-ious suffix. Characterized by, full of.
cy·cle·lic·ious adj. Wondericiously full of bicycles. Example: “Hmmm, this website is yummy and cyclelicious.”
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We might be willing to donate a solar bag that fits on top of the rack, in order to charge electronic geat like cell phones, camera batteries, GPS, etc.
Hope this reply isn’t too late!
Segue to Solar Online Store
I came across your blog today, and just wanted to let you know I’m a huge fan of it already. I love the variety in your posts. Definitely different from a lot of other cycling blogs out there – and that’s a good thing. I’m from HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com, and we’ve been reaching out to other cycling blogs to highlight on our blog, http://Blog.HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com. I’m really glad I came across yours; it’s great!
We’d love to write a blog post highlighting your site, and would feel honored if you could also feature HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com on your blog – we do our best to offer a great selection of heart rate monitors, cycling computers, and fitness products, which I’m sure your readers will appreciate! If it makes it easier, we can always whip up a short but sweet post about who we are and what we have to offer, and send it over to you to post on your blog. Just let me know
Thanks for your time, and keep up the great blogging!
Hey did you know your hubfinder isn’t working?
Yep, I know. Broke when I converted from PHP4 to PHP5. I’m short on spare time, unfortunately, to dig into it.
Thought you and your readers might be interested in this interview we’ve just published on Vintage Bicycles with Mike Wolfe from the TV show “American Pickers”
Would love to know what you think!
Toronto based bike tour operator Tour d’Afrique is running a contest to create a campaign to address the negative views of Mayor Rob Ford on cycling in Toronto. I’ve attached the details of the contest and some of the entries we have received so far.
Can you help us promote this contest on your site?
You can view the contest on our Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/tourdafrique?v=app_95936962634
and you can see the contest on our blog here: http://tourdafrique.com/blog/company/facebook-contest-save-cycling-in-toronto
I’m curious what your readers think of the following conversation that was recently posted on the trails network blog:
Subject: bike trails
Don’t quite understand what your problem is with naming of routes.
I ride mountain bikes, whether part of my route goes on to the road or is part of a canal toe path or anything else it is just part of the route.
Essentially, what you are describing is mountain biking, your routes may be a sub genre but I don’t see what the issue is with calling it mountain biking….
I’d be glad to explain the difference between mountain biking and the type of biking I usually do now. I was an avid mountain biker for many years, and the type of biking I now do is as different from mountain biking as mountain biking is from road biking:
When mountain biking, I ride a mountain bike; whereas when trail biking I have the option to use a mountain bike, but may also use a road bike, a recumbent, a tandem, a velocycle, a recumbent trike, a hybrid, a tagalong, a bike trailer, or even a Trikke. Just like with road biking, I can certainly use a mountain bike, but it’s not mountain biking.
Mountain biking, as the name implies, is usually done in the mountains; whereas trail biking may be done in the mountains, but it is more likely to be done on the plains, in the city, on the coast, or even in the desert.
Mountain biking, for better or worse, correctly or incorrectly, is noted for its steep ups & downs, often borderline dangerous style of riding, and caters mainly to riders aged 15 to 40. Obviously there are numerous exceptions to this, but I still mountain bike and would estimate over 90% of the riders I see on the mountain bike trails fall into this category. On the other hand, when I’m on multipurpose trails, every time I go out I see riders aged one (trailers) to four (tagalongs) to 90 (recumbents, hybrids, etc.).
Mountain biking is predominately single-track with a dirt surface. The type of trails I ride are asphalt, concrete, cinder, gravel, and, occasionally, dirt.
And now for the most important point. I read a lot of blogs, and I was shocked to read, in one of the blogs, that less than 1% of the people in the U.S. ride bikes on a regular basis. I’m sure that you would agree with me that that is sad. You probably feel, like I do, that biking is one of life’s greatest pleasures. So how come so few people do it? It would be easy to say, “Because they’re lazy, or boring, or timid, or…” But let’s face it, when your two choices are:
Risk life & limb on a road where, at any minute, a distracted driver may injure or kill you or…
Risk injury on a mountainside trail where you may be taken out by a root, rock, rut, or out-of-control mountain bike or…
Enjoy riding until your 50s, then give up biking altogether when your joints begin to protest at the punishment of riding on steep trails or the start & stop of riding in traffic or…
You can seek out trails that are more mellow such as rail-trails, canal-trails, and other forms of multipurpose trails.
More and more, I am choosing this final alternative, but it is quite difficult to find good, accessible bike rides when they are all bunched into the two categories of mountain biking and road biking.
Now is where I have to admit, I have no idea who you are or what organization you’re with. My guess is that you probably won’t change your mind, no matter what I say… for now.
But the time will come when you will tire of risking your life on the roads and your limbs on the “mountain bike trails,” and you’ll seek out another type of riding because, like me, you love riding your bike. Who knows, maybe you’ll want to take your kids on a ride and won’t want to risk their life or limb. Or maybe you’ll try a recumbent bike and love it. Or possibly you’ll want to go on an active vacation with friends, but some of them will be mountain bikers, some road bikers, some inline skaters, some hikers, and some equestrians; and wouldn’t it be nice if you could find a trail that met all your needs so you could enjoy them together? Or what about a multigenerational outing with little kids, teens, tweny-somethings, middle agers, & grandma/grandpa. You may live in super family where three year old Susie is right on 83 year old grampa’s rear tire on a twisty, bumpy, steep mountain bike trail. But that type of family is pretty rare.
