Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cross California

Note what Tim Johnson is riding:

Saturday, April 2, 2011

What? I didn't see anything...

So I was out riding today and a guy riding a recumbent flew by me on a climb, then flew by the women in front of me, and smiled and nodded at each of us. He had a big electric motor, but was still pedaling. Kind of fun to watch. Anyway, when I passed the women, I said "That was cool, huh?"
The guy on the electric bike!
The guy on the electric recumbent that just zoomed by us?

Holy crap, you didn't just notice a guy fly by you on a crazy looking contraption? (I didn't say that).

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

StemCaptain - getting recognized

Friend of nippleworks - StemCaptain, just got a blurb in Gizmag. Check it out:

Friday, February 25, 2011

Gravel Grinders

Apparently there's a bunch of low key bike races on gravel roads in the midwest called 'Gravel Grinders'. One is called the 'Heck of the North' which is a play on the 'Hell of the North' which is the nickname for the Paris-Roubaix cobblestone race in northern France.

There is even an emerging class of bicycle for this type of riding. Existing cross bikes and touring bikes would work perfectly, but these specialized rides tend to focus on drop bars, wide tires and steel frames, perfect for driving your rig over unpaved roads and soaking up the bumps. Many have disc brakes.

I guess this is middle America's answer to the strade bianchi.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Rear wheel steered bakfiets

Usually, steering with the single wheel on a tricycle is a good way to make it unstable. However, some folks in Amsterdam don't seem to mind. Check this out - rear wheel steered bakfiets.