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A Year With A Chinese Fat Tire

Guitar Ted Productions - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 01:30

The Ti Muk with a Chaoyang tire on the back. About a year ago now I got the opportunity to try out some tires and advise a certain company on their merits, if they had any or not. One of those skins was a fat tire by a Chinese company named Chaoyang. Turns out it is China's oldest and largest tire manufacturer. They make thousands of types of tires, so I would suppose they know a thing or three about making a bicycle tire.

Anyway, I see these Chaoyang tires more now and they come on some fat bikes as original equipment. Maybe you've noticed this as well. I thought I would pass along my experiences with this tire and how it performs.

I recall my first impression was that the tread pattern looked like an evolution of a Husker Du or maybe the Dillinger from 45NRTH. Sparsely spaced, squarish knobs and with some siping in some areas. Nice looking tread, but not a tall tread block. Actually, the blocks are shallow, in terms of fat bike tires. Weight on this wire bead tire was just over 1500 grams. I understand that folding bead versions are about 200 grams lighter if you can get them. I'm not sure of any stateside distributors, but I have found these on-line.

Mounted up on my Rolling Darryl rims with tubes, I found that the width was slightly less than the Bud on Rolling Darryl front wheel. Near as I can tell the tire is 4 9/16ths inches at its widest point on the casing but the widest knobs are only 4 1/8th inches apart. So, it isn't a 4.9"er, or as wide as a Bud or Lou, but it does fall in that nice "middle" ground between a 4"er and the bigger Surly tires. Obviously, the knobs width on the casing, (or shall we say the "business end" of the tire?), is not much more than some other 4" class tires, but that volume does count for something and you can manage some float with that big ol' balloon casing.

Chaoyang fat bike tire showing the tread pattern here. 
The Chaoyang 4.9"er I have is eerily similar to the skinnier Panaracer Fat B Nimble. (Shown here for comparison)


Verdict: In my opinion, the Chaoyang tire is a well constructed, "normal" fat bike tire as far as tire standards go for this class of tire. It isn't going to blow your socks off with a light weight, great feeling casing, or a tubeless ready bead, but it isn't a "junk" tire by any stretch of the imagination. That it falls in that "in between" width is really great, since I can max out my Ti Muk's chain and seat stays and still get all my gears. This means maximum flotation for this bike, instead of wishing I could slam in a Lou,  and have no clearances, or "settle" for a 3.8"-4" tire that would leave me wanting more. I give this a big thumbs up for being a weird size. However; it should in no way ever be considered a 4.9"er, which is what the tire is marked as.

The performance of this tire on packed snow, or harder surfaces is outstanding. It starts to show cracks in the armor when things get deeper and looser. It will slide laterally quite easily, since the outer knobs are so low and they don't come around the casing very far. Forward bite is minimal in looser snow, sand, and mud in comparison to a Nate or Lou. This tire easily breaks free on looser rocky climbs and in slippery mud and snow conditions.

I can always lower the air pressure and make this tire get traction when it has no business doing so, but that said, this tire is really best on drier snow, groomed trails, or as a summertime single track tire if you have buff trails or harder dirt surfaces. If it had bigger, more aggressive knobs or some lateral supporting knobs out on the edges of the casing, it would make a better all-arounder. Unfortunately, that isn't the case here.

Note: Guitar Ted received this tire to test at no charge. He was not paid, nor bribed for this post and always strives to give his honest opinions throughout.


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Three keys to cycling with traffic - The News-Press

Google News | Cycling - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:05

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Three keys to cycling with traffic
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Some cyclists wouldn't ride in regular traffic if you paid them money. Others wouldn't ride anywhere else. Why such a disparity of disposition? As you may expect, it comes down to what you as a rider are comfortable with. Those who have mastered the ...