It is my hope that when the time comes, you will be able to go to the popular trail sites such as Everytrail.com, trails.com, trailsnet.com, et al and find the perfect fit in a category that is simply called, “bike trail” or “multitrail.” Hopefully when we make that simple little adjustment, that simple addition of one more trail category, more people will discover the joy of biking, not as an adrenaline high, not as a race, not as some type of constant competition, but just as a form of recreational, environmentally friendly, healthy, and socially enjoyable pastime.
And of course those people who enjoy mountain biking and road biking, like I did for over 40 years of my life, will continue to do so and have a great time. Only once we add one more category of bike trails, the other 99% of the folks can join us in the joyous activity we call biking.
Maybe you like to show the Simeli Dress Guards from Holland to your readers….?
I made a short film about Soulcraft Bikes up in Petaluma CA.
Though you might enjoy it.
Don’t know if this is news to you or not, but I thought this might be of interest:
The Contemporary Jewish Museum has a show about Curious George, and his creator H.A. Rey and his wife Margaret, who escaped the Nazis by bicycle, and will be showing a bike-themed film:
Came across the blog today…some pretty cool stuff! Never heard of rail bikes…
Thought you might be interested in a project that I am taking on after I get out of the Navy in June. http://www.4000milesofhope.com. Crossing the country solo for cancer awareness. Let me know what you think, Jason
I am currently interning for a filmmaker named Dr. Hassan Zee, and I came across your blog. He recently wrote, produced, and directed a new independent film called Bicycle Bride. It was shot all in San Francisco. I feel as if your readers would be interested in it and was wondering if you would possibly add a trailer, and some information about the movie.
a trailer can be viewed here:
and the film’s website can be viewed here:
The film won best director at the Vacaville Film Festival this past year,along with best film at the SOAPIFF Film Festival. I would realy appreciate it if you would look over the website and watch the trailer! Below is a quick synopsis also-
“Bicycle Bride is a witty film about a rebellious young woman Beena, whose family still clings to their old school beliefs about behavior and marriage for women. She pursues her dreams of freedom – but her Indian mother has other plans, including arranging a marriage for Beena.
Beena confides in her best friend Mary Jane, a Caucasian girl who supports her in every way. When Beena meets James Dean from Sweden and is taken by his European charm, Mary Jane is all for it; she knows James is the boy of Beena’s dreams.
But Beena’s mother has imported Bubba, straight from India, for her daughter. Bubba thinks money grow on trees in America, and he must find those trees and marry Beena.Will Beena give in to what her cultural heritage says is right? Or will she follow her heart and possibly lose her family?”
Hope to hear from you soon,
Hello Richard please take a look to our new Merino Jersey Milano what do you think about it? http://www.pistard.cc/index.php/Cycling+Merino+Jersey+Milano/?action=shop&prodotto=Sk1DVTAwMglKZXJzZXkgbWFuaWNhIGNvcnRhIGUgbWFuaWNvdHRp
“Carjacked” with be exhibiting at The New Amsterdam Bicycle Show on 4/3/11!
Hello Richard –
Here’s Caltrans’ latest update about Hwy 1:
Due to severe roadway damage to the southbound lane, a 2-mile section of Hwy. 1 at Rocky Point (Post Mile 60.5) continues to be closed in both directions north of Big Sur from the Bixby Creek Bridge to Palo Colorado Road south of Carmel. This barricaded closure is for all travel including emergency vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.
Crews assessing the roadway have tentatively determined that it will be nearly one month until April 16 for a temporary repair to occur. All businesses along the coast on Hwy. 1 remain open. Alternate routes include Highways 101, 68 and 46. More rain is expected in the Monterey Bay Area this week. Condon-Johnson & Associates of Oakland is the contractor for this $2.5 million emergency project and is currently mobilizing for a temporary repair to allow traffic on the roadway as soon as safely possible. They plan to drill vertical soil nails tomorrow to further stabilize the remaining roadway section. It continues to be unsafe for vehicle and pedestrian traffic and remains closed to public access. Continuous updates will be provided as more information becomes available and/or conditions change.
Latest information on Highway 1 closures for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians: http://www.tamcmonterey.org/new/index.html
Hi Cyclelicious, my name is Mitch. I came across your website when searching for the top bike websites in the world. I’m not sure if you’ve heard of it so far, but Pedal-Driven is a brand new bike documentary coming out of North Central Washington that’s been making some waves. Here is the press release that was sent out…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
‘Pedal-Driven: a bike-umentary’ World Premiere Scheduled for 2011 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey.
United by the mission to create a more enjoyable, more sustainable world, the Northwest Emmy-nominated documentary film making team at Howell at the Moon Productions has joined forces with IMBA to create “Pedal-Driven: a bike-umentary”.
