Not in the least bit dangerous. #minidrome #awesome (at Artisan’s Asylum)

Excited to give this a try. #dollarshaveclub More here.

Excited to give this a try. #dollarshaveclub More here.

On December 5th (that’s today!), 1896, Marshall “Major” Taylor entered into his first professional race at the age of 18. The race was a six-day cycling meet at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Over 5,000 people attended, and they saw Taylor lap the entire field of contestants to win the final heat by over 105 feet, overcoming racial prejudice by other contestants strategizing to box him in. Taylor’s victory marked the first time an African American cyclist won a professional cycling event in the U.S.
More - Wikipedia & Major Taylor Association

On December 5th (that’s today!), 1896, Marshall “Major” Taylor entered into his first professional race at the age of 18. The race was a six-day cycling meet at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Over 5,000 people attended, and they saw Taylor lap the entire field of contestants to win the final heat by over 105 feet, overcoming racial prejudice by other contestants strategizing to box him in. Taylor’s victory marked the first time an African American cyclist won a professional cycling event in the U.S.

More - Wikipedia & Major Taylor Association

Getting ready to get rad! CX season is in the air!

Getting ready to get rad! CX season is in the air!

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WORD.
lovinglifeandlilly:

yesssssssss!

WORD.

lovinglifeandlilly:

yesssssssss!

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Quite possibly the greatest infographic of all time. I mean, WHO HASN’T WONDERED HOW MEGASHARK TOOK DOWN A PLANE AT CRUISING ALTITUDE?!

Quite possibly the greatest infographic of all time. I mean, WHO HASN’T WONDERED HOW MEGASHARK TOOK DOWN A PLANE AT CRUISING ALTITUDE?!

via where you can find more pix and instructions, if for some reason you’d need them. 

Seriously loving this idea. I’m going to have to try this at some point.

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Oldies but goodies - The Discovery Channel “Race to Replace” series makes up a good chunk of my favorite cycling posters of all time. I was fortune enough to receive a set of these, but haven’t been able to get the framed as of yet. 

(Art by the ever talented Travis Coburn)

May the Fourth be with you!
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May the Fourth be with you!

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Jeep Mighty FC Concept
This should be the new @Geekhousebikes CX team vehicle. I mean LOOK AT IT! This thing isn’t messing around.  No doubt you could carry all of the team bikes in the back of this, plus a tent and pit setup. Heck, I bet you could even have a proper grill in the back of this guy.
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Jeep Mighty FC Concept

This should be the new @Geekhousebikes CX team vehicle. I mean LOOK AT IT! This thing isn’t messing around.  No doubt you could carry all of the team bikes in the back of this, plus a tent and pit setup. Heck, I bet you could even have a proper grill in the back of this guy.

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Wow…

I cannot say how glad it makes me to see that the individuals who witnessed this accident not only stopped to help, but also took actions to ensure that the driver (who attempted to leave the scene of the accident) did not get away.
 

Bethlehem, PA
05 April 2012

On 02 April 2012 at approximately 3:06 p.m., expert cyclist Frank Pavlick was struck from behind while riding across the Fahy Bridge.  Mr. Pavlick was hit by a seventeen year old juvenile who was attempting to pass a LANTA bus.  Immediately following the impact, the juvenile attempted to flee the scene to avoid identification and apprehension.  The driver of the LANTA bus, identified as Richard Gubish, Jr., saw the crash in his rear view mirror and also saw the driver attempting to get away.  Mr. Gubish took immediate and decisive action and positioned his bus across the lanes of the bridge, effectively blocking the path of the getaway driver.  Another witness to the crash, Judson Smull, stopped to render aid to the injured Pavlick, who implored Smull to go after the offending driver to get the license plate.  Smull also took immediate action, and following the lead of Mr. Gubish, positioned his car directly behind the offending vehicle, further blocking any attempt to escape.

The next vehicle across the bridge was a marked Bethlehem Police car being operated by veteran Officer Wade Haubert.  Officer Haubert stopped at Mr. Pavlick to render aid, and learning that he was not seriously injured, proceeded to take the offending juvenile into custody.

The quick and selfless actions by Mr. Gubish and Mr. Smull brought this potentially tragic situation to a very positive conclusion.  Without their decisive actions, the offending driver may not have been apprehended.  We would like to thank Mr. Gubish and Mr. Smull for their selfless dedication to their community and for acting to help another in a time of need.

The incident was captured on the cities wireless 

The next vehicle across the bridge was a marked Bethlehem Police car being operated by veteran Officer Wade Haubert.  Officer Haubert stopped at Mr. Pavlick to render aid, and learning that he was not seriously injured, proceeded to take the offending juvenile into custody.

The quick and selfless actions by Mr. Gubish and Mr. Smull brought this potentially tragic situation to a very positive conclusion.  Without their decisive actions, the offending driver may not have been apprehended.  We would like to thank Mr. Gubish and Mr. Smull for their selfless dedication to their community and for acting to help another in a time of need.

The incident was captured on the city’s wireless camera system.

The juvenile offender has been the first in Bethlehem, and perhaps the state, to be charged under a new section of Pennsylvania law that provides additional protection for cyclists on our roadways.  The section took effect at 12:01 a.m. on the date of the crash.  The section is, in pertinent part:
  • § 3303. Overtaking vehicle on the left.
  • (a) General rule.—The following rules shall govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles proceeding in the same direction, subject to the limitations, exceptions and special rules stated in this chapter:
  • (3) The driver of a motor vehicle overtaking a pedalcycle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left of the pedalcycle within not less than four feet at a careful and prudent reduced speed.
In addition, the juvenile offender has been charged in Northampton County Juvenile Court with:
  • § 3742(a) - Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injury (M2)
  • § 3334(a) - Turning Movements and Required Signals

(Spotted this on BostonFixed.us. More here from the Bethlehem Police Dept Blog.)

This looks like a pretty proper team car to me.

This looks like a pretty proper team car to me.

Oh cyclocross season… I miss you. Please come back soon.
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Oh cyclocross season… I miss you. Please come back soon.

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Now these are some manly coat hooks.

Now these are some manly coat hooks.

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IKEA’s Dalfred Stool with Brooks Saddle
You know this thing would be awesome….
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IKEA’s Dalfred Stool with Brooks Saddle

You know this thing would be awesome….

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