Ride a bike, share your experience and love. When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. ~Diane Ackerman

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Glendora Mountain Road - FIXED

I rode up GMR to the top of Monroe a few days ago.  The air was hot but manageable and much of the road was blanketed in shade leading up to the first saddle.  I rode later in the day, after work actually, and GMR was quiet.

There were enough clouds in the air to contrast nicely with the blue sky and this made for great panoramic photos. Of course I forgot my camera and had to take pictures with my cell phone.  Its always difficult taking pictures with the cell phone.  I wish cell phone manufacturers made a phone with a excellent camera.

Have a great weekend off riding.



Thursday, August 29, 2013

Killer Cramps

Yeah, sometimes hey come on fast and painful. Poor guy.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Duke Nukem IS Tom Boonen

Link: http://www.ciclismo-espresso.com/2013/08/duke-nukem.html




Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Periodic Table of Cycling


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Astana and Vincenzo Nibali


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Something New - A Ride to Crystal Lake

I've always wanted to ride to Crystal Lake but never have.  Well today, I had the opportunity and it was well worth it.






Friday, August 23, 2013

Making of du road gap au dessus du Tour de France 2013

Making of du road gap au dessus du Tour de France 2013 from EnchoRage on Vimeo.
Après 6 mois de réflexion, 1 mois de shape, un orage la veille au soir qui a trempé la piste d'élan et la réception, et qui nous a forcé à redescendre en urgence sur Annecy on y est arrivé.

Il y a tellement de variables dans la préparation d'un tel saut que 2h avant on avait encore beaucoup de doutes sur sa réalisation.

Il ne devait pas y avoir de moto, n'y de voitures devant la réception, les coureurs devaient également être a une distance minimum... On voulait prendre aucun risque. Sans oublier de rester discret...

Un grand grand merci à tout les amis qui nous ont rejoint pour l'organisation et la sécurité, mais surtout à Kevin Demolis, Alexis Bosson, Killian Bron et Quentin Jaud.

Filmé et réalisé par Emeric Caron.

Musique par Data Romance - The Deep

Et bien joué Romain !

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Customer Appreciation at Incycle

Saturday, August 4, 2013 from 8 am to 2 pm at Bonelli Park.


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

GMR to Mt Baldy

With a little sleep and bit of soreness in the legs (Salsa dancing @ the Coco Palm), I got my self up at 5 am to start to prepare for an early moring ride to Mt Baldy.

Saturday's ride included Michael, John P, Gary F and Kevin H.  Saturday's ride was a special occasion!  This would be BOTH Gary and Kevin's first accent to Mt Baldy.

They both did great and rode strong despite the heat. 








Saturday, August 17, 2013

POLER Stuff on Sale - Better Act Fast

I was pleased when I received and email from Poler the other day.  20% off until Monday!  They have awesome great quality stuff for sale.  Check em out.


I was equally excited but then bummed out when I saw they had the Stumptown x Poler Camp Coffee kit.  I've been using an Aero Press since April and I love it.  The Aero Press changed me, changed the way I drink coffee and I have a much better appreciation for a good brew of coffee.  I would say, I've become a bit of a coffee snob because of my Aero Press.

The Stumptown x Poler Camp Coffee kit would make a great gift for anyone who drinks coffee.  So naturally, I was bummed to see it sold out so fast.



Friday, August 16, 2013

San Antonio, Texas

Spent a few days in San Antonio, Texas this week.  It was hot and humid but I had a blast.  I was surprised at the amount of bikes and bicyclist out during the day.  The fixie culture is strong in San Antonio.

One night I walked over to the Alamo.  It was an amazing building.




Biggest bicycle jump into a lake


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cheetah: The Nelson Vails Story

Indiegogo Campaign - Cheetah: The Nelson Vails Story trailer from stephane gauger on Vimeo.
A new documentary about Nelson Vail's triumphant life story.

