Showing posts from November 2, 2014


There are so many roads in life with signs that tell us where to turn, when to stop and how to go. For the roads that don’t tell you what to do, for the roads with no names, for every road, the new GT Grade. KEY FEATURES GT Adventure carbon frame and fork, disc specific, triple triangle with tapered head tube, PF BB30 bottom bracket, removable fender bridge, all-day geometry, Dual Fiber Dynamic technology GT Carbon tapered fork 1” 1/8-1” 1/4, disc specific, 15mm thru-axle, threadless carbon steerer Shimano 105 crankset 52/36 with Praxis Works PF30 Shimano 105 STI 11spd derailleur Shimano R685 hydraulic disc brakes (F&R), 160mm Ice Tech center lock rotors Stans No Tubes Grail Disc Specific Road 28h Rims w/ Formula 4 bearing sealed, center lock. (F: 15mm thru-axle; R: 135mm x 9mm) [GT]

Tuscany Trail || unsupported bicycle adventure ||

Tuscany Trail || unsupported bicycle adventure || from Martino Vincenzi on Vimeo .

Machines for Freedom Cycling Cap

Because we put fit first, this cap is offered in 2 sizes. FEATURES: Made from 100% lightweight cotton twill Super-soft interior elastic sweatband [See more products at  Machines for Freedom]

Smith Optic Forefront Helmet

Tip of spear. Ahead of the curve. Leader. All are accurate descriptions for the new Forefront. A full-coverage helmet ideal for all-mountain riding or racing, the Forefront's AEROCORE construction featuring Koroyd creates a low volume helmet with ventilated protection that fully integrates with your sunglasses, goggles, light, or POV camera. 21 VENTS X-STATIC PERFORMANCE LINING VENTILATED PROTECTION FEATURING PATENTED KOROYD MATERIAL INTEGRATED SKELETAL STRUCTURE AND CARBON FIBER REINFORCEMENTS VAPORFIT ADJUSTABLE FIT SYSTEM ADJUSTABLE/REMOVEABLE VISOR INTEGRATED CAMERA & LIGHT MOUNT ULTRA-LIGHT SINGLE LAYER WEBBING AIREVAC GOGGLE VENTILATION GOGGLE RETENTION STRAP INCLUDED CERTIFICATION: CPSC, CE EN 1078 HELMET SIZING (DIAL FIT SYSTEM): SMALL 51-55CM + MEDIUM 55-59CM + LARGE 59-63CM [Smith Optics]

These Powerful LED Bike Lights Make Cyclists As Bright As Cars | FastCompany

Cars have no excuse to not see a cyclist with these lights, which are as bright as a car's and shine out in every direction. After a couple of years of riding his bike home after work in Seattle's dark, rainy weather, engineer  Pete Clyde  started to drive more often. As a cyclist, he realized he just wasn't visible enough at night, even with the brightest bike lights. So Clyde designed a light of his own. The new LED lights, called  Orfos Flares , make a bicycle as bright as the cars around it. "As I rode at night, I realized that cars normally scan for other cars," Clyde says. "If you think about what a  car looks  like from the side, you can see it from many angles. Bikes don't have that. By designing bike lights with 360 degree visibility, you get that same aspect of the wraparound objects." The lights use ultra-efficient LEDs glowing at 500 lumens, the same brightness as taillights on a modern car. A clear silicone shell lets the beam shi

Britain by Bike

Despite expense, popularity of fatbikes continues to soar in Alaska @adndotcom

A racer in the snowy woods during Talkeetna's Trio Fat Bike Race on Feb 9, 2013 Edward Kessler photo Exactly when and where fat-tire bikes went from being a northern fad to a mainstream form of winter recreation is unclear, but the phenomenon is here to stay. Look around the state's largest city these days and it sometimes looks like fatbikes, as these bicycles are commonly called, are everywhere. "During winters 20 years ago, there would be 10 skiers for every biker on the (Tony Knowles) Coastal Trail,'' observed diehard Anchorage Nordic skier Tim Kelley. "Now there are 10 fatbikers for every skier. The days of Anchorage being a ski town are over. Now Anchorage is a fatbike town." [Keep reading at Alaska Dispatch News]

Why join Yay Bikes!? @yaybikes #letsride

Yay Bikes! members are a supportive group of experienced and beginner cyclists who explore the city together, teach one another and revel in the joy of bicycling. By joining Yay Bikes! today, you are strengthening our community and helping improve conditions for cyclists in Central Ohio and beyond. Your membership includes: 365 days of Yay Bikes! member benefits Free membership for your kids (under age 18) 12 free Year of Yay! rides Leadership and service opportunities $10 off Bike the Cbus and discounts on other rides Exclusive updates and members-only events Surprises throughout the year Click here  to become a Yay Bikes! member, donate above the price of membership, give a one-time gift or become a sustaining donor! Please  contact us  to give at a level that exceeds $200. More ways to help Volunteer! Yay Bikes! always needs help parking bikes, managing rides, doing office work and more.  Check here  for current opportunities and  contact us  to schedule a chat a

30 for 30 -- Slaying the Badger

How I stole my bike back @BikePortland

Found it! (Can you tell I was a bit nervous at that moment?) It’s back! I found my bike and am happy to report it’s right here next to me in my office.  Let’s rewind… This morning I did something really dumb. I left my bike unlocked and unattended on SW 4th Avenue for several hours. And, not surprisingly, it was  stolen . OK, now that I shared that very embarrassing fact, here’s what’s happened since… After trying to catch my breath and calling Juli sobbing like a little baby at my luck and stupidity, here’s what I did: I spread the word as far and wide as I could. Facebook, Twitter, and here on the Front Page. I also made  a listing on the Bike Index . Thanks to many kind people, the word got out quickly and I felt pretty hopeful that it would turn up. I’ve written about many recoveries over the years and I know that hustling and spreading the word is the best way to get bikes back. I also had a lot going for me in that the bike is very distinctive (one-of-a-kind), I know

Columbus approves $4.2 million to link Camp Chase trail on West Side | Columbus Dispatch

Columbus will spend $4.2 million to complete the final link of the Camp Chase Trail that will connect the West Side for bikers, runners and walkers to Downtown via Sullivant Avenue. The City Council unanimously approved the contract with the Righter Company last night. Righter, of Columbus, will build the final 2.9 miles of trail, which will stretch from Eureka Avenue to Sullivant Avenue. “This is an important piece of the trail,” said Jody Dzuranin, an avid bicyclist and advocate for new trails. “By this time next year, a portion of the trail might still be gravel but will be navigable.” The path is part of a 15-mile trail that’s expected to be completed by late next year and will include two new bridges over Dry Run and South Fork Dry Run creeks. Metro Parks have funded the other 12 miles of the path that stretches into Madison County. The park system  approved $2.9 million this year to build a 1-mile section of trail from Hall Road to Sullivant Avenue . Pieces of the

Insight into the SPEEDHUB production

Pissing Off Motorists: What I Should Have Replied

Pissing Off Motorists: What I Should Have Replied from Gary Cziko on Vimeo .