Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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
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, 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."