Author Archives: daveschlabowske

About daveschlabowske

Cyclechic advocate from Milwaukee

Over the Bars has moved!

Yes, the new website for the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin is finally live! All the content from this blog has been transferred to the blog on the new website.  The blog page still needs a bit of design work and … Continue reading

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Twenty years of the Chequamegon 40

I apologize to the regular readers who have written me looking for their daily fix of Over the Bars.  I have been working hard on a new website for the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin (that will include a daily blog). … Continue reading

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First Annual Fed Fest

Technically, Kevin Hardman, the Exec. Dir. of the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, hosted the first Fed Fest at his Wauwatosa home in 2010. Earlier this year when the Bike Fed staff began planning for Fed Fest 2011, we all agreed … Continue reading

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Steel is Real Ride Redux

There were too many cool bike rides over last weekend.  From Bike and Dine in La Crosse to Gnome Fest in Neillsville (also home to Chatty Belle, the worlds largest talking cow) down to the Steel is Real Ride in … Continue reading

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It’s summer somewhere

By Dave Schlabowske I’m enjoying biking to work without getting all sweaty, but I must admit that I did not get down to Bradford Beach as many times as I would have liked to this summer. Summer on a lake … Continue reading

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Madison continues to invest in bicycling

Written by Amanda White, Associate Director Wednesday night, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin demonstrated that he gets that bicycling is a good investment even in difficult economic circumstances. Before a packed house, Mayor Soglin announced his proposal to increase funding for bicycle … Continue reading

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Giggle now

Thanks to LAX Tim for the tip on this one.  After yesterday’s pretty serious post I thought it would be nice to have something silly to share. You are not allowed to take this seriously. Anyone know who the rider/singer/dancer … Continue reading

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Ask not what motorists can do for you

So far this year, nine people riding bicycles have died as a result of a crash with a motor vehicle.  According to the Journal Sentinel’s review of the police crash reports, motorists were at fault in five of the crashes … Continue reading

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New horse in the stable – Vintage Schwinn Deux Chavaux

I picked up a pretty nice new ride off Craigslist, check it out.  Nathan had to sell it because he was heading off to law school.  The bike is a 1980 Schwinn De Luxe Twinn 5 with the Atom drum … Continue reading

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COG Eurotour 8mm film

Milwaukee super hero Peter DiAntoni sent me this fun advance short of COG Magazine‘s recent trip to Europe for the 2011 Cycle Messenger World Championships in Warsau. Shot on Tri-X film stock, this is film is so fresh you can smell … Continue reading

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