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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Monday, March 31, 2014

Frankie hi-nrg mc "Pedala" - Video Ufficiale

Great music video.  I am not 100% sure what is going on but still interesting.


Saturday, March 29, 2014

'One was bigger than my waist!'

'One was bigger than my waist!'
Dailymail.co.uk
Mark Duell
2013-01-06
Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2258143/Presenter-Sian-Welby-left-stunned-measuring-cyclist-Robert-F-rstemanns-freaky-28-inch-thighs.html

"His thunderous thighs shocked the world during the London 2012 Olympics - and they’re back again.

German cyclist Robert Förstemann left ITV presenter Sian Welby speechless in Manchester when she used a tape measure to find the circumference of one of his thighs was a whopping 28 inches.

They met at the National Cycling Centre last night for round three of the Revolution Series cycling event - and Ms Welby found one of his thighs was bigger than her waist by an inch.
"

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Friday, March 28, 2014

OT - Color Changing Car Paint

Sent in from Carl B.  How cool is this!


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Yamaguchi Hipster


The Time Trial


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Girl on a Bike


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Girl on a Bike - Ballet


Rad Content


Monday, March 24, 2014

Cervelo T1


One of my favorite bikes!

NED - Flanders


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Coming over to chill

Sent in from Carl B.  This one's pretty funny.




Chilean cyclist Irene Aravena suffers dramatic fall

Ugly Crash Leaves Chilean Cyclist Irene Aravena in Hospital
Sportslashlife.com
Daniel Boyle
2014-03-13
Link: http://sportslashlife.com/ugly-crash-leaves-chilean-cyclist-irene-aravena-hospital/

"The tenth version of the South American Games has seen good, bad and ugly. The darkest moment came when velodrome officials failed to take away the starting block, with the crash leaving Aravena in hospital.

With her bike broken in two, Aravena was taken directly to Clinica Santa María and operated on late on Wednesday evening. While the operation was successful, the whole incident could have been avoided. The velodrome is the crown jewel in investment for the South American Games, but it came down to human error for the cause of the crash."

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Legal Brief - Get Better Coverage

Legal Brief - Get Better Coverage
Momentummag.com
Josh Zisson
2014-01-23
Link: http://momentummag.com/features/legal-brief-get-better-coverage/

"Most riders won’t spend much time thinking about insurance. After all, what good could a car insurance policy do for you when you’ve been doored? And who cares about renter’s insurance when your bike was stolen off of the street?

Every rider should care and it’s important to be thinking about what your auto and homeowner’s insurance policies can do for you. As it turns out, these policies can mean the difference between getting slammed with medical bills or the cost of a new bike, and having those expenses paid in full.

If a driver crashes into you, their insurance policy should cover your expenses. But sometimes, the offending driver’s policy won’t cover everything. This is where your existing auto insurance policy comes into play. Your policy doesn’t just cover you when you’re driving, it can also apply when riding your bike. And that means any bike – including e-bikes and bike share systems
."

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Pulp Traction


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Headwinds Suck!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Girl on a Bike


How to Make a Mountain Bike Film

How to shoot a video.  Good tips.

How to Make a Mountain Bike Film from Filme von Draussen on Vimeo.
These are some of the things I learned during the last couple of years, making films out there on the trails. If you are serious about action sports filmmaking, check out our workshop: www.filme-von-draussen.ch/workshop

Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/filmevondraussen
Riders: Ben Schulz, Christof Noller, Dino Pfeilschmidt, Johannes Riebl, Othmar Kuenzli, Tom Malecha
Music: Demented Sound Mafia "Soul Surfer" www.soundcloud.com/styemusic

Monday, March 17, 2014

Peloton


I'm Going Back on the Bicycle

Originally posted December 12, 2012.

Marginally appropriate for Saint Patrick's Day.

)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Black Bike


Friday, March 14, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Awesome Lights


Ever wonder where hipsters came from ...

Sent in from Richard P.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Fixie Phenomenon

The Fixie Phenomenon
Santa Barbara Independent
Andie Bridges
2014-02-25
Link: http://www.independent.com/news/2014/feb/25/fixie-phenomenon/

"Fixed-gear bicycles were once reserved for velodrome racers and bicycle messengers. However, recent years have seen gains in fixie use among recreational riders, leading to increased interest in cycling, a unique cultural scene, and controversy regarding the bike’s use."