Link: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cheetah-the-nelson-vails-story

Mt Baldy Hill Climb, Saturday, August 17, 2013.

From the Center Line Rule.


12 MONTHS 12 STORIES - EP7 - Double down

12 MONTHS 12 STORIES - EP7 - Double down from Jérémie Reuiller on Vimeo.
Big time of the year for Enduro racing: July is the month where you have to score big result and do your best at the most important race of the season.

Follow the incredible month of Jerôme Clementz, riding, sharing,Racing and winning EWS in Les 2 Alpes and Mégavalanche in Alpes D'Huez.

This 7th episode of 12 months-12 stories is filmed and edited by Jeremie reuiller.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Diamond Bar to Newport Beach

Another day, another ride.  This past Saturday Michael Y, John P, Kevin H and I rode to the beach.  Three fixies and one geared.  Can you guess who was geared?





Danny Hart - Champery - 2011 UCI Downhill World Championship

Danny Hart has amazing bike handling skill.  11 plus seconds ahead of the field, WOW.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Beginner's guide to cycling with kids

Beginner's guide to cycling with kids
www.Bikeradar.com
John Stevenson
2013-06-26
Link: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/article/beginners-guide-to-cycling-with-kids-30675/

Riding can be a great excuse to get away from the kids and the other half, but it's also a great way of spending some quality time with your nearest and dearest. Here we look at the best ways to get children onto two wheels and riding safely and confidently.

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What to do if you've been involved in a crash
Cyclingtips.com.au
By Matt de Neef
2013-08-06
Link: http://cyclingtips.com.au/2013/08/what-to-do-if-youve-been-involved-in-a-crash/

"No cyclist ever wants to be involved in a crash but regardless of how cautious or skilled you are on the bike, there’s every chance you’ll be involved in a crash with a motorist at some point (if you haven’t already). We spoke to some people in the know to find out what you should do if you find yourself in such a situation."

Manage the shock
Get off the road
Assess yourself for injuries
Exchange contact details
Look for witnesses
Take photos and notes
Tell your side of thestory to the police
Head to hospital or doctor
Get a quote for any damage to your bike


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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Old Guys Rule! "Off The Hook"

Off The Hook from Louis L on Vimeo.
Riding the track at The Manchester Velodrome ex members of The Manchester Spartans (and Mike) talk about cycling in the 1950's. The black and white archive footage features The Manchester Wheelers time trials on the outskirts of Manchester in the 50's.

Friday, August 9, 2013

THE FIXED CHASE

THE FIXED CHASE from Skilluminati on Vimeo.
Sometimes you even can't imagine that the modest day of the week can turn out as a wild bike chase trough your home town. Eating kebab and waiting for the green light to turn on our mate "Humbis" also known as Helmuts Jaunzems - Pētersons woke up from the 'hit from behind' situation and with mashed fast food under his bike.

Chase was on. Mysterious persona definitely wasn't someone who he had known. Heavy traffic, cut corners and when the chasing seemed to cut loose finally both of them was standing face to face. Verdict? Never underestimate your opponent.

Walnut

Walnut from Cineastas on Vimeo.
Geoffrey Franklin runs Walnut Studiolo, where he makes wood and leather bicycle accessories by hand. He shares his thoughts on the design process and explains what it really means for something to be "handmade".

You can learn more about Geoff's work at walnutstudiolo.com.

Video by:
SEAN GRASSO
TRISTAN STOCH

Audio by:
RICHARD MURPHY

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Sent in from Richard M.


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Vicious Cycle

Vicious Cycle from KPCC on Vimeo.
For six hours, the night riders of Los Angeles shut down the tile-covered 2nd Street runnel for the biggest bicycle drag race the city has ever seen.

More than 200 riders competed and organizers quickly winnowed the field to a group of the 16 fastest in women's and men's categories. Each rider wore an ankle bracelet that timed their efforts to the one-hundredth of a second. In the end, only two remained. The fastest people on two wheels in the City of Angels.

