I’m working on a 2009 Year in Review post, but while you wait, here is a collection of interesting cycling stories and news items I found around the Internet this week.
The Fargo from Salsa Cycles – #1 pick on the Top Ten 29″er Products Of ‘09.
Twentynineinches.com has picked the Fargo from Salsa Cycles as its #1 pick on the Top Ten 29″er Products Of ‘09. Guitar Ted says, “The Fargo appeals to the wanderlust, the adventurer, and the utilitarian cyclists out there looking for something different, versatile, and having big wheel capability. The Fargo is that bike.”
I had a lot of fun bicycle camping this year, and plan to do more camping and adventure style rides in 2010. I know one local cyclist that has a Fargo, and I’m curious to check it out.
Mark Weir’s Marin County home burns down!
According to Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, Mark Weir’s Marin County home burnt down Sunday evening, as a fire broke out in the garage and spread throughout their home. The family got out safely after being alerted by the fire alarm system, but the fire claimed the garage which contained “one of the most magnificent collections of high end bikes ever assembled, not to mention the lifetime collection of tools and cycling memorabilia.” I’m glad to hear the family is ok, but I can’t even imagine what was in that garage!
The Supersonic Divorce Machine
This couldn’t possibly be a mass production machine, but it sure is fun to look at. Here’s a full carbon, time-trial style road tandem from Specialized over on BikeRumor.com. Check out that riding position…yikes! Wouldn’t want to be the stoker on that bike.
Also worth mentioning…a Bike Carson Photo was selected for Bike Rumor’s Pic of the Day!
Ziptie your tire for better traction
BikePortland.org has a great tip for winter cyclists without big knobby tires. Visit Bike Portland to see how to make a set of bike tire chains out of Zipties! These won’t work with rim brakes of course, but many commuter bikes now come with disc brakes.
Powder Day – Bicycles and Icicles
There are some great winter riding shots and stories over on Bicycles and Icicles, a cycling blog based in Anchorage, Alaska. If you think your winter is long and cold, go check out how they do it way up north! Fat Bikes galore.
Stay tuned for the Bike Carson 2009 Year in Review!