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Trials Riding on Killer rocks in Moab - Jeremy VanSchoonhoven

Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack

The Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack is an articulated tool, with a comfortable grip, for installing really tight tires. The articulated end uses the rigid piece against the rim edge as a fulcrum while the hinged end lifts the bead up and over the opposite edge of the rim. This is a great tool for dealing with difficult tires. [Kool-Stop]

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Sick of pedaling? Rock you like a Hurricane!

"The Hurricane is 100% electric and offers either 3.5kW or 4.5kW output. The phenomenal acceleration combined with motocross style ergonomics, and long travel suspension, delivers a dynamic ride like no other. The regenerative braking system, that is standard on all Stealth bikes, feeds power back into the battery ensuring the rider gets more from a single charge." [ See more on  ]


aeropress from Rivendell Bicycle Works on Vimeo . How to make a nice cup of Jo

Surly WorkRide Pants Coming Soon

People who ride a lot sometimes like pants. Our WorkRide pants are made of medium-weight all cotton duck cloth. They’re durable, roomy and comfy. We’ve done a few things to make them riding pants instead of just pants you can ride in. First, we altered the seam structure in the crotch, moving pressure points away from where you sit. We also added an extra layer ‘down there’ to mitigate any pressure effects of the seams that remain. The knees are articulated for easy bending, and the right leg employs a nifty snap to keep them out of your chainring. There is even a snap-loop U-lock keeper on the left rear pocket. Ride to wherever, do what you gotta do (work, chop wood, whatever), then ride home again. Colors:  Black or brown [Surly]

Rowdy the Clown rides a Borealis Yampa Fat Bike

Happy Valentine's Day From Columbus Rides Bikes!

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If anyone sees a Red Mazda 6 with ohio plates GCQ 2052, please call the police. These two men stole a bike from us (Paradise Garage) today.  B1 Bicycles  also had a bike stolen today and could be the same people.  First guy was a clean cut 5'5" guy, creamish sweater, missing right upper canine tooth. The other guy, 5'10ish, red oakley beenie, smelled like an ashtray, visible neck/upper chest tattoos, eyes kind of glazed over/cataracts. Bicycle one in Gahanna also had a bike stolen yesterday, Cannondale Quick, black with green accents (thanks  Anna !) Fuji Sportif 2.1 Black 54cm (Paradise Garage), Cannondale Quick 4 Blue (B1's, SN: GM47642) UPDATE 02/13/2014 10PM Ric Noland from  Cyclist Connection   said the bikes are at Lanbar Sales at  960 Parsons Ave,  Columbus, OH 43206   A customer stopped in with photos of the bikes and asked Ric if they were worth buying.

And you thought a speed bag was something you punch?

The company's claim to reduce air resistance  [ Read more about the funding project on  ]

Closer than Ever Before: Make Streets Safe for Everyone!

Just about every one of us has been out biking for transportation or recreation - and encountered an unsafe street, intersection or bridge. Most of us have have friends and family members who want to get out and ride but can't find a convenient route that feels comfortable and accessible. That's why we need Complete Streets that are designed for everyone - including people who walk, bike or take public transit - right from the start. Now we're closer than we've ever been before to a national complete streets policy -  take action today to ensure YOUR streets are designed for ALL of us.  Last year, the Safe Streets Act (HR 2468) was introduced in the House - and the bill is gaining momentum. Last week, the same bill (S 2004) was introduced in the Senate. The timing is critical because both the House and Senate are drafting transportation bills - and we need complete streets to be included! We were so close in 2012, when the Senate passed a bill including complete street

Upcycled Bike Tube iPad / Tablet Sling Case Built in the USA | Kickstarter


The Week In Bike #6 - 7 February 2014


Two years ago  a pair of cyclists were rear ended  and the driver was apprehended because one was riding with a GoPro. In that interim, many similar stories of cameras capturing  antagonistic  drivers  have also surfaced. So two Australian cyclists have developed the ultimate safety device for cyclists. Their product, the Fly6, is a combination of a tail light and an HD720 POV camera. The LED light weighs 105 grams and will have a USB re-chargeable lithium ion battery. Run time varies, but expect a minimum of 5 hours with the light on max. Video is taken at 720p because 1080p footage would consume storage faster. The unit comes with an 8gb microSD card uninstalled, but swapping in a 32gb card will allow you to record up to 8 hrs of footage. The campaign has 25 days to go, although the Australians have already exceeded their goal of $95,000. If you’re interested, you can still  pick up a Fly6 here  for $129 AUD. Units are expected to ship in May, and suggested retail is s

