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Friday, August 27, 2010

Welcome Indigo Imp Brewery to Columbus and benefit OSCHA

Hey Clevelanders (or anyone that appreciates good beer) Hal & Al’s welcomes of Indigo Imp Brewery to Columbus! Brewmaster Matt Chappel is coming down from Cleveland to not only ride Bike the C-Bus but also help pour beers and answer any questions about his great line up of products.

Come to Hal & Al’s Saturday September 4th and purchase a draft of Indigo Imps Jester and keep a limited edition pint glass. Jester is a Pale Ale fermented with a blend of Belgian yeast. This copper colored ale is malty with a distinctive spice flavor (no spices added) from the yeast and a smooth malty finish. A.B.V. 5.8%.
Proceeds from Jester’s drafts goes to Bike the C-Bus charity Ohio Sickle Cell and Health Association (OSCHA), a statewide community based organization whose mission is to provide education, advocacy and support statewide to individuals and families affected and at-risk for Sickle Cell Disease.

And if you are participating in Bike the C-Bus, your wristband will get you 20% off your food order all day including the after party. We’ll be open early to offer a rest stop to all the riders on the Bike the C-Bus ride. So walk, drive, or ride to Hal & Al’s to try some of our many beers and food from our 100% vegan kitchen.

And since it is the first Saturday of the month at 9pm it’s Rock-A-Billy Night hosted by The Tommyguns!
Indigo Imp offers a unique product that is open fermented. Indigo Imp is the only brewery in northern (maybe all of) Ohio that is using open fermentation. Open fermentation means that the beer is fermented in tanks that are open to the atmosphere. This allows wild yeast that occur naturally to mix with the beer as we add our own brewer’s yeast. This is an “Old School” brewing technique used particularly in Belgian breweries. Due to this method of fermentation each batch may have slight flavor differences based on the season, temperature and other variables. We feel this is intriguing to our customers and many are excited to try each batch. All of Indigo Imp’s beers are complex in flavor and pair well with many different cheeses and other foods. We feel the best flavor is achieved when the beers are served at 45 to 55 degrees with the darker beers at the warmer end and even warmer depending on the customer’s taste. Warmer temperature allows all the flavors to be tasted in the beer. If the beer is too cold, there could be an imbalance in flavor. This is all part of the exciting flavors in Indigo Imp beer.

NEOC 37 is Sunday, September 19, 2010

North East Ohio Century is cycling at its best! Join 600 enthusiastic cyclists on a personal century challengethrough beautiful Amish farmland in one of Ohio’s most picturesque areas.
Routes and support? NEOC has a route for everyone! Pick a 35 mile, 62 mile “metric century” or 100 mile “century” route. All routes are scenic flat to rolling terrain with a few hills-great for your longest ride or your fastest century. Sag wagons will patrol all the routes for assistance throughout the day.
Snacks and lunch? NEOC is famous for its delicious lunches AND homemade cookies at the snack stops. Plenty of fresh fruit, too…you won’t go hungry! Snack stops will be at about 25 and 75 miles and lunch at about 50 miles.
Extras? No long pesky lines! All pre-registered riders will receive a pre-assembled packet containing maps, and shirt, if ordered. Everything to get you out on the road quickly! A NEOC 37 t-shirt is available for just $12 until 8/31/10.
Where? The ride will start at the Newton Falls Community Center which is located in the park at 52 E. Quarry Street in Newton Falls, OH.
When? Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 8:30 a.m. - no mass start, first riders out at about 7:30 a.m. due to the logistics of the food stops and to allow for adequate daylight.
Questions? Contact Gary Bradshaw at (330) 482-2891 or by e-mail at

Garmin Edge 800

Make the most of every ride with Edge® 800 — the first touchscreen GPS bike computer. Providing navigation and performance monitoring, Edge 800 is ideal for touring, commuting, competitive cycling and mountain biking. It has a built-in basemap and tracks your distance, speed, location and ascent/descent. Use it with an ANT+™ heart rate monitor¹, speed/cadence sensor¹ or compatible power meter² for a finely tuned analysis of your ride.

