Thursday, October 16, 2014
Harrison Ford, 72 who is known for playing Han Solo in the original Star Wars and Indiana Jones shows off his Lycra cycling gear. He was seen in going around London in a bike. His gear includes cushioned cycling shorts, helmet, compression socks, shock-absorbing running shoes, and a waterproof jacket for the London weather. His ride is a Genesis Croix de Fer bike which is has a standard retail price of £374.99 on Genesisbikes.co.uk.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Someone sabotage the race by throwing hundreds of black painted drawing pins on the road of a cycling race route that busted 70 participants bikes at the Valleys Velo Sportive race last Sunday September 28, 2014. The assailant dropped the drawing pins on a downhill stretch of road near Nantymoel, Bridgend county right before a hairpin bend.
Athletes were going about 70kmph and acts like these could have resulted to accidents that can injure or even killed someone.
Cyclist Richard Manning 46 was among the participant he said, "I only hope that the culprits are caught and that their punishment is enough to dissuade others from doing this. The placement of these drawing pins on a really fast descent, just before a hairpin bend can only lead to the conclusion that the saboteur was hoping to cause serious injury or even death."
"Painting them black to camouflage them on the road shows a level of planning I find deeply distressing", he added.
Local Police are now investigating the incident and they are looking for the culprits.
Another cyclist Rider Gary Dawes said, ""Black painted drawing pins scattered as sabotage on a fast descent is nothing less than attempted murder."
Monday, September 29, 2014
Check out GNC video on important biking tools that you need to own in-order to properly maintain your bike. Owning a bike also requires maintenance like owning a car. It's also fun to do some DIY bike maintenance that will not only save you money but will also broaden your understanding about your bike and will make you appreciate it more.
Some DIY maintenance that you can do is, check and adjust seat-post, replace cables, replace bar tape, check headset, check bottom bracket, replace chain, and bike cleaning.
Here are the tools that you will use frequently in maintaining your bike:
- Tyre levers - to replace and fix the inner tube of a punctured tires.
- Mini Pump - to pump air to your tires when you are on a road.
- Track pump - more powerful pump to put air in your tires.
- Multi tool - just like a swiss army knife, you'll have different tools to fix and adjust anything that needs to be adjusted in your bike.
- Allen Keys (4, 5 & 6 mm) - most common Allen keys for your bike.
- Cassette Tool and Chain Whip - use to remove your bike's cassette
- chain tool - use to chain remove link and re-attached the chain when it snapped.
- Spoke key - to make sure your wheel is running straight.
- Cable cutters - use to replace break and gear cables.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Naked cyclists who pedal for change in Mexico City last June 14, 2014. About 1,000 naked cyclist attended the gathering, that's a lot! It's a yearly event!
Here are some old pictures of Naked Bike Ride held in Mexico:
World Naked Bike Ride in Guadalajara June 11, 2011.
Naked Bike Ride in Santiago, June 11, 2010
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The Colombian women's cycling team have caused a controversy since it appears to make the cyclists nude from their thighs to their midriff. The uniform has a flesh-colored patch from under the ribcage to the top of their thighs. It is also skin tight so from afar or if you have a blurry eyesight they may look naked and it would seem that their privates are showing.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Gianluca Brambilla of Italy and Ivan Rovny of Russia got into a fight during the 16th stage of the race in Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain). What's crazy is that they didn't stop racing to exchange blows.
Rovni who wear yellow was seen shoving Brambilla who is in black, while Brambilla hit back. They continue with the back-and-forth for quite some time. Brambilla was first to get ejected, then Rovny got booted too.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
|Portland, Oregon. Image from CNN Travel|
CNN Travel have listed eight (8) best cycling cities in the world, and it includes only one U.S. city which is Portland, Oregon.
Portland, Oregon boast bike friendly infrastructure that includes 65 miles of bike paths, 30 miles of low-traffic bike boulevards and 175 miles of bike lanes. Portland has also a grand Bicycle Plan for 2030 that will make it the bike capital of the United States. The plan is to attract more people to ride the bicycles that will form a denser bike network. They also plan to reduce vehicle speed limits on designated streets to increase safety for cyclists, and add more bicycle parking.
They are also planning to open the Tilikum Crossing (Bridge of the People) in 2015 that will cross the Willamette River. It will have two 14-foot-wide pedestrian and bike lanes.
Here are the of the Cities that are on the list:
Utrecht, Netherlands - It's the worlds most convenient city for cyclists, "up to 50% of all journeys take place in the saddle and local authorities are building a 12,500-space cycle parking facility billed as the world's biggest."
Seville, Spain - They have built a total of 80 miles of bicycle lanes and they have established a municipal bike rental plan named Sevici.
Montreal, Canada - They have built almost 400 miles of bike paths. They have a bike sharing plan called Bixi.
Copenhagen, Denmark - the city has a immense infrastructure for cycling. They have a segregated bike infrastructure that has bike lanes with a width of three (3) meters.
Berlin, Germany - Cycling in Berlin is becoming more popular with 13% of all trips in the city are now with the use of bikes, which is nearly twice the rate 20 years ago.
Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo is a very densely populated city and 14% of all travels are made using a bike since people here prefer travelling using a bike instead of a car for shorter journeys.
Bogota, Colombia - they close 70 miles of city streets during Sunday for Ciclovia. Maybe, the drug cartels love to travel by bike which is why CNN travel included Bogota.......just kidding.
Here is the full report from CNN.