Tuesday, December 30, 2014


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True success comes only to those 
who are ready and willing to work for it. 
So never step back and always have courage to accept new challenges.
 Wishing you all a very happy new year 2015.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas! 2014

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May the magic of Christmas
brings you Happiness, Joy, Cheers, love and fun
into your life
Merry Christmas to you!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lumo's Cycling Gear With Built-In LED Lights

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Lumo's Cycling Gear, Lumo LED cycling jacket

At last a fashionable reflective gear for cyclists. Reflective gears are essential when cycling at night however most of the neon colored jacket and reflector stripes makes you look like a traffic cone. Now comes the UK-based Lumo which has launch of their Kickstarter campaign to raise enough funds to develope their fashionable line of reflective, cycling-specific, LED-powered gear.

Their jackets and bags looks ordinary with no reflective seams or bright neon colors that are not easy on the eyes, but once it gets dark you will see the rows of bright LED strips on the front and back, that are designed to be hidden. The LEDs are waterproof and can be wash by machine. It is powered by a removable USB-rechargeable battery pack which is hidden inside. The battery can last from 2 to 6 hours depending on the settings you use.

Lumo's gear includes jacket, parka, backpack, cycling cap and polo with reflective detailing. All apparel is available in women and men cuts and sizes. The Jackets start at $264, while the backpack starts at $200.

Here is their kickstarter page.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

How Set Up Your Bike like a Professional

Watch this video from the Guardian on tips from cycling professional on how to set your riding position on your bike for maximum efficiency and comfort. Essential tips from saddle height to cleat positioning.

To check the fit of your bike check:
1. Cleats and pedals - the ball of the foot should sit directly above the cleat spindle. Adjust the position of cleats with an Allen key. Badly positioned cleats can lead to over-extend leg and damage the achilles tendons. It also makes you use more energy , so efficiency will suffer.

On the pedal, use a low tension setting to start off with so it's easier to unclip.

Benefits of wearing cleats include:

a. Avoids muscle strain from incorrect foot position.
b. Makes you more efficient on the bike.
c. You can pedal in a circular motion, so it is easier to ride faster.

2. Saddle position and height- saddles can have their height adjusted, as well as their fore/aft position for a good fit. The correct knee angle helps avoid pain and discomfort on joints.

3. Handlebar setup - stems can be bought in different lengths and spacers added to get the right fit for you. Check the new stem matches the diameter of your fork, as these can vary.

Usually, men have longer arms and differently proportioned upper bodies. Distance between saddle and handlebars is longer on men's bikes.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Winter Jackets That Will Keep You Warm When Cycling

It's really hard to go out cycling during winter, the cold can be numbing and it may want you to skip cycling during winter and use your car instead. Not to worry, there are decent jackets that can keep you warm without burning a hole in your pocket. Staying warm while cycling is important to keep you riding and keep you healthy.

Here are my top three cycling jackets for winter:

1. Proviz Reflect 360 jacket -

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Based on statistics there are more accident that involves cyclists during winter when there are poor visibility. The Proviz Reflect 360 jacket can help you in that area since the entire outer shell surface of the jacket is reflective. It bounces car headlamps light back to the driver, that makes it very visible for motorists. It is a great choice when you are cycling at night and twilight.

The jacket do its job in keeping you warm, it also has rear pocket, and a small interior pocket for your smartphone. It is also waterproof, that makes it poor in the breath-ability department even though it has large vents placed strategically around the jacket.

For safety and visibility, this is the jacket for you.


2. Polaris Tornado jacket -
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This jacket is stylish and it offers both breath-ability and wind protection but it has poor visibility. The front of the jacket is made from windproof fabric while the back is a lightweight and breathable fabric. The front is completely black which makes it hard to see during the night even though the majority of the back is fluoro yellow.


3. Giordana Silverline Jacket -
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Here's a great jacket for us women. It has a great fit and do its job as a windbreaker. The jacket is made from durable Corsa fabric that keeps you warm and comfortable during those chilly rides. It also has an inner layer of WindTex fabric that protects you from wind and water but it removes water vapor from your body to prevent overheating. It has DWR (Durable Water Resistant) coating. The jacket has reflective logos at the face and at the back. It also has reflective strips along the three back pockets that helps in the visibility department.

