Not so patiently waiting
by andrew_f_martin on Feb 15, 2007 at 2:01 PM
I head to Australia pretty soon for three weeks of sun, family, and hopefully bikeriding. Of course I have to wait for my new bike to show up in order to perform that last item. I previously posted about what’s the best. I’m pretty sure that waiting for new toys to show up is the worst.
As for the challenge, well it’s going to end soon. I’ll be in a flying tube of Aluminum for over a day.
World’s Most Beautiful Fenders
by Jason Swihart on Feb 13, 2007 at 9:46 AM
I grew up coveting the classic wooden power boats of the 20s through the 50s. Chris Craft, Hacker Craft, and Master Craft are still icons to me. But those wooden hulls and bright work come at a cost.
Woody’s Custom Fenders has captured that aesthetic–and made it available for your bike. The photos speak for themselves.
Via Get Outdoors Blog
When Cyclists Attack
by Jason Swihart on Feb 12, 2007 at 3:55 PM
Just because you ride a bike instead of a real chick magnet like a Harley doesn’t mean you should go another rutting season without attracting a mate.
Via the Goat
Paths to Nowhere
by Byron on Feb 12, 2007 at 3:02 PM
Ever find yourself at the end of a bike path and riding right into traffic, railroad tracks, or sidewalks or car doors? It’s a definite problem and the Seattle Parks Foundation has announced Bands of Green, an effort to make create more loops from existing paths and trails.
Hopefully they’ll coordinate the bands with the Bicycle Master plan and such topics as wayfinding.
Fair Weather Riders
by Byron on Feb 12, 2007 at 8:10 AM
Pam and I were disappointed that no one showed up on Sunday for a team ride at Espresso World in Richland, WA. We guessed that the few dark rain clouds either kept the Chinook Cycling Club at home on trainers or they rode mountain bikes.
Undeterred (coming from Seattle, we were relieved by the weather), we joked that the Chinook were fair weather riders and rode the FFTF loop, which was the Rad Road Race back in the day. The Hanford roads were quiet and we saw only one car. We headed back on Highway 240 with a strong sidewind and tempo pace.
While the Tri-Cities has changed so much since I lived there, and there are new sprawling housing developments in nearly every desert field or old orchard, there are also new bike lanes, paths, and even some bike art!
Year to Date
by andrew_f_martin on Feb 09, 2007 at 11:19 PM
So it’s 40 days into the “Challenge”. I’m good so far. Minimum ride for me is 30 minutes with most days around 2 hours. My wife thinks I’m nuts, but you are all keeping me honest. “I can’t bail on the challenge!”.
Photo of the day
by Frank Steele on Feb 06, 2007 at 10:37 PM
sturmey shifter, by twowheelflight.
Critical Mass, by Thomas Hawk
untitled, by gina pina
discovery team15, by ebbe
wheelie, by thehutch
Atlanta suburb pursuing single-file bike restrictions
by Frank Steele on Feb 06, 2007 at 10:37 PM
ajc.com | Cycling in single file may end road debate
A suburban Atlanta county commissioner plans to give up his attempt to ban cyclists on a popular local training route, instead seeking a rule requiring riders to travel single-file.
Local cyclists got involved after the story hit the media, and a committee suggested the single-file rule as a possible compromise after meeting Monday night. Cobb County’s Board of Commissioners will likely take up the as-yet-unfinished ordinance February 27th.
Cyclist Mark Gernazian, who served on the committee, said the cyclists have softened their insistence on their rights.
“Trying to drive home our rights to the road was not going to create any harmony on Columns Drive,” he said.
A Team Bike
by Byron on Feb 06, 2007 at 9:07 AM
Sent to us in a couple different emails, is the drinking bike. Fill that keg with Bike Hugger Brown, pedal around, singing drinking songs, and you’re having big bike fun!
Alternatively, you could put a keg in the middle of the conference bike, work out your team’s goals for the year while building a strong team dynamic – just don’t bogart that keg tap hommie.
(Does anyone know the origin of the photo?)
Thanks to Nathan for commenting that the bike is a Pedal Pub – a party on wheels that’s pedal-powered, seats 16, and tops out at 5 miles per hour.
by andrew_f_martin on Feb 05, 2007 at 11:28 PM
Flats are the bane of commuters. I hate them - they can totally ruin a day. More than one on a ride is usually grounds for a good spell of screaming. After far too many of late (3), I stepped up to some new rubber: Ritchey Tom Slick w/Fortress Casing. They are SO thick. I could barely bend them into shape to get them to stay seated on the rim. I’m not so worried about weight or even “road feel”, but if they keep me flat free for a while - I’ll be a happy man.
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