Lynskey built this bike for Sgt. Lee Robbs of the Chattanooga Police Department who will take part in the 2008 Police Unity Tour: a ride for those who died.
Pam and I joined our cycling team this weekend for some miles in Santa Barbara and rode along what I called the best bike path in all of the world …
Kent pointed out this video on his site earlier this week. It’s a great reminder about how to ride in traffic safely. We’ll be using techniques like these on this month’s RideCivil, but we won’t be throwing around terms like Lane Control Position. Instead we’ll be focusing on riding safe and civil, having a good time, and spreading some good vibes around to our fellow road users. Hope to see you there.
p.s. The weather’s shaping up, so I won’t be too surprised if you leave your swim-fins at home.
Back from Shanghai and finally, mostly over the massive jet lag, I toggled the Modal from single to geared. Despite the f’ing rain, I found that most enjoyable because there’s zen in working quietly on a bike and going out for a ride. It took me about an hour to switch and Mark does it in about 15 minutes.
A few updates:
- Refined the process to just swapping bars; original thinking was a bar/stem combo so I could use a different stem for an urban setup. Now I just pull the faceplate and switch between single-speed bars and geared-bars using one stem.
- With another set of DA cranks, it’s much faster to pull the crank than change out the big chainring for the chainring protector and vice-versa.
- Getting over scratches, dings, and tweaks by rationalizing them as a “travel patina” was a good idea!
Note: The Modal is a travel bike concept that folds and toggles between single, fixed, and geared modes.