Showing posts from October 17, 2010

Detroit Thunderdrome - from their website

The Thunderdrome  is our racing series for mopeds, pit bikes, scooters, geared road bikes, fixies and mountain bikes. It place on Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at the Dorais Velodrome in Detroit, MI. The ‘Drome is steeped in history – this is its tale. B ack in August, a group of renegade landscapers calling themselves  The Mower Gang  hit Dorais Park in Detroit, MI with tractors, hand tools and a fistful of determination. They literally uncovered a relic of a Detroit passed – a Velodrome, or banked racing track, built in the late 60′s amid the tensions and trials of the riots that broke out in the city only a few years prior to construction. In 1967 or ’68 Mike began the project that would become the Dorais Velodrome located on Outer Drive and Mound Roads. The facility was finished just in time for the ’69 Nationals to be held. In the same time frame when Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon, Mike stepped out on the infield of the Dorais Velodrome to return track racing to Detroit,

Circleville Pumpkin Show Ride 10232010

Highlights 15 riders 64 miles (TOSRV route from downtown to Circleville) Averaged 14.5mph Secure parking and snacks/drinks in Circleville provided by my friends. Thanks Dylan and Janet! Weather was beautiful, cool in the morning and warmed to the mid 70's for the ride back. A little headwind on the way south, but it was calm as we headed north. When we stopped at Rohr Rd a car drove by the group and yelled out, "nice legs ass." We were all confused yet amused.

Detroit Dequindre Cut Greenway

The Dequindre Cut Greenway, an urban recreational path, officially opened to the public in May of 2009. The 1.35-mile greenway, developed through a public, nonprofit and private partnership, offers a pedestrian link between the Riverfront, Eastern Market and many of the residential neighborhoods in between. Formerly a Grand Trunk Railroad line, the Dequindre Cut is a below-street level path that runs parallel to St. Aubin Street, between Mack Avenue and Woodbridge Street just north of the Riverfront. Well-known for its urban artwork and graffiti, the first completed section of the Dequindre Cut is between Woodbridge Street and Gratiot Avenue. The greenway features a 20-foot-wide paved pathway, which includes separate lanes for pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Entrance ramps to the Cut are located at Lafayette Street, Gratiot Avenue and at Woodbridge Street. The Dequindre Trail Extension, which will connect the first section of the Dequindre Cut from Woodbridge Street south to Atwater St

Bike to Pumpkins on a Saturday (not Tuesday) Ride - Saturday, October 23, 2010

Time Saturday, October 23 · 8:00am - 6:00pm Location Goodale Park Buttles and Park Columbus, OH Created By Tuesday Night Ride - Columbus, OH More Info We will be leaving from Goodale Park at 8am to ride our bicycles to the Circleville Pumpkin Show via the TOSRV route. We will return mid afternoon. The route is 31 miles one way. SAG is a possibility, but not guaranteed. Bike parking will be available In Circleville. Facebook event page is here

Tuesday Night Ride Recap - 10/19/2010

Highlights 17 cyclists 1 roller blader 29 mile loop Alum Creek Trail and Three Creeks Headed west and then north up Parsons. Great route and the weather was perfect Hal and Al's for post ride food and drink No pictures

Chicagoans don't mess around - Steal a bike, get cursed! - FROM CRAIGSLIST

That Riverside Schwinn bike you stole from me got YOU cursed - $200 (Boystown Cornelia and Halsted) Date: 2010-10-18, 3:49AM CDT Reply to:   [ Errors when replying to ads? ] My black and white Schwinn Riverside bike was stolen when I placed it and padlocked it at the bike stand next to Hydrate. This happened last Friday between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. I went to the police and they told me that night about 3 others were stolen around the same area. If you had yours stolen as well, I can get them cursed for free. Unfortunately you have stolen from the wrong person. You must return that bike to me and you must also pay me for the trouble. I went to someone who has cursed, not the bike, but your families, and will never forgive your group unless I say so. You can get rid of the bike, but you will continue to be cursed. Your group and families will have unfortunate, terrible, unexplainable things happen to you from now on. I'm going to be out of

Kokosing Gap Trail Ride Recap 10172010

Highlights Kokosing Gap Trail 29 miles roundtrip Flat trail in a valley from Mt. Vernon through Gambier to Danville, OH Lunch at Cafe 505 in Danville - Great food at good prices