Showing posts from March 20, 2011

Springfield 200k Brevet Recap 03262011

Highlights Ohio Randonneurs 200k Brevet Bill, John, Tim, myself rode as a group Taylor Kruse and Andrew Hall also were on the ride, but rode their own pace Bill and I ended with 129 miles Averaged 14mph Time in saddle 9 hours: 14 minutes 23 degrees at start (water bottles iced up) peaked at 41 and when we ended 34 degrees 10mph headwind from north and northwest with 17mph gusts First 17 miles and last 48 miles into the headwind Tim flatted at 5 mile mark, subsequent slow leaks forced him to withdraw around 40 miles 4080 feet of climbing, Max grade 13% Towns we passed through - Urbana, Wilburforce, Yellow Springs, Xenia, Waynesville, Springfield Some of the foods consumed - twinkies, a lot of coffee and gatorade, water, pringles, 5 hour energy drink, red bull, NOS, hot dogs, barbecue potato chips, power bars and granola bars, mcdonalds, hardees, peanut butter cheese crackers. Quote of the day by John when we stopped at Caesar Creek dam for the info control stop - "I

Newark mayor proposes solar field, downtown bike path

NEWARK, Ohio - Mayor Bob Diebold unveiled a citywide initiative yesterday aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles for Newark residents while also attracting businesses and promoting renewable energy. Diebold said his Healthy Green and Growing campaign would help the city meet many of its challenges. Among them: an older population, increased energy costs, limited natural resources, obesity and other health problems, and an aging city infrastructure. He said the city will create a bike path through downtown that will connect paths on the western and eastern sides of Licking County... [Full Article]

Tuesday Night Ride Recap 03222011 - Three Creeks

Highlights 10 riders 28 miles Three Creeks Park trail loop through Obetz Trail still flooded at Refugee Rd underpass Temps in 50's

Dispatch article on Cyclists and Motorists gets it partially right

Although it misses the mark on a couple of key points, the Columbus Dispatch article "Motorists, cyclists need to learn how to share pavement" was a good look at the rise of bicycling in Columbus and the need for understanding about the rights and responsibilities of both parties... [Full Article]

The trouble with plastic fenders…

I like fenders. I was a big fan of plastic fenders for a number of years. They work for sure, but I’ve come to realize they have some problems: Read more at the Lazy Randonneur

Rohloff AG - Speedhub production

SPEEDHUB PRODUCTION The film shows a small insight into the production of the SPEEDHUB 500/14. Rohloff AG - Speedhub production

Yay Bikes! April Newsletter

YB! NEWSLETTER   //   APRIL 2011 In This Issue 501c3 status attained new board & staff bamboo bikes presentation bike month 2011 just another bike ride READ THE NEWSLETTER HERE

L'Eroica Video

L'EROICA (english version) from Edouardi Sepulchro on Vimeo .

For Sale: 2006 Lemond Poprad Disc 57cm - SOLD 03/31/2011

Frame & Fork Frame Construction TIG-welded Frame Tubing Material LeMond True Temper OX Platinum Steel Fork Brand & Model Bontrager Switchblade Elite Fork Material Carbon fiber, aero crown Components Component Group Shimano 105 Brakeset Avid BB-7 disc brakes, Shimano 105 STI Dual Control levers Cane Creek bar top levers Shift Levers Shimano 105 STI Dual Control Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra (compact compatible) Rear Derailleur Shimano 105 Crankset Bontrager compact 50/36 with FSA chainring Pedals NOT INCLUDED Bottom Bracket GXP BB Shell Width Rear Cogs 10-speed, 12 - 27 teeth Chain Seatpost Thomson Elite Saddle Fizik Pave Gel Handlebar Bontrager Race Cross Bontrager Buzz Kill bar end plugs Handlebar Stem Bontrager Select  Headset 1 1/8" threadless Aheadset Slimstak Wheels Bontrager SSR Disc Tires Bontrager Road An extra front and rear wheel will be included in the purchase. The rims need replaced but the hubs are usable. NOTE: The photo

The Future is Bamboo Bicycles Presentation is this Friday! I'm going, are you?

Time Friday, March 25 ·  7:00pm  -  10:00pm Location The Columbus Idea Foundry, 1158 Corrugated Way, Columbus, OH 43201 Created By Yay Bikes! More Info In partnership with the Columbus Idea Foundry, Yay Bikes! presents its adventures building bamboo bicycles at the Bamboo Bike Studio in Brooklyn, NYC. Learn the whys & hows of bamboo bicycles and what it would take to build them in Columbus—plus take a spin on one of our three sweet rides. It'll be a fun and informative evening, please join us. RSVPs requested for snack planning. Contact us to sponsor this event! [Facebook event page]

Motorists, cyclists need to learn how to share pavement [via Dispatch]

KYLE ROBERTSON | DISPATCH Tim Cristy, one of a growing number of cycling commuters in central Ohio, was bruised in a collision with a car last week. Monday, March 21, 2011   03:05 AM BY  ROBERT VITALE THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Jim [sic] Cristy's string of close calls came to a crashing, bruising halt a week ago on Cannon Drive south of Ohio State University. The North Side resident was riding his bike in the right lane when a car passed on his left and then made a right turn into a parking lot. Christy [sic] hit the car's rear passenger side and was thrown to the street. He bruised his hip and shoulder. The car never stopped. Coexistence isn't always peaceful these days on central Ohio streets, many of which are being re-engineered to accommodate people driving on two wheels and four. Columbus has created 14 miles of bike lanes on its streets since 2008. The city also has added pavement markings - "sharrows" - and signs along 37 additional miles to welcome cyclists

2011 Columbus Ride of Silence is Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00pm

Time Wednesday, May 18 ·  7:00pm  -  10:00pm Location Columbus Commons Created By Ride of Silence - Columbus More Info The 2011 Ride Silence will take place on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00pm. Tentatively, we will start at Columbus Commons and ride in silence to The Ohio State University campus. Maximum of 12 miles per hour. [Facebook Event Page] [Facebook Fan Page]

Three Creeks Ride Loop Recap - 03202011

5 riders (Katie, Brett, Adam, John, myself) 38 miles (for Brett and myself) 32 mile loop from and back to Third Hand Rode south through Three Creeks and west over to High Street back into town. Part of trail was under water, still Temp in 60's and sunny Third Hand has a lot of bikes that need owners

Spring 2011 Market to Market Ride is May 7, 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011 Two of Columbus' premiere independent, locally-owned specialty foods markets are returning with an event that debuted with great success last October: Market to Market. The Hills Market and North Market share not only a philosophical connection: one that makes it a priority to provide and promote the best Ohio has to offer to consumers, but also a physical connection: the Olentangy River Greenway (or more commonly, the Olentangy Bike Trial). Join both markets on Saturday, May 1, as they connect to celebrate Ohio-made foodstuffs, the opening of the farmers market and bicycling season with “Market to Market”: a cross-city local foods-centric bike ride, for amateurs and aficionados alike.    Participants have the option of starting at either market to fuel up with breakfast before embarking on the 13 mile adventure to the market at the other end of the bike trail. Each participating rider will be issued a passport at the beginning of their journey. Bikers can col

Gravel Rouser Recap

2 riders (Tim and Bill) 54 miles 5100 ft of climbing 11.2 mph average Half pavement/half gravel roads Temps between 65°F and 75°F in the afternoon Absolutely beautiful loop from Athens to Zaleski and back with a 10 mile mountain bike race in between Map | Info