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a few things for sale... what would you offer me?... the hydrant is already sold... I think 55 is fair for the unicycle... not sure about the frames with parts as is...

gwadzilla - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 20:45

torker unicycle with small wheel... 12 inch?
hydrant... soldkona explosif 20 inch... steel... 26errocky mountain also steel also a 26er
what would you give me?



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went to seem my son Grant perform with the Sticks and Bars Marimba group at the Gazebo in Takoma Park... was all excited to snap some photos... two shots and the battery was dead... rookie mistake!

gwadzilla - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 20:39

went to the Sticks and Bars performance at the Gazebo in Takoma Parkrode sixteen miles that day with my son Grantwe hit a bucket of balls at Hains Pointlater that day his mother drove him to the performance and I rode my bikewhen I arrived I was excited to take some photos
snapped two shotsthe battery diedrookie mistakewas able to snap two shotsthe rest of the shots are from their performance at the Mount Pleasant Farmer's Market

the tangent of Hains Point is guaranteed entertainmentfantastic randomness when I search for Hainshttp://gwadzilla.blogspot.com/search?q=hainsgreat shots of the Awakening before its removal



not a bad set of shotstoo bad my battery was dead when I arrived at the Takoma Park performance
the camera worked all day when snapping shots on the bike ridenever gave the battery any thought
great show just the samethe Sticks and Bars group is amazing!



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City will share options for Clinton Street upgrades at Sept. 16 open house

BikePortland - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 20:30
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Portland’s second-most-ridden neighborhood greenway is being lined up for possible improvements.

Southeast Clinton Street currently sees auto traffic volumes near 26th Avenue that are triple the city’s target for a neighborhood greenway and long stretches where auto speeds are 6 to 8 mph above the 20 mph limit.

Three months ago, after joining Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick to call a summit about bike safety, Mayor Charlie Hales said the city “will experiment with diverters — which allow bicycles through but block cars — at different locations.”

It was the city’s single most substantive response to a series of major biking collisions this spring, and followed years of pressure from the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and a year of noisy organizing by BikeLoudPDX.

In a mailer that arrived at nearby addresses Tuesday, the city announced an open house to start discussing the possibilities. It’s Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Abernethy School, 2421 SE Orange Ave.

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We reported in July that the city had chosen Clinton as the site of the first such experimental diverter or diverters. Hales’ concept of on-the-ground experiments was inspired in part by the successful recent demos by Better Block PDX of better walking and biking spaces on 3rd Avenue and Naito downtown.

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Last week, a major report from the city about the state of its neighborhood greenways named Clinton Street as one of five bike routes that need of some combination of diverters, speed humps or other traffic-controlling and calming measures. (Another was Lincoln-Harrison-Ladd, the city’s most-ridden neighborhood greenway.)

At stake is whether the crucial bikeway through Southeast Portland can be made comfortable enough to appeal to bike users of all ages and abilities. Also at issue: whether making it more complicated to navigate Clinton in a car might threaten the businesses that make Clinton such a useful part of its neighborhood.

Years ago, when the city took a political beating over installing a diverter at Clinton and Chavez, some city staffers swore off diversion projects.

But a lot has changed in the years since. Division Street’s population boom has increased the number of people who live close to Clinton’s businesses. Thanks in part to that diverter at Chavez, the number of people biking on Clinton during rush hour has doubled since 2006. Today, bikes account for a bit more than half the traffic on Clinton during the evening peak hour.

clinton trafficSource: Latest city bike counts (June 2014) and auto counts (June 2015).

Most of all, the Clinton bikeway may have never had such an indefagitable and organized group of fans. In the last year, they’ve organized a month-long festival to celebrate the Clinton bikeway’s 30th birthday; won a series of seats on the Richmond Neighborhood Association Board; and conducted their own volunteer traffic analysis in case the city missed a chance to count the traffic itself. (The city didn’t actually miss the chance, so our understanding of Clinton’s traffic patterns is now even richer.)

