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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday Night Ride Recap - 10/12/2010

12 cyclist
1 roller blader
21 mile loop through Upper Arlington
Blue Danube

Monday Night Ride Recap
25 miles
Rode to Hills Market on Olentangy River Trail
Poutine for dinner

Leaf Peepers Tour - Saturday, October 16th

Presented by Crook's Cycle Right
In support of the James Cancer Center and the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation

Tour of the Wayne National Forest and Old Coal Towns
Buchtel, Murrey City, Glouster, Ringgold, Portersville, Moxahala, Shawnee, New Straitsville, carbon Hill and more...
Winding Climbs! Long Descents! Smooth Roads! Wonderful Views!

Start Time: 9:00-11:00 AM
Ride Support Until 5:00 PM
Tour Will Begin at the Starbrick 
Memorial on the Hocking College 
Campus in Nelsonville. 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Cyclist, 66, killed by truck on last leg of 3,200-mile trans-America charity ride - Daily Mail

Last updated at 12:56 PM on 11th October 2010

A cyclist aged 66 has been knocked down and killed close to the end of a 3,200mile trans-America charity ride.
Roger Grooters hit by a truck as he passed through Panama City, Florida, last Wednesday.
Mr Grooters' wife, Vicki, was following the 66-year-old in a support vehicle when the accident happened.
Knocked over: Roger Grooters, 66, had less than 300 miles of his 3,200 mile fund-raising journey when he was killed
Knocked over: Roger Grooters, 66, had less than 300 miles of his 3,200 mile fund-raising journey when he was killed

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Watchout hipsters, this Senegalese man has got your number! - Youtube video

2010 Fall HOOT Ride Recap

55 miles
3000+ feet of climbing
Tim and I rode together
We started with Bob but he took a different route and we rode with Tricia and David for a bit before pulling away.
Revenge Hill - 16.1% max grade
Savage Hill - 23% max grade
Chicken Coop Hill - max 21% grade
Stopped in Amanda, Sugar Grove and some random front yard

How to tour New York City by bicycle - USA Today

NEW YORK — In his essay Taming the Bicycle,Mark Twain cautiously recommended bicycling: "You will not regret it, if you live."
That has always gone doubly for biking in New York.
But the city has undergone a two-wheeled makeover. In the last four years, the New York CityDepartment of Transportation has added more than 200 miles of bikes lanes. The number of cyclists has increased 80% in the past decade. The city's goal is 1,800 miles of total bike lanes by 2030.
Earlier this year, National Geographic Travelermagazine did something that might once have been unthinkable: It ranked New York the second most bike-friendly city in the country, after Portland, Ore.