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wheeling/brooke county trail work

Doug Wayt is organizing a work day on the stretch between the trails Saturday 10/25 at 11:00 am and Sunday the 26th at 1:00 pm. For more info, contact Doug at dwayt@verizon.net . I will try to keep posting, and I hope Kevin, who really knows more about what's going on in bike rider land than I do, will follow my lead.

What's in a gnome?

I have started to post gnome pictures from my trips and other gnome handlers. If you are traveling soon, let me know and I will try to get a gnome to you so that you can document the adventures properly. To the gnomedom.... Da blog... Thanks to Giles from illumiquest for some of the pics. He is a great photographer. If you need commercial photography give him a call.

Bike the C-Bus is scheduled for August 23

I am co-chair for this ride. Columbus, OH Bike the C-Bus Bicycle Tour - August 23, 2008 The Long Street Tour's “Bike the C-Bus” is a fun way to get fit and check out a few of the neighborhoods in and around Columbus. Experience segments of the King Lincoln District, Downtown, Short North Arts District, Italian Village, University District, Harrison West, Victorian Village, Arena District, Franklinton, Brewery District and German Village. The entire ride will cover approximately 30 miles and will feature stops that highlight change that is occurring in our neighborhoods. Each stop will be sponsored by businesses and community groups and provide snacks, drinks and entertainment for the riders. The ride is configured to allow cyclists to complete segments if they do not feel comfortable riding the entire route. The ($25) registration fee includes an official 2008 “Long Street Tour” t-shirt and wristband along with drinks and food at designated rest stops, plus a free lunch at the

3rd Annual Riding for a Reason Bike Ride

The 3rd Annual Riding for a Reason bike ride will be held on Saturday, July 19th in Wheeling, WV to benefit Young Life of the Upper Ohio Valley. There are five routes to choose among: 20, 40, 66, 80 and 100 miles. The entry fee is waived if you raise more than $50. The top three fundraisers will win a free bike, a laptop computer or an ipod (respectively). Fundraisers that raise more than $250, will get a 3-month membership to Centretown Fitness, a cool bike jersey and other items. Even if you're not interested in riding 100 miles (or 20), you can participate by volunteering for the event or just become a fundraiser to win one of the great prizes. Volunteers will get an event t-shirt and be a part of a growing annual event held in Wheeling and supporting a great cause. All the information (registration, volunteer forms, etc) is on the website at www.ridingforareason.org. Please note that the price for ride is only $30 until June 15th. $40 until July 17th. If you wait t

Pan Ohio Hope Ride August 7-10, 2008

The Pan Ohio Hope Ride is a bicycling tour that enables you to not only take an incredible bicycle journey, but also to tremendously benefit the American Cancer Society Hope Lodges and other vital patient care services. It is a tour both inspiring and life changing. With each passing mile, you will discover the beauty of Ohio’s scenery; experience areas you didn’t know existed; challenge yourself to pedal, talk and laugh; make new and lasting friends; hear inspiring stories of hope and courage; and send a message to all those fighting cancer right now a message that you are doing something to help. Ride 4 days, 2 days or just 1 day While our singular goal is to fight cancer and help The Society's Hope Lodges, you can pick the registration option that suits you: Four--day ride (join us from Cleveland to Cincinnati) Two-day ride (join us from Columbus to Cincinnati One-day ride (join us for any single day of the tour) POHR 2008 route overview The Pan Ohio Hope Ride will take cycl

Selle SMP Saddle

The SMP saddle is the pioneer in a new way of conceiving the bicycle saddle: a meticulous study of the positions taken on during the race and the functional analysis of the interactions of the various parts of the body with the saddle. The site... I have the "Evolution" model and I can attest that this seat is the most comfortable I have used.

