Showing posts from November 7, 2010

Schmidt Nabendynamo - From Peter White Cycles

The Schmidt Dynamo front hub or SON (Schmidt's Original Nabendynamo) weighs 1.5 lbs and has significantly less drag than either tire driven dynamos or any other hub dynamo. Made by  Wilfried Schmidt Maschinenbau  in Tübingen, Germany, the hub is quiet and reliable, and is designed to give at least 50,000 kilometers of trouble free riding between servicings.  The hub powers several different six volt headlights including Schmidt's own E6 halogen models, the Schmidt E delux  LED headlamp, both halogen and LED headlamps (as well as taillights) made by  Busch & Müller  in Meinerzhagen, Germany, Supernova lights from Germany, Spanninga lights from France, and Inolight LED headlights from  Inoled  in Ochsenhausen, Germany. Click here for pricing and wheel options. SON28, SON20 & SON20R


Work continues on the Camp Chase Railroad section of the Ohio to Erie Trail. Park staff hope to have a 3.5-mile section from Lilly Chapel to Georgesville done by the end of the year. Asphalt has been laid on a 2-mile section from Olmstead Road to River Street in Georgesville. A 60-foot bridge will be put over a tributary of Little Darby Creek near Olmstead Road in November. Metro Parks has committed to building 11 miles of the Ohio to Erie Trail from Wilson Road in Madison County to Sullivant Avenue on the west side of Columbus, just inside I-270. The 325-mile Ohio to Erie Trail is a multiuse trail that runs from Cincinnati to Cleveland. MetroParks page

Presenting the Boo T (Boo Bicycles)

The Boo Bicycles T is a boutique touring bicycle.  Its bamboo rack, integrated into the frame, holds 100 kilograms comfortably.  It is specially designed for longer touring rides when comfort and stability are paramount.  For shorter touring around the city, it is simply perfect—a beautiful bicycle for cruising in comfort and style. The Boo T has specific features meant to improve comfort and touring, including an internal gearing system to reduce noise and improve reliability without require maintenance or adjustment as well as a belt drive instead of a dirty and unsightly chain.  The wheelbase is longer for stability and the geometry is more upright for comfort.  The Boo T also has clearance for wider tires for comfort as well as V-brakes for slowing down efficiently with larger loads. Whether traveling across country or simply cruising around downtown in style, the Boo T will turn heads and provide years of pleasure and pride of ownership. website here

Penny Farthing Racing

Tuesday Night Ride Recap - 11/09/10

Highlights 13 riders 23 miles (I ended with 27) Los Gauchos (Tuesday is two for one taco night) Soap Box Derby Track races Audubon Park Hal and Al's for post ride food and drinks

Cranksgiving Columbus is 3:30pm on November 20th, 2010 at Goodale Park


Do you unicycle?

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Stanridge Speed launches new site!

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The Iceman Experience: 2010 Iceman Cometh Challenge

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Steepest Street in US is included in Dirty Dozen

Canton Avenue wiki post

28th Annual Dirty Dozen will be held on Saturday, November 27th at 10am. The 28th Annual Dirty Dozen up Pittsburgh's 13 steepest hills will be held on Saturday, November 27th at 10am. Anticipating another large crowd this year, please show up as early as 8-9am to start registration early.  Meet at the Bud Harris Cycling Track (Where the ACA holds weekly criterium races in the summer) on Washington Blvd. I recommend a low gear of 39x27. The route is 50 miles, but will take at least 5 hours because we go neutral between the hills, and there are 3 stops atop hills where I offer snacks and drinks.  Again this year, there will be a 3 place prize list for men and women riders,  but they need to ride up EVERY HILL to be eligible.  The breakdown will be: 1st woman  - $ 150 2nd woman - $ 100 3rd woman  - $  50 1st man  - $ 150 2nd man - $ 100 3rd man  - $  50 A 5 place points (5, 4, 3, 2, & 1) system will be used at the top of each hill  to determine overall podium positions.  The women will ride amongst the men, an

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