Friday, July 22, 2011

Happy Friday! Random Info/News for the Week

After my debate the other day regarding whether or not to sign up for the Venus de Miles ride, I decided to just go with the flow and sign myself up (By the way, if anyone wants to sponsor me for the ride -big or small donations are fabulous- please contact me and I can send you a link. I'm shamelessly soliciting donations right now because it's a great cause to support - I apologize for that brief digression). My thinking was, if I procrastinated too long, it would only get easier to talk myself out of the ride. Besides that, it really was a fun little adventure last year, and I look forward to doing it again.
**Image from effective-time-management-strategies.com
The focus now turns to Tony Stark (the Hillborne) and making him as good as can be for the ride. We're in the process of some modifications now, and I'll share those as soon as the finishing touches are complete, but suffice to say something needs to be done, or I will be using the Public Bike for the ride (which, isn't necessarily a bad thing, but would likely make it a tougher-on-the-rear ride).
Tony, in his pre-mod form
In other news, Los Angeles has passed a new ordinance that will hopefully make riding in LA a bit easier. While I want to remain positive about this, I have to kind of question how plausible it is that drivers will be cited for harassing cyclists, and more accurately, how a cyclist will be able to get info on drivers to have them cited when they're being harassed. I know that I've had difficulty getting a plate number when an incident happens, but I suppose many incidents happen while stopped which would allow more time. It's certainly a step in the right direction, and I hope it's a sign of things to come across the U.S.
**Images from ubergizmo.com
This looks like a cushy seat to me, though perhaps a little too cushy. Not sure I'm ready to drop 3k to sport this ride, but for the right person, it could be doable.

For those who are locals, tonight there is much going on. The "Bike Tunes" ride starts at 4th and Main at 6p, and goes until the start of the concert at 7p (Music starts at 7p, but food/beverages are available from 5:30-8:30p), Bicycle Longmont is looking for volunteers to help out with valet bike parking for the musical event this evening, and Rabid Rabits is hosting an art show/fundraiser as part of the EBCA for local artists from 5-9p. They're located near the corner of Kimbark and 6th.

Happy Friday! Hope it's not too hot where you are and that you enjoy your weekend on two wheels.

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