Showing posts from January 11, 2015

Velosolutions Pump Track

Velosolutions Pump Track Aranyaprathet, Thailand from Claudio Caluori on Vimeo . Visit Aranyaprathet in Thailand and it's beautiful people together with Adrien Loron and Claudio Caluori from Velosolutions and see how the asphalt pump track was created.

GRAVEL #letsride

Riding with goats #letsride

Gear Ratios: How to Select Touring Bike Gearing

You might have heard of the term 'granny gear' before. If you haven't, a granny gear is the smallest cog on the front crankset of your bike. If you haven't already become best friends with it, you may need to start! Your selected gear ratios for a touring bike depend on a number of factors: where you plan to travel, the terrain, your experience, how strong you are as a rider and, of course, how much gear you're lugging around. We recommend picking gears for all occasions, that is, having gears low enough to go up the steepest climbs, and also having gears high enough so you don't 'spin out' when the wind is on your side. The smallest chainring, the granny gear, is often the one you should worry about most. A good guide for touring bikes is to have a granny gear so small that riding in it works out to be the same speed as you walk. You can never have a gear low enough on a touring bike! Part 1: Gear Range and Ratios 1.1 Gear Inches: Understand


Ever dreamt of putting a mountain bike drivetrain on your drop bar bike. You know, to create the ultimate adventure bike with wide range gearing and a fast front end? Gevenalle has expanded their line of index-or-friction shifter equipped brake lever with the new GX model, which pulls just the right amount of cable to keep an XT rear derailleur in line with your MTB cassette. It’s compatible with Shimano’s modern clutch-equipped DynaSys and Shadow Plus 10-speed rear derailleurs with a cassette capability up to 36T. That’s a big jump from the 28T max of  their BURD rear derailleur , putting you in the gearing range of  the CX1 group . Like the CX shifters, which work with Gevenalle’s own rear derailleur and other 10-speed  road derailleurs, the GX gets a modified Microshift lever set attached to a Tektro lever bodies…but even those have been heavily customized and improved… Ever since Shimano changed the cable pull between their road and mountain offerings, there hasn

Chillicothe mountain biking club stays active in winter | Chillicothe Gazette

CHILLICOTHE –  The cold weather isn't stopping members of a local mountain biking club from getting out and being active this winter. The Chillicothe Mountain Bike club gathered Saturday afternoon at Great Seal State Park for a ride, and group member Brian Jones said many of those who are involved go to races throughout Ohio. The club rides all year and normally has about 15 members who show up for group rides, Jones said. A Facebook page is the central point of contact for members, while the River's Bend bike shop on West Water Street also has details on upcoming group outings and events, Jones said. [Keep reading at Chillicothe Gazette]

The Ride: Unpaved fun on Banks backroads (photo gallery) @BikePortland

Great roads await in the hills surrounding the Banks-Vernonia State Trail. (Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland) Once you open yourself up to the possibility of riding unpaved roads, a whole new world awaits. That, to me, is one of the most exciting things about the “gravel riding” revolution. It’s like we just scored a bunch of new places to ride and it came without loss of blood or treasure. On Saturday I joined a group of backroads connoisseurs on a 26-mile loop north and west of the small town of Banks. Many of you likely know Banks as the southern end of the very popular  Banks-Vernonia State Trail . I have  ventured off that path before , but Saturday’s ride took me in intriguing new directions. [Keep reading at BikePortland]


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Bremen Upper Loop Gravel Grind 011115 #gravelgrinder

25+ cyclists. Temps in mid 20's to start, lower 30's at end. 29 miles. 3200+ ft climbing. Four goats ran with us for a bit. Lots of dogs on the route. Thanks to Liz Samuelson for leading.  

Mr Jones Watches - The Hour @GraemeObree #letsride

“I wanted to use words that would instill a sense of value that an hour is a unit of time to be or do or think or act in some way that makes us realise its passing. In a subtle way to instill a sense of mortality that is tempered by an idea of how to occupy this hour that will pass but once.”  Graeme Obree 2010 The Hour was designed with cyclist Graeme Obree, an hour has a special resonance for him as he twice claimed cycling’s prestigious hour record. With the design of this watch Obree reveals a reflective, poetic sensibility: each hour is marked with a different word that holds a special meaning in relation to the passing time - a reminder to us to make the most of each hour that passes. The design of the watch makes discrete visual reference to the bicycle - the aperture through which the words are read is based on the drivetrain of a fixed wheel track bicycle. Each watch comes in a MJW presentation box with a specially commissioned artwork by  Hannah Davies . Inside the