|Cruising the Little Miami Scenic Trail|
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017
|Out on the B&O Trail|
- 10 miles
- 25 miles
- 45 miles
- 62 miles
Friday, May 19, 2017
|Bicycle storage hanger in Seoul, Korea (photo courtesy of Arch Daily)|
Thursday, May 18, 2017
|Two ladies out on bikes equipped with shuttle bike kits|
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
|Riding at a snail's pace? (photo courtesy of Momentum)|
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
|A Bicycle Mall in Djakarta|
The trip got off to a difficult start. Monsoons had hit Djakarta, which flooded much of the city. Traffic in the city was chaotic. They came across an interesting shopping mall - It had multiple bicycle shops and you could ride your bicycle into it. Eventually they got away from the city and traffic declined.
Upon reaching the eastern end of Java, they did some island hopping, eventually landing on Flores. From there they took two excursions to see Komodo dragons. The first was to the island of Rinca. It was mandatory that tourists go with a guide for safety. The usual hikes had been cancelled because there had been a couple dragon attacks in the past month, so they had to settle for a short hike, during which they were constantly looking around for dragons. The following day they visited Komodo Island, where there had not been any recent attacks. Still, they kept a sharp eye out for dragons. They saw a number of adult dragons and some juveniles, which live primarily trees to avoid being eaten by other larger dragons.
Monday, May 15, 2017
|Our staff: Sylva (left), Zahra (right) and Mark (center)|
Circle City Bicycles will remain closed on Sundays for the foreseeable future, and our weekday hours are now 10:00 A.M. until 7:00 P.M. Today we would like to take the time to explain why. You may have noticed significant changes in personnel during the last year. Our current manager Sylva started with us almost a year ago. We have heard nothing but compliments about her from customers, vendors, and others in the cycling community. In turn, she has brought in our head mechanic Mark and Zahra, who handles marketing and inventory as well as assisting customers. These two have also been outstanding employees.
We do not wish to work this trio to death, and have decided that we did not want to staff the store with part-time employees on Sunday. No matter how talented they are or how hard they try, we just don't believe part-timers can give our customers the high quality service they expect and rightfully deserve. We know this may cause difficulty for some customers, and we apologize for this. However, we feel this is the best solution overall. Zahra will be at the store Monday through Friday. Sylva and Mark will be at the store every day except Wednesday. Roy will be at the store on Wednesdays.
We would also like everyone to know that Sylva, Mark and Zahra are not just employees. All three have an ownership stake in Circle City Bicycles. They have a vested interest in providing you with top-notch customer service to keep you coming back.
Friday, May 12, 2017
|Giraffe on course during a stage of the Cape Pioneer Trek (photo by Zoon Cronje)|
"I've captured quite a few close encounters in my line of work, this was by far the most dangerous because of the speed of the riders going downhill unable to see the rapidly approaching giraffe."
Thursday, May 11, 2017
|Fawn examining cyclist|
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
|Bicycle with car tires (photo courtesy of Technabob)|
Here's a video of it in action. You will notice the rider isn't going very fast. That's not too surprising when you consider that the average car tire weighs 25 pounds.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
|Cycling through the town of Dolgellau in Wales|
- Pembrokeshire Coast
- Brecon Beacons
Monday, May 8, 2017
|1959 Schwinn Panther II (photo courtesy of Schwinn Cruisers)|
Once you have the serial number, there are some sites where you can find out when your bike was made. Here are a couple:
Friday, May 5, 2017
|Ben-Hur on Bicycles! (photo courtesy of The Awesomer)|
Thursday, May 4, 2017
|What should a cyclist do when skunks come running at you?|
Now here's an interesting video. A cyclist is stopped out on a road, and a family (Mother and four babies) comes running up to him. Fortunately, they appeared to be friendly. They didn't spray, they just checked out his bike and his shoe. Perhaps they're thinking of getting into cycling - It's a great family activity. After checking things over, thwy continue merrily down the road.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
|Sille Kongstad of Copenhagen with her bicycle hearse|
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
|Cycling across the world's largest salt flat (photo courtesy of Long Haul Trekkers)|
Naturally, there were a number of challenges in riding across this terrain. You can see the goggles on Sora to protect her eyes from the blowing salt and sand. In some places, it was necessary for Dave and Jen to push their bikes through loose sand. The few villages in the area had very limited food options, and water was always an issue. The wind was strong (There's nothing to block it) and because of the high altitude it dropped below freezing at night.
When they were traveling through the salt flat, Dave and Jen were planning to ride from South America up to their home in Portland, Oregon. After making it through the Andes, they decided to take a flight out of Colombia to get back home. For additional information about their trip and more magnificent photos, please visit their website.
Monday, May 1, 2017
|Senior Citizens with new tricycles in Austin, Texas|
If you are involved with a senior citizens center or assisted living facility, and would like to get adult trikes, please contact Sylva at 317-786-9244. We can get some for you at a discount.