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UPDATE – bike route and final picnic spot has changed:
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Our Spring compliment to the Fall Tweed Ride! Finally! 
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Electra Ticino 16D review

January 17, 2011 – 10:09 am | 53 Comments

I’m a sucker for shiny bits and when it comes to aesthetics I prefer a classic/vintage look versus a modern, space-aged one.  So naturally the Electra Bike Ticino (pronounced tuh-chino) line represents pure crack for …

Want to Help Bike Map Your Town?

January 15, 2011 – 10:52 am | 3 Comments
Open Street Map

My buddy Richard at Cycleliscious has just written a tutorial for using the  Open Street Map.  He and I have recently chatted a few times about the differences of Google Bike maps, Mapquest, and Open …

Saddle Recovering From Recovered Saddle.com

January 14, 2011 – 9:26 am | 4 Comments

Ok, so how many times has this happened to you -
You’ve taken your wife out for a night on the town, meanwhile, your evil brother in law brings some of his drunken pals from the …

Angela Hunt – Will She Or Won’t She?

January 13, 2011 – 5:08 pm | One Comment

The Dallas Morning News reported today that Dallas Council Member Angela Hunt is considering running for Mayor of our fair city.  Hunt represents District 14 which encompasses parts of downtown, Uptown and Oak Lawn.
“I’ve been …

Bikesnob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling – a book review

January 12, 2011 – 2:56 pm | 8 Comments

Before I had an unhealthy obsession with bicycles, I used to collect books. I had a whole room in my house devoted to my collection, and I would come home, sit in my leather wing …

2011 North American Hand Made Bicycle Show Feb 25-27th – Road Trip!

January 12, 2011 – 12:53 pm | One Comment

Feb 24th update, we’re leaving in the morning (Friday).  There is a Facebook page (Dallas goes to NAHBS) for Dallas folks to use to connect while we’re there.  Check it out here
Austin, Texas will be …

Dallas Goes Outside, I Get Back From Vacation

January 12, 2011 – 8:48 am | 3 Comments

I like this. “Dallas goes Outside” is a good theme for 2011, and it’s on my list.  It’s nice to see D magazine recognizing some of the efforts of both organizations and individuals in this …

How To Buy A Used Bike

January 11, 2011 – 9:40 pm | 2 Comments

The bikes in this post are ones I bought used.  The first two were under $100 each and the third bike was closer to $150.
I get email from people who are eager to ride …

Dallas Rides Photo Contest by Photopol.us and BFOC

January 11, 2011 – 9:35 pm | Comments Off

I just got a note from the powers that be and the Dallas Rides Photo Contest deadline has been moved to Friday the 18th!  So do what I did and send them some of your …

White Rock Lake Centennial Photo Contest

January 10, 2011 – 3:53 pm | Comments Off

Calling ALL photographers in the Dallas area – beginning March 2011 White Rock Lake will begin celebrating its 100th birthday (1911-2011).  They are also holding a whiz bang photo contest where your work could be …