Easy Hack To Reduce Potential COVID-19 Exposure Until You Get Vaccinated

Need to visit a shop to get a part or service for your motorcycle, bicycle or electric-motorized bicycle? There is a simple hack that can reduce your exposure to others during the visit. Go to Google Maps and in the search bar, type in the shop’s name. Below the address, hours of operation and contact info, there may be a bar chart that shows the most-busy and least-busy hours of operation. The current day is shown, but you can see the history of floor traffic for every day of the…

When Updates Become Excuses: Park & Diamond Helmets Face Another Delay – UPDATED

January 14, 2021: Park & Diamond’s promised update of January 11th was quickly succeeded by an update the following day because the January 11th updated caused confusion with customers. As they say, “the customer is always right” and in this case, the customers are correct that the first update is very confusing (and I don’t feel the follow up is much better). The update does identify the first helmets to ship (hope you ordered a medium-sized helmet in black) but unfortunately, the company can’t (or won’t) provide a shipping date…

A 40-year-Old Photo That Never Gets Old

The stuff you find when going through boxes in the attic! Geo was a short-lived magazine published by National Geographic that was supposed to appeal to a younger, hipper generation of readers. Their March 1981 issue’s cover was a shot of Greg Demgen in full tuck and teammate Stephen Lloyd Wood, both using the big ring to power along during the Coors Classic. Cycling is so different today. Technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. Even casual riders wear gloves, eyewear and hard-shell helmets. And those are the exact reasons…

43 Tour de France Riders Test Positive for COVID-19 (UPDATED)

Okay, that is a total click-bait headline but who is going to be surprised when a number of Tour de France riders test positive for COVID-19 over the next few weeks? Days? Team personal and TDF event personnel tested positive but no riders? That seems unlikely until you consider that professional cycling has a long and illustrious history of looking the other way when they believe it is in the best interest of the sport and its sponsors. Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar just announced he is curtailing his…

The Ultimate Balance Bike For Your Beginner Cyclist

Buried deep in the story on the BIKEEXIF website about 6/5/4 Motors’ very impressive Yamaha SR500 custom motorcycle, a photo stopped me in my tracks. 6/5/4 Motors has created the coolest-looking balance bike that a kid could ever dream of. Balance bikes are bicycles that do not have pedals or a drivetrain. A youngster learning to ride straddles the bike and Fred Flintstones their way forward. It is a great way for youngsters to learn to balance. You can remove the pedals from a conventional kid’s bicycle to achieve the…

Davis Phinney Teams With Trek Domane+ LT E-Bike To Keep The Legend Rolling

The story from Trek Bicycles, “How Davis Phinney finds freedom in the saddle of his Domane+ LT,” caught my attention and brought back memories of an interview I did with Davis in 1994 for Road Bike Action Magazine. Davis had just retired from racing when he, his wife, Connie Carpenter, and their son and future professional cyclist, Taylor, welcomed me into their home for hours of conversation. It would have been a killer Podcast if iPods had been invented in 1994! I just dug out the issue and the interview…

No Sea Otter Classic For 2020

It comes as no surprise that the Sea Otter Classic promoter is pulling the plug on their rescheduled 2020 event. The event that is traditionally held in the Spring of each year was shifted to October for 2020 due to concerns over COVID-19. As it became clear that the pandemic is still a concern for any event that draws large numbers of participants (except for the Sturgis Motorcycle rally and social justice protests), the Sea Otter promoters have pulled the plug on the 2020 event and are pinning their hopes…

InMotion V11 Electric Unicycle A Dream Come True For Product liability Attorneys

There are attorneys who specialize in product liability negligence. This form of Product liability occurs when a supplier sells a product with inaccurate or inadequate labeling. While product liability negligence claims are usually complex and challenging to prove from a legal standpoint, I feel that InMotion is going out of their way to make it easier for these attorneys with the introduction of the V11 Electric Unicycle. CONSUMER DIRECT InMotion ships the V11 directly to your home. BEFORE you take delivery (or order one), watch their how-to video. It might…