Showing posts from December 23, 2012

DIY Tire Chains []

Making your own bicycle tire chains was not as hard as I thought it would be. I went to a local hardware store and picked up a few things I needed for this project. It turned out to be fairly inexpensive. Things I picked up were: 15″ of braided chain $7.20 15″ of 1/16 uncoated cable (picture frame wire) $3.15 3 packs of 1/16 cable ferrule (used to bind wire together) $.78 a pack A whopping grand total of $13.66 tax included. Tools needed: needle nose pliers, wire stripper, wire cutter, and zip ties. First let some air out of your tires. Then split the chain links into 6 links a strand. Lastly, inflate tires for normal use. [See the rest of the build at]

How Bicycles Can Save Small Town America -

How Bicycles Can Save Small Town America - from Russ Roca on Vimeo .

The Chainbreaker Bike Book: Second Edition

A Rough Guide To Bicycle Maintenance Here’s a hand-illustrated and accesible introduction to the world of bike repair! Through working at both Plan B Bike Project and French Quarter Bicycles in New Orleans, the co-authors have gathered a wealth of experience to share with would-be mechanics. The first half of this book is a complete repair manual to get you started on choosing, fixing, and riding your bike. The second half reprints all four issues of Chainbreaker zine, whose originals were destroyed in Hurricane Katrina.

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Montpelier Snowday Ride 12272012

Rode into town to get some windshield wiper fluid for the car. The bottle fit perfectly into the Revelate Viscacha rear bag.

Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks Ride 12262012

Highlights Solo ride 15 miles 2100ft climbing Gravel roads scraped of snow with sand for traction 20 degree temps - Wore wool underlayer, jersey and Showers Pass heavier jacket. I needed hand warmers after a really long downhill because my hands got cold.

Montpelier VT Christmas Ride 12252012

Rode around Montpelier VT with my brother and Josh from Burlington checking out the sights.

Early 1890's Tangent Geared Bicycle at The Old Spokes Home


The Economic Benefits of Bicycling [FastCompany]


Juliana Buhring becomes first woman to cycle round the world as she pedals into Naples after 152 days on the road [The Telegraph]

It has taken Juliana Buhring just 152 days to cycle round the world, becoming the first woman ever to do so. She tells Cole Moreton about the highs and lows of her 18,000 mile solo road trip. Juliana Buhring arrives in Naples at the end of her journey   Photo: NICK CORNISH When Juliana Buhring rode out of Naples in the summer, saying she was off to cycle around the world, hardly anyone believed her. But yesterday the 32-year-old English language teacher returned to a hero's welcome in the Piazza del Plebiscito, having pedalled more than 18,000 miles alone. She had been on the road for 152 days, travelling through 18 countries on four continents and fighting off sickness in India, dogs in Turkey and even birds in Australia. "It feels surreal to stop," she said afterwards, looking forward to a bath and a drink. "I haven't quite registered that I don't have to get up at five tomorrow morning and get back on the bike again. I am in surp

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MOTO Urban Pedal


ReCycle [Kickstarter]

The ReCycle Origin Story It all started with inspiration sparked by a recycled-materials, reusable grocery bag with “ingredients” printed on it attached to a messenger bag. Aluminum. Rubber. Plastic. “Hey. Those are bike parts.” Flash! A few years later, and our prototypes are alive, well and rolling down a street near you. (If you live in Los Angeles.) Against so many odds, we’ve managed to create a head-turning bicycle made from 100%-recycled aluminum, making it the greenest transportation option available anywhere. Now, it’s time to roll The ReCycle forward and start reducing carbon output and waste by reusing aluminum through a closed-loop, recycling mission to create new and awesome bikes from old and worn out materials. Our Bikes L to R: Moshi Moshi, Mudmaste, mBula. mBula It’s the cruiser that speaks Fijian. The  mBula  is named after toasts during kava ceremonies on the beaches of Fiji. Coconuts falling from the trees. Stars that actually look like they go on for infini


I suppose at some point in the future, I will look back on today and smile - the effect of time and distance having fully pared down my memory to a few mildly amusing vignettes, but until then I am rooted in the here and now staring across one of the most remote and inhospitable places in the entire world and a goal I'm not sure I'll be able to achieve. I have to remind myself, 'don't make any decisions at the end of the day when you're tired.'  By all accounts it wasn't a terrible day - I covered 26 nautical miles despite a variety of weather conditions. I managed to intersect with an old ALE cat-train trail and for a while things seemed good, but the trail drifted over and I alternated between riding along side and over the drifts.  At some point early on, the light turned flat and it was hard to see much of anything. Then, it started snowing. I couldn't believe it. I burned about 20 minutes trying to set up my camera to take pictures of myself a


Receptor BUG Communication One of POC’s most popular helmet models, now exclusively offered with Beats by Dr. Dre  headphones built into the neck roll. With the remote control, compatible with most smart phones, you can take calls and switch songs and adjust volume right from the cord. No more fumbling with gloves to find your cell phone or music player. COMING SOON Available in January - 2013   TECHNICAL FEATURES Superior sound & safety Ventilated double-shell system EPS liner Neck roll with Headphones with Remote & Mic from  Beats by Dr. Dre ® Smartphone compatible cord control for most smart phones Length of Cable (m): 1,3 m Sizes: XS-XXL Certified EN 1077-B, ASTM 2040 Weight: 550g ACCESSORIES  Helmet Case.  Protect your helmet with the custom-designed helmet case. (Not included) COMING SOON  Available in January - 2013  [POC Sports]