Thursday, June 28, 2012

Stolen Bike

*UPDATE*
The bike has been recovered :)

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Bike and helmet were stolen from the Charlottetown Yacht Club Monday evening June 18th. Full suspension Opus Mountain Bike, White with red trim. Please let me know if you or anyone you know has seen it!! Spread the word!  Lets help get this bike back to his rightful owner!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Avoiding crunching your bike on the garage door...

One fear everybody with a roof rack has is forgetting about the bike when pulling into the garage...



HeadsUP Systems has developed a sensor to help warn you before you pull into the garage with your bike still strapped to the roof.

How it works is simple.  A sensor is mounted on the bike, and one in the garage.  When you pull in and the garage sensor sees the bike sensor, a sign flashes and an in car buzzer alerts you to stop.

It's pricey at $169 USD, but I suppose it's cheaper than a new frame :)

See more here,

http://www.headsupsystems.com/products.html

Friday, June 22, 2012

Raw Determination

Ever been riding with an injury but just powered through it to finish?  Well Bart de Clercq has taken that to the extreme in this years Tour de Swisse.  Injured in a crash the day before the final stage, he started the final stage anyway finishing the stage in 12th.

Upon receiving medical attention it was found that he had a collapsed lung from the previous day!

Read the full story here...
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/de-clercq-finished-tour-de-suisse-with-collapsed-lung

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Essential Mountain Biking Skills

A pretty good video on skills to have as a rider...




Helmet tip to Bruce M. for sharing it.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Now that's a stair ride...

Marcelo Gutierrez racing in the Red Bull Downhill Monserrate, Bogota


Friday, June 1, 2012

How a bike is made

This little gem is a vintage British television documentary on how bikes are made.  It's actually pretty interesting.