Showing posts from October 20, 2013

THE CYCLIST'S ALPHABET | @outdooralphabet

From aero bars to Team Zed, the Cyclist's Alphabet is now available for your walls. Two-wheeled enthusiasts from everywhere can appreciate both the technology and history behind our favorite mode of transportation with all 26 letters illustrated on 18x24" True White French Paper stock. Printed and signed 2nd edition of 250, with a few of the illustrations updated. US Shipping for one is $7, and $15 for international situations. Add one dollar for each additional poster, up to three  (that's as many as I'd feel comfortable getting into the packaging) . © 2013 Seth Neilson [See more at  My Outdoor Alphabet]

Biking On The Old Railroad Tracks in Genoa Township Trail |

Great Use For Old Train Tracks Ohio to Erie Trail sign near Plum Road The thing I love the most about Delaware County is its ability to show me urban excitement and country serenity in just a few short miles. It’s one of the few unspoken secrets about where we live: Delaware Ohio is the perfect mix of everything. Hands down, my favorite way to experience this duality is via the Genoa Township Bike Trail. Riding the Trail Entrance to McNamara Park from The Genoa Township Trail Bike trails are seemingly popping up all over the place. Next time you’re on Google Maps, click on Bicycling and watch the map flip over to reveal the bold green spaghetti strings of bike paths all over Central Ohio. Delaware County has several paths, but one of my favorites has to the Genoa Township trail. In six short miles, you and your family can enjoy a healthy day outside on what is a beautiful and relatively easy ride. [Keep reading at]

Bike on the Street, Not on the Sidewalk - Safe Cycling in Chicago @YouTube

Tour de Troit 2013 | @TourDeTroit

Check out :40 in and you will see a few familiar faces from Columbus Tour de Troit 2013 from Tour de Troit on Vimeo .

Hey, Cyclists: This LED-Powered Backpack Could Save Your Life | FastCompany

A DESIGNER, WHO SYMPATHIZES WITH BOTH CARS AND CYCLISTS, CREATES WEARABLE TECH TO SAVE LIVES. There are more cyclists than ever in cities today, a fact that isn’t lost on city planners and administrators. Streetscapes are changing accordingly, as they are amended to accommodate bike lanes. The result is a healthier urban environment with a robust transport network. But tensions inevitably arise when such different transportation beasts as cars and bikes travel side-by-side in such intense proximity. Drivers don’t always respect the line of demarcation separating the two vehicles. Bike lanes aren’t treated with the deference afforded car throughways, so cyclists are frequently forced to dart into the main road (or onto sidewalks) to avoid collision. Then there's the fact that people, whether in cars or on bikes, can behave recklessly to the point of injuring, or at least antagonizing, those with whom they share the road. Continue reading at  http://www.fastcodesig

Cielo Cross Racer Disc

Starting with the competition proven design of our Cross Racer, the Cross Racer Disc adds the incredible stopping power and mud shedding capabilities of disc brakes to our performance driven frame set . Borrowing the same geometry and spartan layout from the Cross Racer, the Cross Racer Disc features a 2-degree sloping top tube, aggressive bottom bracket height and Paragon Disc Specific rear dropouts. The Cross Racer Disc comes equipped with an Enve™ CX Disc carbon fork, painted to match and a Chris King I7 InSet™ 44mm taper compatible headtube for increased front-end rigidity. Inspired paint scheme : Each year we will create a new Inspired paint scheme. Our intent is to pay homage to an iconic design motif while outfitting the Cross Racer with fresh look for the coming cross season. For 2013 our Cielo Cross Racer and Cross Racer Disc framesets draw upon the Le Mans winning Aston Martin’s for inspiration. Raced in the late 50s on demanding courses like Targa Floria, Nurburing, and

Disc Brakes on Road Bikes - The Industry Speaks | @bikeradar

In Almost Every European Country, Bikes Are Outselling New Cars | @NPR‎

Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images We know that Europeans love their bicycles — think Amsterdam  or  Paris . Denmark  even has highways  specifically for cyclists. Indeed, earlier this month,  NPR's Lauren Frayer reported that Spain , which has long had a love affair with cars, is embracing the bicycle: For the first time on record, Lauren noted, bicycles outsold cars in the country. But it's becoming a Continent-wide phenomenon. More bikes were sold in  Italy  than cars — for the first time since World War II. This prompted us to look at the figures across the 27 member states of the European Union for both  cars  and  bicycles . New-car registrations for Cyprus and Malta weren't available, so we took them out of the comparison. Here's what we found: Bicycle sales outpaced new-car sales last year in every one of those countries, except Belgium and Luxembourg. The top five countries by bicycle sales can be seen in the top chart. [See more at NPR]

Proteq Starpath - a glow-in-the-dark bike path?

