Showing posts from January 29, 2012

Putting Adventure Cycling on the Map by Quality Bicycle Products

Putting Adventure Cycling on the Map from Quality Bicycle Products on Vimeo . Since 1973, the Adventure Cycling Association (ACA) has inspired people to travel by bike. From creating detailed bike-route maps to offering supported and self-guided tours, ACA has introduced thousands of people to bike-based adventures. Jason Boucher, Salsa Cycle general manager and active ACA board member, talks about the growing popularity of adventure cycling, and the many ways ACA improves the experience of bike travel for people across the country.

Dr. Vernal's Equinox Elixir - It's an alleycat folks. March 24th

Columbus's first ever Co-Ed Team Alleycat to bring in the Spring! This will be a 15-20 mile alleycat focused around Downtown Columbus and its surrounding areas.   - Race starts promptly at 1:00 p.m. in the parking lot next to The Main Bar with registration starting at 12: 30. - $5 admission fee per person. - We recommend you bring a helmet, lock and bag. - After party will be held at The Main Bar with food and drink specials for everyone attending along with some things for your entertainment! - Parking available for anyone that needs to drive. ***IF YOU CAN NOT FIND A TEAMMATE (female or male) show up regardless and we guarantee to pair you. No one will be turned away!! Last minute pairings may be random and not with your female/male of choice so we recommend bringing your own teammate*** Sponsors for the event (more to come): Revolution Cycles LeatherBlade Cafe Brioso B1 Bicycles Paradise Garage www.

Month 2: A Year of Yay Ride is Saturday, February 11th

YEAR OF YAY! is a series of 12 rides to celebrate our city and promote membership in Yay Bikes!. Everyone who rides with us will receive an exclusive button designed by Bandito Design Co (look left], as well as other goodies TBA.   February's theme is "bike love", and we'll be visiti ng places that we love in Franklinton, German Village, Olde Towne East, Franklin Park and Downtown. Bring your tandem, bring your sweetheart, or bring the (bike) love of your life and join some great folks for a fun ride. All YoY rides are FREE for Yay Bikes! members and $5 for everyone else. Become a YB! member at Don't forget to bring a LOCK for our stops! { { { { Helmets are *strongly* encouraged on all YB! rides.} } } [Tell them you are riding on Facebook]

Switchback: Fuel for the trail magazine is out

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Lynskey Cooper CX Complete on sale - great deal on an awesome bike

The Cooper CX was designed for the rider looking for a multi-use frame that can handle cyclocross racing and pull double duty as a solid commuter. Introduced as a disc specific model in 2011, this is the perfect do it all winter bike. The 3AL/2.5V titanium tubeset has a large diameter bi-axially ovalized downtube and top tube cable routing to keep mud out of the drivetrain. The rear end retains rack and fender mounts and S-bend seat and chainstays that give clearance for 700x32 tires with fenders. With six sizes to choose from, there is a Cooper CX for nearly everyone. For the long gravel grinders, the daily commute or the weekend cross series, the Cooper CX will soon be the weapon of choice that you keep going to more times than not. Built with adventure in mind, let the Cooper CX take you some place off the beaten path and back again. "Taking it through the uneven pavement of San Fran or through rocky terrain on various trails, the frame absorbs the vibrations so well wh

Kona - We shall call you Mini Ute or MinUte for short and 300lb capacity!

Building on the huge international success of our Ute, which was designed to shoulder big loads, new for 2012 we introduce the MinUte, a shorter wheelbase version of the Ute. The deck is two-thirds the size of the Ute, with the intent to create a more nimble utility bike, perfect for people who need to whisk groceries, kids and work wares via the engine inside. [Kona MinUte]

VICTORIA SADDLE HANDBAG: A gift for the cycling lady in your life

Originally conceived as a stylish saddle cover with incorporated saddle bag, the Victoria developed into a whimsical handbag with the iconic saddle shape. MADE IN ENGLAND Lenght 23cm W idth 17cm Depth 5 cm Volume 1l [Brooks]


I kick myself for not taking the time to visit Brooks when I visited my wife in Oxford during her stay the summer of 2008. I talked to the factory and arranged a visit for a short period but realized that it would cost me $120US to take the train/taxi for a 15 minute visit. Great video about Brooks.

Prosecutors drop Lance Armstrong doping investigation [CNN]

Lance Armstrong has denied doping and never failed a drug test. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France seven times Other riders accused him of using performance-enhancing drugs Prosecutors had called witnesses to a federal grand jury (CNN)  -- Justice Department prosecutors said Friday that they are closing a criminal investigation of champion cyclist Lance Armstrong without filing charges that he used performance-enhancing drugs. A statement from the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles said the seven-time Tour de France winner will not be charged but did not explain the reasons for the decision. Armstrong has consistently denied doping. He was accused of using performance-enhancing drugs by other riders but never failed a drug test. [keep reading at CNN]

Ryan Leech Commuter [Video]


TNR 01312012 Ride Recap

Highlights 15 cyclists Temps in the 50's COSI Los Guachos Connector Bridge Grandview Hill Surly Girl

Project travel bike: a whole new view [BikeRadar]

Project travel bike: a whole new view By James Huang, tech ed, in Boulder, Colorado | Sunday, Jan 29, 2012 8.00am 5 0 4 Previous:  « The shock of your life From a distance, it's difficult to even tell that this is a travel bike. The ride quality doesn't give it away, either  (James Huang) Previous Next View Thumbnail Gallery Luckily enough, my  Ritchey Breakaway Ti/Carbon road frameset tester  arrived just in time for my trip last weekend to see family in Las Vegas, Nevada. I know it's only been one trip so far, but I'm already declaring this a game changer. I was only on the ground for two full days and two half days, yet I was still able to log 4 ½ hours of blissful — not to mention high quality — saddle time in the picturesque areas west of town. Day one took me out to Red Rock Canyon, a loop inside the park, then back. And two days later, I managed to squeeze in an ear