Category Archive: Other cycling

Robin Williams: Cyclist

The bicycle world lost one of its biggest fans this week when Robin Williams was found hanged in an apparent suicide on Monday.

Last year, Williams wrote at a Reddit Ask Me Anything:

“My favorite thing to do is ride a bicycle. I ride road bikes. And for me, it’s mobile meditation.”

His love …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/08/15/robin-williams-cyclist/

Florida bicyclist left for dead, fights for recovery

Craig Camlin

The Florida bicyclist who was left for dead behind a trash bin by a hit-and-run driver last December has been hospitalized since the crash but is showing signs of improvement.

Doctors took Craig Camlin, 53, off a ventilator a week ago and he is breathing on his own, says a sister, Jayne Camlin. “This is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/02/18/florida-bicyclist-left-for-dead-fights-for-recovery/

“Road Bike Party 2″; if at first you don’t succeed…

Watching in slack-jawed amazement at the stunts these trials legends can perform on a road bike, I actually forget that Martyn Ashton, Danny MacAskill and Chris Akrigg are human like the rest of us.

A lot of trial and error — and crashes — go into these tricks. But they climb right back on their …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/12/28/road-bike-party-2-if-at-first-you-dont-succeed/

Another bicycle-lodged-in tree discovered

What's left of that "bike tree" in Oklahoma

It turns out that Vashon Island in Washington state’s Puget Sound isn’t the only place in the US where a tree has enveloped a bicycle. But it remains the only known place where a “living” tree has done so.

The bike-in-a-tree is well known among cyclists in the Seattle area, and many have made the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/12/25/another-bicycle-lodged-in-tree-discovered/

Specialized Bicycles “overstepped its bounds;” forced to back pedal over trademark attack on Canadian bike shop

Just one example of social media reaction to Specialized...

Specialized Bicycles is on the hot seat with bicyclists — many of whom say they’re boycotting the company — after trademark attorneys for the US-based bike maker threatened to sue a war veteran in Canada.

It looks like the company is backing down, however, after it initially alleged that Dan Richter’s Cafe Roubaix Bicycle Studio …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/12/09/specialized-bicycles-overstepped-its-bounds-forced-to-back-pedal-over-trademark-attack-on-canadian-bike-shop/

BIKES: Science on Two Wheels at Pittsburgh museum

Detail of vintage J.C. Higgins on display in Pittsburgh.

The Steel City has a long-time love affair with the bicycle.

It started before local cyclist Frank Lenz left on his tragic global bike ride in 1892 and continues to this day with Pittsburgh as one terminus of an off-road bicycle route that stretches 335 miles to Washington, DC.

So it’s not surprising that the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/11/10/bikes-science-on-two-wheels-at-pittsburgh-museum/

Noted producer-director’s first film — “Boy and Bicycle”

While actors and actresses are the ones with box office appeal, producer-director Ridley Scott regularly draws fans to the movieplexes to see his films.

But before there was The  Duellists, Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator and many others, there was Boy and Bicycle.

The black and white film was the first for Scott, who was born …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/10/27/noted-producer-directors-first-film-boy-and-bicycle/

Thousands of welded bicycles create unique sculpture in Toronto

Forever Bikes - Toronto

The simple, yet efficient, design of the common bicycle is repeated again and again — 3,144 times — in the sculpture Forever Bicycles on display in Toronto for the next couple of weeks.

The sculpture is the work of Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei, an internationally renown artist who is not allowed to leave his home …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/10/10/thousands-of-welded-bicycles-create-unique-sculpture-in-toronto/

Urban Assault Rides taking the year off; bicycle obstacle race to return in 2014

All good things must end, or go on hiatus, and so it is for the Urban Assault Rides sponsored by New Belgium Brewery.

The obstacle-course/scavenger-hunt-style bicycling event that visits 10 cities every year has been put on hold, organizers say, while they use 2013 for a “planning and development” year.

“Now that we look to the future, we see that the Urban Assault Ride is poised for a rebirth. Our goal is for the UAR to be known as …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/01/24/urban-assault-rides-taking-the-year-off-bicycle-obstacle-race-to-return-in-2014/

Bicycle-oriented brewery in Ballard is still seeking ‘backers’

peddler

Bicycles and micro-brewed beer seem to go together. There’s more to both than first meets the eye.

So it’s pleasant news that a micro brewery and tasting room — Peddler Brewing Co. — is set to open in Ballard.

Of course there are other bars and micro-breweries that enjoy a bicycling clientele in the Seattle …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/01/17/bicycle-oriented-brewery-in-ballard-is-still-seeking-backers/

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