FOR SALE: UHaul Sportframe 1 1/4 inch Receiver Hitch (Powder Coat) 24857 - $100

Sportframe 1 1/4 inch Rec (Powder Coat) Originally installed on 2012 Ford Focus Hatchback Installed by UHaul - Removed by Ford dealership when vehicle was sold. To find out if it fits your vehicle please refer to Class 1 hitch Max weight: 2,000 lbs, Part number: 24857 Hitch Installation Guide - Model 24857 [Craigslist]

Video: Great Divide Mountain Bike Route Highlights @advcyclingassoc

The  Great Divide Mountain Bike Route  has received incredible media coverage over the last few years, made famous in large part by the fabulous documentary  Ride the Divide  and its subject, the unsanctioned, winner-takes-nothing-but-bragging-rights  Tour Divide  race, which runs the route's entire 2,774 miles. Early this year, with the release of the second edition of Mac McCoy's classic  Cycling the Great Divide: From Canada to Mexico on North America's Premier Long-Distance Mountain Bike Route guidebook on the horizon, we brainstormed how we could promote the solitude, beauty, and accessibility of the route to an even broader swath of cyclists who weren't looking to compete, but just enjoy the ride and stunning beauty of the route; cyclists wishing to ride it in its entirety at their own pace, or who hope to complete a short section of the route, perhaps on a leisurely weeklong tour. (Did you know that our maps for the route are broken into 250- to 500-mile  map

How To Be A Mountain Biker @YouTube

Pickup driver’s fight with cyclists leads to crushed bike, jail | @YahooAutos

In the past few years, many cities and local governments have  embraced bicycling  as a reasonable way to use public roads — carving out special lanes, setting up bike-sharing stations and generally making life easier for those who want to travel by two wheels rather than four. But those moves haven't come without complaint about congestion and special treatment, and just as biking clubs have grown for weekend riders, so has  anti-bike advocacy  and concerns about who rules the road — such as  the handmade warning signs  above from a pro-vehicle group. In a shocking but not surprising turn, one Texas man now faces charges after being caught on video threatening a  group of cyclists  with a  baseball bat  — and ending the row by running over a $5,000 bicycle. The incident took place in Conroe, Texas, last week, where the  Woodlands Cycling Club  often rides a loop around subdivisions — a route, its members say, that has little traffic and a 30-mph speed limit.

Dirty Talk | BikeSnobNYC @bicyclingmag

I love to ride  mountain bikes . For some reason, this always seems to surprise people. I suspect that because I'm cranky and ornery by disposition, people assume I'm a roadie. I used to be, actually, but that was in a simpler time. When I was a child, all the kids had their birthday parties at the local bowling alley, and when it came time to eat there were two choices: a piece of soggy, recently thawed pizza, or a wrinkly, desiccated hot dog sitting in a dry bun like a severed finger stuck between two beige sofa cushions. You made your choice, and you lived with it. When I got older, the world of cycling seemed to me much like those birthday parties. If you wanted to buy a racing bike, you had two choices: a  road bike  or a mountain bike. No "monstercross" bikes, no urban fixed gears, no purpose-built snow bikes, and no internal-gear-retro-randonneur-French-porteur hybrids (with dynamo-powered GPS). [Keep reading at Bicycling Magazine

Drivers and Cyclists Should Be Equals | NYT Opinion

Since the 1920s American car culture has carried on a campaign to make motor transport the highest priority for streets and highways. While cyclists originally had the same rights as other drivers, the vehicular campaign against bicycle traffic was based on three arguments: 1. Roads are made for motor vehicles. 2. Cyclists must stay close to the edge of the roadway, or off of it if there's a path, because the greatest danger to cyclists is same-direction motor traffic. 3. Cyclists cannot be expected to be capable of obeying the rules of the road. [Keep reading at New York Times]

The Copenhagen Wheel - Teaser | @YouTube

Bicycles, Rolling Stops, and the Idaho Stop | Vimeo

Bicycles, Rolling Stops, and the Idaho Stop from Spencer Boomhower on Vimeo .

The Copenhagen Wheel Makes Your Bike Electric, And It's About To Go On Sale | FastCompany

In 2009, MIT researchers wowed the world with a way to electrify any old bicycle. Now, it's finally a product you can buy. This week, a new company called  Superpedestrian  has debuted from "stealth" mode by announcing $2.1 million in venture capital funding and a promise: the long-awaited Copenhagen Wheel will be made available to the public in late November. For years, cyclists have been taunted by the prospect of the Copenhagen Wheel, a prototype wheel from  MIT’s SENSEable City Lab  that can make any bike electric. It was everywhere: On the news, in magazine articles--the wheel even had a story arc on Showtime's  Weeds , when a character launches a business selling the product in (where else?) Copenhagen. Ever since the wheel first received attention in 2009, researchers at MIT's SENSEable City lab have been refining it. "The project touched an exposed nerve somehow. Aside from news coverage and design awards, people were wanting it. Over 14,00

Stolen BIKE ALERT: All City Space Horse

2013 All City Space Horse, light blue/white with black panniers, Serial # M12111365, was stolen from the sheltered City rack at 100 E. Broad St. (along 3rd St.) today, October 22, 2013, between 12:05 pm and 2:15 pm. Contact Jack Decker (614) 286-5036.

