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- A road bicycle is similar to a racing bicycle. However, road bikes are built more for endurance and less for fast bursts of speed, which is desired in a racing bicycle. They usually have more gear combinations and fewer hi-tech racing features.
- (Road biking) Road cycling is the most widespread form of cycling. It takes place primarily on paved surfaces. It includes recreational, racing, and utility cycling.
- A motorcycle that meets the legal requirements for use on ordinary roads
- A bicycle that is suitable for use on ordinary roads, as opposed to a mountain bike
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- Distribute or mete out (something) to a person or group
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Best Bike Ride of the Year
> My friend Gabe called from Atlanta last week to say Tom Ritchey of > Ritchey Bikes was going to be in Portland on Saturday. A couple > years ago Tom started Project Rwanda that includes the development > of coffee bikes, a completely new kind of bike that works well to > haul goods around up and down the hills of Rwanda. He also started > the Rwanda Cycling Team and the Wooden-Bike Classic, a bike race in > Rwanda in which participants compete on hand-made wooden bikes.
> Anyway, Gabe got Tom and I together and we met up for a Matt Wertz > show on Friday night and then the next day Wade Trimmer (Belmont > Foundation), Tom and I did a ride up in the west hills outside of > town. We rode up some forest service roads to skyline then came down > and crossed the St. Johns Bridge before heading back into town where > we had dinner at the Lucky Lab.
> Tom was kind enough to answer all of our biking questions. He is the > real thing when it comes to biking. He rides about 40 miles every > day, testing product and coming up with new ideas. He travels with a > bike that can be taken apart and put into a case no bigger than a > suitcase so he takes it with him wherever he goes. As a personality, > Tom is one of the more humble, gracious people I've met. Sometimes > you meet famous or successful people and they feel like they still > have something to prove, but Tom seems beyond that. He basically > came alive when the conversation came around to biking, family, > Rwanda or God. He also had some nice things to say about beer. But > who doesn't.
> On the climb outside of town, I had two blowouts and Wade snapped a > picture of Tom showing me how to fix a flat without tools. He can > fix a flat in a little over a minute.
> He also taught us to fix a flat without a new tube, simply using zip > ties. He adjusted both Wade and my saddles so the bike fit a bit > better and then adjusted my stem and headset so they weren't so > wobbly. He also criticized the choice the dealer made to use a > carbon stem on my bike. "Carbon and bolts shouldn't go together" he > said.
> Anyway, while having dinner and beers at the Lab, Tom, nearly with > tears in his eyes, told us the story of discovering the need for > better bikes in Rwanda, and how he was thrilled that God would take > his gifts and use them in significant ways to help the people of > that country. He talked about how alive he feels riding his bike in > Rwanda and how differently he is treated when he arrives in a > village on a bike than he does when he arrives in a car. > Interestingly, Tom really doesn't want cars to take over Africa, and > is much more in favor of bringing affordable bikes to the continent, > allowing them to keep to their way of life, only improved, rather > than having cars around that most people will never be able to > afford, thus ensuring the rich get more powerful and the poor become > marginalized. It made a great deal of sense, as he explained the > power structure there.
> After having dinner at the Lab, we rode into downtown and happened > across the staging area for the Portland Starlight Parade. This > parade is an evening parade in which most floats are lit up. It's a > pre-parade to next-weeks Rose Parade, all associated with the > Portland Rose Festival. So we found ourselves riding through > marching bands and around floats as they prepared to launch into the > parade. We snapped this picture of Tom and I goofing around with > some beauty queens from Washington State.
> After talking with the Beauty Queens for a second (lovely ladies, > each and every one) Tom decided to ride back to the place he was > staying as he didn't have lights on his bike and needed to get back > before dark. But Wade and I stayed in the staging area and ended up > in front of a marching band in the actual parade. We made our way > through the parade route, waving and people on the street who, I am > guessing, thought we were official parade participants.
> (There were plenty of Marching Bands)
> (Plenty of People Taking Pictures)
> (And Lots of Very Tall People in Funny Clothes)
> Wade and I rode into the parade until we were found out and politely > asked to leave the route. So we went back to the parking garage > where his car was only to find out we wouldn't be able to get the > car out because of the parade. So we rode back to my house and hung > out until late, then went back downtown for his car. All in all, > easily the best ride of the year. Great conversations, great people, > a great parade (we saw another parade happening on friday night > before the concert. A parade of hurses. It was the grand opening > par
Open letter to the driver who struck a doe on this stretch of road, 1st October 2010, 6 p.m.