Another Bicycle Movie

Quicksilver (1986) Jack Casey (Kevin Bacon)used to be a hot-shot stock market whiz kid. After a disastrous professional decision, his life in the fast lane is over. He loses his nerve and joins a speed delivery firm which relies on bicycles to avoid traffic jams of San Francisco, is attracted to a fellow bicycler, Terri, and befriends Hector, a budding entrepreneur. Can Jack regain his nerve and his self-respect, and rebuild his life on a more sound basis?

Folding bicycles

Dahon was founded with the singular purpose of convincing more people to use environmentally-sustainable forms of transport. To accomplish this goal, we've focused on creating innovative but reasonably-priced folding bicycles. Back in 1982, we started a revolution with our first pioneering folding bicycle. That revolution is now changing the way people around the world move themselves from point A to point B. With over 2 million folding bicycles sold, we are the proud worldwide leader in folding bicycles. We are headquartered in Los Angeles, California and our bicycles are assembled in our factories in Taiwan, Macau, the Czech Republic and China with parts sourced from the leading component manufacturers from around the world. Our bicycles are sold in over 30 countries. We are proud to say that a majority of our 700+ worldwide employees travel to work by bicycle, public transport, or a combination of both. Dahon is committed to creating green mobility solutions for people who l

Welcome to Busch & Müller - product line comparison

The Big Bang light is very impressive in output.

Bike Rack Mania

Bike Security Racks Co., Inc. designs manufactures and markets a complete line of indoor and outdoor bicycle racks and bike shelters. Based on more than 35 years of experience in serving the architectural and construction markets, we continually strive to create new and varied bicycle storage systems to suit expanding needs. Here are some typical installations of our bike racks and bicycle stands used by schools, universities, apartment buildings, condominiums, home owners, retail stores and government agencies. Please look at the categories at the bottom of the page to see our complete line of traditional, contemporary, vertical storage and two-tier storage bike racks, bicycle stands and bike sheds. The site...

CDRIVE - Belt Drive Powered Bike

Goodbye to messy, greasy chains! - Enjoy the comfort, convenience and ultra low maintenance of this easy riding bike equipped with the innovative U.S. made CDRIVE belt system. Developed in the USA, the CDRIVE system uses the same proven leading-edge belt technology that's successfully powered Harley Davidson Motorcycles for many years. More...

Most expensive bicycle lights I have ever seen, REVISITED

Lupine BETTY 12 22W Power LED lamp, 1400 Lumens, Advanced Lens Disk 16°, frontglass anti-reflection coated, PCS 007 V7, 22/9/0,25 W, 3D adjustable mount, LED monitor, H-mount, 120 cm ex cable, Li-Ion rechargeable battery bottle 13,8 Ah,Charger One battery charger: charging current 2.5 A Burn time 22 W: 6 hours Burn time 0,25 W: 336 hours ( 2 week non-stop ) Charging time: 8 hours Weight: 810 g $990.00 1400 lumens for $990.00! My only issue with this setup is the heat output. Supposedly when the lights are running at full output and you slow down the light will sense increase in temperature and adjust the light output. I do not experience this issue with my Light and Motion lights.

Detour Deluxe

A stellar all-city commuter, the all-new Detour Deluxe gives riders a “deluxe” utility vehicle at an unbeatable price. You never have to second-guess riding in the dark, because it’s equipped with a Basta Pilot lighting system in the front & back. The Shimano dynamo hub allows you to choose between an On/Auto/Off function. Full SKS fender, a rear rack, full Shimano drivetrain, and disc brakes round out the package – we don’t use the word “deluxe” lightly around here. The link...

Suede Coasting DX

SUEDE COASTING SERIES Return to easy. Come back to two-wheeling on a Suede Coasting bike, with a virtually maintenance-free 3-speed automatic drivetrain by Shimano—the latest technology combined with clean, beautiful lines and simple, modern styling. FRAME TECHNOLOGY Born from a holistic design approach that combines clean, beautiful lines and simple, modern styling with Shimano’s automatic shifting Coasting product platform, the Suede Coasting DX is the fully loaded new accessory for fun. The link...

