|The Fahrradi is a 4 wheel, two person recumbent bicycle with a sporty exterior|
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
|A cyclist's dream: Paved road, no cars & spectacular scenery all around (photo by Piaw Na)|
Friday, August 26, 2016
|I'm glad he stopped in time (photo courtesy of MTB Project)|
Thursday, August 25, 2016
|The parabike can fly at speeds up to 8 knots|
Here's the parabike in action:
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
|The Dolphin Bike (photo courtesy of Beached Miami)|
"I beep beep as I passed by on my green motorbike. I really liked your Dolphin styled bike. You're awesome!"
At the end of May in 2011, there was a Critical Mass Ride in Miami. Photos from the ride appeared on a website called Beached Miami. Among those photos were the ones shown at top and bottom of this post (Note the fin on her helmet in the bottom one). The lady's name is Regina, and she became known as "The Dolphin Bike Girl." Unfortunately her bike was stolen in November of 2011, when she had an accident and broke her wrist. Some scumbag pretended to come to her aid, but then stole her bike (It was not in dolphin mode at the time of the accident) while she was helpless. I haven't been able to find out if:
- She ever got her bike back
- Sher ever hooked up with the green motorbike guy.
|Regina, a.k.a. "The Dolphin Girl"|
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
|Bicycle touring across the frozen Lake Baikal (photo courtesy of Sidetracked)|
Lake Baikal is also very remote, located in Siberia. It took five days by train to reach their starting point at the northern end of the lake. Their goal was to ride across the lake from north to south, a distance of about 400 miles. Their daily mileage ranged from 15 to 35 miles. They road from sunrise to sunset, which aren't that far apart in Siberia during January. Finding a good place to pitch their tent each night was a bit of a challenge. They didn't get much sleep their first night because the ice around them was moving and cracking. After that they either camped on the shore or found an area where the ice was quiet. After 27 days of cycling, they reached the village of Kultuk (population 3,700) at the south end of the lake. For more information about the trip, please visit their website, which has a map and lots of photos.
Monday, August 22, 2016
|Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland took the gold medal in the time trial|
Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland was participating in his last Olympics. In fact, this is his last season as a professional cyclist. He's finishing his career on a high note, winning a gold medal in the individual time trial.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
|Passengers must pedal on the buscycle|
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
|The human powered Cyclone can accommodate up to four passengers|
Here is a video that shows them going out for the evening in the Cyclone. I like how they are all dressed up and wearing cycling shoes with cleats.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
|Cyclists out on Kentucky's Bourbon Trail (photo courtesy of Broken Sidewalk)|
- Woodford Reserve
- Wild Turkey
- Four Roses
- Jim Beam
- Heaven Hill
- Maker's Mark
Here's a video about cycling the Kentucky Bourbon Trail:
Monday, August 15, 2016
|Pedal & Park provides attended bicycle parking|
- Earth Day
- Indianapolis 500
- Indy Criterium
- Brickyard 400
- Penrod Arts Fair
Saturday, August 13, 2016
|Three-wheeled bicycle leading in the host nation|
Friday, August 12, 2016
|I know cyclists like bananas, but this is ridiculous!|
Thursday, August 11, 2016
"... there are few bikes as successful on the race circuit as the new Spark, and the new version cements itself at the top by shaving serious weight. - Flowmountainbike.com
Scott's approach to the new Spark was simple - make a bike that will perform for the best riders but one that can still be used by everyone.
Despite the simple look of the bike, it is packed with technical features and details. Exquisitely detailed, built to perfection.
The new generation of Spark frame contains a dedicated RC collection which comprises the lightest and most race-driven mountain bikes that Scott has ever built.
The new RC family consists of 16 high-end, race dedicated models. The RC family includes all options- HT or full suspension, 27.5" or 29" wheel size geometries. All RC models come with 100mm of travel.
The engineers at Scott continue to dial in geometry that results in better fit, control, and ride quality.
The new Spark has a 1.3 degree slacker head tube angle, 13mm shorter chainstay, and a steeper seat tube angle. The reach has been lengthened by 17mm, as well as the stack being 17mm lower. And the full suspension platform offers best bump sensitivity and bottom out resistance as well as a good mid-stroke support
The new pivotless swingarm allows the rear triangle to be moulded in just two continuos carbon parts, where the older version was made up from 18 seperate parts. The 130g saving is where most of the weight has been taken from the frame. The rear end will now give a few degrees of flex to allow the suspension to do its thing, instead of a bushing pivot and all its hardware.
The Boost Technology results in increased wheel stiffness and improved tire clearance. On the Spark project, we wanted to go beyond the basics and reap all the benefits of this innovation by optimizing frame design and geometry.
All this technology goes directly into the trail bike and 27plus frames, which are identical. And while the Spark RC is single ring only, the Spark and 27plus bikes are single or double compatible.
Scott worked with Syncros to develop a new component line that follows the philosophy of the new bikes: reduce weight, add comfort, and increase structural rigidity.
Stay tuned to our blog for more information about NEW Scott bikes!
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
|That guy in front doesn't look comfortable|
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Monday, August 8, 2016
|Oliver modeling our pet basket|
Friday, August 5, 2016
|The U.S. is the favorite for gold in women's team pursuit at the Rio Olympics|
Thursday, August 4, 2016
|Start of the race|
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
|One of the sights along the Erie Canalway Trail|
It's pretty easy to do on your own, but there are other options if you want someone else to handle the logistics. There is an annual ride that spends eight days traveling the full length of the trail. There are also a couple companies that do tours of the trail, Classic Adventurers and Wilderness Voyageurs.
Monday, August 1, 2016
|Ribbon cutting ceremony for the Panhandle Pathway|