In the days when Nelson fought the battles of the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar, the “C-word” - which no naval officer dare write in full - was “coward”. The word we replace with this euphemism in our own unenlightened times was then merely a wholesome and functional anatomical reference. Then, it clearly did take some gumption to sail a vessel of wood, rope and flammable sailcloth straight at the rear of an enemy fleet. Now, it seems, we are afraid to venture out far into the countryside without hermetically sealing ourselves in glass and steel. Only thus equipped dare we sally forth in our glorified, high-speed battering rams, sycophantically unhinged in our pursuit of dominion over all that lives.
Thus prepared for battle, hunched over the steering wheel of your BMW, or Mercedes, or perhaps it was a Range Rover with a wheel-base so wide that it scraped the hedgerow on one side, and straddled the white lines on the other, you struck a three-quarters-grown roe doe on this portion of road at 6pm on Friday 1st October. No doubt you were in a hurry to get home from work, or perhaps you were hoping to drink off some of your aggression down at the pub. Almost certainly, you had been driving too fast. Perhaps you hadn’t heard that an 85 year old woman had been ploughed down not a mile a way the previous week. Or perhaps you simply didn’t care. Hitting something when you are sealed inside a car is just the same as inadvertently squashing one of the good guys in a computer game: it’s unfortunate, but you deal with it in a state of detachment.
You didn’t stop.
I rode up and found the deer minutes later. She was skittering about in the middle of the road, as though the surface were ice and her hooves unable to gain purchase. I dropped my bike and ran up to her, and she lay still across those white lines. Two cars pelted past without stopping, as I dragged her to the grassy verge. When I laid her down, I saw at once why she was unable to stand: her femur was fractured – a sheer break – and the leg hung useless, at a crazy angle. Someone kind stopped behind me, and called the R.S.P.C.A.
It is the extraordinary courage of the deer in those next few minutes which was so impressive. She lay there, quite obviously summoning all of her willpower in order to remain conscious. At times, her head slumped to the grass, and her tongue lolled, but her eyes were alive and watching me all the time. Then her body began to go through paroxysms of panting. I thought – and half-hoped for her sake – that these were her death-throes, but in fact, they were physical evidence of a summoning of courage and strength. With a lurch, she hauled herself up on three legs, and dragged herself into the thorny hedge, where she could nurse her pain away from human interference.
Clearly, it is not important to you – what the vet was compelled to do when he arrived. It is important to me, however, that you should confront what you are. It is just possible that you cannot be blamed for hitting the deer; we’ll give you the benefit of the doubt. What are we to make of the fact that you did not stop to check that she was dead? Why did you make that decision? Did you not think it important? Were you more worried about whether she had necessitated a trip to the panel-beaters than you were concerned to succour her in her suffering? Were you just in too much of a god-damned rush? If two people had not stopped and called the vet, she would have lain there terrified in the middle of the road, until she was struck by some other monster clad in steel. Or perhaps she would have made it to the hedge by herself, and lain there for days, slowly dying of thirst, pain and starvation, until the circling crows came down mercifully to peck out her eyes. This was the decision that you made when you drove away: this, you thought, was best for her.
There is, of course, another possible reconstruction of your motives: you couldn’t face what you had done. Is that a more charitable assumption? Is it really? Poor diddums, driving away in your nice upholstered car, shedding a tear for the little deer you squashed on the road, not daring to look in your rear-vision mirror in case it was still alive and the sight should touch your heart. You are one of many, of course. People do this sort of thing every day. That is why our roads are littered with road-kill, one or two corpses every hundred yards, and every one of the killers too tender-hearted to get out and drag their victims to the verge. People will say it is excusable, but deep down, you know what you are.
You are a c - .
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- The United States Playing Card Company, started in 1867, produces and distributes playing cards, including Kem, Bee, Bicycle, Arcane, Aviator, Alladin, Maverick, Tuxedo, Hoyle, Tally Ho, plus other playing card accessories, like poker chips.
