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, January 31, 2014

66 Seconds With Velocity: The Birth of a Bicycle Rim

66 Seconds With Velocity: The Birth of a Bicycle Rim from Velocity USA on Vimeo.
A couple of us from Grand Rapids took a trip down to our factory in Jacksonville, Florida. Check out how a Velocity rim is made from start to finish, in just over one minute.

Rim Makers:


Filmed at the Velocity Factory in Jacksonville, Florida

Background Audio:
1947 Bob Hope show

Porte touted as Tour de France contender
Roger Vaughan
Link: http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/a/21062644/porte-touted-as-tour-de-france-contender/

This is an early prediction.  I think it has some merit but unlikely.  Giro yes, TdF no.

"Australian cycling star Richie Porte is on the verge of leading the powerful Sky team at the Tour de France.

His coach Tim Kerrison, who has been one of the keys to Sky's domination of the Tour, freely nominates Porte as their successor to Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome.

Wiggins was the first British rider to win the Tour in 2012 and Froome won last year, with Porte one of his key lieutenants.

Porte will lead a Grand Tour team for the first time this May when he is Sky's main rider at the Giro d'Italia."

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

How To Be A Road Biker


#SVENNESS 2.15 from In The Crosshairs on Vimeo.
For episode 2.15, SVENNESS makes a stop at the Belgian National Cyclocross Championships, which took place at the Gaverbeek Hippodrome in Waregem, West Flanders, Belgium. The race takes place on a flat track with several flyovers and drainage ditches. It is a bit muddy and there is one long stretch of sand that plays an important role in this race.

We focus on the sand, the planks, the attrition of an already small field and the solidification of a legend. For the Belgian elite race, only racers who have full-time contracts are allowed to compete. That means the field is only 14 deep. The elites without contracts race a minute after the full-time pros start their race.

This episode is presented by Skills Drills and Bellyaches: A Cyclocross Primer, which is available at www.cyclocrossbook.com.

SVENNESS is also presented by CrossVegas. Find out more at www.crossvegas.com.

SVENNESS t-shirts remain on sale at www.SVENNESS.com. Quantities are limited.

Footage for this episode via Sporza: http://www.sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/veldrijden

If you like the music, please purchase the track. Support the artists who liven up these episodes. Tracks for 2.15 are:

When I'm Down~Simone Rubi: https://simonerubi.bandcamp.com/

A Button on Your Blouse~The Drowners: https://soundcloud.com/frenchkiss_records/a-button-on-your-blouse/s-NC0Wj

Weird Purr~Eugene Quell: http://eugenequell.bandcamp.com/track/weird-purr

Tell the Teller~Toy Soldiers: https://soundcloud.com/toy-soldiers-1/tell-the-teller-1

Miss Teen Massachusetts~Skaters: https://soundcloud.com/skaters/miss-teen-massachusetts

Thanks for watching.

SVENNESS and the #SVENNESS hashtag © 2014 CXHairs LLC

Katie Compton

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Epic Battle

Keiren Racers

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Psychos @ Rest

This ride is getting faster and faster!

Close race, but I've seen closer

The Old Bicycle Showroom

The Old Bicycle Showroom from Den Lennie on Vimeo.
This is a short film made by attendees of the Advanced Cinematic Documentary Workshop held in London in only 3 days at the www.fstopacademy.com in September 2013.

Tim Gunn is the Proprietor of the old bicycle Showroom selling vintage cycles in the Essex Countryside http://www.theoldbicycleshowroom.co.uk/

This is no ordinary bike shop

Monday, January 27, 2014

Homo Cyclisticus

I can't understand 100% but still interesting.

Bicycle Frame and Wheel

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Tour de France champion Chris Froome and Team Sky's 'marginal gains' philosophy backfires in South Africa

Tour de France champion Chris Froome and Team Sky's 'marginal gains' philosophy backfires in South Africa
Tom Cary
Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/cycling/10593146/Tour-de-France-champion-Chris-Froome-and-Team-Skys-marginal-gains-philosophy-backfires-in-South-Africa.html


"Jonathan Vaughters discovers Tour de France champion's Achilles heel after fiancée tweets picture of frazzled rider."

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Psycho List Monday Night Crazy Legs Ride

This is how I've been spending my Monday nights.

30 plus riders is common

Richard from Claremont

Gary F from Rancho

Left - Richard Mayo; Center - Oscar M from Ontario

Friday, January 24, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Life is Short

Lone Bicyclist

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The vehicle code's definition of 3-foot bicycle law

The vehicle code's definition of 3-foot bicycle law
Colin Atagi
Link: http://voices.mydesert.com/2014/01/09/the-vehicle-codes-definition-of-the-3-foot-bicycle-law/

"Readers continue to weigh in on the 3-feet for Safety Act, which will require drivers to maintain a 3-foot buffer when passing to the left of bicyclists on the road beginning in September.

Several local residents sought clarification on the law depending on various scenarios.

tdsdc5-6dbbf7t7l3c19dognghs_layoutWhat happens if a bicyclist is the one riding close to traffic, particularly when cars are stopped when they have a red light?