Speaking of that volunteer traffic analysis, here’s the detailed set of recommendations for Clinton diverters prepared pro bono by one of the activists, traffic engineering pro Brian Davis of Lancaster Engineering. If you’re interested in attending this month’s open house, it might make for some good homework.


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the DC bicycle commuters have a unique backdrop... it is not the Front Range of Colorado... it is the backdrop of CNN and all the other news shows...

gwadzilla - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 20:27

the many bridges of DCthis is just one of the bridgesthis is not Pittsburgh but we have our bridges
on a short loop around the city I can cross an assortment of bridgesthis is the 14th Street Bridgemost famous for having a plane crash into itthe planes fly over head as the Potomac is their flight patern

the planes overhead can be a highlight when crossing this bridgeboats on the water can also be a treatthe monuments often go unnoticed to the pedaling commuter that has passed them a hundred timesthe monuments are cool... especially when the light is right

but reallythese bridges and these paths are just part of so many bicycle commuter's everydaywith the pleasure of passing all these amazing monumentsI like the view
I think most people like the view on their commute
I think the DC commute offers up some nice eye candy

BRIDGES BRINGS UP AMAZING GWADZILLA TANGENTS!
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Ben Woodbury (re) joins Champion System

Bicycle Retailer & Industry News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 18:44

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Ben Woodbury has joined Champion System to further develop the company's growing sales team of regional and national accounts. Woodbury spent the last three years at Paceline Products where he was instrumental in managing large sponsorship relationships with pro teams. He also has worked with industry and consumer events such as Bicycle Leadership Conference, Interbike, IBD Summit, Cross Vegas, Tulsa Tough, Jingle Cross, Sea Otter and Bike Expo New York. He also previously worked for Chamion from 2009- 2012.

Woodbury said, "Champion System is the leader in custom technical apparel and a close knit team – I couldn't be happier to be coming home."

Scott Kaylin, the co-founder of Champion System, said, "We are very happy to be welcoming Ben back to the Champion System team. He was an intricate part of our initial and growth and am looking forward to his increased knowledge and experiences adding to our growing team."

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Voxwomen Cycling Show added to Bloomberg TV and Cycling TV - Bicycle Retailer

Google News | Cycling - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 18:35

Voxwomen Cycling Show added to Bloomberg TV and Cycling TV
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LONDON (BRAIN) — The Voxwomen Cycling Show, which first aired on British Eurosport television, will soon be viewable in more countries via Bloomberg Television and the digital television platform, Cycling TV. The women's cycling lifestyle show will ...

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Voxwomen Cycling Show added to Bloomberg TV and Cycling TV

Bicycle Retailer & Industry News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 18:32

LONDON (BRAIN) — The Voxwomen Cycling Show, which first aired on British Eurosport television, will soon be viewable in more countries via Bloomberg Television and the digital television platform, Cycling TV.

The women's cycling lifestyle show will air on Bloomberg's European, Middle East and Asian network for the remainder of 2015. Cycling.TV will show the program monthly.

The Voxwomen Cycling Show aims to give viewers a behind the scenes insight into the women's professional peloton.

The first half-hour program covered the women's AMGEN Tour of California, Aviva Women's Tour, and included features with some of the world's most celebrated female riders.

A second show launch date will be announced soon. More information at voxwomen.com.

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Malakye plans career fair event at Interbike

Bicycle Retailer & Industry News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 17:57

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Malakye.com is once again planning an industry recruiting and networking event at Interbike, called The Shmooz. 

The fourth annual event is being held Thursday, Sept. 17 at the show, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"We had companies lining up to get in this year!" said Kelly Bader, business development manager for the bike category at Malakye.com. "The Shmooz has gained a ton of momentum since we first brought it to Interbike four years ago, and the fact that some of the industry's top employers were so quick to come on board is a true testament to its effectiveness."