There's also plenty of room for a small pump and other tools with its three large pockets at the back.  What it lacks is a zipped compartments that keeps you from dropping valuables.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ferguson in Flames

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This is sad, Ferguson protesters reacts violently with the grand jury's decision not to indict Michael Brown. I've been following the news on Fox and I see people overturning police cars, shattering windows, looting mom and pop stores, burning businesses owned by local residents. This is just insane why will they do that?

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said in an interview that there are at least a dozen buildings burning to the ground and they were at least 150 gunshots from the protesters. Police didn't fired a single shot. One cop was shot but not in danger. Police had made 29 arrests.

If you are fighting for something why destroy private and public properties? why loot?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Here's How you Can Increase Your Biking Speed Like A Pro

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Pedaling harder will surely speed you up but here are other ways on how to improve your speed:

Make sure your Elbows are bent and tucked in to lessen wind resistance that slows you down. Try lowering your your body and bend it closer to the bars so you can slice through the wind.

Wear tight cycling clothes, it will also lessen the drag. If the weather is too cold, you can wear ultralight jacket that is windproof and water repellent. You will also need to wear a good quality base layer to keep the moisture away from your skin. A windproof cycle jacket will help keep your body stay warm and comfortable.

Losing weight will also speed you up since you have less force of gravity to deal with. Eating more healthy food and less of sugary stuff will help you lose weight.

Make sure that your Bicycle tires are inflated correctly, having the correct tire pressure will make it easier to spin.

Improve your pedaling efficiency, you can watch this video from Global Cycling Network for tips on how to improve your pedaling efficiency:

Friday, November 7, 2014

Netherlands: World’s Only Solar Bike Lane

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This is amazing news, Netherlands have built the world's first cycling lane made entirely out of solar panels. It is the first of its kind and the SolaRoad is designed to harvest energy from the sun and turn it to electricity. The lane connects two suburbs in Amsterdam and can generate enough electricity to power three households. 

The construction started in 2009 and cost about $3.8 million (€3m). It stretches 80 meters, from Krommenie to Wormerveer. It is expected to attract about 2,000 cyclists everyday. The bike lane has already opened last October 21, however the official opening is on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. The bike lane was funded by local authorities and they are targeting to extend it by 10 meters in 2016.

The road is composed of rows of crystalline silicon solar cells, encased within concrete and covered with a translucent layer of tempered glass. It has tilted angle and non-adhesive finish which will help the rain wash off dirt and in effect will keep the surface clean. That will give it a maximum exposure to sunlight.

The creator of the solar powered road aims to produce electricity to power traffice lights, street lights, and even electric cars in the future.

The developers hope to use the electricity produced by the road to power street lights and traffic systems – or even electric cars driving on the surface. At the moment, the road is capable of supplying power for three households.

The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) said that 20% of their 87,000 miles road can be transformed to solar panels that can help produce clean electricity.

I hope this will set an example to other governments to follow and will help minimize our dependence to gas.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Critical Mask Ride: A Pleasant Halloween Costumed Mass Ride

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After the successful "CRITICAL ASS, Gainesville's First Annual "Nearly Naked" Bike Ride", Pleasant Cyclery is hosting another bike ride named "Critical Mask Ride: A Pleasant Halloween Costumed Mass Ride." It is a costumed Halloween mass ride that will be held on Friday, October 31 at 6:30pm. It will start at Pleasant Cyclery shop that is located at 235 nw 8th avenue Gainesville, Florida. The route is 10 miles that will be done at slow pace. 
The purpose of the ride is to raise awareness of cyclists on the roadways, fair share of cyclist road lane while obeying the law, interacting positively with motorists, and making a spectacle all at the same time.

Riders are encouraged to wear costumes, but please wear masks and costumes that will not impair your vision or infringe on the safety of other riders.

If you will bring your car you can park at the Hospice Attic thrift store across the street.

For more information check their Facebook page here

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cyclist kicked By another cyclist into a Moving Bus

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Raphael Carrondo from London is looking for a cyclist who kicked him into the in the path of a moving bus. He uploaded a Youtube video that shows the horrifying event. The video captured the road-rage that happened on Victoria Embankment using his bike-mounted video cam. It shows Carrondo overtake a bus, then another cyclist riding a BMX bike overtake him on his right side then kicked his bike's front wheel that knocked him off his bike and he almost falls under the bus.

Luckily, Carrondo escaped with just few scratches. Carrondo posted the YouTube video to ask people to help him identify and find the cyclist who kicked his bike he is also offering a reward.    

