|The Smart Money Family Fun Ride is this Saturday!|
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016
|Team Sky crossing the finish line at the Tour de France|
For more information on Chris Froome and Team Sky, visit their websites at Chris-Froome.com and TeamSky.com.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
|Mountain Biker at Griffin Bike Park|
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
|Bike Friday's New World Tourist (unfolded & folded)|
Circle City Bicycles is proud to be Bike Friday's newest dealer, and their only one in Indiana. We now offer you two choices if you are looking for a folding bicycle. If you want full size wheels, we offer Montague folding bicycles. If you're looking for a bike that folds up as small as possible, we have Bike Friday. The choice is yours.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
|Mountain biking in Greenland|
- A tour of Viking ruins
- Mountain biking along a remote road used only by a few farmers
- A visit to the Qoorog Glacier
- A visit to a Greenland farm
- A traditional Inuit dinner (seal, whale, smoked salmon or cod) one night
- Kayaking among icebergs
Monday, July 25, 2016
|Sylva's ride will visit Milktooth in Fountain Square|
Friday, July 22, 2016
|Mark Cavendish celebrating stage win number four|
Cavendish came into this year's race with 26 stage wins, trailing Bernard Hinault, also a four time winner, by two. Cavendish's total is now 30 wins, only four behind the 34 stage victories of Merckx. Perhaps in 2017 he can become the all-time leader.
Mark Cavendish is scheduled to participate in the Rio Olympics later this year. He will be competing in team pursuit for Great Britain. Because of this Cavendish pulled out of the Tour de France before the start of stage 17 on Wednesday. To stay in and have a chance to win on Sunday (The only remaining flat stage), he would have had to survive four straight mountain stages.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
|Movie projector powered by Bike Friday Haul-A-Day|
If you want a Bike Friday Haul-A-Day, you can order it through Circle City Bicycles. If you want one set up to show movies, you can get it through Open Air Cinema.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
|Didi Senft and his mobile guitar|
Didi has created many unusual bicycles. This one is listed as the World's Largest Mobile Guitar. It is about 15 feet tall and took six months to construct. Since it will be kept outdoors, the strings are made of stainless steel. Weighing in at over one thousand pounds, it is not the easiest thing to pedal around.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
|Ed Pope & David Kennedy riding a trail in Wisconsin|
I went with a group of friends on a week-long Wisconsin cycling trip in 2006. We started in Baraboo in the center of the state. Our route included the Elroy-Sparta Trail, which has three railroad tunnels on it. Continuing west, we reached the Mississippi River at La Crosse. We saw some eagles as we headed south along the river before turning east towards Baraboo. On some of the trails we saw sandhill cranes. I really enjoyed biking through the rural areas of Wisconsin. The farms and natural areas are very pretty.
Monday, July 18, 2016
|Chris Froome running up Mt. Ventoux on Stage 12 (photo courtesy of Business Insider)|
Well, the TDF has had plenty of surprises this year. Phil Ligget says people always ask him "Don't you get tired of doing the same race every year"? His reply is that it is never the same race. That has been especially true this year. On stage 8, nothing much happened on the final climb of the day, which wasn't surprising since the next day was going to be a really tough one. What was a surprise was that as they crested, Chris Froome took off like a madman on the downhill. He caught everyone off guard and was able to finish 13 seconds ahead of his main rivals. Since he won the stage, he also got a ten second time bonus, so he gained a total of 23 seconds. Froome again surprised everyone on stage 11 when he bridged a gap to join a three man breakaway that included Peter Sagan. Severe crosswinds disrupted the peloton, and they couldn't quite pull them back, giving Froome six seconds over his main competitors. Since he finished second to Sagan, he got another six seconds time bonus.
The craziest thing occurred on stage12. Froome was attacking on the final climb, and right behind Richie Porte. There was a motorbike with a TV camera ahead of Porte, which had to stop suddenly due to fans blocking the road, causing a pile-up. Porte crashed into the motorbike, then Froome crashed into him. The crash broke the frame of Froome's bike, and due to the narrow, crowded roads, no support vehicle could get to him. Froome took off running up the hill. Eventually a neutral support car came by and gave him a bike, which he tried to ride. Since Froome is taller (6' 1") than most cyclists, the bike didn't fit him well at all. Finally a Team Sky car got there and gave him a properly sized bike, which he rode to the finish line. In the provisional results for the stage, Froome had lost his yellow jersey. Shortly afterward the officials sorted things out and Froome was back in the yellow jersey.
Friday, July 15, 2016
|Cyclist and dog in Buddyrider|
|My dog Scout - Way too big for the BuddyRider|
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
|The Jump Bike may be the missing link between running and cycling|
Now I have chronicled a lot of weird bikes previously on this blog, but this has to be the dumbest bike I have ever seen. Apparently a lot of other folks agree with me. The DesignBoom article was published in 2008. Neither the jump bike video or website now exist.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
|Cycling on Mackinac Island|
You can rent bicycles at the Mackinac Island Bike Shop, which is located on the southern end of the island. Their website has a map of roads and trails. The eight mile route around the perimeter of the island is the most popular. I'm sure it has many beautiful views of Lake Huron. Here's a video of cycling on Mackinac Island. For more information, please visit Biking on Mackinac Island.
|Cycling around the perimeter of Mackinac Island (photo courtesy of ActionHub)|
Monday, July 11, 2016
|Lots of Panniers on Sale!|
To celebrate the race, we are having a sale during the remainder of the tour. Look for the airdancer out front. We'll also have cookies and punch available in the store, and the Tour or its wrap-up show will be on the TV. Items on sale will include:
- Arkel panniers (20% off)
- Tubus racks (20% off)
- Ortlieb panniers (20% off)
- $69 Kali helmets for $40 (save $29)
- Closeout bikes
Saturday, July 9, 2016
|The 1 kilometer to go banner collapsed during Stage 7|
|Adam Yates after the banner collapsed on top of him|
Friday, July 8, 2016
|Four cyclists and their new friend (photo courtesy of GoodNewsNetwork)|
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
|With the snowboard bicycle you ride sideways|
Here's a video of the bike in action:
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
|Eurovelo route network|
- Atlantic Coast Route: Northern Norway to southern Portugal
- Capitals Route: Galway, Ireland to Moscow, Russia
- Pilgrims Route: Trondheim, Norway to northwest Spain
- Central Europe Route: Brittany region of France to Kiev, Ukraine
- Via Romea Francigena Route: London to the boot heel of Italy
- Atlantic - Black Sea Route: Atlantic coast of France to Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria
- Sun Route: Northern Norway to Malta
- Mediterranian Route: Cadiz, Spain to Cyprus
- Baltic - Adriatic Route: Gdansk, Poland to Pula, Croatia
- Baltic Sea Route: Loop includes Stockholm, Helsinki and St. Petersburg
- Eastern Europ Route: Northern Norway to Athens
- Northern Sea Route: Loop includes Edinburgh Scotland, Hamburg Germany, and Oslo Norway
- Iron Curtain Trail: Northern Norway to the Black Sea
- Rhine Route: Northern Norway to Malta, following the Rhine River in central Europe
- Rhone Route: Switzerland to France's Mediterranean coast, following the Rhone River
Monday, July 4, 2016
|Rider coming to sag stop at the Hall Round Barn (photo courtesy of TribTown)|
Friday, July 1, 2016
|The Buried Bicycle (Photo courtesy of Panoramio)|
- Crank arm with pedal
- Portion of bicycle wheel
- Handlebar with bell
- Half of bicycle saddle