Monthly Archives: October 2012

Yea! I Win. I Guess.

Great spoof video. http://www.wimp.com/bikeride/

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Tunneling Through the Dark

We’re a one car family, and Pat took it to Pennsylvania yesterday. Not to miss what might be the last Thursday night ride of the year, I cycled 14 miles over the hill to New Milford to meet up. The … Continue reading

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Martyn Ashton Video Interview

Yesterday, I posted a link to video of some stunning stunt riding by Martyn Ashton. Here’s a link to an interview with the man. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXwXAFFhxFo&feature=related I’m more than a little jealous of anyone who can make a living with bikes. … Continue reading

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Yeah, I Can Totally Do This

I’ve been impressed with some of the stuff BMX trick riders do. Now try it on a road bike. To acronymize George Hayduke, SWMF. Really, I couldn’t do this stuff in a lifetime. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC_7P237if8

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Helmets and Straps

After a cold, rainy morning when we’d agreed to ride and then agreed not to ride, yesterday afternoon turned clear and warm. I met up with four friends in New Milford, and after I stripped off my leg warmers and … Continue reading

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The Changing of the Chain

On Sunday’s ride, my chain broke. It was worn and about due, with probably 3K miles on it. Not a very long chain life for some of you, but I’m 200 pounder, and I ride hard, and there are always … Continue reading

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Do Helmets Have a Negative Net Effect on Health?

Here’s an argument that, at least as far as urban bike commuting goes, required helmet use keeps people off bikes, and the negative of the lost potential exercise exceeds the positive of potentially reduced head injuries. I think I buy … Continue reading

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