, who is in his 20s, was riding a bicycle southbound on Sawmill, near the curb, when he was struck by an unknown vehicle and thrown from his bicycle, police said. The male was transported to  Riverside Methodist Hospital  in life-threatening condition. He remains in very critical condition, according to police. more...

Ride of Silence 2010 Photos

GT Peace Tour - Under $1000 touring bike as seen at B1

EXTRAS: PC full coverage fenders FRAME: GT Triple Triangle 700c touring design, Reynolds 520 butted tube set, Euro BB shell, standard 1-1/8" head tube, disc brake, rack and fender braze-ons, investment cast dropouts with derailleur hanger FORK: GT touring design, 4130 cr-mo tapered blades and 1-1/8" steerer tube, disc mount, investment cast dropouts, rack and fender braze-ons CRANKSET / CHAINWHEEL: FSA Tempo triple, JIS interface, 52/42/30, 7075 alloy outer ring, cr-mo mid. and inner BOTTOM BRACKET: FSA cartridge sealed bearing, JIS cr-mo axle PEDALS: Alloy touring with CP steel toe clips FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano non-series REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Deore, 9-Speed, top normal SHIFTERS: MicroShif, bar-end shifters, 9-speed CHAIN: KMC Z9200, 9-speed RIMS: Jalco, X320 double wall, 700c, 23.5mm width, eyelets, 32 hole FRONT HUB: Alloy, disc type, water resistant seals, alloy QR REAR HUB: Alloy, disc type with 9-speed cassette, water resistant seals, a

How Does Your State Rank in Bicycle Friendliness? - Bike League

To coincide with  Bike to Work Week , the League of American Bicyclists is excited to announce our third annual  Bicycle Friendly State (BFS) rankings . “We are delighted to report that states, and statewide bicycle advocates, are using this program to target legislative changes, adopt new policies and even start new advocacy groups in order to improve conditions for cyclists,” said Andy Clarke, League President. “Change at the state level is harder to see than in a community or business, but is no less important – and we are seeing real progress.” At the top of the list are: 1. Washington 2. Wisconsin 3. Maine 4. Minnesota 5. Oregon more here...

17 Could Get You 8 - Sierra Club

Sure enough, the Breezer Uptown 8 is one sweet commuter bike. What's even sweeter? You could ride off with all eight speeds by writing just one 17-syllable haiku poem and posting one cool photo at Climate Crossroads. Just two weeks left in our salute to pedal-powered propulsion, so saddle up and enter the poetic fray! Step 1 :  Join the Bicycle group on Climate Crossroads  (if you haven't already). Step 2 : Post your best bike-related photo. Step 3 : Add your 17-syllable haiku masterpiece. Remember, the grand-prize winner wins an  Uptown 8 bike , and two runners-up will get a  Kryptonite lock  and a  Nutcase helmet .   The webpage is here...

Bespoke: New York's Museum of Art and Design Features Handmade Bikes - FastCompany

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Green Drinks Bike Hop - Thursday, May 20 - Gresso's, St. James & Thirsty Ear

From their email blast- Especially for you (and your friends, family, etc.), we have planned a special Green Drinks bike hop event that will take our potable pelaton from Gresso's (6-7 pm) in German Village to St. James Tavern (7:30-8:30pm) in Italian Village to Wild Goose Creative (9pm on) in the North Campus area. At the final stop, riders will be treated to a musical-comedy Paul McCartney Roast ($3 cover for Green Drinks riders/$5 otherwise), and the tour will also include an opportunty to stop by Mikey's Late Night Slice to get some needed calories to power the pedals. Team Green Drinks

400km Randonneur "Brevet" May 15th

This is truly the craziest thing I have ever done in my life. Ohio Randonneurs are in the business of ultra-long-distance bike trecks. This one was 400km (250 miles). Starting at Rt 23 and I-270, the route went Northeast to Lodi, by way of Butler, then turned west to Tiffin, then South to Columbus by way of Bucyrus. You had 27 hours to complete the ride, called a brevet. I made it in a less-than-stunning 25 hours, 5 minutes. The Randies have shorter rides (200-300km), and longer ones, (400-600km), but they all lead up to the Granddaddy of them all, the 1200km Paris-Brest-Paris Ride. (There are also a couple equivalent North American rides of that length.) I had been planning for some time for this particular 400km event and was very faithful to the letter and spirit of the instructions provided on the Ohio Randonneur website. Therefore, when I showed up it distressed me to find most bikers on race bikes with nothing but a pack of chewing gum in their back pocket for good luck! No fen

This week in bicycle rides - May 17

Bike to Work Challenge - Sign up here! Tuesday Night Ride - 7pm start at Goodale Park - route changes weekly - Like it at the  Facebook page Ride of Silence - Wednesday May 19th, 7pm from State House - More information here. Green Drinks Bike Hop - Thursday May 20th,  - more info on their website

Ride to Dawes Recap - 051610

Highlights; 9 riders to start. I was cameraless, but Molly came to the rescue. Liz decided she wasn't ready for the pace/distance Picked up three at the first major road turn who rode in from town. (11 riders if counting) Headwind for first half of ride. Amy dumped her bike because she didn't clip out fast enough. Picnic lunch at Dawes with my wife and all the riders. Tailwind on return. National Trail Raceway was in full swing, we stopped to watch the action for a few. Caused mini stampede with mini moo cows after mooing at them. Stopped a dog in it's track with my loud dog whisperer techniques. Four riders raced ahead to the final turn and waited Amy dumped her bike because she didn't clip out fast enough. (yes, twice) 60 miles total