let's ride with bill nye

Let’s Ride with Bill Nye and Diamondback Bicycles

Diamondback Bicycles enlisted the help of childhood hero, Bill Nye the Science Guy, for a series of videos explaining bike basics to cycling newcomers. In this new series “Let’s Ride with Bill Nye”, the science guy covers everything from the formula for getting the correct bike size for your body, to the science behind shifting and the breakdown of brakes.
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Bridie O'Donnell to Attempt Women's Hour Record

Bridie O’Donnell to Attempt Women’s Hour Record

Since Sir Bradley Wiggins smashed the hour record at the London Velodrome in June 2015, Australian Bridie O’Donnell will be attempting the Women’s Fastest Hour Record, on the other side of the world, on 22nd January in the Adelaide Super-Dome. Muc-Off is determined to be the lubrication partner for both the male and female Fastest Hour record holders, so O’Donnell will be supplied with a high-performance chain treated with the same winning formula as Wiggins had in June.
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The Gift of a Bicycle

Today, we are participating in #GivingTuesday and providing the gift of bicycles to students in the developing world. On #GivingTuesday charities, families, businesses, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.
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The Maserati of Bicycles (Literally)

Maserati, the Italian luxury car manufactures, have had brief encounters with the cycling industry in the past, but are now increasing their involvement with the sport beginning this year. In the 1970’s they created a few Maserati model bicycles, though traces of those are difficult to find now, and in 2009 they released two different models designed by legendary Italian bike-makers Milani Cycles.
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eMTB Race added to the 2016 Sea Otter Classic

The Sea Otter Classic continues to break grounds in the cycling community with a new addition to this year’s racing schedule, an eMTB race. This is the first e-bike race of it’s kind in North America, comparable only to the Rad Am Ring track race in Germany. The Sea Otter, however, does things a little differently; this year they will be taking the eMTB off the asphalt and onto dirt with plenty of climbing combined with a challenging cross country course.
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Bikes

Breeze Bike Share in Santa Monica Kicks Off This Week

You may be seeing a few bright green bikes on the streets of Santa Monica this weekend, when the Breeze Bike Share program, presented by Hulu, kicks off their exciting launch with a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 12. The bike share program works like this: when you find and/or reserve a bike on the Social Bicycles mobile app, you will receive a pin code that is to be entered on the keypad lock on the bicycle.
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Mountain Lion

Bicyclist Bravely Faces off with Mountain Lion

Do you know what to do if you come face to face with a mountain lion? In this video, man called Chris encounters a mountain lion on his adventure near Fernie, BC. At around the 2:13 mark, the lion gets a little too close for comfort and Chris announces his dominance as the lion stalks him. Not too worry, Chris makes it out physically unscathed, but we wanted to demonstrate how his behavior helped him to survive. He did not run away or make any sudden movements, instead he stands his ground and faces the lion.
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Cycle Cafe

Rapha Cycle Club to Potentially Open in Los Angeles

In response to this increasing interest in the availability of cycle clubs in the US, Rapha is set to launch a “…Los Angeles Cycle Club…next month” No word yet on the exact date and location, but we did find a job opening for a Rapha Cycle Club Assistant at Santa Monica location. It seems likely that they will set up the club inside – or near – Bike Effect in Santa Monica; the bike shop is often the starting location of Rapha Cycle Club Mobile Los Angeles group rides.
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Food

The Chef that Feeds the Professionals from Tinkoff-Saxo

Cycling Weekly interviewed Tinkoff-Saxo’s team chef Hannah Grant back at the Tour de France in July to find out what the professionals eat during racing season. Grant is from Denmark where she graduated from the culinary institute in 2007, until she traveled for a year feeding kiteboarders in the South Pacific and French Polynesia. She then moved on to work for Michelin star restaurant, Noma.
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