Browse Month by March 2013
Alley Cat Racing, Events, GO MEANS GO events, Races, Seattle

This Saturday: Resurrection VI

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with awesome prizes from our incredible sponsors:

Seagull Bags | Recycled Cycles | Art Core | Swrve | Bombus Bikes | Peddler Brewing | Emerald City Bicycles | Sugar Bakery | All Hail the Black Market

Five years ago, a group of us starting planning our first bike race together, scheduled for the day before Easter and called the Resurrection. That group took the name of the Emerald City Bike Bloc, and many of the members still in Seattle are still an active part of the Go Means Go family. We’re excited to be entering our sixth year throwing bike events in Seattle, and proud to still be a part of the Resurrection!

The Resurrection challenges riders of all types and skill levels to come show off their knowledge of the city (or just have a good time). At the start you will receive a list of stops at which you will be asked to do various tasks in whichever order you like before hitting the afterparty / finish line. Bring $6 to Cal Anderson to register. Registration starts at 2pm. Racers are set loose at 3pm sharp.  Bring a pen, a lock, a bag and don’t forget to wear your helmet.

We hope to see you there!

RSVP on the Facebook HERE if you do that sort of thing.

Bicycle, Bike Porn, Cyclocross, Handmade Bicycles

Orlowski SSCX Bike

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Spotted over at 75grad, this beautiful singlespeed cyclocross bike built by Orlowski is a piece of art and more proof cyclocross bikes just might be the best bikes in the world (even in Germany and Poland). Unfortunately for me (and probably you) the article is in German. Check out the photos of the frame building process and the finished frame HERE. Maybe we can get FLX to translate the article for us…

Bicycle, Gear

Chrome Truk Pro

Today Chrome released their Truk Pro SPD compatible cycling/street shoe.  The Truk Pro is based on their current Truk model.  Designed to accomodate most clipless pedal systems, they are made with 1000D Cordura, which is much stronger than canvas.  If you use clips and straps- just use them out of the box for a ton more stiffness.

trukproFrom Chrome:

The Truk PRO is our newest City SPD and the most innovative SPD on the market. It features our new dual-density FlexPlateTM Technology. We developed our FlexPlateTM Technology to provide the fully rigid sole from the heel to the ball of the foot and a flexible toe area for more comfortable walking. The most comfortable and walkable SPD shoe on the planet, the Truk Pro has 5 times more flex at the toe area compared to any traditional full rigid SPD shoe. Other features include a contoured impact- resistant PU footbed, skid resistant outsole and recessed SPD plate. Built with 100% Vulcanized construction, the 1000 denier Cordura® outer shell is 25 times stronger than canvas making this a cycling shoe you can wear all day, every day.

Pick them up at your LBS or online HERE

 

Bicycle, Gear

Volvo is looking out for bikes

Yeah.  This is a post about a car.  Not very bike-ish, I know.  But this car might just prevent a distracted driver from making mince meat out of cyclists.  Volvo has long been respected as one of, if not THE safest cars on the road for the people inside.  Well now they are interested in ending fatal accidents in, AND AROUND Volvos by the year 2020.  A bold goal indeed, but seeing as cars don’t seem to be going anywhere (until we run out of fuel,) it’s good to know that somebody besides ourselves is keeping an eye out for vulnerable users.

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From Yahoo:

In cities around the world, bicyclists and motorists have an uneasy relationship, what with more vehicles powered by pedals and fossil fuels taking up the same space. Here in the United States, about 52,000 cyclists a year are injured in crashes, with 612 dying in 2010 according to federal statistics. In an attempt to give cyclists a fighting chance, Volvo will soon fit a system to new models that scans the road ahead for cyclists — and automatically slams the brakes if the car’s about to strike one.

Read more HERE, and also watch a little video about the project.

What do you think?  Will this encourage safer driving?

Bicycle, Events, Rides

This weekend in Tacoma

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THE GREAT LEPRECHAUN HUNT :: 2013

:: Bicycle Booze Cruz ::

Saturday, March 16th :: 7:00pm

Meet up at: THE ACME TAVERN ::  Tacoma, WA 

We will be cycling to various watering holes throughout the night.

Rain or dry we ride – (Folks, we’re riding bikes…how cool is that?!)

21+ and biking is at your own risk…so don’t fall down yo!

Spread the word! Tell your velo peeps!

Limited number of spoke cards!  ::  Don’t be late!

Tip: Cash is king and helps us get through bar lines faster so plan ahead!

Facebook:: Tacoma Mob Riders

 

Alley Cat Racing, Bicycle, Events, Travel

Wolfpack Hustle’s Marathon Crash Race

It’s that time of year again.  March 17th in LA.  The Wolfpack Hustle puts on the Marathon Crash Race.  It’s really become a large event over the years- with racers coming from all sorts of backgrounds.  Could Seattle support something like this?

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“Thousands of racers will ascend on and crash the Los Angeles Marathon race course in the dead of the night to compete in one of the most toughest urban cycling races known to man. Chrome has partnered with Red Bull to bring the Wolfpack Hustle Unified Title Series to the next level of urban racing. This is just the first stop of the three race series that will span over several months including a LA Crit, and the 6th St. sprints. Only one man and one woman will be immortalized as winners of the official sacred dog tags which will prove their endurance, speed, and power.”