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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Blacklick Creek Trail Ride Recap 11122011

39 miles
Started at Blacklick Creek Trailhead at Main Street in Reynoldsburg
Blacklick Metro Park
Trail ends at Tussing Road
Hines Road south trail construction
Crossed railroad track at Refugee to reach existing trail
Portman Park
RT 33 Multi-use bridge
Alum Creek Trail
Three Creeks Park
Heron Pond
Wolfe Park
Nelson Park
5th Ave
Port Columbus original terminal

Blacklick Creek Trail map

Levi's - The Commuter. Form. Function. Cycling.


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We have labored over every detail of our Men's City Bike - from the cream tires to the uber comfortable ergonomic leather grips to the genuine leather dual coil saddle - rest assured you will turn heads and forget where you're headed when riding a Brooklyn Cruiser. 

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Product Recalls - Bicycles and Components


Details: Several models of Trek 2012 FX and District bicycles imported by Trek Bicycle Corp. of Waterloo, Wis. The Chinese-made bikes were sold at specialty bicycle retailers nationwide from May 2011 to September. The affected 2012 models include the Trek 7.2 FX, 7.3 FX, 7.4 FX, AND 7.5 FX; District, and 9th District bicycle models: WSD, Livestrong and Disc. The model name is found on the bicycle’s frame.

Why: The bolt that secures the seat saddle clamp to the seat post can break, which could cause the rider to fall.

Incidents: Four reports of incidents, with one injury involving a broken tooth and lip.

How many: About 27,000.

For more: Call 800-373-4594; visit


Bicycle components

Details: The recall involves nine 2011 model year bicycles made with Advanced Group carbon forks — the component that connects the wheel to the bike — distributed by Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif. The bikes are Sirrus Expert, Sirrus Comp, Sirrus Elite, Vita Expert, Vita Comp, Vita Elite, Vita Elite Step Thru, Tricross Sport, Tricross, and Tricross Comp, and all have the brand name “Specialized” on the lower front frame tube. The bikes were sold at authorized Specialized retailers nationwide from June 2010 through August 2011.

Why: The brake component housed within the bicycle’s carbon fork can come apart from the fork, which could allow the brake assembly to contact the wheel spokes while rotating.

Incidents: Two reports of the brake component disengaging from the carbon fork. No injuries.

How many: About 14,200

For more: Call 877-808-8154; visit


"Next" brand bicycles

Details: “Next”-branded men’s 26-inch hybrid bicycles, made in China for Bridgeway International of Naples, Fla., and sold nationwide at Walmart stores from February through July. The red or orange bikes have model numbers LBH2611M and LBH2611M2 located on the frame between the pedals.

Why: The bicycle chain can break, which could cause the rider to lose control and fall.

Incidents: There have been 11 reports of the chain breaking, including nine involving cuts and bumps.

How many: About 91,000

For more: Call 877-934-3228; visit


The Columbus Dispatch - Product Recalls Index

Pickup driver gets 3 years in 2009 death of bicyclist

By  Kathy Lynn Gray
The Columbus Dispatch Wednesday November 9, 2011 5:38 AM

Edward Scott Miller, 30, of Granville, pleaded guilty to causing a death by driving recklessly and driving while intoxicated.
Yesterday, the family of Steven Barbour heard for the first time what they’ve been aching for since his death in 2009: an apology.
“I’m so sorry for all the pain I’ve given you,” Edward Scott Miller told them, weeping in Franklin County Common Pleas Court. “I’m truly sorry I cannot bring him back to you.”
Then Miller heard his fate: three years in prison for causing the death of Barbour, a well-known bicyclist in central Ohio.
Miller was driving on Cemetery Road in Hilliard on July 18, 2009, after a night of drinking when his pickup rear-ended Barbour’s bicycle as Barbour was on his way to lead an organized bike ride. Barbour, of Upper Arlington, died of head injuries four days later at age 58.
Miller, 30, of Granville in Licking County, was accused of being drunk and reckless, but jurors couldn’t reach a verdict during a trial in April. A second trial was about to begin in September when Miller agreed to plead guilty to a third-degree felony count of causing a death by driving recklessly and a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated.
Yesterday, Common Pleas Judge Stephen L. McIntosh sentenced him to three years for the first count and six months for the second, to run concurrently. He also suspended Miller’s driver’s license for 10 years and fined him $1,000. Miller could have been sentenced to 51/2 years in prison.
“We know for a fact you did not intend to cause the death of Mr. Barbour,” McIntosh told Miller. “Clearly, you are no monster, but you did commit a crime and you have to step up and take the consequences. To not have imposed a prison sentence would have demeaned the seriousness of the matter.”
Former TV news anchor Gabe Spiegel, a passenger in Miller’s pickup, testified that the two had been drinking throughout the night before the pre-dawn incident.
Barbour’s mother, Carol Barbour, told the judge that, although she knew that Miller didn’t intend to kill her son, “an innocent person was destroyed” and life will never be the same for her.
Barbour’s sister, Diane Barbour Davidson of St. Joseph, Mich., said her brother had just retired and was looking forward to taking a coast-to-coast bike ride when “Steve’s life was tragically and senselessly taken by Miller.”
She said she wasn’t seeking revenge, but “I do want justice for Steve.”
Cycling buddy Robert Fenton, 78, said he’d been riding with Barbour for 25 years and considered him one of the most-influential cyclists in central Ohio.
“We’re pleased it’s been vigorously prosecuted,” said Fenton, of Upper Arlington. “We wanted serious jail time.”
[The Columbus Dispatch]

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