Showing posts from June 30, 2013

Women's 100: Hocking Hills Loop is TOMORROW July 7 #letsride

Join other local cyclists on July  7th  to ride 100km as part of the Rapha Women’s 100. 9:00 am - Rockmill Brewery The Rapha Women’s 100 ( womens100event ) is a global event getting thousands of women around the world to ride 100km on the 7th July wherever they are. More information here → Route will be posted on this page, before the ride. Distance: 100k This will be a hilly, challenging road ride, with a marked route, and support provided by roll: bicycle shop. roll: mechanics will follow the ride, and be on board for mechanicals, emergencies, water, and food needs. However, there is a great chance that riders will get pretty spread out, throughout the ride. So, please still bring your own essentials: food, water, repair kit, spare inner tube. I am currently trying to coordinate one food/water stop at the halfway point... but still bring you own water and nutrition! It might be hot out there, so this station will serve as a refill, replenis

Hal & Al’s South Side Garden Tour Scavenger Hunt is Sunday, July 14th | FREE EVENT @halandals

A Scavenger Hunt, Food Truck Hop and Merion, Hungarian, and Vassor Village Garden Tours all on the same day! Win a Kona Beach Cruiser Bicycle or Yuengling Golf Bag! Your challenge will to be locating various items at garden stops and have a chance to get bonus points by performing different tasks along the way. Start whenever you like. All entries must be turned in by 6pm day of the event at Hal & Al’s. Winner will be announced at Hal & Al’s by 8pm that evening. Winners need not be present to win. We’ll have entry forms at Hal & Al’s, Merion Village Association office, and at the various garden tour stops, located in Merion Village, Hungarian Village, and Vassor Village at 10am July 14th. Winner gets choice of Kona Beach Cruiser Bicycle or a Yuengling Golf Bag. Other prizes are gift packs from various breweries. In the event of a tie, winner will be chosen based on earliest time received. [Facebook Event]

The Rapha Continental | Rapha

VANDEYK  Contemporary Cycles is an exciting new addition to the framebuilders’ world in the way they approach bicycle building. Instead of a one-man show, the founder Arendt van Deyk curates experts in design, art, framebuilding and photography with the aim of creating art objects on two wheels with cutting-edge performance. All bicycles are strictly limited and handmade in Germany. The Ride Made from Columbus XCr stainless steel, the frame features a bold 38mm down tube and a 44mm headtube with a tapered fork. Added tyre clearance, longer seatstays and disc brakes are to support the rider on ratty gravel roads and cobbles. The design concept includes small details like the in-house-manufactured dropouts, milled logos and internal brake cable routing. The coding on the seatstays and fork blades translates as ‘Continental’. The Interview What inspired you to build? What does the craft and the material you are using mean to you? Is it a job, a passion, an attitude? Bicy

Bicycling: The SAFEST Form of Transportation | Mr. Money Mustache

Bikemont, Colorado Of all the objections I get from people about why they can’t ride a bike to get around, perhaps the most frustrating is the claim that bicycling is too dangerous. According to this line of reasoning, we all need the protection of a two-tonne steel cage in order to survive the trip to the office or the grocery store. I’ve always felt that this was complete bullshit, but I admit that my emotions may have been playing a part in this rapid condemnation as well. I started riding bikes about 32 years ago, and I just never stopped. To me, bicycling is being alive, and I’d rather run any necessary risk of death than be condemned to a life where cars were the only way to get around, because that sort of soggy dependence wouldn’t be much of a life to me. But luckily for all of us, we don’t have to choose between safety and freedom. They both come together perfectly in the form of bicycle transportation, and once we work our way through the statistics of the matter, a

Camo & Krooked - All Night - Official Video

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After months of speculation,  leaks , but little actual info, Shimano’s highly anticipated hydraulic road disc brake system is finally here. Oh, and there is a new 11 speed Ultegra Di2 group as well. At this point in the game, Shimano trickling down the new features from Dura Ace 9070 is just about a given, but there are some great updates to an already amazing system. I’ve been on an Ultegra 6770 Di2 equipped bike for the past few months, and riding  is  believing. With 6870 only promising to be better, the future is looking bright for Shimano electronics – and road discs. Want more on Shimano’s first hydraulic road disc/Di2 system? Find it all with exclusive tech and insight directly from Shimano after the break! Shimano’s ST-R785 shifter and BR-R785 hydraulic disc brakes Now for the reason you’re all here – Shimano’s R785 hydraulic system. While you may have been expecting to see a specific Ultegra branded system, the  Ultegra-level  system allows it to exist on its ow

Ass Saving Techniques

Ass Saving Techniques from Ass Savers on Vimeo . Tired of sitting at the office with a wet ass all day just because it rained this morning? Do you live in a climate where a shower can come out of nowhere even though the sun was shining just a minute ago? Not ready to bike in a wet suit or burden your bike with fenders? Relax. Its finally here.  The Ass Saver - a light weight emergency fender that sits quietly and almost invisible under your saddle, ready to deploy whenever the streets get wet. Check out our new model SmartAss today

