Friday, June 28, 2013

Clink, Clang, Rattle, Squeek, Chatter, Squak

We've all had rides where your bike starts becoming quite vocal.  Here's a great guide for tracking down and eliminating these annoying noises.


http://www.jimlangley.net/wrench/keepitquiet.html



Monday, June 24, 2013

Some great tips on staying safe on the bike

I came across a great collection of tips for cyclists put out by the Oregon DOT.










You can download the guide here.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy Summer Solstice (AKA Bike Ride Day)



Today is the longest day of the year here on the top side of the world.  Celebrate with a bike ride!




Saturday, June 15, 2013

Canibalistic Bike Rack?

I think this is an awesome idea for an old frame.



Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tri-mantra

Tri-mantra (to be hissed or groaned at any unfriendly hill)

In my world,
The water is cold,
The wind is hard,
And the road never ends.

In my world,
There are no losers.
Only competitors
still on their way,
And spectators
waiting to be inspired.

In my world,
Victory is not weighed in gold,
But in determination and courage.

In my world,
There are no boundaries,
No limits,
There is no end.
Every day is the last day of my life,
And the first.

In my world,
The word "can't" does not exist,
And nothing is impossible.

by Olivier Blanchard
Greenville, SC

Friday, June 7, 2013

Cyclist attacked by geese while riding



John Needham told the Lancashire Telegraph that the Canada geese flew at him while he was riding along the Leeds-Liverpool canal, with two of them pecking at him as he lay on the ground.

"I was on my mountain bike when one of the geese flew straight at me," explained the 49-year-old.

"I managed to toss it to the side, then another two came at me and knocked me off my bike.

"The handlebar went right through my hip and that is when they pounced on me.

"They pecked at my finger, my elbow and my knees.

"My injuries are painful. My hip is sore. It is badly bruised and there is a big bump there."

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

How to crash a road bike

Some great advice on avoiding and dealing with crashes on road bikes.  The group ride stuff is road specific but the information on dealing with crashes applies to all kinds of riding.



Helmet nod going out to the one armed ironman for the tip