- sweeping: ignoring distinctions; "sweeping generalizations"; "wholesale destruction"
- Sell (goods) in large quantities at low prices to be retailed by others
- the selling of goods to merchants; usually in large quantities for resale to consumers
Bicycle Illuminated Touch Screen 2 in 1 Solitaire
Take what may be the world's most popular and addictive game with you anywhere! Test your skills and your luck. Put an end to boredom with two engrossing games that fit in the palm of your hand Bicycle, America's #1 playing card, goes electronic with an all-new line of handheld games featuring touch screen technology! Now you can play your favorite card games right in the palm of your hand. Test your skills and your luck with 2 in 1 Solitaire. Bicycle Illuminated Touch Screen 2 in 1 Solitaire Electronic Handheld Game Features: Choose Klondike or Vegas Solitaire Authentic game play Easy-to-use, 3" x 2" LCD screen Stylus for easy entry Fully illuminated - play anywhere!
Had the deck of cards out doing some tricks, figured I'd test out some of the functions on the new digital camera.
Bicycle playing cards factory, Cincinnati OH on a rather snowy day
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Routine: A card is selected and returned to the deck. Spectator shuffles the deck, completely losing his or her card. The magician cuts the cards and the selected card magically rises to the top of the deck! The card is placed back in the middle of the deck and shuffled again. Magically, the magician takes the deck and removes the spectators selected card right out of the middle! This effect can be instantly repeated with a different selected card! Look like a top Card Magician in just minutes...
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BICYCLE WITH DISK BRAKES - K2 ENEMY CYCLOCROSS BIKE.
Bicycle With Disk Brakes
- A type of vehicle brake employing the friction of pads against a disc that is attached to the wheel
- (disk brake) hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to both sides of a spinning disk by the brake pads
- The disc brake or disk brake is a device for slowing or stopping the rotation of a wheel while it is in motion. A brake disc (or rotor in U.S. English) is usually made of cast iron, but may in some cases be made of composites such as reinforced carbon-carbon or ceramic-matrix composites.
- A vehicle composed of two wheels held in a frame one behind the other, propelled by pedals and steered with handlebars attached to the front wheel
- ride a bicycle
- In graph theory, a pseudoforest is an undirected graphThe kind of undirected graph considered here is often called a multigraph or pseudograph, to distinguish it from a simple graph. in which every connected component has at most one cycle.
- a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
EBC Brakes DP31666C Redstuff Ceramic Low Dust Brake Pad
Low dust EBC Redstuff is a superb pad for fast street use and targets high HP imports, muscle cars and prestige european cars. EBC Redstuff ceramic pads reduce dust emitted by OEM pads by approx 80 percent. Redstuff pads also reduce rotor wear so that rotors and pads last longer whilst delivering great brake performance. For optimum lifetime in track use EBC still recommend drivers to upgrade to their Yellowstuff or even the new Bluestuff range but if fast street is what you need, EBC Redstuff Ceramic is the pad to choose.
Rohloff Birdy with disc brake
New bike! Got a folding one cause I never had a folding bike before. It's also cute and quirky.
Frame: Birdy Monocoque Aluminum 7005 T6, WIG-welded
Surface: Powder coated
Fork: Birdy spring suspension, aluminum leading link swingarm
Head Sets: AL-2 1-1/8" H:22.2mm star nut +2mm
BB Parts: 68/122.5mm alloy axle
Seat Post: Birdy AL7075 34.9x570mm black anodized w/ laser scale
Tire: Schwalbe Marathon Racer 18x1.5" (40-355)
Rim: Alex DA16 FV 32H anodized red & indicator
Front Hub:: Birdy 32H 100mm red
Rear Hub: Rohloff 14speed 32H
Chainwheel: Birdy 52T w/ double CG all black
Freewheel: Rohloff 13T
Derailleur: Hub gear
Shifter: Rohloff Twist shifter
Saddle: San Marco Zoncolan, black kevlar, cromo rail
Pedal: VP-197 silver cage w/BS reflectors
Handlebar: AL2014 520mm black anodized
Stem Birdy: new hinge adjustable stem 10degree
Brake: Avid BB7 MTB IS, rotor: 160mm
Brake Lever Avid SD 7
Suspension Unit: Red PU
Dimansions Folded: 60cm(H) x 39cm(W) x 72cm(L)
Taken with Canon FD 85mm f/1.2L on Sony NEX-3.
Rohloff Birdy with disc brakes
Finally took the new Birdy bike down and added oil to the Rohloff Hub today after a long delay. Pacific cycles is really crap. They have no documentation with their products and the online PDF downloads are a joke. I wonder how can R&M accept these kind of standards of products with their name on it.
