• Great Ocean Road Classic from RAPHA on Vimeo.

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    Coffee and bike, it goes hand in hand. Portland home grown Chris King now offer you these cool and solid looking Tampers. They weight almost half a kilo. Available  4 colors and 53mm, 56mm, and 58mm. Dang.. I need a 49er for my Elektra Lever…

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    Good thing my mom doesn’t know what fixed gear with no brake is all about… (hope you are not reading this).. love you joob joob xx

    Cheers Prolly

    !!!

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    It can’t come as any great surprise that we thoroughly enjoyed this article from the BBC. There is a reason that the upright bicycle is the most bicycle on the planet and has been for 125 years.

    Choose comfort over carbon. Upright safety over hunched-over speed. You’ll get there just as quick anyway. Science will back you up.

    It’s Not About the Bike – from BBC News.

    It’s a no-brainer. Cycling is good for you. It keeps you fit, gets you out in the fresh air and is kind to the environment.

    Cycling to work is more popular than ever, because it’s an easy way of fitting exercise into the daily routine and it doubles as transport.

    According to the government, “regular exercise like cycling halves your chances of suffering from heart disease, and helps to prevent strokes, diabetes, and some kinds of cancer.

    “Your blood pressure and resting heart rate will be lower, and you’ll feel more awake and less stressed.”

    And it can save a fortune. Or can it?

    Dr Jeremy Groves, a consultant anaesthetist at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and self-confessed cycling fan, discovered that, “spending a lot of money on a bicycle for commuting is not necessarily going to get you to work more quickly”.

    Dr Groves’ set up a trial to test whether his new, lightweight carbon-framed bicycle (which cost £1000) was any faster than his second-hand steel-framed bike bought for £50.

    Heavy or light?

    For six months he tossed a coin each morning to decide which bike to use – and then timed the journey.

    His study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that there was no measurable difference in commuting time over the 27 miles from Sheffield to his place of work and back.

    The average journey time using his heavy, old bike was 1 hour 47 minutes and the average journey for the new, lighter new bike was 1 hour 48 minutes.

    “A reduction in the weight of the cyclist rather than that of the bicycle may deliver great benefit at reduced cost,” the study says.

    Dr Groves declares himself “disappointed” to find out that his financial investment was giving him no extra time in bed and no less time on the road.

    “I could have invested that money in better cycle clothing and in tarting up the lights on my bike instead,” he said.

    Tax break

    His findings are also disappointing for those who have used the government’s Cycle to Work scheme to buy the bike of their dreams at a discounted price, thanks to tax exemption.

    Why invest in a Chris Boardman streamlined two-wheeler and turn into a MAMIL (middle aged man in lycra) – we all know one – if it’s not going to save a bit of time and energy?

    “It’s not always about getting there first,” says Philip Ingham from British Cycling.

    “Although lighter bikes can go more quickly, their thinner tyres make them more fragile and more vulnerable to punctures. Mountain bikes, in contrast, have big tyres, strong brakes and often feel safer to ride.”

    If given the choice between riding the heavy or light bike, Dr Groves says he would choose the former.

    “I get there just as quickly, and it is more comfortable, better value, and has more character,” he confesses.

    Sir Chris Hoy would undoubtedly take issue with his choice, but Dr Groves has a theory.

    “Evidence-based medicine shows us that brand new medication is often not much different from generic medicine – but we are tempted by the fact it’s new, so it must be better.

    “The same is true of bicycles,” he says.

    Dr Groves isn’t entirely downcast though.

    “Cycling for me is a great hobby. It gets me out in the fresh air, keeps me healthy, is carbon neutral and, provided I don’t buy any more bikes, is a cost effective way to travel.”

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  • While we on the subject of the thief… Bruce had it down…

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    Over the years our friend Matt, Alex, Sean, and Squeckly Clean Dave had grown their interest, or shall i say, got more toys, or shall I say add more fun activity to their life. M.D.Y.C. short for “Mission Dolores Yacht Club”. Be sure to head over to their BLOG.

    I see influence of East Coast Ivy League and West Coast Hipsters..Yachting…. Love it….

    Matt and Sean on Tumblr is also a must see.

    Oh wow that the celeb Steve B from Macaframa chilin with MDYC too..

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  • If you can carry this 50lb lock, but I am sure those bike thief monkeys will find a way to jack em..

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  • And probably no Happy Hour for a while if you want one of these eyes candy.. thanks and Happy Friday 128…
    Good luck with the 5th Annual Supermarket Street Sweep race this Saturday ya all…

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  • someone need to confirm me ..Rene Herse?

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  • Nothing beat looking at these fine machine…(s) riding it is still a dream….

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