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Archive for December, 2008

Small bike builders “on a roll” in California

Posted by Phil G-E on December 8, 2008

Here’s an interesting article in the Los Angeles Times about some custom bike builders in California. I still think Michiana has all the resources needed to revitalize itself as a bicycle building haven in the US. Of course, I know nothing about how to run a business, but I can dream…

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Applying reflective microspheres for hi-vis night biking

Posted by Jeff Nixa on December 6, 2008

From Instructables.com:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint_your_bike_bicycle_gear_reflective/

An interesting read on the “topical application of retro reflective microspheres (glass beads).  The concept is that you are essentially making your chosen item reflective via the same manner that your local Transportation Department makes painted stripes on the roadway reflective.”   Photos and instructions and links to other high-visibility reflective materials/tips included.

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Members Needed for State Trails Advisory Board

Posted by Paul Taylor on December 2, 2008

There are openings for bikers on this Indiana DNR board. In my opinion, cyclist, paddlers, and hikers from Michiana need to be well represented in this sixteen-member group of volunteers, and there are currently four openings. Read more in the South Bend Tribune and keep us posted if you apply to join.

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Bicycle Trivia Quiz

Posted by Paul Taylor on December 2, 2008

Not trivial stuff here – some pretty important issues

I’m not a lawyer, but I have spent quite a bit of time studying bicycle laws and funding. Some of the things I have learned prompted me to write this little quiz.

Take the quiz now…

Now see the answers…

Here’s more trivia for people who like such stuff…

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