Tour de France: The Unsung Influence of Cyclotourists | Off the Beaten Path

The 100th  Tour de France  started today. Wherever you look, there are retrospectives: in magazines and newspapers, on TV and the radio. Winners get to write history, and so the role of cyclotourists in the development of the most famous bicycle race in the world remains almost unknown. The  Tour de France  was shaped at least in part by the animosity between Henri Desgrange and Vélocio. Desgrange was the editor of the sports paper  L’Auto  that created the  Tour . Vélocio’s magazine  Le Cycliste  that was read by cyclotourists. For years, their respective papers were filled with heated exchanges about the perfect bicycle: the spare, lean single-speed racing bike or the complex, but efficient, cyclotouring bike with multiple gears.  Bicycle Quarterly  Vol. 5, No. 2  looked at this fascinating history. Desgrange was financed by the bike industry, who liked the profits from the simple, easy-to-manufacture single-speed bikes. Vélocio was the advocate of cyclotourists, who wanted t

A professional moving company… using bikes in Montreal CA

Up to six movers for a complete move Prev Next By calling upon our company, you will not only be making sure to have excellent service, you will also be supporting  an efficient, friendly alternative to trucks . Have a look at what our  clients  and the  media  say about it! To see us in action, have a look at the video news report from  La vie en vert  and consult our  photo album . Experienced, efficient and courteous movers Competitive prices  over short and  long distances Up to three movers for a partial move Blankets, tarps and  insurance  to protect your goods More than a thousand clients in its three years of existence Service offered  in the centre and eastern parts of Montreal Island Operates from March to December, 7 days a week, from 9:00am to 5:00pm Do not hesitate to  contact us  for an estimate.  Kilometres don’t scare us off ! Thank you to the  hundreds of clients  who have trusted us since the beginning of our operati

The bike boom (+video) | CS Monitor

NEW YORK Wearing a black Jil Sander skirt matched with an elegant Velvet T-shirt, Lucy Wallace Eustice is pedaling her bike to work on a day as clear as Baccarat crystal. Her four-mile journey takes her along a bicycle path, one of the nation's busiest, that parallels the Hudson River on one side and the Manhattan skyline on the other side. To get to her SoHo office in the middle of the city, she weaves through side streets, dodging UPS trucks, squawking taxis, and workmen perforating roadways with jackhammers. Ms. Eustice could easily take other methods of transportation – the teeming subway system or one of the New York's ubiquitous cabs. But instead she chooses her silver Globe commuter seven-speed – even on cold days. "You are free when you're on the bike," says the fashion designer, whose bike, appropriately enough, has chic saddlebags. "You belong to yourself." [Keep reading at CS Monitor]

How A Minority Biking Group Raises The Profile Of Cycling | NPR

Members of Black Women Bike: DC consult a map while on the road at an  event in June 2011. The Washington Post/Getty Images Flip open any cycling magazine and you might think only skinny, good-looking, white people ride bikes. But increasingly that doesn't reflect the reality. Communities of color are embracing cycling. And as a fast-growing segment of the cycling population, they're making themselves far more visible. There's a story that Veronica O. Davis likes to tell about why she started a cycling group for black women. She was pedaling past a public housing complex near her Washington, D.C., neighborhood one day when a young black girl shouted to her mother, "Mommy, mommy, it's a black lady on a bike." "At first I was like, 'Why is she so excited?' And I realized I'm probably the first cyclist that she saw who looked like her," said Davis. That one small experience led to a Twitter message, which then led to

Pilot Public Art Bike Rack Program | City of Columbus

The Columbus Art Commission (CAC) has partnered with the Recreation and Parks Department, Department of Public Utilities and the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) to request artist proposals for public art bike rack designs. Nine design proposals will be selected for placement at eight Columbus Recreation and Parks Community Centers/Parks and one at the Department of Public Utilities Campus at 910 Dublin Road. The deadline for artist submissions is close of business (5:00 p.m.) on July 31, 2013. All entries must be submitted electronically through GOARTS, GCAC’s online application system. Please see the Artist Call/RFP for complete submission instructions.