Bike lanes to line 4th, Summit streets near Ohio State’s campus

A man walks a bike across 18th Avenue. OSU students living on 4th and Summit streets could soon see designated biking lanes on their roads. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editor Ohio State students living on 4th and Summit streets could soon see designated biking lanes on their roads. Some students, though, said they’re worried about how safe those lanes will be, and others said they’d rather see bike lanes on campus. The city of Columbus project to install bike lanes on 4th and Summit streets, which is set to begin in spring 2015, is part of a larger set of projects, called the Weinland Park and Milo Grogan Public Infrastructure Improvement Projects, that are set to cost the city nearly $23 million, according to a Columbus Department of Public Service press release. Students who ride their bicycles and live in the area said while they’re hopeful for improved safety as a result of the project, they’re not too optimistic. “It will help with overall biker safety, but it could ca

The biggest bicycling infrastructure achievement in North America that you've never heard about | Treehugger

CC BY 3.0 SF Indianapolis' Cultural Trail Back in 2007,  we wrote about  the beginning of an ambitious project in Indianapolis, with the goal of creating a vast network of beautiful protected bike/pedestrian paths around the city center to connects the city's five downtown Cultural Districts, neighborhoods and entertainment amenities, and "serves as the downtown hub for the entire central Indiana greenway system". Fast forward to today, and Indianapolis'  Cultural Trail  has become a reality, yet it has been flying under the radar compared to some other bike initiatives like, for example,  New York's Citi Bike . That's too bad, because the Indianapolis Cultural Trail deserves the spotlight, and should serve as a model for other cities. In the words of our friend Clarence at  Streetfilms , it could be "the biggest bicycling infrastructure achievement in North America and yet it's still practically a secret." [Keep reading at  Treehugge

Olympic Bobsled run Sarajevo

Go Tubeless - SCHWALBE ONE

The passing of an Alaska legend — Rocky Reifenstuhl

FAIRBANKS — Everybody who met him, even those who never had the “pleasure” of competing against him, has a Rocky story. That’s the kind of guy Rocky Reifenstuhl was. One way or another, he made an impression. He was brash, obnoxious, and sometimes hard to take. He was confident to the point of being cocky. He was so competitive it’s hard to put into words. Of course, that’s what we all loved about Rocky. He didn’t do things half-assed. That competitive spirit is, of course, what drove Reifenstuhl to do the things he did, whether it was pushing the pace in hard-core, endurance races like the Iditarod Trail Invitational, Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic and Fireweed 400 or riding his bike to work every day for 30 years, regardless of the temperature or weather conditions. Even when he was in his mid-50s, Rocky was beating cyclists half his age, daring them to keep up, at which point he would shift it into another gear and go even harder. “If he thought he had a chance to win, o

A Less Sketchy Alternative To Craigslist Creates An Online Marketplace For Used Bikes

With a weekly, hand-picked list of bikes for sale, Get Biked hopes to make buying a two-wheeled vehicle on a budget easier than ever before. As a first-time cyclist in a new city, learning to bike with the flow of traffic can be like learning a new language. There's etiquette, for one. Hand signals. Lingo. The helmet issue. Then, putting aside the fear of getting doored, sometimes there's also just the social anxiety of being a n00b in a world of die-hard bike geeks. Dave Dawson , 28, creator of peer-to-peer bike marketplace  Get Biked , however, is here to reassure everyone. "You don't need expensive clothes, or [to] be a hipster," he says. "You just need a bike." Last fall, Dawson launched Get Biked as an email listserv where individual cyclists in New York City could put their bikes up for sale. He had three main goals: First, to create a "passive buying" experience issued as a weekly list of bikes. Secondly, he

Sinewave Cycles Revolution

The Sinewave Cycles Revolution is a bicycle dynamo powered USB charger. It converts electricity generated by hub and bottle dynamos to USB output. The revolution allows users to charge USB-powered devices while riding.  Uses:        Bicycle touring        Commuting        Green/Portable Electricity for USB Powered Devices        Power USB Battery Chargers or External USB Power Packs        Emergency Power Source        Navigation while riding        Music while riding    Features:        Best in class efficiency       High Speed Overload Protection       Simple Installation       Light weight       Shock and vibration toughened        Waterproof       Gold-plated USB connector won't rust or corrode Specifications:       Starts charging at 3.5 MPH (5.5 km/h)       Full charging at 9 MPH (14.4km/h)         Weight: 37 grams        Dimensions: 14x35x54 mm        Wire length: 36" (91 cm) ( contact us  if your setup requires a longer wire)        Wire ends:  Stripped wire


