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Let your old bike parts become part of a downtown landmark by Marcus S. Posted Sun 11 Jan 2009 4:36pm This fall, the Downtown Austin Alliance chose three artists to produce sculptures to be installed on Congress Avenue that will also serve as bike racks for the community (Download the really big PDF of all the designs here.) With the possible elimination of thousands of de facto bike racks downtown in the near future, this could not come at a bet ... Read on »
1 mom, 2 kids, 30 days of bike: part 5 by Marcus S. Posted Fri 30 Apr 2010 7:30am Welcome to the fifth installment of my month-long series about me and the 30 days of biking challenge .  Over the month of April, I will take my bike out for at least a short ride every day.  I’m also hoping to reduce my car use and perhaps even shed a pound or two.  You might want to read my first , second , third and fourth installment ... Read on »
1 mom, 2 kids, 30 days of bike: part 4 by Marcus S. Posted Sat 24 Apr 2010 12:00pm Welcome to the fourth installment of my month-long series about me and the 30 days of biking challeng e.  Over the month of April, I will take my bike out for at least a short ride every day.  I’m also hoping to reduce my car use and perhaps even shed a pound or two.  You might want to read my first , second , and third installment if you ... Read on »
Bike parts and sled dogs. by Doug R. Patient Expert Posted Mon 26 Jan 2009 5:05pm What a perfect day to watch the start of a world class dog sled race right in our own town. The race being the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. Blue skies, 5 F degrees, and a slight wind. A great day to run the dogs. The Beargrease is the premiere sled dog race in the lower 48. It's an Iditarod qualifier and attracts mushers from around the U.S. ... Read on »
Mt Biking, Part Deux by Jenny W. Patient Expert Posted Sun 11 Jan 2009 5:39pm Mike and I have been kicking around volunteering for Ironman Wisconsin this year, since we are not ready to do an actual Ironman ourselves. For days we have been weighing what a good thing to do as a volunteer would be, what would be a time commitment we could live with, what we are qualified to help with, etc, etc, etc. We finally decided that w ... Read on »
1 mom, 2 kids, 30 days of bike: part 3 by Marcus S. Posted Fri 16 Apr 2010 8:54am Welcome to the third installment of my month-long series about me and the 30 days of biking challenge .  Over the month of April, I will take my bike out for at least a short ride every day.  I’m also hoping to reduce my car use and perhaps even shed a pound or two.  You might want to read my first and second installment if you haven’t already. ... Read on »
1 mom, 2 kids, 30 Days of Bike: Part 2 by Marcus S. Posted Fri 09 Apr 2010 6:15am Welcome to the second installment of my month-long series about me and the 30 days of biking challenge .  Over the month of April, I will take my bike out for at least a short ride every day.  I’m also hoping to reduce my car use and perhaps even shed a pound or two.  You might want to read my first installment first. Day 4: Easter Sunday. ... Read on »
1 mom, 2 kids, 30 days of bike: part 6 by Marcus S. Posted Mon 10 May 2010 6:45am Welcome to the sixth and final installment of my month-long series about me and the 30 days of biking challenge .  Over the month of April, I will take my bike out for at least a short ride every day.  I’m also hoping to reduce my car use and perhaps even shed a pound or two.  You might want to read my first , second , third , fourth and ... Read on »
bike tech: cross bike buildup part 2 by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted Sun 15 Mar 2009 3:52pm I had some free time today to putter, so I went to work converting the drive-train on the Cross bike. Removing the old ATB cranks was necessary, both because they take 4-bolt rings (ick), AND mostly because at 175 mm they're too long for my legs. I swapped in some budget cranks that should hold up to my style of riding, with the beautiful Surl ... Read on »
Video: Don't be a bike drafting klingon with Joanna Zeiger (JZ bike tip part 4) by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Thu 09 Sep 2010 9:01am Last time we checked in with professional triathlete and Olympian Joanna Zeiger, she showed us how to change a rear bike wheel without ever getting her hands dirty. You can check out that story HERE . Today Joanna and her training partner Brandon show you how not to be a bike drafting klingon. Let's face it we all hate it whe ... Read on »