Salsa Cycles Idaho Overnighter @salsacycles

Reverse Keg Ride 2013 is 11/2 | @EastEndBrewing

Once again, that crisp Fall air means that the end of Pedal Pale Ale Season is drawing near! As you may  have heard, back in April of 2013 about 600 of you, our GOOD FRIENDS came out to help deliver the first Pedal Pale Ale kegs of the season at our annual  PEDAL PALE ALE KEG RIDE , and  raised over $9,000  for our two charities!  And just like last year, we need to get the last of this year's empty Pedal Pale Ale kegs back to the brewery... which in my book is the perfect excuse for another bike ride.  (Okay, it's still a pretty flimsy excuse, but work with me, okay?) FIRST, A BIT ABOUT THE BEER:  In case you've missed it so far this year, our summer seasonal, PEDAL PALE ALE is a crisp, American Pale Ale with a bright floral hop character, and a lighter body than its big brother (our flagship Big Hop IPA).  I believe it just might be THE PERFECT post-bike-ride beverage, but that's just my opinion.  And since this year's supply is winding down, we need to send

LeMond: Lance Should Go to Jail | @bicyclingmag

Greg LeMond presented his new line of road bikes at the Interbike show in September. Three-time Tour de France winner to talk about Armstrong doping scandal on Anderson Cooper 360° By Emily Furia Greg LeMond , who became America’s only official Tour de France winner when Lance Armstrong was stripped of his titles  last October, will appear tonight on Anderson Cooper 360° at 8 p.m. ET, to talk about the Armstrong doping scandal. The three-time Tour winner and anti-doping advocate’s feud with Armstrong dates back to at least 2001, when he criticized Armstrong for working with controversial Italian cycling doctor  Michele Ferrari . [Keep reading at Bicycling]

Towards A Slower, Simpler, More Civilized Bicycle Culture | @hushvancouver

There are two types of cyclists in the world: militant cyclists and civil cyclists, as pointed out by Copenhagen’s Bicycle Program Manager, Andreas Røhl. If you’ve spent any time on two wheels in our fair city, you’ll recognize the undeniable fact that Vancouver is dominated by the former: Gore-Tex clad Super-Dads, hunched over mountain bikes decked with “One Less Car” stickers, pedaling like maniacs with scowls on their faces. They are an unfortunate product of their environment, which contained some of the most historically unfavourable conditions in North America: inadequate and unsafe bike infrastructure, an incredibly wet climate, an unforgiving terrain, a misguided mandatory helmet law, and a MEC-mentality that pervades everything we seem to do outdoors. [Keep reading at Hush]

Brooks Victoria Handbag | @brooksengland

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 [Keep reading at Brooks]

Bike-sharing rolls to a good start in Columbus | Dispatch

Mike Whaling has never considered himself much of a bicyclist. But each morning, he leaves his car parked at his German Village home and walks the three blocks to a CoGo Bike Share station on S. 3rd Street. He swipes his membership key, hops on a bicycle and glides north on 4th Street with commuter traffic. Within minutes, he parks in the heart of Downtown and walks the rest of the way to his office on Lynn Street. “My whole commute is like 15 minutes door-to-door, and it’s just been ideal for me,” said Whaling, 35. “A majority of my meetings are right around Downtown, so I’ll even take (a bicycle) to jump over to the other side of Downtown.” Whaling is among the 422 people who have purchased $75 annual subscriptions to the service. Since its July 30 launch, 4,333 daily passes have been sold, and 19,264 trips have been made on CoGo bikes. Last week, Alta Bicycle Share of Portland, Ore., provided the city with the first detailed look at the data behind CoGo’s first few months i

Ride to work? You’ll need a bike barrier for that | The Conversation

We’ve got to stop seeing paint on the road as adequate for cyclists.  Flickr/crosby_cj Between 1% and 3% of Australian commuters are out on the roads today proving cycling is often the  fastest transport choice  in Australian cities. Why don’t more people join them? It is not for a lack of interest. Australians have already stocked their households with an average of 1.6 bikes. The reason most of those bikes gather dust in garages is that few of us are prepared to risk our lives riding near cars, as Australian traffic and planning authorities expect us to do. Now even the US has decided to make it easier for cyclists. Will Australia ever catch up? In-carriage cycling – mixing it with car traffic – is the primary reason our death rates per million kilometres cycled are three times higher than in the Netherlands. We may have helmets, but the Dutch have the protection that matters: barrier protection from cars. [Keep reading at  The Conversation]

Around the Bend, Oregon | Vimeo

Around the Bend, Oregon from on Vimeo .