Here is just published list of the best biking cities with reliable and scientific scores...
25 U.S. Cities Ranked by Bike Score
Ranking City Score
1 Boulder, Colorado 86
2 Minneapolis, Minnesota 79
3 Fort Collins, Colorado 78
4 Ann Arbor, Michigan 76
5 Eugene, Oregon 75
5 Tempe, Arizona 75
7 Portland, Oregon 70
7 San Francisco, California 70
9 Boston, Massachusetts 68
9 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 68
11 Madison, Wisconsin 67
12 Washington, D.C. 65
13 Seattle, Washington 64
13 Tucson, Arizona 64
15 New York, New York 62
15 Chicago, Illinois 62
17 Miami, Florida 57
17 Oakland, California 57
19 Los Angeles, California 54
20 Houston, Texas 49
21 San Diego, California 48
22 Austin, Texas 45
23 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 39
24 Tyler, Texas 38
25 Cincinnati, Ohio 37
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The only drawback to the video is there is no actual sound of the gadget doing it's thing.
For that you have to watch this one ( also well done ).
Just in case you haven't seen this, it needs to be posted.
Red Bull simply does not do anything that is not very cool, and the amount of coordinating and pressure on each of the althetes in the video is pretty intense.
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Here's a new addition to the Rockstar shop.
"This new tee-shirt features an image that was brought back to us as a souvenir from a time traveling friend who went up the road to find Tejay's first TDF victory ( hint: not earlier than 2014 but no later than 2016 )."
$5 of every sale goes to the well known and much supported cyclismas.com fund* to develop a working Bat-mobile for Paul Kimmage.
*Actually his legal offensive fund
Click HERE for a direct link to the store or use the link in the sidebar.
Adventures in charity rides.
|The case for bib shorts.|
|This is Lan Yin Tsai. She is 86. She rides in a dress, heels and wool overcoat. |
She is a bonafide Rockstar in the world of MS Rides
INTERBIKE ( Thursday )
Thursday is the busy-man's end to Interbike. Friday tends to be low key in comparison and a lot of exhibitors like to get a jump on the packing up process a day early. Here are some highlights from the day:
|Sadly, this bad boy was not available to demo.|
|Scott's new Vanish R helmet is lighter then the current one and features a floating inner cage system that keeps your head a bit more protected from the damaging "bouncing" or one-hops that occur during an impact.|
|Here is a picture of the cage.|
The yellow is the cage and it moves independently of the helmet shell about 1-2 cm all around while not affecting the way the helmet sits or feels on your head.
|Little known fact.... The Giro d'Italia made 2 trophies for the 100 yr anniversary race in 2009. Menchov got to keep one and the other makes the rounds. It was here at Interbike and fans got to hoist it, champion style, for photos.|
|Muscle tape everywhere!!!|
Last year there was one company selling it. In 2012 there were at least 5.|
It is cheap to produce and easy to sell at a premium so it makes sense there will be companies trying to take advantage of the trend.
|This glossy hoop was by far the craziest wheel seen all show long.|
|Also new to the States will be the Diadora brand name on a bike. It's parent company merged with a bike distribution company in Washington state and so the brand gets a decent sized line-up of bikes.|
|Custom printed bar-tape is very hard to do. Durability is the biggest obstacle of course but Zevlin Cycling and Fitness are looking to change that. Look for a review soon.|
|interbike ain't Interbike without some nostalgia|
|Thule made news with its new roof rack systems. Designed to be ever more easy to mount onto factory racks this model will cost $159 when it goes on sale.|
|It's $259 priced big brother features a rear sliding tray that will make accommodating all different types and sizes of bikes much easier.|
|A beautiful gravelroad \ CX cruiser from VeloOrange|
|The shortest Chewbacca you will ever see.|