The ultimate solution for bicycle or motorcycle touring, sea kayaking, or other adventures where you need the packed size of a bivy but want all the sleep and comfort to get the most out of your adventure.  The Gogo™ series is a bivy killer. Take Gogo™ Elite, for example. It’s 9 feet long, 3 feet wide, 27 inches tall, takes less than 15 seconds to set up, packs to the size of a cantaloupe, and weighs only 1.4 lbs. Why carry a traditional bivy, especially when most of them weigh at least a pound more? Traditional bivy bags are limp, claustrophobic and challenging to use in the rain or snow. But Gogo™ Elite tensions out like a tent, has a big enough interior volume to be on your elbows examining a trail map, a convertible vestibule for meal prep, and room inside for gear. It’s no wonder this series began NEMO’s relationship with the elite special operations community. What sets Gogo™ Elite apart is NEMO’s unique AirSupported Technology® and ultralight OSMO™ Elite 10D waterproof/bre

Riding with the Breeze | Dirt Rag

" It’s hard to imagine a more unassuming guy than Joe Breeze. Unlike his contemporaries Gary Fisher or Tom Ritchey, who are easy to spot in a crowd, Breeze could be the guy standing in line in front of you at the grocery store, or your friendly neighbor who always greets you with a wave and a smile. Of course, if you live in Fairfax, California, there’s a good chance he is both of these things. Tucked away in a dense neighborhood at the foot of Cascade Canyon is the modest home he shares with his wife Connie and two cats. Breeze moved here in the late 1980s and, always unwilling to stop improving things, went about digging out the basement for a workshop,  built a second story, and added a walkway to the pool that sits slightly higher up along the hillside." [ Read more on  ]

Blicksbags - Made in Cleveland Ohio

Courier Pro Bag e9th Fender "Blicksbags are handmade in Cleveland using sustainable materials and methods. Products incorporate reclaimed material such as vinyl banners and are designed to meet the demands of the bicycle commuter. Blicksbags is dedicated to advocating a healthy lifestyle for both the local and global community. We support and embrace diverse gender identities, expressions, and orientations. Two of the most essential liberties in life are the right to be who you are and love who you love. Blicksbags is committed to promoting sustainable and healthy lifestyles. We utilize recovered and sustainable materials in all of our products and packaging." [ See more at  ]

Aiden - A short video about cycling in Columbus

Aiden from Dylan on Vimeo .

102-Year-Old Cyclist Robert Marchand Sets World Record

Cyclist left for dead speak out

WSVN-TV - 7NEWS Miam Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Deco POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida bicyclist who was left in critical condition after being dragged for miles by a hit-and-run driver and then abandoned in a dumpster back in December is making his first public appearance since the accident. On Friday, the family members of 53-year-old Craig Camlin, who was struck and dragged by a hit-and-run driver, then dumped in a field and left for dead, spoke to the media at Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach about his road to recovery. He could only whisper the word "animal" to describe the man who put him in his hospital bed. His sister, his pastor and members of his family gathered around his bed as he addressed the media for the first time since his accident, last year. "I'm angry about it," he admitted. "For our family, it's devastating," said his sister, Jayne Camlin, who was at his bedside. Camlin's life was forever c

Pumptrack Segnes Chur, Switzerland, by Velosolutions

A gravel riding goldmine in eastern Oregon | Bike Portland

There's been a major discovery among the vast golden wheat fields surrounding Hardman, Ione, Heppner, and other cities here in eastern Oregon: gravel roads. Typically considered second class citizens to their paved counterpart, gravel roads are fast becoming the toast of the cycling industry and all lovers of bicycle adventures. And for Phil Carlson, proprietor of  TREO Bike Ranch  in Hardman, gravel roads might just be the claim to fame he's been looking for. Carlson has owned and operated his TREO Ranch since 1988. Over the past few decades, he's built it up as a bird-hunting business and now it's one of the most well-established "fee hunting" lodges in the state. But as we've reported in the past, his new focus is bicycling. At first, he figured the hundreds of miles of paved roads criss-crossing the towns and valleys where he grew up would be perfect for cycling enthusiasts. Recently however, thanks to a random meeting with Beaverton resident

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