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Country Roads Ride Recap 03122011

3 riders (Tim, Bill and myself) for full ride, 1 rider (Adam) did 25 mile loop 54 miles 15.2mph average 20mph+ tailwind for 27 miles, 20-30mph headwind with gusts to 40mph Loop through Johnstown

Do you think any of these bikes are stolen?

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Cyclist Connection Garage Sale is March 19th

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Details here... http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Garage-Sale-2011.html?soid=1101931355218&aid=AYXNYpjernU

I want to share my bike route. What are my choices? Part II

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4) EveryTrail.com iPhone Android

Kona Bikes: Discovering Amsterdam By Bike

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Editor's Note: I walked through the same multi-level bike garage when I visited Amsterdam. There must be at least 10,000 bikes parked in the garage at any one time.

I want to share my bike route. What are my choices?

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1) Garmin Connect [ Garmin Connect] 2) Map My Ride [Mapmyride.com] 3) Ride with GPS [RidewithGPS.com]

Will this be Franklinton Cycleworks with a coffee bar? [MSNBC Bike cafes story]

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John Brecher   /   msnbc.com By  Tanya Mohn msnbc.com contributor updated  3/10/2011 1:09:18 PM ET Share Print Font: At bicycle cafés, travelers can stop for coffee, grab a bite to eat and get air in their tires or even a tune up, all at the same time. These cafés are proliferating across the country, enhancing the “in the saddle” experience for everyone from urban riders and hard-core cyclists to weekend warriors and tourists. “In cycling culture, there is a strong connection to coffee,” said Gene Oberpriller, partner, One On One Bicycle Studio in Minneapolis. “We’re the engine for the bike,” explained the former mountain bike racer, bike messenger and industry spokesman, whose café, opened in 2003 in the city’s warehouse district, he says is known for its quality bikes and service, hearty soup, low key vibe, and of course, great coffee. [Continue reading at MSNBC]

What happened to the Cleveland velodrome [via fresh water cleveland]

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fast track: can indoor bike racing rescue slavic village? LEE CHILCOTE THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2011 Marie Kittredge recalls firsthand when the national foreclosure crisis landed in her beloved neighborhood of Slavic Village. "In a short period there were about a dozen empty houses on East 75th Street [off of Broadway]," says Kittredge, Executive Director of  Slavic Village Development  (SVD), a nonprofit community organization that serves the neighborhood. For years, shady investors had inflated sales prices by using freshly rehabbed homes as comparables. Ironically, many of these rehabs were fixed up and sold by SVD. "We'd sell a rehabbed home for $80,000 and they'd buy grandma's house next door for $30,000, slap a coat of paint on it, and sell it for the same price," Kittredge says. "A year later, the house would be in foreclosure." That was back in 2007. These days, Slavic Village is digging itself out of the crater left behind by the

Introducing the 3-D Printed Bicycle

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Last year, Stratasys and Kor Ecologic introduced the first 3-D printed car. A few days ago, researchers demonstrated the viability of 3-D printed organs. And now EADS, the European Aerospace and Defense Group, has figured out how to construct a 3-D printed bicycle--out of nylon, no less. The Airbike was manufactured using Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM), which takes a computer-aided design and builds it with a laser-sintering process that adds successive, thin layers of a structural material until a final product emerges. The bike's nylon frame is strong enough to replace aluminum or steel, and weighs up to 65% less than conventional models. So far, the Airbike is just a technology demonstrator--there are no plans for commercial production. But the bike's technology has uses far beyond the cycling industry. Now that EADS can manipulate nylon, metals, and carbon-reinforced plastics at the molecular level, the organization envisions building lighter airplanes that save fuel

The 2011 Land of Legend Bicycle Tour (40th Anniversary)

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This year's ride will be on  Saturday, July 9th.   Registration is from 7:00  a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Licking County Family YMCA .  The tour will be a fully hosted tour with well defined routes, rest stops, plenty of food vendors along the route, SAG and, of course, cookies!   We've designed this year's tour to appeal to family riders, casual road riders and the long-distance hill-climber looking for a challenge.  Route options of 32, 64 and 100 miles wind through the scenic back roads of Licking and Knox counties. After your tour enjoy a fun filled day at the YMCA outdoor pool.  Refreshments will be on-hand throughout the day. This full service tour will guide cyclists through some of the most beautiful trails and back roads in Ohio.  The 32 mile route features paved bike paths and country roads that are level to rolling with a few short hills that will take you throughout the communities and landmarks of Licking County, Ohio.  The 64 & 100 mile routes present the

Ex - 18-volt-screwdriver driven BIKE?

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Screwdriver-powered vehicle "EX" Excentricity is defined as a deviation from what is ordinary or customary. To match this definition we couln´t just modify an existing vehicle but had to start designing something new from scratch. The result is a completely new driving concept: The driver lies headlong on his three-wheeled vehicle and accelerates the "EX" with sprawled out arms up to 30 km/h.  Eccentrically is also how the steering works: A specially developed joint tilts the back wheel and leans the driver´s weight dynamically into the curve. The vehicle was built and designed in cooperation with Sebastian Auray, Ruben Faber and Ludolf von Oldershausen. [Nils Ferber]

Columbus courier isn't just delivering documents anymore.

