Monthly Archives: March 2011

Product Review:Lake Winter MTB Shoes

With a chance of snow in the forcast, I hope this is the last weekend for a long time that I get a chance to wear my new winter mtb shoes. Last Sunday’s ride to Paris was my first real test … Continue reading

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Bacon, Bicycles, Belinis and Bloodies: Cyclechic Bike to Brunch April 3rd.

Next on the Over the Bars ride calendar (see the menu bar above) is a cyclechic bike to brunch at 10am April 3rd at Cafe Hollander (‘Tosa). If the distance or the cold kept you away from the Spring Classic Series, this … Continue reading

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Another Horse in the Stable: 1936 Raleigh

I have been watching for an old Raleigh for quite some time.  I missed out on a nice 1986 DL-1 at the Madison Swap meet in February.  I was blocked on an imported Superbe by a timid seller who was worried because … Continue reading

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The Road to Paris: OTB Spring Classic #2 Ride Report

Yesterday was the second in the Over the Bars Spring Classic Series with a ride to Paris and back.  As usual we met at Cranky Al’s for a pre-ride meeting to discuss strategy, pick the domestiques for the day and … Continue reading

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I love this video

I like love everything about this little video featuring Chalie Winston and the fabulously french Audrey Tautou. From the bikes to the little french town to the clothing, this is my kind of style. I saw the video quite some time ago, but forgot about it until my pal Gary the … Continue reading

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Baby needs a new pair of shoes: Milwaukee, Paris, Milwaukee

My 6-year-old Lake winter mtb shoes finally bit the dust.  The heel tore out in a way that it cannot be glued. Given that the weather forecast predicts a high of 29 degrees for our ride to Paris this Sunday, … Continue reading

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Streetfilms: National Bike Summit Ride

Streetfilms provides a more professional and broader perspective on the National Bike Summit ride that I shot in a previous post. It also offers some perspective on advocacy and lobbying, which is appropriate since our Wisconsin Bike Summit is April 19th in … Continue reading

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Winter’s last dying gasp?

I hope so.  I enjoyed you winter, but you have overstayed your welcome. Milwaukee averages 2.6 inches of snow in April, but I’m sure we can all recall some big storm that dumped a ton of unwelcome powder to cool our … Continue reading

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Cycling City

I was reading a post titled “Bikes are Shoes” on Amsterdamize yesterday evening that referenced a great new (to me) online magazine called CyclingCity.  Check out the tag line and see if you don’t agree with me that it could be the official magazine of … Continue reading

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Airport Parking Full? Not Quite

Today’s online edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that all the 12,000 parking spaces for automobiles at the airport and at the off-site lots are full  “due to a perfect storm of families on spring break and business travelers.” That is great news … Continue reading

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