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Bali Mountain Bike Festival - July 2012

Bali MTB Festival is the cycling events that will be held in July each year, as for the purpose of this activity is to invite all cycling fans around the world to do this activity together. This festival will be divided into several activities including, cycling at night (night riding), Fun bike, product exhibition,  MTB race and MTB tour. All this activity is fully supported by Bali Cycling Federation (Ikatan Sport Sepeda Indonesia – Bali) and Bali Cycling Operator sport company that professionally handles all cycling events in Bali with a team of experienced and professional.

Bali Mountain Bike Festival, is a cycling program that will be concentrated in the Kintamani area. On the first day the participants do easy riding a bike aims to prepare the feasibility of each bike, and then do the core program Fun bike and Night Volcano Riding. On the second day, the program for the XC (Cross Country) race around the Batur volcano. The third day is Mountain Batur Caldera Trail , fourth day Abang Tulamben Tour and the fifth day is Kintamani Ubud Trail Tour.
 info : http://balibiking.com/

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Cycle of Life



Life is like riding on a bicycle, always moving in a dynamic start from point zero. Beginning with the first strokes and paddling continuously without stopping, until it reaches the destination that has been targeted.

On the bike, heart, mind and all the energy and the ambition we are reconciled, in order to move in harmony with each other, along with art strokes we can possibly play.

We muster the ability, also still keep a balance with the target to go up and down journey through all odds. We will learn firmly to keep taking a walk in a peaceful purposes, and as high as any seterjal peaks to climb.

The highest peak when we passed, we start paddling to the derivative sharp, full bend too slippery to maintain a balance must be improved in order to live no longer excessive.

We trained on the bike wise, when to brake and when to loosen the pressure yourself. Keeping a balance so that all under control until he fell down. If any fall should not mean giving up, not even then we should stop, because stopping in the middle of the road is not an option they are sure to continue to ride my race to win the future.

Pedaling, braking, keep the balance up to put the targets and practicing never give up, that is the essence of a patience.

God be with people who try not upset with them full of doubts. Doubt is never true for the cyclists. God give strength to those who believe in taking a variety of trips we continue to strengthen ourselves to continue to strengthen strokes in fatigue.

To win the future then stop talkative, full of theories postulated. Just make a theory all day on TV, surely you are not going anywhere, not moving anywhere, stay in place with a million dreams are empty.


Life is like cycling do not have many theories.
Just ride your bicycle, then you will get to the destination ..!!


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Strida LT Folding Bike

Product Description

The first completely new bicycle geometry in 95 years. Inside a triangular frame of lightweight aluminum, power is transferred to the rear wheel via a silent clean Kevlar belt. Handlebars are mounted horizontally so the rider can sit comfortably upright with an excellent view of the road. The genius of the triangular frame is that it can quickly fold. In five seconds, you have a light, compact form that you can easily wheel, stow in a closet, load in your car or take on the train.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #50713 in Sports & Outdoors
  • Brand: STRiDA
  • Model: CYS5LT
  • Released on: 2010-03-10

Features

  • Elegant folding bike with extra-small footprint when folded
  • Unique triangular frame puts rider in comfortable upright position
  • Kevlar greaseless belt drive system keeps your pants clean
  • Folds up in 5 seconds using easy-to-follow magnet process
  • Includes rear luggage rack; measures 20 x 45 x 9 inches (W x H x D) when folded

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Product Description
Developed in the U.K. as an elegant transportation alternative, the Strida LT folding bike is a clean, compact, and effortless mode of urban and leisure transport. The most striking feature of the Strida LT is its unique triangular frame, which puts the rider in a comfortable upright riding position with superb visibility. In addition, the bike has no oily chain or funky gears to worry about, instead using a Kevlar greaseless belt drive system that gets you where you need to go without griming up your pants. And when you've reached your destination, the bike folds up in five seconds flat, with no complex sequences or frustrating procedures to follow. You don't even need to bend down, as the magnets will do all the work for you. Offering the smallest footprint of any full-sized folding bike, the Strida LT rolls easily along the ground when folded, so you don't need to do any heavy lifting.
The secret to the bike's small folded size is its short wheelbase. In bike mode, the wheelbase takes up much less size than traditional bikes, making you a favorite of pedestrians. In folded mode, however, the bike takes up next to no space, so you can easily store it in a corner or closet. Finally, the Strida LT comes with a rear luggage rack that turns into a convenient carrying stand when folded.