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Bike Bar

Sent in from Richard M.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Beware of this woman!


I guess I'm walking ...


Girl on Bike


Monday, March 10, 2014

GMR to Baldy with Gary F and John P

The Marathon Crash race was on, then off, then there was hope, then it was off.  In its place was a police led fun ride so I was out.

I was not going to wake up in the early morning for a fun ride when all year long I eagerly waited for the crash race.

Instead, I decided on my "go to" ride, Glendora Mountain Road to Mt. Baldy.  Gary F came along for the ride and somewhere before the first saddle I caught up to John P.

John P picked up the pace considerably and I chased him up to the top of Monroe.  That dude is quick and it just proves, I need to log some fixie GMR miles.  Fixed gear makes you strong, and John P has been riding GMR on his fixie almost daily. 

Gary did really well.  He's got an Ironman coming up in June.  Gary has been logging a few miles with me @ Monday night,s Psycho List ride and he is improving everyday.

Since I started Strava, I've been set on improving my Sierra Madre/Glendora Mountain Road to the Maintenance Shed time.  Today was a good @ 55:56.




Top Gear Bicycle Advert

Great video.  We could all do better.  


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Black Bike


Friday, March 7, 2014

One Day Bike Messenger


Bike Friday

It's Friday, Friday, getting ready for the weekend ..


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Popular pre-L.A. Marathon bike ride canceled after city permit snag

Popular pre-L.A. Marathon bike ride canceled after city permit snag
latimes.com
Laura J. Nelson
2014-03-06
Link: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-marathon-crash-race-canceled-20140305,0,5571667.story

So what now?  I waited all year long and now this?

"Days before the Los Angeles Marathon, organizers canceled a popular nighttime bicycle race along the 26.2-mile route because they did not obtain the proper permits.

Every year since 2009, hundreds of cyclists have gathered in the dark along Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake, waiting for road closures to begin along the marathon route, which stretches from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica. Just after 4 a.m., cyclists swarm the streets to enjoy three hours of car-free fun on some of Los Angeles's normally most congested boulevards."

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Batman and Robin


Wolfpack Hustle: The Unified Title Series 2014

Wolfpack Hustle: The Unified Title Series 2014 from Wolfpack Hustle on Vimeo.
From a field of thousands, one man, and one woman will be declared champions at the end of this battle we call the Unified Title Series.

www.wolfpackhustle.com
facebook.com/wolfpackhustle

Music:
Kid Karate - “Heart” (Lights Out EP)
www.facebook.com/kidkaratemusic
www.kidkaratemusic.bandcamp.com/album/lights-out-ep

Edited by:
Rafael Hernandez

Shot by:
Mikey Wally
Rafael Hernandez
Ace Careterro
Jahnny Lee
Colin Arlen
TIm McGee
Hal Bergman
Timothy Hayes
Saxon Richardson

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A boy with his bike and best friend


Track Racing


Monday, March 3, 2014

Robert Förstemann of Germany

The man machine: Robert Förstemann of Germany and his impressive thighs stand atop the podium after winning the men’s sprint final Picture: GETTY IMAGES



 

Cyfac Carbon | Custom Carbon Fiber Frames


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Glendora Mountain Road can be a Dangerous Place

Sent in from John P, my Fixie Mountain Friend.


Psycho List MTB Sunday

Today I was actually hoping it would rain all day. I really didn't want to ride and just "not feeling it" wasn't a good enough excuse to take the day off. Beside, I have an exercise schedule and today isn't a recovery day. So when I woke up, and read the weather report, I knew I was going to ride today.

I decided on an adventure ride up Mt Baldy Rd. to Shin. Then I headed down Shin to Baseline and back up Mills for a loop around the Claremont Wilderness Trail.

I finished up pretty early so I decided to say hi to a group of Psycho List riders meeting at Euro Cafe for some MTB fun. There I met up with Richard, Trish and Dennis. They decided on a ride up CWT then down Marshal Canyon. I rode with them up to Mills/Baldy Rd before heading back home by way of Thompson Creek.








Saturday, March 1, 2014

Black Bike


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