Drive My Bike

Who Says It Is A “Road” Bike?
June 16, 2010, 3:23 pm
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Check out this crazy cool video of an amazingly talented fellow taking a carbon road bike where it isn’t supposed to go…

Mad Skills!

That’s about all I can think of to say about that. (Actually, I do wonder if they were able to pull off that video with the same frame, same set of rims, and no flats. Either way, an amazing bit of riding!)

Thanks to 100KM for this bit of coolness.

All About Performance… HaHaHa
August 12, 2009, 8:43 am
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Wow… a year ago I wouldn’t even have understood this video… but now, even my wife found it hilarious!

If you don’t get it, don’t worry. Keep learning about bikes and bike culture and you’ll eventually find it funny.

Yes, I guess bicyclists are pretty weird… and yeah… now I’m one of them. 🙂

Thanks to Cyclelicious for this.

Don’t Try This At home
April 22, 2009, 9:06 am
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This video is starting to make the rounds on the bike blogs, so you may have seen it, but if not… it is amazing…

I love the people that run up after some of these stunts to see if he survived. 🙂

Be Careful Out There!
July 17, 2008, 8:33 am
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Wow… I saw this on the news last night, and it’s a good reminder to all of us that spend time in traffic on our bikes. In Portland, a bicyclist and a motorist exchanged words, and the situation escalated into the motorist ramming the cyclist, with the cyclist ending up hanging onto the hood of the car. The motorist then drove off with the cyclist still on the hood of the car, and continued to drive wildly trying to throw the cyclist off of the hood. A witness got some shocking video as the car sped by with the cyclist on the hood. The motorist was later arrested.

Remember that a car is much bigger than you are, and it will always win versus your bike. Even if you are in the right, it is not worth dying to try to save face, or advance the cause of cycling. Ride safely. Watch your temper in traffic. Be careful out there!

Learn To Fix Your Bike
July 16, 2008, 11:12 am
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I just found an incredibly helpful bike related web site and wanted to share it with you.  The site is, and the guy has put together a whole bunch of great videos showing how to do all kinds of bike maintenance. I learned some great tips just watching his V-Brake tutorial, and look forward to watching the other videos on the site. The videos are free to watch, and are done very well. Thanks BicycleTutor man!

For you tennis fans…
June 19, 2008, 3:05 pm
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Here’s a pedal powered tennis ball launcher, made from recycled bike parts! The problem I see here is that the guy on the bike is a sitting duck for that return shot. I noticed he is wearing his helmet though, so he is practicing safe tennis ball launching. Enjoy!

If you’re interested you can find out more about this project from the builder’s website

NBC Today Show: Bike Commuting Increasing
June 16, 2008, 1:59 pm
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Jim Langley caught this very cool clip from NBC’s Today show that talks about how many people are bike commuting these days.  Good catch Jim, and great blog!