If you’re in the market for a new bike (aren’t we all always in the market for a new bike?), here’s a fairly helpful guide on what sorts of questions you should ask and things you should consider in the process: Buyer Be Wise.
And if you find yourself pondering whether it would be appropriate to ride naked, here’s a ridiculous tool to help you figure out clothes to wear.
Final preparations are underway for the 4th Annual ACDC Ride. This is going to be a great ride, with door prizes, music, and a free lunch. As of last Friday, we had only ten registrants. Pray God more than that show up. If the event draws fewer riders than last year, I fear this may be the last we see of it, which would be terribly unfortunate, in my humble opinion.
Don’t forget about the Hancock Horizontal Hundred on September 11, and the Adrian College Bulldog Ride on September 24. Also, be on the lookout next Thursday morning for a handful of Adrian College students who will be taking a bike tour of Adrian for the course I’m co-teaching this semester called “The Non-Motorized Path of Virtue,” wherein we’re discussing the ethics of transportation. Zack Furness, the author of One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility, will be on campus in October to meet with the class, and there will be a lecture that evening that will be open to the public. Just so you know, there is plenty of free bicycle parking available on campus, close to where he’ll be speaking.
Hope to see a bunch of you shortly for the Monday night ride.