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Stupor Bowl Xlll

January 27, 2010

Posted in: Bike Blog, News, Uncategorized

The time is upon us, here is a link with info on the event, get crazy in the race, or if you are not up to it, get crazier at the after party…. there is a cool video as well, see you there!

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7-Year-Old Biker Trying to Save the World

January 26, 2010

Posted in: Bike Blog

A 7-year-old Briton with media-savvy parents managed to raise over $240,000 for Haiti. They kid came up with an idea to squeeze his relatives for about $1,000 in donations by getting them to sponsor a 7-lap ride around a park by his home. He began taking pledges from family and…

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The Pedal People

January 18, 2010

Posted in: Bike Blog

A Massachusetts company was hired by the city to haul recyclables from residents’ homes. They’ll also deliver firewood or get your groceries to your home. I’m thinking about getting them to drag my coffin to the cemetery when I die; I can just imagine how bad drivers would feel about…

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Man Steals Bike on Way Out of Police Station

January 13, 2010

Posted in: Bike Blog

This is likely the only scenario where I can justify stealing a bike. A Massachusetts man was arrested and booked for being drunk late on Monday, and police discharged him at 1:30am in 23F weather even though he had nowhere to go. At the urging of some folks in the…

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Cyclist Stops Handbag Thieves on a Moped

January 5, 2010

Posted in: Bike Blog

Proving once again that cyclists are superhuman, a man in China stopped two men on a moped from stealing a woman’s purse. Two guys riding tandem on a moped? Of course a biker’s going to kick their asses when it comes down to it. I love watching the guy calmly…

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Share the Road Bike Jerseys

December 30, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

Most bike jerseys are either covered with logos from companies that aren’t paying you to advertise on your chest, or they feature neon renderings of Disney characters. Sure, there are a handful of nice, plain Jane merino jerseys or super high-end fashionable Rapha jerseys, but you’re mostly priced out of…

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Kenyan Traveling Bike Mechanic with Homemade Tools

December 17, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

If there’s ever a Bike Mechanic Hall of Fame, this guy should be on the first round of inductions. Mohammed Makokha makes his own tools and travels around truing wheels and repairing bikes. The video includes some tedious explanation on how to true wheels, but the guy’s setup is pretty…

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New Electric Bike Motor Unveiled at Global Warming Summit

December 15, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

Researchers at MIT have developed a new way to bring an electric-assist motor to your ride. The new Copenhagen Wheel works similarly to hybrid cars in that it stores up a charge when you hit your brakes and then later turns on the motor when you need a boost. What’s…

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