You’re riding your bike often now and you’re wondering what you need to do to keep it up, right? Maybe not but let’s pretend for the moment that you want to keep your bike ready, out of the bike shop and embracing the greasy ways of working on your own bike.
My first sprint triathlon is this coming Sunday. If un-prepared is part of the training regimen I am right on course for an awesome first tri! Sure I had goals and plans of doing the whole 8 weeks to your first sprint tri but life, work and excuses got in the way. The one small advantage I have is the fact I work with 3 elite-level triathlon who have a bounty of knowledge.
Furious blog entries and news articles are popping up across the internet that SIGG, known for their BPA free bottles weren’t so BPA free prior to August 2008. If you remember that SIGG was one of the few bottles out there that parents were trusting their kids to drink out of when they were throwing away all their other bottles like Nalgene’s.
Now SIGG has gone public with an announcement that all of their bottles are completely BPA free, thanks to their new “EcoCare” powder-based, co-polyester coating.
But Steve Wasik now admits that bottles made previous to August, 2008 were lined with a water-based epoxy liner which contained trace amounts of BPA. Was I misled last year? When I wrote that it’s Time to Pack In the Polycarbonates, was suggesting people get a SIGG instead bad advice?
Cyclelicious reports on 3 different recalls for the day from Felt Bikes, Burley Trailers and Nirve Bikes.
Velo Orange has photos of their prototype mixte’s that will be available early 2010.
Chic Cyclist gives her impression of the bike share program in Paris called Velib.
The shopping experience is getting better in the cycling industry for women. For the past few years it has been drilled in to retailers heads by manufacturers and industry representatives. Women do make up the majority of buying decision in the average household and women do like to shop. Seeing that most bike shops are male driven we don’t have to wonder why it is intimidating to go in and talk about spandex, bike shorts or colors of bikes with the guys. Most of them can’t get it, because they aren’t a girl!
A common question seems to be : What’s in your bicycle bag?
The bag they are referring to could be my seat bag found under most of my saddles, one of my messenger type bags slung over my back on the way to work or the store, or maybe my Camelbak on the way to the local mountain bike trail.
Across the US budgets on summer vacations were tightened down around the waist in fear of what our economy might end up doing. One thing I saw this summer was many people purchased their family various bikes to do things close to home.
Involving your kids with cycling can be a very rewarding thing, if handled with safety and including confidence inspiring drills. I hope to touch base on your basics, safety and how to continue to grow with your children and bike riding.