Bulletproof biking from Kona!

$349.00 3 speed internal rear hub Thornproof tires. The site...

What is a RANDONNEUR/RANDONNEUSE?

A person, male or female, that participates in the sport of randonneuring, long-distance bicycling, not as a race, but as a self regulated pace in order to complete a designated route within a designated period of time. More information about randonneuring can be found on the Randonneuring USA (RUSA) web space at http://rusa.org/. RUSA is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization whose primary goals are to promote randonneuring in the USA and to serve the USA's randonneuring community. Ohio Randonneurs is an informal organization of bicycle riders dedicated to Randonneuring and organizes several long distance events each year in the Ohio area.

Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar

The site...

Plug and Play Solar

Ready to Run. The PowerCubeTM makes deployable renewable energy simple. By integrating the latest solar energy, power storage and power management technologies, the PowerCube is engineered for home use, emergency response, construction, and any other remote power needs. Need even more power? It’s also scalable, with each unit easily linked to the next in a “daisy chain” of power. The PowerCube is ready to use with minimal installation, making it ideal to generate power either on or off grid, for short or long-term, as primary or back-up electricity. Safe and Green. In emergency situations, access to traditional fossil fuels can be limited and difficult. The PowerCube's primary source of power is the sun, which means that the unit provides essential power without reliance on fossil fuel deliveries. Plus, heat, noise and emissions are virtually nonexistent. From the middle of the Sahara, to the middle of the back yard - Never worry about electricity again. Ever. More at

Get your own Moon Dog Bobblehead in Wheeling

Link here If anyone can get me a bobblehead that would be awesome. I am in Columbus and cannot get over to Wheeling for the event.

Leaving it all behind, to bike around the world

(CNN) -- In 2002, at the ages of 62 and 48, Pat and Catherine Patterson decided to leave it all behind. They sold their real estate business and their cars, gave their furniture to their children, and put their home up for rent. Strapping their remaining possessions to two bicycles, the couple set off to bike around the world. More...

Wheeling Heritage Trail Bicycle Tour

Here is the application form Event date: May 25, 2008

'World's Largest Bicycle Parade!'

The city of Davis (CA) is ready to set the world record - again. Saturday at 3 p.m., UC Davis Aggie Pack, in conjunction with the city, will host the "World's Largest Bicycle Parade!" in an attempt to reclaim its previous hold on the Guinness World Record. The event will take off from Aggie Stadium and is free to the public. Story continues...

Another Urban Bike - Swobo Dixon

The Dixon builds on the simple and functional Otis platform, with the addition of 6 more gears and a rear disc brake. Just like the Otis, the shifting is intuitive and easy with the elegant twist-shifter. If you have steep hills to climb, the additional gears will make it easy. We jumped at the chance to be the first kids on the block to get the all-new SRAM I-Motion 9. The first 9-speed internal gear hub on the market, it shifts precisely over a wide gear range, under load or standing. The benefits of internal hubs are mostly hidden, which masks the beauty, simplicity and zero-maintenance of not having two derailleurs; and multiple chainrings, cogs and shift-levers. The Swobo purpose-designed alloy frame and fork are light and tough and are designed to withstand urban abuse. Threaded eyelets on the forged dropouts and on the square-section chainstay and seatstay bridges accept racks and fenders. We designed the frames for a discrete fit of the rear disc, to accommodate rack and fend

Fat Rabbit Racing on a Sunday Morning - Columbus OH

Arnold Sports Festival to Partner with Fat Rabbit Racing in the Creation of the Inaugural Arnold Cycling Challenge The Arnold Sports Festival 2008 will present a new Olympic sport in 2008, The Arnold Cycling Challenge, a short distance criterium road race Sunday morning March 2 in downtown Columbus. Jim Lorimer, Producer of the Arnold Sports Festival commented, "The Arnold Sports Festival grows annually and this event will present an exciting new element of athletic acumen to the Weekend." "The Arnold Cycling Challenge will be a test of speed and endurance on a criterium course," said Craig Thompson, CEO of Fat Rabbit Racing. "We will welcome the top male and female cyclists from across the country to participate in this high caliber event." Thompson added, "The Arnold Cycling Challenge will kick off the 2008 cycling season for Ohio and indeed the Midwest. Our cyclists will have to begin their training earlier in the winter months and the elem