Brands already on board and ready to recruit include: Specialized, Garmin, Jenson USA, Canari Cyclewear, Shebeest, Pivot Cycles, We Make Things and Velofix. Participating companies will be recruiting talented individuals for a wide range of positions across all departments and experience levels including design, engineering, development, sales, marketing, and more.

A full list of participating companies and open job opportunities can be found on the Malakye website.

Malakye also has added a community component to The Shmooz that creates opportunity for industry organizations and associations to build awareness and participation in their causes.

The Shmooz at Interbike will be held in the Islander I room at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees can register for the Shmooz on EventBrite.

Employers interested in participating can contact Kelly Bader at kelly@malakye.com for details.

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Nico Zimmerman joins Dorel Sports as general counsel

Bicycle Retailer & Industry News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 17:42

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports has hired Nico Zimmerman as its general counsel. He will be responsible for overseeing all legal affairs of the global business and its range of brands, including Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, Caloi, Fabric and SUGOI. Prior to joining Dorel Sports, Zimmerman practiced corporate law for several leading global firms in their U.S. and international offices.

"Dorel Sports significantly strengthens our legal capabilities with the addition of Nico to our senior management team," said Peter Woods, the president & CEO of Dorel Sports. "Nico's deep global expertise in business law will help Dorel Sports better navigate the continually evolving global bike market and position us to be an even better partner to our customers."

Zimmerman said, "I am thrilled to join the Dorel Sports team as it continues to gain momentum around the world. As a life long outdoor enthusiast, I am particularly excited to be a part of a team that is so passionate about its brands and committed to creating the perfect riding experience for its consumers."

Zimmerman received his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is admitted to the state bars of California, New York and Connecticut.

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Zeitbike adds Andrew York as New York rep

Bicycle Retailer & Industry News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 17:39

VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike has hired Andrew York as sales representative for the New York area.

Based in Brooklyn, York will represent the entire line of Zeitbike, including VDO cycle computers, ASS Savers, TWO magazine, Green Oil, and Pedal Pushers t-shirts, as well as more brands to be announced soon.

York said, "To say the least I am thrilled to be apart of the Zeitbike team. Zeitbike's product line is a perfect fit for the urban NYC and surrounding market. I will be reaching out to dealers in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, I can be reached by email: andrewyork@me.com. RIDE ON!"

Fritz Bohl, the founder of Zeitbike, said, "Andrew is a guy that lives the city on a bike, he speaks NY, and he understands exactly where we are coming from and where are going. He has a great attitude and brings excitement to the job, along with a solid background in the bike industry. I am confident that he will succeed tackling this truly big challenge and have fun with it. He will definitely have our full support." 

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5 days in Eastern Oregon: Baker and Union Counties rally around off-road potential

BikePortland - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 17:39
collage1A few of the people behind Eastern Oregon’s cycling boom.
Top L: Kristen Dollarhide (Executive Director Union County Chamber of Commerce). Top R: Timothy Bishop (Baker County Tourism Director). Bottom L: Whit Hartz (Co-owner, The Mountain Works Bicycles). Bottom R: Pat Thomas (Owner, Range Tour & Shuttle Co.)
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)


Last month I spent five days taking a closer look at bicycling and bike tourism in Wallowa, Baker, and Union Counties as part of a partnership with Cycle Oregon. Starting in the small town of Halfway on Monday, I rode northeast to circumnavigate the Wallowa Mountains and Eagle Cap Wilderness. I camped, rode rocky dirt roads, did some bushwhacking, sampled singletrack on a mountain bike, rolled on an official State Scenic Bikeway, and met the people working to make this region a biking destination. Read more from this series here.

If you know anything about cycling in Baker City or La Grande, there’s a good chance you know about the Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway or the venerable Baker City Cycling Classic. But if you ask local insiders these days you’re likely to hear about a different side of cycling, mountain biking.