The Strida LT's chain-free design keeps your clothes grease-free, plus the bike folds up small when you reach your destination .
Specifications:
  • Frame: 7000 series powder-coated rustproof aluminum
  • Drive train: Kevlar greaseless belt drive (up to 50,000 miles)
  • Wheels: 16-inch nylon
  • Brakes: Cable disc
  • Speeds: Single
  • Grip: Gel
  • Bottom bracket: Welded
  • Luggage rack: Holds up to 13 pounds
  • Height limit: 5 feet 4 inches to 6 feet 4 inches
  • Weight limit: 220 pounds
  • Folded dimensions: 20 by 45 by 9 inches (W x H x D)
  • Bike weight: 22 pounds
  • Warranties: Lifetime on the frame, 1 year on components



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Hybrid Cycling Technology

What makes Hybrid Cycling Technology so different from other “electric” bicycles out on the road? The answer lies in a host of technological features that work in unison with your own body’s power output—a seamless extension of your own capabilities.



STEP 1: RIDECONTROL

Hop on the bicycle, hit the “on” switch on the RideControl command center, select the power mode (Sport, Normal or Economy) and you’re ready to ride.

STEP 2: PEDALPLUS

Start pedaling and, instantaneously, the hidden PedalPlus power sensor precisely registers the amount of force you’re putting into the pedals. This information is sent directly to the I2 driver unit— the brains of Hybrid Cycling Technology.

STEP 4: ENERGYPAK

The EnergyPak power source delivers just the right amount of power to the SyncDrive motor.

STEP 5: SYNCDRIVE

The SyncDrive motor kicks into gear, helping propel you farther and faster than you’ve ever ridden before.

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Amazing Bicycles from Around The World

In many parts of the world, bicycles are the number one means of transportation, mainly because they are more affordable than motorcycles and cars. This is true in rural Africa and India as much as for the student population of Amsterdam and Hamburg. Now there are three inventions on the market – the bamboo, backpack and all-weather bikes – that will convince even the staunchest bicycle-phobe that cycling doesn’t only save on petrol, parking tickets and gym expenses; no, it’s also cool!
 California-based bicycle company Calfee Design developed the bamboo bicycle in 2005 as a publicity stunt, producing only 12 prototypes for employees, relatives and friends. However, the bike’s sturdiness and comfort were such a success that the company soon started production. In 2006, founder Craig Calfee even went a step further – in fact, many steps and miles further, all the way to Ghana to help set up local bamboo bicycle workshops.

