|This bike light is definitely waterproof|
Friday, September 30, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
|A recumbent trike with an unusual outer shell|
Last week at Interbike I ran across an odd bike. It is a three-wheeled recumbent with an exterior shell that makes it look like a bomb. It's part of a fleet of bikes for Forgotten Not Gone. This group helps veterans, especially those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, by getting them involved in cycling. They are trying to reduce the 22 veteran suicides that occur each day.
Friday, September 23, 2016
|There's a rider on a bicycle rickshaw in there\|
Thursday, September 22, 2016
|When the front wheel explodes, the captain heads up the track to slow down|
Here's the video:
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
|New attachment for clearing your way through a crowd|
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Don't make any excuses. The best way to get yourself in the mood to ride your bike is to DO IT! The more you do it, the more you'll want to!
If you find it difficult to find enough time during the day, start easy with a 15 minute ride. Once you start, you will want to ride more and more! Try to increase that until you are riding 30-60 minutes 2-3 times per week.
2. Don't want to ride alone? Find a group!
Sometimes riding by yourself can be less fun, and make you feel like staying home. Find a couple friends to ride with or look for an existing cycling group to get encouraged!
3. Invest in some gear
Throw away that old helmet from 1999. Its time to get yourself a new helmet, some cycling appropriate apparel, and some lights for night riding. You will also want to get some cycling tools like a pump, tire lever and a waterbottle. You will feel more confident on the road and investing money into the hobby will make you want to ride more!
4. Safety first!
This one may seem obvious, but make sure you are following all the rules of the road and paying very close attention to pedestrians, other cyclists and motorists. You never know what can happen out there on the road, so stay vigilant!
5. Lock it or lose it
Doesn't matter where you are. The trail, the city, somewhere secluded or packed... Don't leave your bike unattended or unlocked. Thieves are everywhere, and you don't want to make your bike an easy target!
6. Get regular tune ups
Make sure your bike is in proper working order before each ride. There are checklists available online that give you timetables for how often you should check various aspects of the bike's mechanics. Bring your bike to us at Circle City Bicycles so we can make sure everything is working and in good shape!!
Stay tuned to our blog for more cycling tips!
|Visiting a church in Cyprus|
Phil and his companion took a leisurely pace, covering only 136 miles in six days. They toured the island in late February / early March. After completing the trip, they decided they would go a little later in the year if they visited again, since it was a little cool (You see them wearing jackets in their photos). Humans have inhabited Cyprus since 10,000 B.C., so there were a number of historical sites to visit.
Monday, September 19, 2016
|Happy riders on the 2015 Apple Cider Century|
Friday, September 16, 2016
|What does he do with the horse when he reaches the other side?|
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
|Riding the rails by bike (Photo courtesy of Coast Weekend)|
Friday, September 9, 2016
|Prepare for water landing (Photo courtesy of FunnyPica)|
Thursday, September 8, 2016
|Here's something that you don't see everyday|
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
|This has to be a big hit in local parades|
- 12 feet long, 8.5 feet high and 5.5 feet wide. this is the approximate size of a 12-year old T-Rex.
- Weighs 98 pounds and can accommodate riders up to 200 pounds.
- Has 9 speeds and can cruise at 7 miles per hour with a top speed of around 15 mph.
- The seat is five feet off the ground
- The head can move from side to side and the arms can move as well.
- It can be disassembled and transported in the bed of a pickup truck
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
|Taking a break at the south end of the Natchez Trace Parkway (Photo credit: Capital City Cyclists)|
The parkway roughly follows the path of the Natchez Trace. The trace was used heavily by early travelers who had taken goods down the Mississippi to sell in New Orleans. Until steamboats became powerful enough to move upstream against the river's current, they had to walk or use horses to return home. This route became the Natchez Trace.
Every twenty to thirty miles there are restrooms, and often a short hiking trail. I recommend stopping for the hiking trails. They are generally short, but interesting. At one of these I saw the only alligator I have ever seen in the wild (From a distance, fortunately). If you don't mind primitive camping, you can make this a low-cost trip. There are three free campgrounds open to RVs or tent campers, and five free campgrounds open to bicyclists only. If you prefer something more civilized, there are numerous bed and breakfasts along the parkway. The only negative thing about cycling the parkway is that sometimes you have to go a few miles away from it to find a restaurant or grocery store, so you need to plan things out pretty well. For help with that, be sure to visit NatchezTraceTravel.com.
Here's a video that shows a number of still photos from the Natchez Trace Parkway:
Monday, September 5, 2016
|DINO mountain bike race at Potato Creek State Park|
- Brown County State Park
- Versailles State Park
- Potato Creek State Park
- Winona Lake
- Muscatatuck County Park
- Southwestway Park
Here's a video that shows the start of a race at Southwestway Park:
Friday, September 2, 2016
|Freddy Maertens versus the horse Fakir du Vivier (photo courtesy of Velo Aficionado)|
Thursday, September 1, 2016
|Ride straight or get ready to swim|
The video is two minutes and 43 seconds long.