During my recent trip to Eastern Oregon, I didn’t expect to be so impressed by the off-road options. Of course, that was before I got on a bike myself and met the people working to make the area a mountain biking destination. Between the Mt. Emily Recreation Area in the Blue Mountain foothills just beyond downtown La Grande, to the trails that wind through the Anthony Lakes area in the Elkhorn Mountains, it won’t be long before this are a is a must-do for singletrack lovers everywhere.

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At least that’s what Whit Hartz hopes for. Whit and his wife Mavis own The Mountain Works Bicycles.

“We’re right on the Interstate and there are a lot of people passing by with bikes on their cars between Boise and Bend,” Whit tells me as he opens up his shop for another day of business. “I’d love a big sign that says, ‘There are trails here!'” The trails Whit’s referring to are the 24 miles of single and double-track at Mt. Emily Recreation Area. MERA boasts over 3,600 acres of land and trails that sits just two miles from downtown La Grande. A brochure published by the local Chamber of Commerce makes an enviable boast: “5 minutes from Town to Trails.”

MERA sits on former timber land that was bought by Union County five years ago. Last year alone volunteers from the Blue Mountain Singletrack Club and an inmate work crew built 20 miles of trails.

La Grande to Baker City-5.jpgMt. Emily as seen from the floor of the Grande Ronde Valley.

I didn’t get a chance to ride it myself, but Whit says it’s, “The best thing until Bend.” The Union County Chamber of Commerce is also singing MERA’s praises. Kristen Dollarhide, the chamber’s executive director, told me, “It’s an undiscovered gem for us.”

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About halfway between La Grande and Baker City lies the Elkhorn Mountains. In their eastern foothills west of the small town of North Powder lies the Anthony Lakes Ski Resort. For the past three months, Pat Thomas and his Range Tour & Shuttle company, have been taking people into these hills and showing them some of the best mountain biking in Oregon that most people have never even heard of.

Thomas moved to Baker City with his wife and two kids from Bend eight years ago seeking more rural and adventurous lifestyle. He grew up in Eugene and has been in the bike industry nearly all his life. He worked at bike shops and worked as a framebuilder at Co-Motion Cycles before moving to Bend. Now he’s an electrician by day and a bicycle advocate and entrepreneur on the side. Along with his shuttle company he’s also the president of Baker Loves Bikes, a non-profit group that promotes cycling in the area and also helps run the Baker City Cycling Classic.

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I met up with Thomas in Baker City and we drove the 50 minutes or so up to the parking lot of the ski area. Despite being just a few pedal strokes from excellent singletrack and postcard perfect lakes, we were the only people there. As we got our bikes out of the truck and geared up to ride, Thomas told me about the Elkhorn Crest Trail: 25 miles long with 14 miles open to bicycling on the southern end and six miles on the northern end (one segment in the middle is wilderness and bikes are prohibited). “It’s easily one of the top five trails in the state,” Thomas said, “But most people have never heard of it.”

The plan for our ride was to ride up Summer Road, drop into Hoffer Lake and check out as much of the trails as we could. The views from the top of the road were fantastic. Then when we got onto the trails, I was blown away at how fun they were. Rocky, narrow, meadows, lakes, drops — all the good stuff in a very accessible package. I kept wondering, how have I never heard about this before?

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Timothy Bishop, director of Baker County Tourism, says the area is on the front end of a wave of interest in cycling. I met up with him at the well-reputed Barley Brown’s Brewpub in downtown Baker City. “We’re at a really nice sweet spot,” he explained, “Up until now a lot of the drivers for cycling have been external; things like the Scenic Bikeways and the Trans America route that just happens to come through. Now we’re at a point where we’re seeing some organic growth in cycling at the local level. We’re now building a grassroots cycling community.”

And with cycling comes economic development. Bishop said that cycling is “critical” for their rural economy. “When cyclists come in they’re not just passing through. They’re overnighting in these small towns that usually get overlooked by motorists. In a small town restaurant, a group of cyclists can double their earnings for the day.”

