2 cyclists connect with Erie – GoErie.com

10 10 2009
2 cyclists connect with Erie
GoErie.com
She did her first cross-country trip — the same Adventure Cycling Association route that Ryan followed — in 2006. "I love to bicycle.



Posts about bicycle advocacy as of October 10, 2009

10 10 2009
Biketoberfest Fairfax 09jacquiephelan.wordpress.com
10/11/2009
It’s easy to say yes to a request that one appear at a gathering. It’s not hard to pedal there on the appointed day (Oct 10th).  In fact, for an afternoon, it was a cinch to run around in an Austrian dirndle dress crying,:  ” raffle tickets, only a buck…raffle tickets, try your luck…” I was hawking tickets  in a melange of lycra-clad cyclists in Fairfax on the second f ine autumn Saturday of the month. Marla Streb was there with her kids. I got precisely two minutes quality time with her…she’s living here in Marin now.


Posts about bicycle advocacy as of October 10, 2009

10 10 2009
Trucks and Intersectionsisocrates.us
10/10/2009
Here’s an interesting article from the BBC asking if female bicyclists are in more danger than male bicyclists when encountering trucks at intersections (via How We Drive ): Many of the fatalities involving cyclists happen in collisions with a heavy goods vehicle (HGV). This year, seven of the eight people killed by lorries in London have been women. Considering that women make only 28% of the UK’s cycling journeys, this seems extremely high. There are no national figures but there’s little reason to think it is any different.


Posts about bicycle advocacy as of October 10, 2009

10 10 2009
10/10/2009
In 1888, the pneumatic bicycle tire was invented which made riding on rough roads much more comfortable. By 1890, the safety bicycle design (what we have today) replaced the more difficult to ride highwheelers. This also opened the door for more women riders. It was these milestones that ushered in the mass adoption of bicycles. Bicycle production peaked at nearly 2 million in 1897. Historians call this the golden age of bicycling . And during this time, the League of American Wheelmen (LAW) was the national bicycle advocacy organization.


Posts about bicycle touring as of October 10, 2009

10 10 2009
The Basics Of Mountain Bikinggogetterinfo.com
10/09/2009
Bicycle touring even if it involves a strange place, you need to become a part with that place. Your senses should be more than any physical exertion when you want to have power and control. Here we discuss some tips to make sure mountain biking become successful. 1. Correct handling: If your level of fitness […]


Posts about bicycle touring as of October 10, 2009

10 10 2009
10/10/2009
Syndicated from Biking Bis – Bicycle Touring and More Santa Rosa seems to be one of the few cities in California to know, for sure, that it’s going to be a host city on the 2010 Tour of California bike race. The city’s Chamber of Commerce chief confirmed to the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat that the bike race would return […]read the entire article


Posts about bicycle touring as of October 10, 2009

10 10 2009
Winter Bike Touring Clothesbicycletouringpro.com
10/09/2009
Cycling in the cold and snow is not impossible. This past winter I spent two months cycling in and around the mountains of Switzerland and these are the clothes I wore while out on my bike. Not only did these items help to keep me warm and dry when cycling my way  through ice, snow, rain and mud, but they (for the most part at least) kept me from overheating and getting sweaty. 1. Giro Xen Helmet 2. Scott Snow Goggles 3. Seirus Innovation Ultra Clava Winter Face Mask 4.
Summer Cycle Touring Clothesbicycletouringpro.com
10/07/2009
You have a lot of options when it comes to bicycle clothing. My riding lately, however, has taken a sharp turn from the spandex and neon colors most often times associated with the professional cyclist. Instead of following the pack and donning the tight and bright bike gear cyclists are usually known for, I’ve drifted back to my bicycle touring roots and now wear clothes that, while still work for cycling, allow my skin to breathe and do not instantly brand me as a cyclist once I step off the bike.