For more on the race, visit http://kpcc.org

Videography by Mae Ryan and Bear Guerra
Edited by Grant Slater

Music
RJD2 - Weatherpeople
Neon Neon - Neon Theme

Lightweight


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

JBC 4X Revelations - Michal Marosi crazy wallride

Watch until the end.  Sick!


Frome Bike - Dream Build


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Coloral Company - the rebirth of a British cycling icon

The Coloral Company - the rebirth of a British cycling icon
Kickstarter.com
Link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1900584124/the-coloral-company-the-rebirth-of-a-british-cycli?ref=tag



"Steward Street, Birmingham, England 1947. The dawn of a great British manufacturing boom. An industrial factory in the Midlands produces the first alloy drinking flasks and bottle cages."

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ROTWILD Enduro R.E1 bikes

| enduro is the essence of mountainbiking | Richie Schley and Manfred Stromberg riding in France from rotwild bikes on Vimeo.
| ROTWILD Enduro R.E1 bikes |

| Enduro to me is trail riding. The actual purist form of mountain biking. Me, my bike, the mountain and most times my buddies.

Dinge in France is a very unique desert landscape that has flowing, smooth, natural ridges, that create interesting lines to ride, all of the hills. The dirt is super nice with very few rocks in it, so you feel safe if you were to fall.

Manfred Stromberg and I headed out there to ride and shoot a special R.E1 video, with Seb Doerk for a few days. It is always fun do ride and shoot with Manfred because he loves riding, bikes and just being out there. Seb is a fun jolly photographer with a big passion for creativity. And he likes to laugh, so we make a great team, taking cheap shots at each other the whole day and laughing a lot.

With our ROTWILD E1 trail machines under us, we did just that and we hope you enjoy it. I know that I enjoyed my time with my buddies and had fun shooting the video.

Richie Schley |


| filmed and edited by infinitetrails.de |
| supported by Shimano (www.paul-lange.de) and ROTWILD bikes (www.rotwild.de) |

Monday, August 5, 2013

Hipster Logo How To


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Meet Kevin H - From Taiwan to Glendora Mountain Road

Earlier this week I got a text.

"Hi Jason, nice to meet u. This is Kevin. Can I join ur ride on Sat.?"

I reply.

"Kevin D?"

It wasn't Kevin D. It was Kevin H.  Kevin H., drove up to Michael Y, while Mike was riding in Diamond Bar.  Kevin H introduced himself and said he is new in town and into cycling.  They exchanged numbers and Mike agreed to show Kevin some of the local riding spots. 

Kevin H. is from Taiwan and here in California for a few years on business. Kevin is an avid cyclist and is looking to meet Bicycle Friends.  Michael gave Kevin my number and we planned a Baldy trip for this Saturday. 

Friday night Mike wasn't feeling good and opted out of the ride so it was just Kevin and me for this Baldy ride.  Kevin is a pretty cool guy.  He rode strong up GMR.  Unfortunately, I was pressed for time so we turned around at East Fork. 




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A Vacation With The Renner Clan


Friday, August 2, 2013

Mini Bicycle


Oregon Bike Trail

Get out and get lost this weekend.


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Real-Life Electric Jedi Hover-Bike Takes Off in Prague

Real-Life Electric Jedi Hover-Bike Takes Off in Prague
Wired
By Keith Barry
2013-06-13
Link: http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/06/flying-bike/

"A flying electric bicycle made its first public voyage around a Prague convention center this week, taking off with a dummy on board and hovering in the air like a budget speeder bike from Star Wars.
The Design Your Dreams Flying Bike is the product of three Czech engineering firms who joined together to fulfill a shared childhood dream, and the result has been a year in the making. We first told you about Design Your Dreams last June, when the e-bike was still on the drawing board. Now, their first prototype has taken to the air, and it looks amazing."

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