While it’s the people visiting that will improve the bottom line for cities like La Grande and Baker City, it’s the people who live there matter most. Bishop is a marketing man and uses the word “asset” to describe a trail destination. He also uses it to describe people like Pat Thomas who have moved to Eastern Oregon with a dream to put cycling on the map.

In the end, Bishop says, “It comes down to having the right advocates.”

— Read more in this series here. Also read this excellent story on the Elkhorn Crest Trail that recently ran in the Salem Statesman-Journal. Thanks to Flagstaff Bike Skate Snow in Baker City for the loaner bike!


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TriMet police stake out new train-track crossings east of Tilikum Crossing

BikePortland - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 17:33
trimet crossing track(Image: Google Street View)

Portland’s regional transit agency is trying to educate people about navigating the new expanse of pavement near the corner of SE 8th and Division.

With the new Orange Line due to begin service on Saturday, Sept. 12, transit police have been stationed in the area issuing formal warnings to people who break traffic laws such as crossing the tracks after a train has passed but before the warning signals have stopped ringing.

Here’s the statement TriMet put out about this effort last week:

Orange Line trains will run from around 5 a.m. until around midnight on weekdays and 1 a.m. on weekends. Trains will run about every 15 minutes or better between 5:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Again, trains will not be picking up riders during simulated revenue service Aug. 30 through Sept. 11.

With new train operations, the public should be alert of approaching trains. We’re stepping up our safety efforts to educate motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians about being safe around trains. On Monday, Aug. 31, the Transit Police Division and the Portland Police Bureau’s Traffic Division will begin a multi-week safety campaign at the SE 8th, 11th and 12th rail crossings south of Division Street. We’ve seen risky behavior at these light rail and heavy rail crossings. People violating traffic and pedestrian control devices will be issued warnings or citations.

Additionally, as fencing and gates are being removed along the Orange Line, we want to remind the public that for their safety and the safety of our riders and operators the Orange Line tracks are for transit-use only. The transit-only trackways include the Harbor Viaduct (east of SW Naito Parkway), Tilikum Way (east of SE Water Ave) and Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People. Trespassing in the track area is hazardous and illegal.

Here’s a report from one man who said he got an official warning for crossing despite the ringing bells:

My first documented traffic violation, been bike commuting for 10+ years. #trimet has asked Portland Police to be enforcing and warning cyclists at the intersection of SE 8th and the beloved #orangeline. Sounds like targeted enforcement to me. @bikeportland @ridetrimet

A photo posted by Kirk Ohly (@kirkohly) on Aug 31, 2015 at 5:34pm PDT

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BikePortland reader Bald One also left this comment beneath yesterday’s story about Mayor Hales’s bike commute:

PS. Anyone else see the police motorcycle police officer staked out on the new Orange Line MUP (@ SE 8th and Division Pl) yesterday evening – perhaps it was officer Byrd? Surprised me (not at all) to see uniformed traffic enforcement in place for cyclists here, while autos are left alone.

This is part of a big (and presumably federally subsidized) effort by TriMet to get people thinking clearly about the safety issues related to this new train line. There’s nothing wrong with that sort of caution, at least to the extent that it was also shared by the engineers while they were designing the spaces people are now rolling through.

And one hopes that, since there’s likely to be a steady flow of people crossing TriMet’s tracks on bike and foot but only one train every 15 minutes, the agency is weighing the need for caution during that occasional train appearance against the need for people to cross its tracks safely and efficiently the rest of the time. That’s something it struggled with this summer when biking and walking advocates objected to the agency’s plans for swing gates that would physically obstruct these track crossings. Hopefully the agency will continue listening on these issues.

The other big issue here is the larger question of design for the new bikeways east of the new bridge. Stay tuned for coverage of their highlights and lowlights.