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Harrison Ford Shows Off his Bike

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Genesis Croix de Fer

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

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Cyclists at Valleys Velo Sportive Race Suffered Busted Wheels Due to Black Spikes

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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

Important Biking Tools You Need

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

World Naked Bike Ride Mexico City 2014

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World Naked Bike Ride Mexico City 2014, nude cyclist mexico, nude bike

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.

World Naked Bike Ride in Guadalajara June 11, 2011.

World Naked Bike Ride in Guadalajara June 11, 2011.

Naked Bike Ride in Santiago, June 11, 2010

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Colombian Women's Cycling Team Nude Jersey

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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

Cyclist Fighting While Racing

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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

CNN Travel: World's best cycling cities

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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.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Missoula Montana First Naked Bike Ride

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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

From Bike Racing to Boxing

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

Cyclist Insane Legs

Cyclist Insane Legs

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

Drunk Cycling is legal in Hungary

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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.

Before, driving intoxicated in Hungary will get you fined $131 if you have blood alcohol level higher than 0.5 grams per liter.

Monday, July 7, 2014

World Naked Bike Ride: Montreal

World Naked Bike Ride Montreal 2014 Daytime

World Naked Bike Ride Montreal 2014 Daytime

World Naked Bike Ride Montreal 2014 Daytime

World Naked Bike Ride Montreal 2014 Daytime

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

World Naked Bike Ride Exeter 2014

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Exeter World Naked Bike Ride, naked bike ride, nude bike ride, nudist bike

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

Having Trouble Changing Your Bikes Track Wheel?

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.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

World Naked Bike Ride 2014 Portland June 7

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A World Naked Bike Ride will be held in Portland on June 7, 2014. There are no route announced yet but the organizer of the event confirmed it and will start at 8 p.m. The starting place is at Normandale Park, along Northeast 57th Avenue.

Thousand of participants is expected to join the event. Usually at this event participants wear very little or nude, sometimes they wear paint.

World Naked Bike Ride is a worldwide event were the participants ride their bicycles in nude to promote a body-positive world. Events like this take place in more than 74 cities in 17 different countries.

However not all are amused with the event. There are people in the area that are not happy with it taking place in their neighborhood.

Jean Marshburn a local resident said:

“Kids can't go to strip clubs." “It's kind of the same thing, I guess. They should probably go someplace else ‘cause there are a lot of kids around. It's kind of like an adult activity."

Last year more than 8,000 people participated in the event that took off at the South Park Blocks in Southwest Portland.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Wet, Rainy Naked Bike Ride in Portsmouth

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Naked Bike Ride in Portsmouth 2014

Wet and naked bikers had their 4th yearly Naked Bike Ride Portsmouth that was held on Saturday May 24, 2014 at the green that is directly opposite the Coffee Cup in Eastney at 2pm. About 60 nude cyclists participated despite of the heavy rains and winds.

The even was organized by Ian Henden, 67, of Fareham. They cruise along the Southsea seafront. There are 12 participants from France that joined the ride.

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Portsmouth Naked bike ride 2012
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World Naked Bike Ride in Portsmouth 2013

Monday, May 12, 2014

Video of an Old Man Riding a Scooter Almost Crash Cyclists in Women's Tour of Britain

An old man riding a mobility scooter almost caused a major accident at the 3rd  stage of the Women's Tour of Britain in Essex held last May 9.

The old man out of nowhere crossed the road, milliseconds before the riders passed. Marianne Vos and Laura Trott are among the high profile competitors in the race.

That was really dangerous for the old man and the athletes.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Afghanistan has Female Cyclists

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Afghanistan Female Cyclists, female cyclist

Afghanistan Female Cyclists, female cyclist

Afghanistan is country where women are treated with lesser importance and where wear burqas and are not allowed to drive or leave the house without a male relative. Now, they have a female Cycling team. This is a major leap for women in Afghanistan. The Taliban will surely get incensed. The female cyclists in Afghanistan like Marjan Sadeqi and Nazifa are doing extraordinary things by doing what they love which is cycling.

Abdul Sadiq is the coach of four (4) young members of the Afghan National Cycling Federation. The girls wear long-sleeve jerseys with full-length tights. While cycling they draw a lot of attention and people stare at them. Afghanistan is a deeply conservative country.

