Friday, April 13, 2012

2012 National Bike Challenge

The 2012 National Bike Challenge starts May 1 and runs through August 31. The goal is to get 50,000 Americans on bikes and have them ride a total of 10 million miles. As you and I and all the rest of the participants record our progress, the Bike Challenge website will display a wealth of information about how many miles we've ridden, how many calories we've burned, how many pounds of CO2 we've kept out of the atmosphere and how many bucks we've saved!

Together, we can show everybody in Washington that bikes deserve a place in the future transportation plans for this country!

The BluesCat is already in, and hereby throws down the gauntlet! On May 1 they reset the numbers to zero and we start the challenge together!

Click on the following link to join the challenge for FREE:

Now, starting on May 1, see if you can keep up!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Black Betty

A buddy of mine and I went for a ride last Saturday and came upon a picnic. I was riding Bluetiful and Joe was riding Black Betty.

Both our bikes started gathering a crowd of onlookers.

Just goes to show you don't have to put a lot of money into an eye catching bike. I've got around $1,500 invested in Bluetiful. Joe has only about $200 in Black Betty, and that includes the decals.

You guys with fixies ain't got nuthin' on Black Betty!