Does a driver need to move further away if a bicyclist is on the far left edge of a bicycle lane, but inside the lane nonetheless?

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New California Law: Keep 3-Foot gap between bike, car

New California Law: Keep 3-Foot gap between bike, car
USA Today
Colin Atagi
Link: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/29/new-california-bicycle-law/4244283/

"PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — California cyclists are concerned about the ambiguity of a new law effective in 2014 that was created to ensure their safety.

Beginning Sept. 16, motorists will be required to maintain a 3-foot buffer between themselves and bicyclists when they pass cyclists traveling in the same direction. If not enough space is available, the motorist must slow down and pass "when no danger is present to the bicyclist," according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles."

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Mountain Bike Crash Causes 7-Week Erection

Mountain Bike Crash Causes 7-Week Erection
Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/14/mountain-bike-crash-7-week-erection_n_4596285.html

Who needs viagra when you got a bike! Bicycling is the cure for ED.

"This biker popped more than a wheelie.

A 22-year-old Irishman experienced a seven-week erection after crashing his mountain bike, according to the Irish Examiner.

The injury, which was reported in the January edition of the Irish Medical Journal, occurred after the man fell onto the crossbar of the bike. When he finally got around to seeking medical attention five weeks later, he told doctors he had an erection the entire time."

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Family Bike

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Water Bike

Snow Bike

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Black Bike

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

Marco Pantani

1970 to 2004

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Surly Steamroller for SALE

53 cm Surly Steamroller

As Seen in picture - $700
Without Crankset, Bottom bracket and pedals = $500.00

Friday, January 10, 2014

Riding the Festive 500 in one big fat ride from Paris (FR) to Haarlem (NL)

Riding the Festive 500 in one big fat ride from Paris (FR) to Haarlem (NL) - #inonego from Rotgans & Rotgans on Vimeo.
Somewhere during Festive 500 2012 my tortured mind came up with the idea to simply do Festive 500 in one ride and “get it over with”. A year later that idea hasn’t left my head. So that’s where this brilliant (and by brilliant, i mean stupid) idea to ride Festive 500 in one ‘go’ came from. And to make this ‘easier’ I figured out that I’d start somewhere that is about 500 km from home and ride back. Paris was as random as any other '500km away from home' location could have been. Only later the route turned out to coincide with the prevailing wind.

This is our story.

Filmed&edited and directed by Michel Bosch - www.michelbosch.nl
Stills photography by Michiel Rotgans - www.rotgans.com
Title Design by Koen Knevel - www.ok200.nl

Riding by:
Bas Rotgans - basrotgans.tumblr.com
Paul Sneeboer - www.blueonbike.nl
Thomas Ettema - enduranceadventure.tumblr.com
Wolf de wilde

Flickr photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29257314@N02/sets/72157639509772826/
The track of the ride is on Strava: http://www.strava.com/activities/101798897

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Looking thru a bike

Rad Content

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Girl on Bike

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


#SVENNESS 2.13 from In The Crosshairs on Vimeo.
Episode 2.13 of #SVENNESS takes a look at the UCI Cyclocross World Cup race that took place December 26, 2013, at Heusden-Zolder. This race features the return of former 2 time elite cyclocross world champion Zdeněk Štybar. The race is in the red from the start with Štybar, LvdH, Marcel Miesen, Rob Peeters and Phillipp Walsleben pushing the pace. Ep 2.13 focuses on a crazy start, the ongoing tops vs. drops debate, and the tactic of "go." No mud, no sand, a tough run-up, a killer descent and some super high-speed racing. The only thing this racing is a Sven vs. Niels battle. But it's nice to bring in some other characters for a week.

#SVENNESS is presented by Skills, Drills and Bellyaches: A Cyclocross Primer available at www.cyclocrossbook.com and CrossVegas, America's largest cyclocross race, which takes place September 10, 2014, under the lights in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Please help support #SVENNESS by picking up the latest SVENNESS t-shirt. Check out the design at www.svenness.com.

Footage for this episode via Sporza: sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/veldrijden

Music by:

Man I Need // Exercise (white label version)~Jagwar Ma: https://soundcloud.com/jagwar-ma/man-i-need-white-label-version

I Got Skills~Mozes and the Firstborn: https://soundcloud.com/mozes-and-the-firstborn/i-got-skills-mozes-and-the

See It My Way~Mikal Cronin: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mcii/id601409150

Snakedog~together PANGEA: https://soundcloud.com/togetherpangea/snakedog

Soothing Me So~Victory Is Music: https://soundcloud.com/victoryismusic/soothing-me-so

Thanks for watching.

SVENNESS and the #SVENNESS hashtag are © 2014 William Schieken and CXHairs LLC

So Close Stybar

Monday, January 6, 2014

Psycho Ride Tonight?

Getting ready.

Team Velocity Ride - Carbon Canyon BACKWARDS

Good ride with Richard M, and Michael Y.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Yummy Goodness

Balloons, Bike and Babe

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Rad Content

Track Babe

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

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