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Photo: Adam Lowe Photography Why Recycling by Bicycle? Having your recyclables picked up by bicycle in the Downtown area just makes sense. It reduces the need for large recycling trucks Downtown and thus reduces the traffic congestion and pollutants emitted by diesel exhaust. C.S. Courier is the first bicycle driven food and  Jeni's  delivery service in Downtown Columbus only.  E-mail your order! ATTORNEY SERVICES Court Filings, Research, Recordings. BIKEABLE PACKAGES Envelopes, Documents, Books, Folders, Small Boxes, Architecture Rolls, Film, Prints, Disks, CD's, Laptop, Bank Deposits and other small objects. [CS Courier Website] The Metropreneur interview is here...

Pittsburgh Ride: TAKING IT TO THE STREETS March 13th

City/Park/Rail Trail ride, Sunday the 13th at 11:00am (adjusted time). Meeting  at the parking lot near Panther Hollow (2nd Ave), end of the Jail Trail. We  will ride Schenly Park, Frick Park, Homestead, Mt Oliver, Riverview Park and  back to parking lot. Bring a MTB or Cross bike, both will work as we will be  riding mostly Rail Trail and street. Ride will be 30 to 40 miles bring change of clothes as we will be stopping by the Hofbrau Haus after the ride. Barry   Dirty Harrys Bicycles Inc. 730 Allegheny River Blvd Verona, Pa 15147 www.dirtyharrys.net info@dirtyharrys.net 412-828-2667

Tuesday Night Ride Recap 03082011 - Destination Los Potosinos

Highlights 11 riders 20 miles 14.2mph avg Los Potosinos on west side for tacos

The Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic is May 29, 2011

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What Trans-Sylvania Epic is: 7 Days of Pure Mountain Biking Bliss in  Central Pennsylvania America’s Longest Mountain Bike Stage Race Experience A value priced event at a convenient location offering incredible trails and fun! The Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic is a seven day mountain bike stage race scheduled for May 29-June 4, 2011.  The event is based out of the  Seven Mountains Boy Scout Campground  in Spring Mills, PA, very close to State College. Five of the race’s stages will loop from the campground.  The other two stages will be within a one hour drive of the campground. Full transport and food services are offered from the campground, in addition to multiple lodging options. ———- Who would want to participate in an event like this? The Trans-Sylvania Epic promoters have worked tirelessly to design courses that are fun and challenging for a wide range of riders.  While we hope to continue to attract the very best pro cyclists to our event, we want to keep the fun factor

Ride 4 Autism registration is open

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Join us Saturday April 30th, 2011! There are 3 different rides available. The ride is designed for novice to expert riders. There are 3 routes to choose from ranging in 10, 30, and 75 mile increments. Register today for only $25 and you receive a complimentary t-shirt and raffle ticket for a chance to win a brand new 2011 Giant Cypress ST donated by GIANT. Register today! Want to help but don’t want to ride? No problem! Our idea is that nobody can do everything but everyone can do something. We understand that not everyone can ride and without volunteers this would not be possible. Rather you are checking riders in, refueling riders at the food stops or just flat out sponsoring the event there is something for everyone to contribute.  Learn More.

Tuesday Night Ride: Destination Los Potosinos - Columbus, OH

Tuesday Night Ride - Columbus, OH Time Tuesday, March 8 ·  7:00pm  -  10:00pm Location Goodale Park Buttles and Park Columbus, OH Created By Tuesday Night Ride - Columbus, OH More Info Bike. Lights. Helmet. Ride....  Bring cash because we will be stopping mid-ride at Los Potosinos. Lidia will be staying open late for us so that we can have pollo al carbon (grilled chicken) tacos. [Facebook event page]

Zinn Coupled Stems for Travel Bikes, for a mere $895

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Get the one component most break-down travel bikes lack – a quick way to remove the handlebar. Packing a bike requires separating the handlebar from the bike, and the Zinn/KGS Coupled Travel Stem (patent pending) unscrews and comes apart in 10 seconds. It also goes back together just as fast. This is a vast convenience improvement over conventional stems. The coupler is super secure and strong, and it is easy to get to, even with cables crisscrossing in front of the bar and computers clamped to it. In titanium, our coupled stem still only weighs 250 grams in a 110mm length with an oversized (31.8mm) handlebar clamp. Admittedly, today’s conventional front-opening stems are a huge improvement already over single-bolt stems. A 3- or 4-bolt stem clamp makes it possible to separate the handlebar from the bike without either removing the entire stem and bar (thus requiring replacing spacers and adjusting your headset at your destination), or the even worse alternative of removing the tape

For City’s Transportation Chief, Kudos and Criticism - THE New York Times

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Randy Harris Janette Sadik-Khan, the city’s transportation commissioner, in 2007. By  MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM Published: March 4, 2011 ON a balmy night last June, the city’s Congressional delegation gathered for dinner at Gracie Mansion. Representative  Anthony D. Weiner , who aspires to live in the mansion someday, knew he would have only a few minutes with the host, Mayor  Michael R. Bloomberg . So he brought up the hottest topic he could think of: bicycle lanes, and the transportation commissioner who had nearly doubled the number of them,  Janette Sadik-Khan . Multimedia Map Changing Lanes Related Times Topic:  Janette Sadik-Khan Enlarge This Image Yana Paskova for The New York Times Janette Sadik-Khan, with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, has had to deal with a backlash over her approach. Readers' Comments Share your thoughts. Post a Comment » Read All Comments (230) » “When I become mayor, you know what I’m going to spend my first year doing?” Mr. Weiner said to Mr. Bloomberg, as