Category Archive: Other cycling

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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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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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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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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