A nice photo of The King. Here’s Elvis riding bikes and charming the ladies.
See more people you’ve heard of on bikes at Rides A Bike
Loyal reader and local enthusiast Peter W. sent along this heads up on what sounds like an awesome time. It’s going on this Saturday night at Starks Nest Pub down at Mad River Glen.
“A multi-media slideshows featuring our month-long, bike-supported, backcountry skiing adventure through Norway’s Arctic Alps this past spring 2010. Carrying everything we needed on our bicycles to ski, camp and explore, we immersed ourselves in a human-powered adventure unlike any we had experienced before. We climbed and skied mountains from summit to sea, pedaled our bikes under the light of midnight sun, and discovered a generous, caring and environmentally conscious people. Don’t miss this extraordinary celebration of human-powered mountain adventure.
Admission to this show is 5 for Green Mountain Club members, $8 for non-members. All proceeds from this show benefit the Green Mountain Club (GMC), the keepers of Vermont’s precious Long Trail.”
Head over to SingleTracks for a great post on the ealier days of mountain bike development. Anyone know what is going on with those chainrings? I can’t imagine how something like that even worked, between chain length issues and getting your front derailleur to shift that. Check out more of these here.
Huge thanks to Liam Griffin for putting on the 3rd annual Turkey Chase and Food Drive here in Burlington, VT. The race was a blast, the weather was amazing, and the turnout was huge; oh yea, so was the pile of food everyone helped gather for donation. This year racers brought in more than 1200 pounds of canned goods and 7 full turkeys=a busy day at the Food Shelf.
If you aren’t familiar with the previous Turkey Chases, it’s a traditional alleycat formatted race consisting of about 10 stops, each stop being a grocery store or quick-mart. Racers carry a shopping list with what to get at each location and if you’re feeling strong or generous you can pick up a full turkey for a bonus prize-this year about 7 or 8 turkeys made their way to Frannie O’s.
We rode the race as team Culture Cycles x Old Spokes Home which consisted of Chris, Hunt, Derek, Dan and myself and while this may not have been the best (or fastest) strategy for making it through checkout lines, we definitely had an amazing time.
Enjoy the photos courtesy of my phone, the pair from the Food Shelf were taken by Liam. The last 12 in the gallery are courtesy of Cory McDonald.