They used to train old bikes with rusty framed clunkers with kickstands but now they are using carbon-fiber racing bikes courtesy of a nonprofit organization "Mountain 2 Mountain", which has been supplying the Afghan women's cycling team with high-tech gear for the past two years.

This is a really inspiring story I hope they succeed!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

2014 Naked Bike Ride Portsmouth England

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Portsmouth UK - Portsmouth lies on the south coast of England, and it's the second largest city of Hampshire. Portsmouth is the only island city of the United Kingdom. This year they will hold another World Naked Bike Ride to create more awareness of bike safety and the environment.

This year the 2014 Naked Bike Ride Portsmouth will be held on Saturday May 24, 2014 at the green that is directly opposite the Coffee Cup in Eastney at 2pm.

They held the same even last year with 90 participants, they took the route around the south of the city.

The event was organized by Ian Hendon for the past 3 years.

Stated on their website, the purpose of the event is:
  • To draw attention to the profligate use of fossil fuels by Society;
  • To draw attention to the vulnerability of cyclists on our rouds;
  • To celebrate the simple innocence of the human body
If want to join the event this year check out their website for more information.

Here's a clip from last year Naked Bike Ride Portsmouth event.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Glow in the Dark Bikes, Cheaper Alternative

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Glow in the Dark Bikes, bikes, cycle, cycling, glow in the dark cycle

Glow in the dark bicycles are really helpful if you drive on the road at night. Motorists will have easier time to see you in the dark. In my previous post, I mentioned about Mission Bicycle Company's Lumen Glow in the Dark bike, yes their bikes are stunning, beautiful, and work of art but most of us can't afford $799 for a bike. Luckily, I found a cheaper alternative, Pure Fix Cycles Glow in the Dark which offer glow in the dark bikes for half the price of Lumen. On their website, the price is $399.00 but you can find discounted price on Amazon for just $340 with FREE Shipping.

Pure Fix Cycles Glow in the Dark bikes are fully GLOW-in-the-dark fixed gear bike. The paint that they used is solar-activated, it glows in the dark. You will need to expose your bike from the sun for an hour and it'll glow for more than an hour at night.

When you purchase the bike it comes standard with every components needed to ride a bike right out of the box like grips, front brake and pedals. However, at this time they don't offer bike customization but you can buy additional parts from them if you want to customize it. It's also delivered to you 90% assembled, so all you need to do is attach the pedals, front wheel, seat, handlebars, and brake and you're ready to go.

The bike weigh between 21 and 25 pounds, depending on the size of the bike you ordered.

Our standard fixies are made of steel and weigh between 21 and 25 pounds, depending on size.

I will definitely consider glow in the dark bike to replace my current one, since I was almost hit by a dumb driver last month.

Check it out HERE. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Glow in the dark Bikes

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Riding your bicycle in the dark is very dangerous, a vehicle may fail to notice you and hit you while on the road that can result to devastating injuries or even death. This is why a San Francisco-based studio Mission Bicycle Company has designed a bicycle which lights up in the dark. This could be the new trend in road cycling.

Lumen which is a patented design that has reflective particles embedded in its steel frame. When there is light, the color is iridescent grey. At dark, the bike frame reflects light, that gives the cyclist extra visibility to city traffic since it is visible from over 300 meters away.

You don't need any batteries and you don't have to turn it on or off. The makers inspiration for designing the glowing bike is from reflective street signs. They collaborated with Halo Coatings to come up with a state-of-the-art technology that allows reflective particles to be applied on 3D structures.

Mission Bicycle guarantees that the Lumen bicycle will glow for 50 years. Shipping is expected to begin this July.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Odd Halfbike

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This bike is pretty interesting ang it's quite unusual. A newly invented odd halfbike that is said to make cycling in city streets easier and more practical eventhough you have to steer through a pole. The halfbike is steered using a central pole, it is equipped with a large wheel and two small stabiliser wheels.

The inventors said that the bike is easy to carry since it is small and you can combine both running and cycling. 

Martin Angelov, the inventor of the halfbike said, "I started sketching different concepts for a simplified bike and soon reached a point where I needed to test these concepts in real life." "For some of the early prototypes I used old bicycles and parts I found at the attic. I was amazed how well people reacted to the idea and that made me want to keep up."

Based on what I've watched on the video, it seems hard to steer but really good for working-out. If we can just place a small motor that can assist pedaling, it will be great for daily commute since it is small and easy to carry.