Showing posts from June 12, 2011

Kranium Project: Effective Cycling Protection with CARDBOARD!

Expanded polystyrene has been used in creating bike helmets for the past few decades and they have advanced very little in terms of safety. Helmets protect your head only 16% of the times during a crash and have been giving us the false implication of safety. Emphasis this day is given to styling and aerodynamics. However, polystyrene does little to absorb impact energy but distributes it over the head. Since the past twenty years improvements have been made in the fields of aerodynamics and styling. However while cycling through a busy city at an average speed of 12mph, safety is more important than aerodynamics. Why is this unsustainable, largely focused on aesthetics being pushed into our lives to promote safety? Kranium looks at creating an innovative, lightweight outdoor sports activity helmet that will revolutionize the helmet market through improved safety, recyclability and breakthrough design. The structure of Kranium has been developed to absorb the impact energy. The ribs

Kokosing Gap/Mohican Valley/Holmes County Trail Ride Recap 06182011

Highlights 8 cyclists (Two new to the group including Jeff, and Aliceann from Kalamazoo MI) 44 miles 900 feet of climbing Kokosing Gap Danville Mohican Valley Trail Bridge of Dreams Holmes County Trail County roads including gravel The fair is in Danville and we stopped for food including deep fried hot peppers. We met Mr. Big Onion. Lunch and ice cream at the Rt 62 Drive In. Animal sightings Wild turkey on trip up to ride Turtle Family of skunks ‎[ Bill Ferriot ] Don't forget the Amish gentleman hauling a propane tank in his bike trailer with a gun rack on the handlebars. He was a friendly fellow. :)

US Bike Route showing no signs of growing pains [via Fast Lane]

From the Fast Lane blog: In my latest  "On the Go" video  and in a  blog last week , I talked about how bicycles are not just for recreation, but also for transportation.  Today, as schools across America are letting out for summer vacation and families are making travel plans, I want to remind everyone that you can use your bicycles for both transportation  and  recreation on our  U.S. Bicycle Route System . And I'm happy to report that, since I blogged about our nation's interstate network of bicycle routes  last summer , the Association of American State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has approved the first new routes for the system in more than 30 years. [continue reading at Fast Lane]

Khaki Bike to Work Pants - Betabrand

Common Khakis, Inner Brilliance Bike pants make for silly work pants, and vice versa. So we created these handsome hybrids that perform equally well on the road or in the office. They look like regular khakis, but they’ve got an inner brilliance. See, we lined the ankles with reflective Illuminite® and Scotchlite™ fabric. Same goes for the back pockets, which deploy like mud flaps from your rear. The result: radical reflectivity. Bike to Work Pants have been covered by the likes of The New York Times, Wired, Outside, Bicycling, Boing Boing, and Gizmodo. And they’ve been worn by commuters across the country. See a sampling of them in the customer images below, and take a spin through the rest of our Bike to Work photos. [betabrand]

Esuac ed Ruot is Sunday! Metric and American Century Routes. 8 AM start! – not the 7 AM listed on FB Location Lancaster Bicycle   721 S Columbus St Lancaster, Ohio Created By Tour de Cause More Info Father’s Day Metric and American Century. We will be doing the Tour de Cause 62 and 100 mile route…BACKWARDS.

Safe and Smart Cyclist Program at Franklinton CycleWorks!

This weekend marks the kickoff for our Safe and Smart Cyclist Program!!! FCW was awarded a grant by the United Way to provide cycling safety & bike maintenance courses this summer. Classes will be free for   Franklinton & Hilltop residents and minimally priced for all others ($15 per course or $40 for all four). 4 courses will be offered which will repeat once a month, June through September (and possibly October)   Here is this month's Schedule:                        June 18, 9-10:30am = Basic Bicycle Maintenance (workshop) June 18, 10:30am-12pm = Roadside Repair (workshop) June 25, 9-10:30am = Rules of the Road (classrooom) June 25, 10:30am-12pm = Traffic Skills (on-road) The first 25 Franklinton or   Hilltop residents who complete all 4 sessions will receive free safety equipment   for their bicycle including a set of bike lights, a safety vest, a helmet, and a   bell. All others who complete all four courses will receive a 25% discount off   these safety access