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Winnebago and Schwinn team up on joint promotion

Bicycle Retailer & Industry News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 17:17

FOREST CITY, Iowa (BRAIN) — Two iconic brands — Winnebego and Schwinn — are teaming up for a 10-week program called “Get Out and Go” to promote cycling and the fun of recreational vehicle travel.

Schwinn, owned by Dorel, will give away a bicycle each week for 10 weeks and will provide 10 bikes, the Trailway model, for use at Winnebego’s visitor center for owners to ride while their RV is in for service or if they are visiting the company. 

The bikes also would allow RV owners to get out and explore the Forest City community and bike trails. Forest City is Winnebego’s manufacturing center.

"We are excited to partner with Schwinn on this opportunity," said Chad Reece, Winnebego’s marketing director. "We are able to cross promote our products and introduce our motor-homes to a huge group of outdoor enthusiasts. Bicycling and RVing are a perfect combination and that's why we are so excited about this promotion." 

Milissa Rick, Schwinn’s senior director of marketing, said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Winnebago.The Winnebago brand encourages families to explore the outdoors and at Schwinn we do the same but on two wheels."

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Photo Essay: 2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one

VeloNews - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 16:58

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    The 70th Vuelta a España opened with a team time trial in which the course conditions were treacherous enough to warrant it neutralized before it even started — a fact that didn't prevent many teams and riders from putting in a proper warm-up and effort on race day (Songezo Jim of MTN-Qhubeka pictured). Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Team time trial

    Team Tinkoff Saxo assumes formation and heads out on the short, 7.4km team time trial course. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Nibali warm-up

    While the Astana Pro Team began its Vuelta a España with two contenders for the overall, Vincenzo Nibali would find himself at the center of a controversial disqualification at the conclusion of stage 2. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: BMC TTT

    World champions in the TTT, BMC rode the fastest time and claimed the first leader's jersey of the 2015 Vuelta a España. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Stage 2 start

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  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Breakaway

    The breakaway of Nicholas Roche, Esteban Chavez, and Tom Dumoulin managed to stay away clear to the summit at Alto de la Mesa in Caminito del Rey where Chavez made his decisive move for the win. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Chavez win

    Esteban Chavez took the biggest win of his career and assumed the race lead on stage 2. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Nibali disqualified

    Only 2 days into the race and Vincenzo Nibali fell victim to a crash. His ensuing chase back with the aid of his team car would ultimately result in his disqualification from the race. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Public transportation

    The riders were offered the choice of local public transportation in the start town of Mijas. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Cancellara dropped

    The third stage saw yet another big star of the peloton depart the race as Fabian Cancellara fell clear off the back on the climb up Puerto del Leon, suffering from ongoing stomach issues. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Sagan sprint

    Peter Sagan battled with Nacer Bouhanni right to the line for one of only two flat sprint finishes in the first 10 days of racing. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Martin cools off

    Daniel Martin cooled down at the finish of stage 3 in Malaga as the intense sun, searing temperatures, and unrelenting humidity took its toll on the riders day after day. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Parque Natural los Alcoornocales

    The front of the peloton pushed on through the desert landscape of the Parque Natural los Alcoornocales in the middle of stage 4. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Quintana

    Race favorite Nairo Quintana has been laying low as much as possible as the big mountains loom in the final two weeks of racing. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Valverde wins

    Alejandro Valverde jumped to the line for the win in Vejer de la Frontera after a series of attacks on the steep 14-percent pitches in the last four kilometers. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: SRAM eTap

    Matteo Montaguti unveiled SRAM's newly released electronic group, Red eTap, which he rode in stage 5, the day after the products were announced at Eurobike. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Vuelta heat

    The hot and arid landscape of Andalucia was inescapable for the riders. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Ewan wins

    Sprint phenom Caleb Ewan basked in his Vuelta stage win in Alcala de Guadaira, his greatest victory to date. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Sagan in green

    Peter Sagan showed great form with a stage win and the points jersey on his back during the first week of the Vuelta. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Peloton

