Monday, August 18, 2014
About 300 took part in a Nude Bike Ride in Missoula. It is Montana's first naked bike ride and it draws hundreds of spectators. There have been a lot controversy about this ride since some residents are not in favor, they are angry and upset of the nudity involve but after a lot of discussions it went on last Sunday August 17, 2014 without any setback. The riders pedal their nude bodies along the river trail and through downtown Missoula.
Missoula Police said that there have been complaints about the naked bike ride but they did not stop the program since the organizers and the participants were not breaking the law, and had all of the proper permits.
The riders are advocating lesser oil consumption.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Take a look at the video above that shows cyclists at Volta a Portugal exchanging blows. Vicente de Mateus from Louletano-Dunas Douradas and Enrico Rossi of the Christina Watches-Kuma team exchange words after a collision between the two, then they got into a fight during the 6th stage of the Volta a Portugal.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Polish cyclist Bartosz Huzarski legs has gone viral on social media he posted his legs full of veins after completing the 18th stage of the Tour de France. Some of his critics are questioning him for doping which he denied on his FB page. He finished in the 68th place, the race was won by Italian Vicenzo Nibali.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
In the US it differ from state to state if you will get DUI when cycling drunk. There are no clear cut answer if cycling drunk is legal or illegal in the US since laws from state to state have different interpretation of the DUI law. "A person is guilty of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug if the person drives a vehicle within this state." So different states have different interpretation to the word "vehicle." In Ohio, Florida, and Washington the defined vehicle as "every device capable of being moved upon a public highway and in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway, including bicycles." So if you got caught by a cop while cycling drunk they may still be able to charge you with public drunkenness or reckless driving.
In Hungary they had a decree that clearly allows cyclists to ride their bike while drunk on major roads despite the dangers that it may pose to pedestrian and the driving public. Hungary has strict laws on drunk driving and they fine you heavily. The Hungary government published on their official gazette signed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban allowing cycling under the influence of alcohol regardless of the level of intoxication as long as the cyclist is capable of steering.
Monday, July 7, 2014
Montreal hosted the World Naked Bike Ride Daytime last Saturday July 5. There will be a nighttime version that will be held on August 2, 2014 that will start at Dorchester Square.
WNBR promotes cycling, saving our planet, Body image/self awareness, Self-sufficiency by using renewable energy, promotes local cycling businesses and local cycling organizations.
|World Naked Bike Ride in Sydney|
|World Naked Bike Ride in London|
|World Naked Bike Ride in LA|
Monday, June 30, 2014
Naked cyclists hits Exeter streets to promote and environmentally friendly transportation. The ride started at 1pm at floodplain besides Trews Weir. The last World Naked Bike Ride in Exeter was held in 2012. The cyclists were there early to have their bodies painted before the ride.
According to the group the ride was for "a peaceful, positive and fun protest exposing the need to rediscover non oil dependent modes of transport, and highlight the vulnerability of cyclists as well as meeting new people and having fun decorating our bodies".
Gary Numan pop star from the 80s was seen in area to watch the ride last Sunday June 29, 2014. Exeter's first World Naked Bike Ride was held back in June 2011.
More photos here
Exeter World Naked Bike Ride 2011 -
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
If you can't change your bikes track wheel don't lose hope, check out Global Cycling Network new video about changing your bikes track wheels. The video shows how to change wheels on a track or fixed gear bike and how to tension the chain.
- Tools that you need for this job is two 15mm spanner.
- Start by removing the front wheel. Use the two spanner to loosen the nuts, then remove the wheel.
- Then remove the rear wheel by loosening both the nuts. You will also need to remove the chain off the sprocket.
- Put the front wheel back in, and tighten the nuts.
- Next the rear wheel, place the chain over the sprocket then push the wheel in.
- To tension the change correctly, pull the rear wheel away from the bike then tighten the nuts to hold the wheel in place. Then straighten the wheel and apply more tension if possible.