Image: Calfee Design
In Ghana, more than getting from A to B, the bicycle is a means of transporting people, goods and water as well. Plus, bamboo can be locally grown, even in dry areas, so bamboo bikes cost less and eliminate the need to import more expensive and less durable steel bikes. Also, making bamboo bikes is intensive work that requires skill, but not much investment in equipment or electricity. So once a local workshop is set up, it provides opportunities for skilled workers and training opportunities for local youths. And so far, no one has figured out how to make bamboo bicycles in a factory, therefore keeping competition and mass produced products out of the market.
Calfee’s extra sturdy cargo bamboo bicycle made in Ghana
Bamboo Tandem by Calfee Design
Image: Calfee Design
Even for car enthusiasts who blame bad weather on their lack of enthusiasm for cycling, there is a cycle on the market: This Way all-weather bicycle by Swedish designer Torkel Döhmers. But though the roof is a start, maybe for protection from insects (remember those million-insect days?), it seems hardly enough protection from a fully fledged rain shower, especially without rain gear. And though the low-lying design is attractive and good for the back, it does expose the cyclist to more pollution, especially when driving on the road. On the other hand, the bike’s ergonomic design – plus rising petrol and car prices – might fulfill its desired purpose: swaying a few people away from the car or motorcycle and onto this bike.
This Way all-weather bicycle by Torkel Döhmers
This Way all-weather bycycle
Image: Torkel Döhmers
Bergmönch, a German company, has come up with a specialised bicycle for mountain climbers. You climb up with your mountain bike folded up in a backpack and then ride it back down, on your knees like a monk – hence the company’s name: literally ‘mountain monk’. The idea unfolded because mountain climbers or hikers frequently complain of joint aches when going downhill. Use of a bicycle would alleviate this problem. Plus, the company hopes to attract a new target group: adventure hikers who find just climbing up and down too boring and would rather go for a thrilling ride downhill. On designated mountain trails only, of course.
Bergmönch fold up backpack bicycle
Bergmoench's Backpack Bike
Image: Bergmönch
Now, assuming one has the required cash, as none of these bikes come cheap (around $2000), for cycle enthusiasts the only question remaining is: which one to choose?

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source: http://amazingdata.com/incredible-new-bicycles-from-around-the-world/

10 Fun Facts About Bikes

Hi Bicycles Lover..

For bike rider, bicycle is not only for transportation at this time. The Evolution of bicycles have changed from functional purpose  become to sport and lifestyle. Many kind type of bicycles we can find on the road or biking sport activity. Just for fun activity or extreme sport is depend on user. Bike to work is also another activity for busy people who want to get double impact, sport and also economic transportation, and further more is impact to go green campaign.

pic : calfeedesign.com

Whether you rely on your bike for transportation or exercise, you’ll enjoy these ten fun facts on this two-wheeled vehicle.
  1. In 1817, Karl von Drais, a German baron, invented a horseless carriage that would help him get around faster. The two-wheeled, pedal-less device was propelled by pushing your feet against the ground, The machine became known as the “draisine,” and led to the creation of the modern-day bicycle.
  2. The term “bicycle” was not introduced until the 1860s, when it was coined in France to describe a new kind of two-wheeler with a mechanical drive.
  3. Orville and Wilbur Wright, the brothers who built the first flying airplane, operated a small bike repair shop in Daytona, Ohio. They used their workshop to build the 1903 Wright Flyer.
  4. Fred A. Birchmore, 25, circled the globe by bicycle in 1935. The entire trip, through Europe, Asia, and the United States, covered forty thousand miles. He pedaled about 25,000 miles. The rest was traveled by boat. He wore out seven sets of tires.
  5. There are over a half billion bicycles in China. Bikes were first brought to China in the late 1800s.
  6. About 100 million bicycles are manufactured worldwide each year.
  7. Over the past 30 years, bicycle delivery services have developed into an important industry, especially in cities, where the couriers have earned a reputation for their high speed and traffic-weaving skills.
  8. Americans use their bicycles for less than one percent of all urban trips. Europeans bike in cities a lot more often—in Italy 5 percent of all trips are on bicycle, 30 percent in the Netherlands, and seven out of eight Dutch people over age 15 have a bike.
  9. The Tour de France is one of the most famous bicycle races in the world. Established in 1903, it is considered to be the biggest test of endurance out of all sports. Lance Armstrong, an American cyclist, is the only rider to have won seven titles (1999–2005) after surviving cancer.
  10. Bicycle Moto Cross (BMX), an extreme style of bicycle track racing, became a sport in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Maris Strombergs, of Latvia, received the gold medal for Men’s BMX, and Anne-Caroline Chausson, from France, took home the gold in the first Women’s BMX Olympic event.



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Facts taken from:
Bicycle: The History by David Herlihy
The World Almanac Book of Records: Firsts, Feats, Facts & Phenomena by Mark Young 

source : kids.nationalgeographic.com 
 

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Cycling News - The World Centre of Cycling

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