This engaging and powerful new documentary film is designed to advance the national discussion around where mountain biking belongs in the American landscape. PEDAL-DRIVEN expertly explores the long-standing conflicts between riders and the federal agencies charged with managing our public lands, as this exploding sport makes its way out of the woods and into the public eye.
The film was created as a non-profit project in affiliation with IMBA and with the cooperation of the US Forest Service, and major funding was provided by Shimano, Specialized, Clif Bar, Diamondback, Yakima Racks, Pyramid Brewing Company, City of Leavenworth, Timberland, and Steven’s Pass Bike Park, with promotional support from Pinkbike.com. All profits will be donated to future trail projects committed to the ideals of sustainable recreation and stewardship of our public lands.
Pedal-Driven will make its world premiere in downtown Monterey, CA at the Golden State Theatre on April 15, 2011 at 7:30. There will be plenty of giveaways at the premiere event, including a Specialized Stumpjumper FSR M5 26er frame (retail value of frame $2,100), and a Specialized Epic FSR 29er frame (retail value of frame $2,000), both outfitted with Shimano components. In addition, there will be a Pedal-Driven contest beginning on Pinkbike.com starting Friday, March 18th with prizes including Osprey Packs and Pedal-Driven merchandise. Following the debut, “Pedal-Driven” will receive an official launch in the Northwest before mounting a U.S. tour.
Individuals and organizations can find up-to-date information about hosting a screening event at http://www.pedaldriven.org. Limited advance copies are available, order yours at http://www.pinkbike.com today and bring the movement to your community!
Music by: Jimmy Eat World, Blue Scholars, The Let Go, Opiuo, Stuporhero, and many other Northwest bands.
My company http://www.rentacarnow.com is an online car rental aggregator. I wanted to see if your blog might be interested in becoming an affiliate of ours as we have a pretty nice CPC or CPA program where your blog could do quite well. my email is firstname.lastname@example.org and phone is 646-248-7453 and i would be happy to chat with you about it. Thanks!
Thanks for the contact, but I’ll pass on it.
http://www.cyclelicio.us/ is yummy!
my name is Michael Valenti and Gene Bisbee gave me your name and said you might have some interest in this opportunity.
I founded a cycling community a few years ago called the Veloist and I am looking for someone to take it over or get involved in a major way. This also includes Veloist Pics-iPad app and a new site we just created called Veloist Connect, a social media service for Bike Retailers.
I would like to know if you would have any interest, or would know any one that may be interested in getting involved.
I believe the Veloist Connect has real revenue potential for someone that understands social media and can reach the retailer audience.
Please let me know if you are interested in a conversation and I can tell you the rest of the story.
You are a sly bugger, thanks for the kind words. If you’d like a longer ride on fresh legs, I’ll get you one for as long as you like; wait, I know, the STP, for example…
Thought you might be interested in learning about Sportsgrants and Project One. Project One is a global fundraising team made up of sports enthusiasts – like cyclists – who can take their scheduled adventures and devote it to fundraise for a worthy cause.
No need to sign up for another race, climb or adventure sport event with hundreds of other adventurers. As a Project One team member you can chose a well-defined cause with a specific goal and timeline and be confident that your efforts will make a direct impact.
You can check out our website at http://sportsgrants.org/index for more info; hope you’ll be able to help us spread the word!
My name is Max De Filippis and I represent a well-known cycling brand. I have some information I wanted to send you regarding a great campaign surrounding the Tour de France. My e-mail is email@example.com if you are interested in receiving more details.
Many thanks sir.
I’m the blogger for a new service called 1000passions that provides unique, behind-the-scenes, real life experiences, and I think you and your audience might be interested in our first two offers which both involve getting the chance to be a member of a pro cycling support team during a major race.
We’re working with the Wonderful Pistachios pro cycling team and have one open slot on their support team for the An Post Rás in Ireland (May 21-30) and one for the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship (June 4-5). We’d be thrilled if you’d like to share this info with your audience. My initial blog post about these two opportunities is at:
Let me know if you have questions or I can be of any assistance at all.
Did you see this? Star Wars bike! Looks like it should be an entry in your blog!
Hello Richard,Your blog site awesome and your audience gives great insight to other brands/videos/blogs that has became of great interest to me! As fellow cyclists, we are always looking for the next best component, active gear, or videos so I am reaching out to you to review some of the cycling products (shoes/components/bags) I am representing out of Northern California. If interested, please send me an email and I can send you more information!Thanks for your support! Ride On!Mirandamiranda@echoscomm:disqus .com
This website really is cyclelicious. Love it. Are you familiar with the kinetic bicycle sculptures by artist Amos Robinson? Here’s a LOVE MY BIKE video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WohP6ux68CQ
Hi Richard, not sure if/how you accept submissions (this comment thread is mostly spam), but I’m working on a fun bike/brooklyn-centric project that I just put a KS page up for and I’m trying to get the word out: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/170668340/the-mobile-pool-party (we’ll do this thing come hell or high water, but it would be nice if we could get the KS project over the hump too!)
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