Category Archive: Other cycling

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


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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Vintage bicycle collection scores high bids at 1st auction

1892 Telegram brought highest price at auction

The highly anticipated first of three auctions of vintage bicycles and memorabilia from a recently closed New York-based museum earlier this month brought in a jaw-dropping half-million dollars, about 150% of what the auctioneers predicted.

The highest bid item sold at the auction turned out to be the 1892 Geared Front Drive Telegram, at right. …

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Lance Armstrong still appearing on magazine covers

Texas Monhtly Lance Armstrong Bum Steer

It seems that I couldn’t get away from Lance Armstrong’s piercing gaze staring out at me from the local magazine rack over the past decade.

He regularly appeared on Bicycling, Outdoors, and Men’s Journal, as well as the scandal sheets like the National Examiner.

He’s back, even after his fall from grace. Now, however, he’s …

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Wife looking for Good Samaritan who helped husband after bike crash

Steve Roehrs

With all the news of hit and run motorists crashing into bicyclists, it’s good to hear about someone in California who stopped for an injured bicyclist.

It was another cyclist.

Elizabeth Roehrs wants to locate and personally thank the woman who stopped to help her husband, Steve, after he crashed into a tree a couple …

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Shining some light on your next night bicycle ride

BikeZone pavement lights

I’m always amazed at the ingenuity shown by so-called “garage inventors” when it comes to bicycles. It seems that more people than ever are using their talents to develop useful components for bicycles.

Nowhere is that more true than with bicycle lighting systems. Here are a few that I’ve stumbled across lately.

One is Revolights, …

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Bicycles drive progress in developing countries


When the Christian Science Monitor newspaper highlighted eight innovative philanthropists this past weekend, it  first profiled World Bicycle Relief and its founder F.K. Day.

The executive vice president of bike component maker SRAM is cited as a prime example of the new style of humanitarian who does more than just open his wallet for a …

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A proper memorial for your revered bicycle

Trophy bike handlebar

Wondering about a proper resting place for your two-wheeled riding partner? Consider mounting its handlebars on your wall.

There’s a rusting Fuji Dynamic 10 bicycle in my garage that is no longer road worthy and has been  replaced — several times. But I just can’t bear to part with it; we’ve been through so much …

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Can you identify these historic club logos from 19th Century Washington?

Here’s a wonderful vintage bicycling photo from Washington dating from the late 1800s that found its way to me. Can anyone identify the “T” and “CCC” symbols emblazoned on some of the jerseys worn in this photo? [See the full photo inside]

The photo’s owner is a descendant of the woman on right side of the photo.

That woman is the owner’s great grandmother, Daisy Hackshaw. He says the photo was taken in the late 1800s near Olympia. Washington wasn’t granted statehood until 1889, so he figures …

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World solo bicycle traveler to visit Issaquah

Elvis Munis rides up Pacific Coast

Seeking funds for conservation education in Tanzania

A bicyclist from Tanzania who is on a two-year-long solo world bike tour will be rolling into Issaquah (WA) next week.

Elvis Munis is on his way up from Portland, where he stopped as part of his quest to raise enough money to pay for college degrees in conservation studies for himself and 9 countrymen.

His ride, labelled “Chile to Kili,” describes the geographical scope of his bicycle travels. …

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Ride in peace, Roger Kramer

Roger Kramer

I’m very unhappy this morning to report the death of bicycle advocate, newspaperman and fellow bike blogger Roger Kramer of Belleville, Illinois.

The Belleville News-Democrat, where he worked for 20 years as a design editor and copy editor, reports that he died of natural causes at his home on Saturday. He was 51.

I knew …

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