I flatted on this farm road and got help from Ian who ran a half mile back to his house to get me a crescent wrench when the pliers I thought would do the job failed me…. He volunteered himself when he saw me struggling with my tool! Yahoo!!
Farmer poses with my bike Until I get the Eagle (link) over here, to keep my mind’s eye on it, here is what I ride, and a little bit of how I ride it: – frame: unknown department store brand – tires: 26 x 2.125 (rarely kept at full pressure pumped…
A rest day, I only rode 10 in the morning and sat in Virginia’s car for a long drive to a beautiful estate called Moore Hall, built in 1792 by a pioneering Irish family. Ironically it was burned to the ground in 1923 during the Irish Civil War. Th…
Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates, one of the early political champions of traffic calming, talks about how taming automobile traffic has… read more
January 29 2011, 3:05 PM by Martin & Virginia Krieg
Podcast [audio http://emma2.radio4all.net/pub/archive/09.01.05/NBG@bikeroute.com/1680-1-20050819-DonLoomis8-19-05.mp3]
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Almost everywhere I ride here, especially during this part of the year, the sides of the road are dotted with color. Always, Virginia and I have fresh flowers that I frequently stop to pick and put in my butt pak…….
The Numbers: 25 bales of hay average yield per football field 2 harvests per year 10 ???uro/bale sales value to farmer The hay is then “cooked” in the black plastic you see in the last picture 20 ???uro/bale cost to buyer 10 number of bales average co…
There is so much beauty for the cyclist to enjoy here in Ireland, this blog should have begun last September when I landed here. As a photo essay, I will post a regular picture or two or more for you to enjoy……
February 26 2011, 3:42 AM by Martin & Virginia Krieg
Listen as we have great fun with Peter Stull at his huge bike shop in Alfred Station, NY. In the words ahead you will hear how Peter wanted to be a bike shop owner from the time he was 11 years old. And about Willy, the harmonica player pictured in the slide show below, who inadvertently helped him make his dream real. Along the way, Peter will also tell you about the odds he overcame to become the owner of one of the nation’s biggest recumbent dealers, the Bicycle Man, as well as the manufacturer of the Linear Recumbent!
Here is his LinkedIn profile:
“I founded Pedal Pusher with two donated relics in 1969. Using a buy-repair-resell business model I established production facilities in my parents basement with a sales office in their front yard. I grew Pedal Pusher into a powerhouse that dominated a 5 mile square market area encompassing a population of over 500. I relocated the business to a dorm room in 1974 and again in 1975 to a rent free (and utility free) house that had last been painted in 1920. I managed a staff of myself and overcame challenges like reading by kerosene lamp, rebuilding decrepit chimneys and transporting firewood 1/2 mile on an old Schwinn. My capstone project here was building “Bikezila.” With 5 speeds and a rear disk brake it was one of the first mountain bikes outside Marin County Ca. In the fall of 1976 I was recruited by Social Services for position “recipient” but refused because their offer to pay my rent if I moved to an apartment with plumbing required that I give up and close Pedal Pusher. I was evicted from the rent free location at the insistence of a building inspector in early 1977 and founded Bicycle Man that spring with rent subsidy from my parents. Thanks Mom and Dad!”