It is cool to see a twist on the things that made a sport what it is today. A while back we posted to facebook some of the original “Klunkerz” video featuring Gary Fisher; amongst other mountain bike pioneers. The 'Repack Race' is a glimpse into the first days of mountain biking. These guys were taking 26” coaster brake bikes, outfitting them with motorcycle bars and setting off full speed down fire roads and trails alike. At breakneck speeds the race was titled the 'Repack' because at the end of a full speed day your rear hub would have all the grease burned out of it.
CHECK IT OUT. Once again we here at the Old Spokes Home will be hosting a 'Winter Riding Clinic.' Come by the shop this coming Saturday 9am-10am for the first session. We will have an informal discussion about proper winter riding attire, techniques, different ways to configure a winter bike, and other helpful tips for commuting though the cold season.
With the first layer of snow on the ground its obvious that winter is here and the cold temperatures have set in. We all biked in this morning with slush soaked shoes and snow stung eyes. When I arrived here at the shop I waled back to shed my layers and was instantly warmed by beautiful orange Masi.
Recently, according to Local Motion, The Burlington Police Department has "changed their focus from education to enforcement" in regards to cycling in the city. Apparently the Burlington PD has been a founding member of the Safe Streets Coalition and "for several years", as the article states, they have been working to educate cyclists about the rules of the road. Well, As some one who cycles everywhere, all the time in Burlington and the surrounding areas I have no