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Saturday, October 8, 2011

2011 COP Fall Hoot Recap 10082011


62 miles
4100+ feet of climbing
Tim and I rode together
2011 route was a little different which made the ride more interesting
McDonald Hill 14.6% max grade
Revenge Hill - 16.1% max grade
Savage Hill - 23% max grade
Chicken Coop Hill - max 21% grade
Stopped in Oakland, Sugar Grove

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Raleigh Sojourn - Great setup for starter touring bike

53, 55, 57, 59, 62cm 
Reynold 520 Butted Chromoly w/CNC Dropouts, Spoke Holders, Pump Peg 
4130 Chromoly Cross w/Disc Mounts 
Shimano FC-R453 Octalink 30/39/50t 
Shimano Octalink 
Shimano Tiagra 
Shimano Deore 
Shimano Dura-Ace 9spd Bar-End 
Tektro R200 Aero Road 
Avid BB5 Road, 160/140mm Rotors 
SRAM PG-950 9spd (11-34) 
Freedom CTX2.3 Trekking Double Wall 
Vittoria Randonneur Cross w/Reflective Sides 700x35c 
Wellgo M21, Alloy Body/Cage 
WTB Mtn Drop, 31.8 
Alloy Ahead 2-Bolt Clamp 
Alloy Micro Adjust 27.2x350mm 
Brooks B17 Aged 
1-1/8" Threadless 
14g Stainless MAC w/Alloy Nipples  
Brooks Leather, Dark Brown  
SKS Fenders, Rear Rack, Lezyne Road Drive Pump, Rack and Fender Mounts, Water Bottle Mounts, Bell, Cateye Reflector Set, Clear Coat, Owner�s Manual  
Specifications are Subject to Change


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

PiCycle™ LTD Electric Bike only $5495

PiCycle™ Limited
PiCycle™ Limited is our premium model and transforms the already extraordinary PiCycling™ experience to a level truly sublime. Every component has been upgraded to the highest quality and offers the most responsive performance. Offering 1250 Watts of hill-flattening torque, PiCycle™ Limited Electric Bike slices the urban melee like so much butter on a steak knife. The front-mounted motor keeps the front-end down on even the steepest grades and ensures unparalleled traction on uneven or wet surfaces. PiCycle™ Limited transforms even the most dull commute into a personal thrill ride.
A long lasting lithium-ion 48 volts, 720 Watt hour battery pack is isolated for maximum durability within the aluminum monocoque. A “phase-change” sleeve is easily accessed by removing the rear wheel. This not only ensures an unparalleled level of structural rigidity but the added assurance that your battery and all other vital electronics remain safe and dry at all times.
A quick and smooth internal hub links your human powered engine via a silent and maintenance-free belt drive. Meld your human energy with the instantaneous torque of the PiCycle™ LTD’s on-demand power to enjoy a real charge out of your ride and experience this one-of-a-kind art exhibition on wheels. Remember to check traffic on your left as you pass all other cyclists politely on your right.
A suspension seat post, hydraulic disc brakes, stainless-steel spokes, double-wall black anodized aluminum rims, height adjustable handlebars, gel grips and gel saddle make riding a PiCycle™ a thrilling and luxurious experience.
Options include custom colors, racks, panniers, larger and smaller tire diameters, windscreens, a front fender, front and rear racks, NuVinci or Rohloff internal hubs, and more.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bike thief gets stung [VIDEO]

Felt Brougham 3-speed Fixie

With its clean look and sensible parts, the Brougham 3-Speed resembles a lovingly assembled custom garage project. Tried-and-true custom-butted 4130 Cromoly tubing, crafted with quick and agile track geometry, an oversized downtube, tapered seatstays and horizontal, machined steel dropouts, gives the Brougham its incredible ride quality. A thumbshifter controls the 3-speed Sturmey Archer fixed gear hub to let you keep your speed through the ups and downs. And the deep V-section aero rims are as fast as they look.

New Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 holder comes with BIKE ATTACHED [Engadget]

For a tablet that prides itself in being thin and lightweight, the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 accessory sure adds considerable heft to the device. The Korean manufacturer's UK branch has teamed up with 14 Bike Co to bring the world the Samsung Galaxy bicycle -- a mild-mannered bike with a custom paint job and a detachable holder for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 made from carbon fiber. So, why carry a tablet on a bicycle? For checking things like mileage planners and route trackers on the go, apparently. No word on pricing yet, but we're guessing that this'll be among the more expensive tablet accessories out there. Press information after the break.

[read more at Engadget]

Red River Rally Recap 10022011

Red River Rally organized by Bluegrass Cycling Club
Tim, Bill and Ray
38 miles
13.6mph ave.
2200 feet of climbing
Natural Bridge State Park
Nada Tunnel
Daniel Boone National Forest

COP 26th Fall Hoot is Saturday October 8, 2011

Date:Saturday October 8, 2011
Time:8:00 am - 9:30 am
Location:Bloom Carroll High School
City State Zip:Carroll, OH
Notes:Budget Tour.
Rt. 33 between Canal Winchester and Lancaster. Take US33 East from Columbus to the stoplight at Carroll, turn left and follow the paw prints to the school.
Routes of 35, 55, and 80 miles. All routes have some hills, the number and size increase with distance. Come enjoy the last budget tour of the season.
35-80 miles.
$4 member, $7 non-member.
Dave Miller 614-444-2276
Roy Burnham 614-343-3704

Sunday, October 2, 2011

CU on a Bike! is Sunday, October 9th

Join us on Sunday, October 9th for a bike ride around Columbus! We're teaming up with the folks at Columbus Rides and Low Carb(on) Columbus to make this possible:

• We'll be meeting at Goodale Park at 11AM
• Ride to DK Diner for the CU Breakfast with Nick event
• After breakfast, Ray George will be leading a tour from Grandview into Franklinton and into Downtown.
• The next stop is the Barley's Beer Tour & Tasting around 1:30PM.
• After Barley's we ride up to Bodega for the CU Beer & Cheese tasting at 3PM.

Estimated travel distance - A casually paced 10 miles

You can view the route online, here:

This event is part of our weekend long 10th Anniversary Celebration:

[Facebook Event]