Archive for May, 2011
Sneak preview of today’s photoshoot
Interesting setup for a fixed gear bike includes smurf speed drive gear with a timing belt from Gates. This is industrial belt with a bigger sprocket. These belts used for example on Harley Davidson bikes.
A profile of one of the world’s great cycle track riders – who has inspired her, what motivates her – complete with some unique onboard footage of Victoria powering her bike on a flying lap
July 9th 2011
9am to 9pm
Team Relay or Solo!!!
Can you go the distance?
12 Hours of St Pete will consist of a 10-12 mile loop made up of checkpoints that must be visited.
The team with the most laps at the end of 12 hours wins their category.
Sponsors as of 5/16:
Interested in getting your name or product on the sponsor list? Email 12HrsOfStPete@gmail.com
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pro-bicycle agenda reached a new high water mark today with the announcement that a cyclists-only lane is being added to the long-under-construction Second Avenue Subway. The memo, authored by Deputy Mayor for Communications Howard Wolfson, makes the case that creating the city’s first subterranean bike-lane will reduce bicycle accidents by up to 15 percent, while costing a mere $1.4 billion dollars and delaying the opening of the Second Avenue line by only ten to twenty years… On that note, I would like to move back to NYC. Full article here
Another great collaboration between Vince Felix and Us Versus Them Clothing Line on his handcrafted leather bike pedal straps. There are only 40 pairs available at Us Versus Them store.
Interesting idea for a bike lock from Jaryn Miller. The Senza system makes a bike completely secure. The whole system is incorporated into the bike itself making it easier to simply grab and go, and also provides safety for quick stops. The hadlebars seperate into three pieces. The central piece remains in place on the frame, while the two removed handles lock together, offering more space, and versitiliy than a standard U-Lock. Furthermore, if a thief were to cut the lock off, it renders the bike virtually unridable, as there are no handle bars. In addition, the lock on the rear of the bike is used to secure the back tire and seat post.
In honor of launching Bikes Are Better initiative Fyxation giving two lucky winners a prize pack consisting of a custom Rickshaw Messenger bag filled for 2 Session 700 tires, some great gear from EighthInch and a set of custom Hold Fast straps. All you have to do to enter is purchase one of their new Bikes Are Better t-shirts which Fyxation selling for only $19.95 (A portion of each sale goes to support local and national bicycle non-profits). On May 13th Fyxation will select two lucky winners to receive the loot. Each prize pack is worth more than $300.00!
Bikes Are Better is a project Fyxation started to help raise money for bicycle related non-profits. 25% of the profits from the sale of all Bikes Are Better gear will be donated to a bicycle advocacy group to help promote the use of the bicycle as a means of transportation. Check out their site to learn more about Bikes Are Better – Great Gear for a Great Cause.
San Francisco, CA (April 30, 2011) —On a picture perfect Saturday afternoon, more than 5,000 people headed to San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza to watch Red Bull Ride + Style. The event was a collision of fixed gear biking and urban contemporary art, with the competition held on a course featuring artwork created by California artists. Red Bull Ride + Style brought together 60 riders from all over, including riders from the Bay Area, Seattle, Portland, New York and even Japan.
Participating riders competed in one of two categories: track or freestyle. The track competition was along the lines of a traditional race, with two riders going head-to-head and the one with the best time advancing to the next round. The track included a custom art installation by Los Angeles-based artists Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector that served as the starting arch. The competition was fierce on the narrow track, with riders elbowing each other for position, and multiple riders crashing into the guard rails. In the end, there was a final showdown between two Bay Area riders that weren’t even supposed to compete. Jason Clary and Kell McKenzie were both alternates, who were only asked to fill in for dropouts the day before the event. The two friends, who ride together often, put friendship aside for the final race, and Clary was able to edge out McKenzie for the win.
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