Unwavering assistance and meanness
Go anywhere machine
Rant of the month is by HG for his recent post on getting a [sense of e] back into MTB:
I see my mountain bike as my go-anywhere machine. Singletrack, roads, firetrails, 4WD tracks, up hills, down hills, over boulders, through creeks, snow, sun or rain. Sure, I might need to walk or even carry my bike for some bits, but I don't want my ride to be restricted by the confines of a bunch of signs pointing me towards the next bit of track.
Go anywhere daydream
Video: Beach Road Legs
The Wacky Races: Official Rules
It's Not A Race. Wow, on the folding bike I can bump my [Food Chain r] up to a very defendable 12! That's a comfy place in the peloton of plonkers.
Ride to school day
Yes, you too can sound like a complete cycling dork just by carefully studying and memorizing the most commonly used words and phrases in the sport of competitive cycling
Girls and Bicycles: "Advocating beautiful girls on bicycles in a city addicted to cars."
I don't get it
Doom or Possibility
Because cycling is not very risky. The average bicyclist - and this includes all those ones who ride in a less-than-competent manner - will travel about 4 million hours before experiencing a fatal crash. That is equal to 456 years of non-stop cycling. Cyclists who follow the basic rules of the road will travel significantly farther before a fatal crash. But we focus way too much on these rare crashes, instead of on the hundreds of millions of miles cyclists travel every year without incident.
A fair observation
Of all the potentially dangerous things you are legally allowed to do riding your bike without a helmet is not one of them. Why?
Cycling offers real benefits to employers such as freeing up valuable land for development, creating a healthier workforce, helping staff get to work more reliably, as well as helping the more general business climate through reducing congestion and pollution.
Yeah, what he said
Extreme: Polishing bicycle parts
Is a bike with collapsing wheels really a good idea? Gizmodo says no.
Cycling Profiles takes an opposite view to Bikely.com: no do-it-yourself input but the maps and profiles are pretty good quality.
Trailmapping: "A community based around mapping trails and logging trips for mountain bikers, road bikers, runners, hikers, kayakers, rafters and explorers of all kinds."
Bicycle Lantern. Yep, they do mean lantern, as in "paraffin powered". You too can light your way with a naked flame. What's not to love about that?
Real bikes for real people
Sometimes I wish Greg Lemond never won the Tour de France in 1986…bike shops across the country began putting aside their single speeds, 3-speeds and cruisers to make room for expensive, lightweight, "high-end" racing bikes. In other words, bike shops lost interest in selling regular bikes to regular people.
Zeth is our star pick this season…a formidable machine that is inspired by the fluid expressions of kinetic sculptures, as well as the shadowy artworks portrayed of Gotham City. It is also nicknamed 'Dark Knight' – to capture a fantastical experience of roaming the streets on a modern iron horse.
It Mo time again and "Treadly and Me" is raising funds to help fight prostate cancer and depression in men. Feel free to [donate in our e]. Any and all contributions gratefully accepted.
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