ACB-Ohio Tandem Bike Rally to be held September 21, 2008

ACB-Ohio Tandem Bike Rally to be held September 21, 2008 Kokosing Gap Trail, Mount Vernon, Ohio The American Council of the Blind of Ohio, (ACB-Ohio) is hosting its second annual tandem rally-fundraiser. Visually impaired stokers and sighted captains will have three routes to choose from, 30 flat miles on the trail and 30, and 60 mile-routes on rolling terrain, each starting and ending on the beautiful Kokosing Gap Trail. The two more challenging routes will include the gently rolling hills and some more challenging ones through the beautiful Amish countryside, while the flat route will stay on the trail, which is noted as one of the prettiest and most well maintained rails-to-trails bike paths in Ohio. Sighted tandem teams and single bikes are also welcome. Many Ways to Participate: Bring your tandem and your stoker and enjoy a beautiful ride and meet some other folks who enjoy tandem cycling. Bring your tandem and meet your stoker for the day, who might be visually im

Amazing child's bike by Roark Titanium Bicycles

2008 NAHBS Bike

The Beer Mapping Project

If you like beer and you like maps, then you may have found the right place. beermapping.com is a project by someone who likes knowing exactly where he is and how far he needs to go for good beer. At this point, there is only one individual working on the code that is making the Beer Mapping Project function. But that one person is supported by many friendly craft beer lovers who offer suggestions for new maps and they help by submitting new locations, adding new reviews, uploading pictures for locations or contributing to the forums. Use the Contact Us link if you have something to say about the Beer Mapping Project, or if you think you could help out. Beer Mapping Project is utilizing Google’s Mapping API that is offered free for anyone who is not making a profit or charging users to use the maps that are using it. Each location is pushed through a geocoder service (beermapping.com is now getting geocodes through Google’s API) in order to get the latitude and longitude for the par

Want to tour the Lake Erie shore by bike?

Lorain County Heritage and the Lorain County Visitors Bureau welcome you to the Back Roads and Beaches bike and multi-sport tour of Lorain County. Here you'll find miles of rolling, rural roads with beautiful scenery ranging from pastoral farmland and forest to the nautical flavor of the Lake Erie shoreline. The Back Roads and Beaches route was formed to provide the most scenic and low-traffic roads and bike paths that lead riders through some of Ohio's best landscape. The route highlights some of the area's most relevant history, culture and arts and cutting edge environmental initiatives. You'll find the entire route has bright green bike route signs to guide you easily on your way.

Third Hand Bicycle Co-op - Columbus, OH

The primary goal of The Third Hand Bicycle Co-op is to promote cycling as safe and environmentally responsible transportation. The non-profit organization provides community members with the facilities and tools, as well as the skills and knowledge to help make cycling an essential part of their everyday lives.

Battery Free Bike Lights

These are some pretty cool lights. Reelight Website Reelight lights are daylight running lights for bicycles. With Reelight, you always have lights on your bike – day and night! The permanently fitted magnet lights flash when the wheels rotate and therefore work without any batteries. Reelight is a safe and solid solution that improves your freedom in traffic.

Cheap Single Speed with Fenders

There was an ad in the last issue UrbanVelo. Redline has the 925 for $499.00 Steel double butted chromoly frame with tapered leg fork. Cowhorn style handlebar for a comfortable riding position. Versatile “flip flop” rear hub easily converts to fixed track cog or freewheel. Tektro dual pivot brake set and aero levers included. Durable Planet Bike fenders with mud flaps help keep you dry. Available in 6 sizes (44-56cm) center to top.

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