Tag Archive: inspiration

“Rising from the Ashes” by bicycle

Bicycling is the centerpiece of the inspiring documentary “Rising from the Ashes,” a story set in Africa that’s making the rounds of the film festival circuit this fall.

It tells how genocide survivors from the Rwandan civil war are helped by an American cyclist to form the Rwanda national cycling team.

As you can imagine, the story is not all about the bike.

The cyclists were all children during the Rwandan genocide…

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/10/12/rising-from-the-ashes-by-bicycle/

Cycling centenarian sets records in France

This guy is awesome. His feats are amazing. But if I start training tomorrow, I think I can challenge his records when I qualify in the year 2050.

French cyclist Robert Marchand, age 100, last week rode his bicycle on a track for 100 kilometers in 4 hours, 17 minutes and 27 seconds. That works out to about 14.3 mph, which is decent.

Because there’s no 100K record on the books for his age group, the Union Cycliste Internationale said it will recognize Marchand’s feat. The over-100 category was created in February …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/10/02/cycling-centenarian-sets-records-in-france/

Tandem trike for disabled bicycling

Tandem workout bike for disabled cyclists

When I showed up at the Foothills Trail in Pierce County (WA) last week, I was surprised to see this rig rolling off the end of the trail.

Never having seen such a trike-trailer-bike-tandem self-propelled vehicle before (I really didn’t know how to describe what I was seeing), I briefly talked to the owner and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/07/18/tandem-trike-for-disabled-bicycling/