Trampe the Bicycle Lift - Trondheim Norway [Thanks Fickle Bicycle]


Driver named in crash into group of 100 cyclists near L.A.-Culver City border; 7 injured, 4 seriously [Daily News LA]

Daily News Wire Services Posted: 06/16/2011 09:54:23 AM PDT Updated: 06/16/2011 11:03:37 AM PDT LOS ANGELES -- A young woman alleged to have been drunk plowed her car into a group of about 100 cyclists before dawn today, leaving two of them critically injured, four in serious condition and three with lesser injuries, authorities said.The crash in the 5900 block of West Jefferson Place near the Los Angeles- Culver City line was reported at 1:49 a.m., said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott. The injured were taken to various area hospitals. Christine Elizabeth Dahab, 27, was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence, said Officer Lyle Knight, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman. According to Los Angeles County Jail records, Dahab was being held at the LAPD's 77th Street Division jail in lieu of $15,000 bail. [continue at Daily News LA]

Damian's Ride [VIDEO] very inspirational - via NYTimes

Tuesday Night Ride Recap 06142011

Highlights 19 riders Grandview Scioto River ride Weinermobile on Marconi Tip Top

SUDS: Sell Ur Dad's Stuff is this SUNDAY (June 19th) at Franklinton Cycle Works!

Time Sunday, June 19 ·  1:00pm  -  4:00pm Location Franklinton Cycle Works 897 West Broad St. Columbus, OH Created By Franklinton Cycleworks More Info SUDS is an all things bicycle related swap meet and grill out. This Father's Day, show your dad you care by clearing out his basement of all the bicycle parts and accessories he hasn't used since 1999 and invite him along to the swap meet as well. Most likely, he'll find a new pair of fenders that he simply must have, and you'll probably find something cool too. Nothing to sell? No problem. Stop down, browse the tables, and grab a burger and soda while your at it. What better way to celebrate Father's Day than trading or buying bike gear and eating grilled meat (we'll have vegetarian options to)! Tables are $10 and space is limited so reserve yours as soon as possible. For more information, call Jonathan of FCW at 614-315-9315 or email him at Co-sponsored by Columbus Ride Blog

Three Wheel Journey

Meet Dave. Dave's traveling around the US by bicycle. Here's Dave's profile..."I have wanderlust, I love seeing new things, and visiting new places, bicycling is a great way to move around. This bicycle trip begins near Seattle WA, and has no real destination, itinerary or end date." Right now, you can pick up Dave's journey as he travels through Ohio, and then browse back to his experiences through the GAP and C&O trails and beyond!

Spicer Cycles

Welcome to Spicer Cycles. Spicer is a retailer of bicycles, frames, bike parts, and accessories. We also perform bicycle repairs and build Spicer brand track bicycles and track frames. Most of your parts and accessories will be found in the HUGE ONLINE CATALOG. The catalog will connect you to a database of thousands of parts and accessories linked into the nation's largest bicycle parts distributor. Most items are available to ship within 2-3 days. Other areas of our page include a gallery of COLORFUL FIXED GEAR PARTS and the closeout page is always a good place to check for deals on parts, accessories, and unique track and fixed gear frames. For a glimpse of the variety of frames and bikes we have made please visit the GALLERY of customer bikes and frames. Colorful parts are available to personalize your fixed gear bike!

It's Not A Race

We all know ‘The Game’. We may never have dared to speak of it or confess its power over us, but we’ve all heard its seductive voice whispering in our ears, daring us to chase that shaven-legged (like a girl) roadie though our lungs threaten to burst out of our chest. We’ve all been stung by its bitter laughter when the skinny kid on the slicked-up mountain bike dropped us when we weren’t really paying attention (though in our hearts, we know that was no excuse), but we’d be damned if we were going to let him get away with it. Oh yes, we all know The Game. Now The Game has a name and that name is ‘Silly Commuter Racing’, itself a hollow denial of the seriousness with which The Game is played. Mock if you will, but eventually you will come to realise that we do not play The Game, no The Game plays us.