Took it for a spin around the block, but the saddle isn't comfortable. I think I'll change it to one of those Ah Pek fat ass saddle later. Understand it's much more comfortable.
The brakes are nice, good stopping power, but in reality, not much different from a good set of V brakes. The Rohloff hub is nice, gear change is quite smooth, but frankly, I know nothing much about it except that internal gears are relatively lower maintainence. Swapped out the stock front and rear suspension, seat post, pedals, handlebar, kick stand and seat post clamp.
I think there should be a few other changes before I add more stuff on the bike for touring. We'll see.
Taken with Canon FD 85mm f/1.2L on Sony NEX-3.
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Bike For Girls
- A person's daughter, esp. a young one
- (girl) daughter: a female human offspring; "her daughter cared for her in her old age"
- (girl) female child: a youthful female person; "the baby was a girl"; "the girls were just learning to ride a tricycle"
- (girl) a young woman; "a young lady of 18"
- A female child
- A young or relatively young woman
- A bicycle or motorcycle
- motorcycle: a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame
- bicycle: a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
- bicycle: ride a bicycle
Biking for Three - 078/365
Saturday was a better day for us. After swim class in the morning I took the two older kids out for a long bike ride. I set up the trailer bike for the boy and attached the trailer to that for the little girl. (You can't really see her, but there is a happy 4yr-old in that trailer. We did about 8-10 miles on the new rail-trail that opened last year, which we can pick up in just under a mile from our house. It was warm and wonderful we had a great ride. We turned a few heads with my double-trailer rig as well.
I set up the camera on the tripod in the driveway. I used a small aperture to maximize the depth of field so that we weren't out of focus. Then I opened it up until the shutter speed was fast enough to freeze us with just a small trace of motion blur. It was a little tricky to fire the camera from the bike and then navigate in a circle, double trailers and all, and up in front of the camera exactly ten second later. I took a wider shot and then cropped it down to better the composition. It was nice to be out on the bikes again on a warm spring day!
Fearlessly making her way through the rush hour traffic.
This was part of a set which has been eaten by the Demon Delete along with a couple of other unintentional sacrifices. Can't wait for my new external drive to come, then the Angels of Time Machine can keep watch over my stupidity!
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Bike Gears Not Shifting
- A bicycle gear, or gear ratio, or speed refers to the rate at which the rider's legs turn compared to the rate at which the wheels turn. Bicycle gearing refers to how the gear ratio is set or changed. On some bicycles, there is only one gear so the ratio is fixed.
- Change the emphasis, direction, or focus of
- changing position or direction; "he drifted into the shifting crowd"; "their nervous shifting glances"; "shifty winds"
- Move or cause to move from one place to another, esp. over a small distance
- continuously varying; "taffeta with shifting colors"
- Change the position of one's body, esp. because one is nervous or uncomfortable
After bouncing from foster home to foster home, Magdalene Mae is transferred to what should be her last foster home in the tiny town of Silver City, New Mexico. Now that she's eighteen and has only a year left in high school, she's determined to stay out of trouble and just be normal. Agreeing to go to the prom with Bridger O'Connell is a good first step. Fitting in has never been her strong suit, but it's not for the reasons most people would expect-it all has to do with the deep secret that she is a shape shifter. But even in her new home danger lurks, waiting in the shadows to pounce. They are the Skinwalkers of Navajo legend, who have traded their souls to become the animal whose skin they wear-and Maggie is their next target.
Full of romance, mysticism, and intrigue, this dark take on Navajo legend will haunt readers to the final page.
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Deym, I really don't like the output of the poster (too much "yes sir" for the customer). The bike gear (or what you call it) is overlapped to much.
Model: downloaded somewhere
Anyhow, I love how the bike gear turned out.
My first attempt at photogamer. Proof I still need work at being spontaneous with the camera
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Based on the African American Women's Voices Project, Shifting reveals that a large number of African American women feel pressure to com-promise their true selves as they navigate America's racial and gender bigotry. Black women "shift" by altering the expectations they have for themselves or their outer appearance. They modify their speech. They shift "White" as they head to work in the morning and "Black" as they come back home each night. They shift inward, internalizing the searing pain of the negative stereotypes that they encounter daily. And sometimes they shift by fighting back.
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