At Your Fingertips

We designed this display to be rugged enough to stand up to the elements, yet sensitive enough to respond to the tap of your gloved hand. Switch training pages or pan and zoom the map with just a tap. The bright, sunlight-readable color display is easy to view in all lighting conditions. Just don’t let its good looks fool you — Edge 800 is waterproof to IPX7 standards and can withstand hard knocks and scrapes it might endure in mountain biking environments.
The aerodynamic Edge 800 has a carbon fiber look with either blue or white accents and attaches to the stem or handlebar of your bike with the low-profile mount. A quarter-turn mount design holds unit securely and lets you easily swap it between bikes using removable, reusable bands.

Know Where To Go

Whether your bike is a means of transportation or escape, having maps at your fingertips makes every journey easier and more fun. Edge 800 comes with a built-in basemap that shows major roads and cities, plus it’s compatible with our microSD™ cards packed with either street¹ or topo maps³. Select a destination and Edge 800 provides turn-by-turn navigation prompts on screen.
Edge 800 can also guide you along routes recorded by other cyclists. Explore our Garmin Connect™ site and choose from millions of rides uploaded by other users. Any activities you upload to your Edge 800 are stored as courses. You can follow the course with navigation prompts or, for a little competition, race it and try to beat previously set goals. You can also use Garmin’s free BaseCamp™ software or other applications to create a route, view elevation changes and other data, and then upload to Edge.
Edge 800 records your every move with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that stays locked on, even under tree cover. The receiver features HotFix® satellite prediction to calculate your position faster, plus it has automatic time zone adjustment.

Data, Any Way You Want It

Edge 800 tracks a bunch of data from your ride and lets you customize up to three training pages so you can see as much or as little data as you want. The barometric altimeter provides extra-precise climb and descent data and records temperature changes.
If you’re a performance cyclist, you can pair Edge 800 with a third-party ANT+ enabled power meter to display your power output in watts as you ride. This valuable data shows you how hard you're working, regardless of conditions affecting your ride, so you can train smarter. Some versions of Edge 800 also come with a speed/cadence sensor and heart rate monitor.

Training Tools

Need a little motivation to push your performance? See how you measure up to the Virtual Partner® — a digital depiction of your goal speed vs. your speed in real-time. Other training features include detailed workout planning, Auto Pause®, Auto Lap® and Courses, which helps you compare successive rides over the same route.

Analyze Your Ride

You logged the miles, now it’s time to review, replay and share your ride. Just upload your data to Garmin Connect™, our website for free data analysis and sharing. You can upload from your PC or Mac using the included USB cable. At Garmin Connect, you can see the route you traveled on a map, view a summary of your ride, create goals, share it with others and much more.
¹Included with some models, sold separately for others.
²When paired with optional ANT+™ power meter.
³Separate purchase required for detailed topo maps.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wheel appeal - London Evening Standard

Wheel appeal: cycle cafés are taking over London

Jasmine Gardner
05.07.10Anyone without a bicycle in London will probably be feeling a bit left out this summer — and not because we can't justifiably tour the city wearing Lycra.
While those of us stuck in a more pedestrian world are still visiting the same old haunts — stopping at staidStarbucks for a coffee, grabbing lunch atPret A Manger (failing to move with the two-wheeled times) — cyclists are spinning into a new social scene as cycle cafés open up all over town.  more...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

2010 Bike the C-Bus limited edition shirts are available for pre-order

2010 Bike the C-Bus limited edition t-shirt designed by Sami Nummi from Fulcrum Creatives

Available for $18 from our website,

Monday, August 23, 2010

GT Aerostream cruiser bike

MSRP: $549.99
GT's 3-speed Aerostream Sport Cruisers are the perfect blend of style and technology delivered in a ultra-comfortable yet speedy, light weight package. All Aluminum frame, handle bars, stem, post and wheels keep the Streamlines light while the 700x47c rubber provides stability and efficiency.

Editor's Note: Nice looking bike for the price! website is here...