Curtlo Cycles in Winthrop, Washington: Good prices on custom frames

From their website: From traditional steel mountain hardtails, to single speed, road, cyclo-cross, 29", and whatever else you desire - we can build it! Our strength is the ability to build a frame exactly the way you want it. Disc tabs, full suspension, tandems, braze-ons, touring bikes, foldable bikes, you name it. Each year we refine and tweak every element of our frames, from something as seemingly unimportant as drop-outs, to incorporating the newest brand of tubing. Most long-time riders who have ridden hand-made, custom steel frames know the truth. There is something that gets transferred from the builder, through the torch, right into each frame built. While it is probably easier to walk into your local shop and buy a "big brand name" bike off the showroom floor, what you are missing can mean the difference between pure enjoyment, and just a decent ride. At Curtlo cycles, how a bike FEELS is everything, and the best way to get the ultimate feel is to have a bi

Cycle Style: DZR Concubine

Concubine You deserve not only one pair of DZR shoes, why not bring home the entire collection. The first and only SPD compatible slip on. The ultimate companion for the lazy cyclist. SPD compatible variable-flex nylon inner shank Performance mapped flex for mobility Strategic stiffness for power transfer 600 luminosity reflective badge DZR sells other styles as well - check out their website!

For Sale: 2010 Jamis Quest - 58cm

Highlights Steel Frame Shimano Ultegra rear derailer Shimano 105 everything else Mavic Aksium wheels Carbon fork 50/34T Compact crank 12-27T Cassette Crank Bros. Candies pedals Rear rack and 2 water bottle cages 19.75 lbs. Red $1250 ($1500 new) - contact: bferriot at yahoo dot com Thanks!

The Fickle Bicycle in Grandview - Cool stuff going on here!

Location Grandview, OH Description Bikes that are cool, bikes that are retro, bikes that make people drool, bikes that exemplify class. I like older road bikes from the 70’s and 80’s because they are simply designed and built to last with great colors and less flash. I design bikes with classic color schemes and the appropriate amount of flair, I want people to compliment you on your bike. That new bike feel comes from the components; tuning up a bike with a new chain, cables, and wheels make it ride like a brand new bike. Mission I want people to commute on a bicycle and use it for transportation, not just riding around for fun. I want to make them affordable and ride like a brand new bike that would cost twice the price. Big body cruising bikes and fat tire mountain bikes can slow down your speed on the road. These older road bikes are made to go fast; by adding a set of comfortable bars and new components I can create the perfect commuting bike and save these bikes from going t

Police Searching For Driver Who Ran Over Bicyclist, Drove Off [WBNS-10TV]

COURTESY: LAUREN DAVIS Kristina Godinez was pronounced dead at Riverside Methodist early Saturday morning. COLUMBUS, Ohio  — A 29-year-old mother of five was being remembered Saturday for her smile and laughter, hours after she was struck by a car while riding a bicycle. Kristina Godinez was knocked off the bicycle and two vehicles then drove over her, 10TV News reported. Godinez was taken to Riverside Methodist Hospital where she died early Saturday morning. According to police, Godinez was riding along Morse Road, just west of Beech Hill Avenue, in Clintonville, when she was struck by a car driven by Malcolm Jackson. "I heard a thump," Jackson said.  "As soon as I saw I hit someone or something, I immediately stopped." Jackson said that he then tried to help Godinez but other cars failed to slow down. [continue reading at WBNS-10TV]

Sugar Grove Ride Recap 06122011

Highlights 33 miles 2000 ft climbing 15% grade max (gravel road) Sugar Grove start/finish Fire Tower Rd Hocking College renewable technology building with mossy roof Loop south on Old Logan Rd. and back north through Rockbridge Several gravel roads and a brick road Stopped at Ghost Bike for Michelle Kazlausky I had a thumb cramp after the ride, ha!

Wald Bicycle Baskets, one of the oldest bicycle parts company in the US!

133 QUICK-RELEASE BASKET One of the best selling items in our entire catalog, this basket set the precedent for quick-release convenience and is perfect for carrying small bags of groceries. This versatile basket uses the 1033 holder that simply slides on and off the bar. Available in white (133WH) or gloss black (133GB) powder coat finishes. Dimensions: 14.5 x 9.5 x 9 inches [Wald website]