    The peloton rolled easily through the iconic olive groves of Andalucia on its way to yet another mountaintop finish in Sierra de Cazorla. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Chavez victory number two

    Esteban Chavez took the Vuelta by storm in the first week with two stage wins. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Paperboy

    After working much of the day in the break, Niki Terpstra saved energy in the final kilometers of the race by doing the paperboy on the steepest sections. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Craddock cool-down

    Lawson Craddock drenched himself in seek of any form of relief from the searing heat of southern Spain. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: The early breakaway

    Stage 7 saw an early breakaway make its move less than 10 kilometers from the official start. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Lindeman

    Bertjan Lindeman soloed to the line on the top of the category 1 Alto de Capileira in La Alpujarra. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Froome leads

    Chris Froome led the chase behind GC favorites Fabio Aru, Rafal Majka, Alejandro Valverde, and Nairo Quintana. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Van Garderen suffers

    Tejay Van Garderen struggled with bad luck in the first week and form that was off the top pace of the favorites. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Gerrans crash

    Simon Gerrans has had a season to forget with crash after crash and the Vuelta has been no exception. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Valverde on the hunt

    Spanish favorite Alejandro Valverde has a stage win already and is looking ready for the big mountain battles ahead. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Stuyven sprint

    After a nasty crash in Murcia split the race, Jasper Stuyven took the win in a bunch sprint despite having suffered a severe injury to his wrist that later forced him to withdraw from the race. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Injured Sagan

    Peter Sagan rolled into the finish with serious skin abrasions on stage 8 after a race moto took him out in the last kilometers before a finish he likely had a chance to win. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Fraile attack

    KOM jersey-wearer Omar Fraile attacked on the steepest section of Alto de Puig Llorença as the race began the 41 kilometer circuit back to the same climb for the finale at Cumbre del Sol. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Thomas leads

    Geraint Thomas led Maxime Bouet on the steep Alto de Puig Llorenca. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Dumoulin off the front

    Within the final kilometer Chris Froome, Joaquin Rodriguez, and Rafal Majka worked to bring Tom Dumoulin back near the summit of Cumbre del Sol. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Dumoulin checks his lead

    Tom Dumoulin looked over his shoulder as he managed to stay away in the last 500 meters to the finish line of stage 9. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Dumoulin wins

    Tom Dumoulin shocked the favorites with a big win over Chris Froome and Joaquin Rodriguez on stage 9. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Majka chases

    Rafal Majka is finding his form as the Vuelta heads toward the big mountains of the north. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Colombian fans

    Colombian fans are taking over cycling in Europe, coming out in droves to support their countrymen. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Stage 10 roll-out

    Stage 10 rolled out along the industrial harbor of Valencia. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Alto del Desierto

    The peloton was in hot pursuit of the breakaway led by Alessandro de Marchi on the category 2 Alto del Desierto de las Palmas, less than 20 kilometers from the finish in Castellón. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Alto del Desierto

    Race leader Tom Dumoulin and teammate John Degenkolb flew through the the last kilometers to the summit of Alto del Desierto de las Palmas behind Nairo Quintana and Fabio Aru. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Sbaragli sprint

    Kristian Sbaragli kicked out of the bunch to take the other sprinters by surprise and snatch the victory out from under them. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

  • View Larger Image.2015 Vuelta a Espana, week one: Sbaragli podium

    Kristian Sbaragli was brought to tears as he celebrated the biggest win of his career on stage 10 of the 2015 Vuelta a España. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

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#breakurbones 2015.

Lockedcog - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 16:19

A pretty rad concept for the recent #breakurbones alleycat in Taipei. A bingo card of checkpoints and plenty or rain must have made for a hell of a time. Dig all the different perspectives in this one as everyone scrambled to fill up their cards. Hit Kadacha for more good stuff from the streets of Taiwan!

 

 

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