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Over the last two years, we have designed and built an innovative solution which instigates the practicality of urban mobility. We are now ready to share the final design result with the world. We are offering Scrooser to the early adaptive kickstarter community to find out who is interested in riding a Scrooser as well as where and why. We're just a small team with a big idea and are interested in finding the financial supporters to raise the amount of capital needed to establishing the Scrooser as a product in a global market. The additional supplementary financing we are seeking will finally allow us to concentrate on all the details that still need to be worked on like the modification of the frame or the improvement of the driving dynamics. Furthermore, we have to fulfill our engineering obsession of perfecting the impulse drive electric motor. It will take us and our engineers a lot of work, power and money to be able to start with the serial production to share Scrooser

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All Bikes All Gone; Fire Burns Through Rye Salvage Lot | Payson Roundup

Crews spent most of Saturday night battling a massive fire at a bike/automotive salvage yard in Rye that destroyed at least several homes and threatened the surrounding forest. # The fire appears to have started right before sunset towards the back of All Bikes, according to several residents who watched the massive blaze from the parking lot of the former Rye restaurant. Most had nothing more than the clothes on their backs, having little time to grab anything when the sheriff’s office excavated the 20-30 residents that live near the lot. # Ron Adler, the owner of All Bikes, said he had no idea how the fire started, but once he spotted the flames, he grabbed a hose and tried to save his home and prized bicycle and motorcycle collection. Adler said he had amassed roughly 9,000 motorcycles, at least twice that many bicycles and dozens of classic cars in the two-acre lot over a 25-year period. [Keep reading at Payson Roundup]

Bicycle related items on July 1 [tonight] City Council meeting agenda | Columbus City Council

Councilmember Eileen Paley is sponsoring ordinance  1477-2013 , for various bikeway development projects, including the installation of Share the Road signs and shared-lane markings on Gay St between Front St and Cleveland Ave, and the installation of pavement markings, signs, and flexible posts on W Broad St between Hague Ave and I-70. ·           Councilmember Paley is sponsoring ordinance  1492-2013 , to improve the bicycle and pedestrian crossing at the intersection of College Avenue and Petzinger Road by means of improved signage and signalization. The ordinance also improves the bicycle and pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Livingston Avenue and the Alum Creek Trail by means of improved signage and signalization. ·           Councilmember Zach Klein is sponsoring ordinance  1467-2013 , for the Big Walnut Trail - Walnut Crossing Project. Included in the project: a new bike trail from Elk Run Park to Williams Road, a new section of boardwalk, a rebuilt segment of

What's on tap for cycling events first week of July in Columbus? #letsride

July 1 - Monday Night Ride EVERY Monday at 10PM | 15thAve & HighSt | Columbus, Ohio | All-Weather | All-Year | All-Bikes | No-Drop July 2 - Tuesday Night Ride Tuesday at 7PM | Corner of Park & Buttles at Goodale Park  [Facebook event] July 3 - Ride your bike to BOOM! We will be riding from Hal & Al's to the Audubon Park to watch the fireworks. Meet at the bar around 700pm . We will roll around 830PM. Family Friendly. This is a slow ride event. Bring lights (front & rear), blanket or chairs and snacks. [Facebook event] July 4 - Be the Float! Yay Bikes! in the 30th Doo Dah Parade Join Yay Bikes! on Thursday, July 4th, 2013 to Celebrate Liberty & Lunacy at the 30th Annual Doo Dah Parade! Exercise your First Amendment right, through humor. We will be lining up on Park Street south of Buttles around NOON. We will then parade our bicycles around the Short North, Victorian & Italian Villages & Harrison West. We are partnering with the  Scandinavian C

Defiant Bicycles Big Easy |

A fat-tire electric bike to take you through snow, sand, and the urban jungle. The Defiant Bicycles Big Easy is a first of its kind: a hand-crafted, electric FAT bike that’s Made in the USA. The Defiant is the culmination of over two years of development and is the perfect choice for utility and recreation in virtually any setting. Product Background The inspiration for the Defiant came from company founder Kevin Spreng’s frustration at the lack of appropriate winter bikes. An attorney and committed bike commuter from the Twin Cities, Kevin wanted a bike that he could ride to work and for fun year round, through the harshest Minnesota winters. There simply wasn’t anything on the market capable of getting him through the snow and slush that made riding a challenge for as many as 6 months a year in Minnesota. Electrifying a FAT Ride “I thought I’d give a fat tire snow bike a try,” Spreng explains. “It worked great on snow and ice, but it wasn’t fast enough for me. So, I put

The Motor City, now 'built for bikes' | The Detroit News - great message about cycling community

Bike Town: Detroit has perfect conditions to be a major bicycling city according to biking advocates/entrpreneurs Jason Hall and Mike MacKool. "Everybody rides a bike. Who doesn't ride a bike? Why wouldn't you ride a bike?" asked Mike MacKool. "If you don't ride a bike I feel like you're missing a major part of what's fun in Detroit right now." The cycling entrepreneur and advocate of all things bike in Detroit states what's obvious to the growing numbers of bicycle riders in the city. Bike riding is (mac)cool. MacKool says Detroit is a perfect storm of conditions for an expanding bike riding culture. The population loss that's a negative for the city in so many ways is a big plus for cyclists. The infrastructure of wide, flat boulevards meant for over twice the traffic we have now makes cycling safer and more enjoyable than it is in the car-choked streets of a New York or Chicago. "We're the Motor City; th